Luigi Ceccarelli

ceccarelliLC_Vimeo_logo LC_Youtube_logoLC_Soundcloud_logo LC_Flickr_logoLC_Facebook_logoHe is a co-founding member of the “Edison Studio” and  since the 1970s he has worked as a composer of music with live electronics. He is interested in all forms of sound, irrespective of genre, and in the relationships between music and the performing arts.

 His work as a composer has brought him international recognition (Bourges Festival Prizes, UBU Prize – given by Italian theatre critics, Ars Electronica – Linz, MESS Festival Prize in Sarajevo, Special Prize at the BITEF Festival in Belgrade, “Hear” Prize by Hungarian Television, Opus Prize” from the “Conseil de la Musique du Quebec”). His works have been chosen many times for performance at the International Computer Music Conference and

 he has written various works for radio produced by the Italian broadcaster RAI and he composed work for theatre with “Teatro delle Albe”, “Fanny & Alexander”, and work for dance with “Wee Dance Company” and Robyn Orlin.
 Luigi Ceccarelli has held the post of Professor of Electronic Music Conservatory of Music of Latina.

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Neuromante

Electroacoustic music 1993-2007

for alto sax and sampled sounds of sax

stereo version 1993
surround version 2007

duration: 13′
commission: Federico Mondelci
1st performance: Athens, Festival at Aixoni Theatre, September 23, 1993
performer: Sax – Federico Mondelci

ICMC ’97 Selection – Tessaloniki (Greece)

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NEUROMANTE is a composi¬tion for amplified alto saxophonist with sampled bass saxophone and alto saxophone sounds. It was rea¬lized in the composer’s private studio with the collabora¬tion of the saxophonist, Federico Mondelci.
The basic idea behind the work is to be found in considering the various creative possibilities which can occur when a direct confrontation is set up between a live performer and a computer controlled performance. The piece, decidedly virtuosic in character, demonstrates both the soloist’s bravura together with the highest possible level of studio editing techniques. Rather than compromising these two different worlds of techniques the end result yields a true expansion of sonic events. The live and synthetic parts are almost always present together and often strictly intertwined, wether in melodic and rhythmic figures or with timbre or range.
The main technical challenge in the studio was to reconstruct a synthetic part which would match the saxophone’s natural phrase characteristics and at the same time create a part which amply surpasses the human limits of possible saxophone technique. Almost all of the individual sounds were sampled separately in order to allow for complete control in freely reconstructing, using digital editing, authentic sounding melodic figures and rhythmic articulation. Only in a few instances were the almost 400 original samples altered electronically. The samples were grouped into five timbral categories: key clicks, slap tongues, staccatos, tremolos, repeated notes and multiphonics. These five groups were in turn further subdivided into 32 different programs and corresponding MIDI channels.
It is also possible to perform the tape solo without the soloist.

Reviews
Al Teatro degli Atti il primo solista a presentarsi è Marco Gerboni con il suo contralto. Il lavoro si chiama Neuromante (1992). Fraseggio subito braxtoniano e un’iniziale struttura per brevi “capitoli”. Del resto il procedimento a episodi troncati, non traumaticamente, ma piuttosto in modo sereno e con qualche accenno di “soluzione” su una note che funge da tonica, è uno dei preferiti di Ceccarelli.
Neuromante si inoltra, rimanendoci a lungo, nell’esasperazione e nell’interazione di frasi post-jazzistiche (si continua a pensare a Braxton), poi in aperture verso spazi lirici-siderali. Per tutta la durata del brano i suoni del solista vengono moltiplicati, accerchiati, lambiti, lievemente contrastati da una serie di “doppi” messi in circolo dai dispositivi elettronici. Perchè “doppi”? Perchè si tratta di suoni campionati di tutta la famiglia dai sax con un privilegio dato ai registri gravi. (Mario Gamba – Il Manifesto 6 ottobre 2007)

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Mp3 album – Neuromante
for alto sax and sampled sounds of sax
Eric Honour alto sax
included in: Phantasm MP3 Album by Erid Honour
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performances of “Neuromante”
Sep 23, 93 – Athens (Gr), Festival at Aixoni Theatre – sax Federico Mondelci
Dec 03, 93 – Milan (Ita), X Convegno Informatica Musicale, Auditorium Lattuada – sax Federico Mondelci
Dec 14, 93 – Roma (Ita), Festival Musica Verticale, Sala 1- sax Federico Mondelci
Jun 05, 94 – L ‘Aquila (Ita), chiesa di S. Caterina, Incontro Naz. Musica Elettronica – sax Federico Mondelci
Sep 26, 97 – Thessaloniky (Gr), International Computer Music Conference – sax Steven Duke
Nov 03, 97 – University of Winsconsin-Madison (USA), Guest Artist Series – sax Steven Duke
Feb 26, 98 – Northern Illinois University (USA), Faculty Recital Series – sax Steven Duke
Nov 09, 99 – North Carolina University, USA, Stewart Theatre, Arts Now Series – sax Steven Duke
Jun 03, 03 – Bruxelles (Bel), Festival Musiques et Recherches, Chapelle de Boondael
Sep 25,07 – Rimini (Ita), Sagra Musicale Malatestiana, Teatro degli Atti – sax Marco Gerboni
Mar 09, 09  – Thessaloniky (Greece), University of Macedonia-Thessalonica – sax – Eric Honour
Mar 14, 09 – Wien (Austria), Essl Museum – sax – Eric Honour
Mar 17, 09 – Lucca (Ita), Auditorium del Suffragio, Istituto Boccherini – sax – Eric Honour
Mar 18, 09 – Perugia (Ita), Auditorium del Conservatorio – sax – Eric Honour
Mar 20, 09 – Huddersfield (UK), Paul’s Hall, University of Huddersfield – sax – Eric Honour
Mar 26, 09 – CUNY Brooklyn, NY (USA), Brooklyn College – sax – Eric Honour
Mar 28, 09 – Rindge NH (USA), Franklin Pierce University – sax – Eric Honour
Apr 01, 09 – Alva OK (USA), Northwestern Oklahoma State University – sax – Eric Honour
Apr 02, 09 – Santa Fe, NM (USA), SCI National Conference, College of Santa Fe – sax Eric Honour
Apr 06, 09 – Kansas City, MO (USA), Grant Hall, University of Missouri-Kansas City – sax – Eric Honour
Apr 09, 09 – Oshkosh, WI (USA), University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh – sax – Eric Honour
Apr 16, 09 – Minneapolis, MN (USA), Intermedia Arts – sax – Eric Honour
Apr 17, 09 – Minneapolis, MN (USA), St. Olaf Catholic Church – sax – Eric Honour
Apr 19, 09 – Evanston, IL (USA), Lutkin Hall, Northwestern University – sax – Eric Honour
Apr 30, 09 – Bellingham, WA (USA), Western Washington University – sax – Eric Honour
May 03, 09 – Warrensburg, MO (USA), Hart Recital Hall, University of Central Missouri – sax – Eric Honour
Apr 22, 13 – Milano (Ita), Auditorium San Fedele – Musiche a 4 DImensioni – sax- Mario Marzi
May 04, 13 – Perugia (Ita), Conservatorio di Musica – sax – Michele Bianchini
Oct 22, 13 – Warrensburg, Missouri (USA), University of Central Missouri – sax Eric Honour
May 22, 18 – Latina (Ita), Conservatory of Music, Festival “Nuove Forme del Suono” – sax Simone Vecciarelli