Tivoli (Rm) 1959
Cipriani completed his studies in music composition and electroacoustic
music at the Conservatorio S.Cecilia in Rome. He studied for a
time with Barry Truax in Vancouver, (Canada). He attended the
School of Sound in London (Walter Murch, Dogma 95, etc.) and is
presently deepening his interest in the relation between sound
and image in the digital domain.
1989 he has worked on intermedia pieces and audio-video multichannel
and interactive installations, often in collaboration with visual
artist Alba D'Urbano and director Giulio Latini, and on pieces
for instruments and tape. More recently he has composed electroacoustic
pieces with traditional religious singers and soundtracks for
creative film-documentaries and silent movies, integrating an
advanced concept of fusion between dialogue, sound environment
and music, including soundtrack of “The Cabinet of Dr.Caligari”
(1919), the expressionist masterpiece by Robert Wiene, in collaboration
with Edison Studio composers.
works have received honors and have been selected for performance
by government arts commissions, professional organizations and
festival organizers including Bourges, Government of Canada Award,
International Computer Music Conference 1994, 1995, 1999, 2002,
2003, International Symposium on Electronic Arts, Musica Nova
(Praha), Newcomp (U.S.A.), Memorie Sonore (Stockholm - Sweden),
Inventionen (Berlin), Nuova Consonanza (Rome), Festival di Ravenna,
Engine 27 (New York), Musica Verticale (Rome), Festival International
de programmes audiovisuels-Biarritz, Mip’Doc-Cannes, Thessaloniki
Documentary Festival, Festival Mix-Brasil, Torino Film Festival,
Pesaro Film Festival, AsoloArt Film Festival etc.
He has been tenured professor of electroacoustic music at the
Conservatory of Catania (Ist. Mus. V. Bellini) from 1995 to 2003
and at the Conservatory of Frosinone (Rome) since November 2003.
A compilation of electroacoustic pieces by his students from Sicily
has been recently published on EMF label. He has taught and lectured
about his music and his theory of 'electroacoustic tradition'
at several Academies (Sibelius Academy - Helsinki, Accademia S.Cecilia-
Rome etc.) and Universities in Europe, Canada and the U.S. (Simon
Fraser University – Burnaby B.C., Californian Institute
of the Arts (Los Angeles), University of Rome "Tor Vergata,
University of California – Santa Barbara, Univ. of Catania,
University of North Texas, University of Iowa, MedienKunst Dept.
of Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, etc.). He
has published analytical and theoretical papers in several journals
(Organised Sound, Musica/Realtà, etc.) and has published
the textbook "Virtual Sound", on sound synthesis and
signal processing with Csound (in collaboration with R.Bianchini
on ConTempo) adopted for computer music courses in various Universities
and Conservatories in Europe, South and North America, and now
being re-written for Max-MSP software in collaboration with M.Giri.
CD "Il Pensiero Magmatico" in collaboration with StefanoTaglietti
is available on Edipan label. Other pieces can be found in the
International Computer Music Conference ’95 and ICMC’99
CDs. A monographic CD, “Al Nur”, including all his
works with oral tradition musicians and his trilogy on religious
chant, was released on CNI Compagnia Nuove Indye in 2001. Computer
Music Journal selected one of his multi-channel pieces (in surround
5.1) to be included in the annual DVD in 2003, released on CMJ
27 (4). A piece written for Iranian percussionist Mahammad Ghavi
Helm has been published on CNI-RAI Trade label in 2006. A 5.1
piece on DVD has been released in 2007 on Everglade Records (USA)
and an acousmatic piece on XXI Musicale – Elettronica Italiana
music has been broadcast by RAI, CBC and several other national
radio networks as well as performed at festivals in Europe, China,
South-America, Canada, and the U.S.A. He is one of the founding
members of Edison Studio in Rome. He is also member of the Editorial
Board of the review Organised Sound (Cambridge University Press).
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