Antonio Poce

(b. 1950, Ferentino).

Italian composer of mostly stage and chamber works that have been performed in Europe and elsewhere.

Mr. Poce initially studied classics, but then studied composition with Domenico Guaccero and Ennio Morricone and earned a diploma in 1981.

Among his honours are prizes in the competition Valentino Bucchi in Rome (1985), the competition ICONS in Turin (1990), the competition G. B. Viotti in Vercelli (1991), the competition ENDAS in Perugia (1991), and the competition Città di Udine (2002), as well as the Music Today Composition Award in Tōkyō (1985) and the IBLA Grand Prize in Sicily (2002).

He is also active in other positions. He has served as artistic director and organiser of the Europa Festival since 1994 and founded the intermedia studio HERMES in 1997.

He has taught as a lecturer in composition at the Conservatorio Licinio Refice in Frosinone since 1991.


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Seme del tempo (flash opera), speaker, flute, clarinet, harp, violin, cello, 2 percussion, fixed media, 1996

Vedo dove vado (flash opera), soprano, speaker, flute, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, percussion, fixed media, 1998

La Casa dei misteri (flash opera), soprano, 2 speakers, flute, clarinet, bassoon, percussion, fixed media, 1999

Jack Kerouac Opera (flash opera), soprano, speaker, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, percussion, fixed media, 2000


Exaltatio utriusque mundi, 1997


Fluxus, flute, bassoon, French horn, 1983

Flamen, flute, bassoon, French horn, 1984

Fanes, oboe, 1985

Ilinx, clarinet, 1985

Lievi ombre e rotte, violin, 1985

Preludio in forma di rosa, oboe, 1986

La Stanza del tè, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, 1986

I Fantasmi del giovane Achille, flute, 1990

L'Azzurro giardino di ninfa, recorder, flute, harp, harpsichord, 1991

Chi mai, flute, 1992

'Forse è soverchia maninconia', bass clarinet, 1994

Umbra Videtur, alto saxophone, 1995

Nudo il bagliore, clarinet, 1999

Azzurro, catrame, baritone saxophone, 2000

Certo d'inquieti sogni, string quartet, 2000

Visiones utriusque mundi, clarinet, 2001


Una Via Crucis (4 stations, intermezzo), soprano, alto, tenor, bass, mixed chorus, orchestra, 1991–93

Come materia pura, mixed chorus, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, 1993


Memoria, 1987