Lanza, Mauro (b. 1975, Venice). Italian composer, now resident in both France and Italy, of chamber, vocal and electroacoustic works that have been performed in Europe and North America.
Mr. Lanza studied composition and piano at the Conservatorio B. Marcello and musicology at Università Ca' Foscari in Venice. He also attended the Cursus Annuel de Composition et Informatique Musicale at IRCAM in 1998–99.
Among his many honors are First prizes in the Valentino Bucchi in Rome (1996, for Gli occhi urgenti di barbugno) and Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa in Potenza (1998, for Barocco) competitions. In addition, he was among the finalists in a competition for the realization of an opera project at the Aix-en-Provence Festival (1999) and in the Klangfiguren Projekt in Frankfurt am Main (2000). He later served residencies at Le Fresnoy in Tourcoing (2005–06, with the video artist Paolo Pachini), the Fondazione Civitella Ranieri (2006) and the Académie de France à Rome (2007–08). He has received commissions from the chorus Accentus/IRCAM, the radio programme Alla Breve, the festival Archipel/IRCAM, the Biennale di Venezia, the Cité de la Musique/Jeune Chur de Paris, the Europäischer Musikmonat in Basel, the government of France/Court-circuit, the Opéra de Paris/IRCAM, and the REC Festival in Reggio nell'Emilia. His music has been performed in Canada, France, The Netherlands, and Switzerland, including portrait concerts at IRCAM (2002) and the Archipel festival in Geneva (2004).
He has worked as a research composer and teacher at IRCAM since 1999 and has taught computer-assisted composition at the Conservatorio di Cuneo since 2004. He also taught composition as a guest professor at McGill University in Montréal in 2004–05.
Casa Ricordi publishes most of his music written after 2003.
E-mail address: Mauro.Lanza@ircam.fr
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
STAGE: Le songe de Médée (ballet music, choreography by Angelin Preljocaj), flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, live electronics, 2004
CHAMBER MUSIC: La coquille de l'escargot, flute, piano, 1996–97; L'allegro chirurgo, tenor saxophone, 1997; Aschenblume, flute (+ piccolo), clarinet, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 2001, revised 2002; Burger Time ou les tentations de St. Antoine, tuba, live electronics, 2001; The skin of the onion, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, 2002; Chop Suey, cimbalom, 2005
CHORAL: Et exultate ei cum tremore (text from Psalm 2 [translated by Olivier Cadiot]), 8 mixed voices, 2003–04; I funerali dell'anarchico Passannante, mixed chorus, live electronics, 2005–06
VOCAL: Gli occhi urgenti di barbugno (text by Penelope Bortoluzzi), soprano, flute (+ piccolo, alto flute), tenor saxophone (+ ocarina), bassoon, violin, viola, piano (+ harmonica), percussion, 1996; Erba nera che cresci segno nero tu vivi (text by Amelia Rosselli), soprano, live electronics, 1999–2001; Barocco (text by Amelia Rosselli), soprano, viola, toy instruments (6 players), 1998–2003; Mare (text by Amelia Rosselli), soprano, flute (+ piccolo, bass flute), clarinet, trombone, violin, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, toy instruments (6 players), live electronics, 2003–04
PIANO: Predellino, 2005
ORGAN: Predella, 2003; Negativo, 2006
MULTIMEDIA: Cominciamento del diluvio, CD, film (by Paolo Pachini), 2006
(Last updated on May 22, 2008)