(Roma, 1960) studied composition, electronic music and musicology
at Rome Conservatory of Music and Bologna University. He studied
with Tristain Murail, Phillipe Manoury (IRCAM), Franco Donatoni
(Accademia S.Cecilia). In 1991 he won the selection for the Cursus
de Informatique Musicale at IRCAM. In 1995 he has been invited
at EMS (Stockholm) as composer in residence.
In the field of both instrumental and electroacoustic music he
has developed theories and methods on the possible relationship
between sonic universes and the long-term memory of the listeners.
His compositions have been awarded prizes at various international
competitions: "Ennio Porrino 1989" (Cagliari) , "L.
Russolo 1992" (Varese), "MusicaNova 1993" (Praha
- Czech), "ICMC Cd selection 1993" (Tokyo - Japan),
"Olympia 1993" (Athens - Greek), "Spectri Sonori93"
(Tulane - USA), XXV Concours Int. de Musique Electroacoustique
1998 (Bourges - France), Valentino Bucchi 1999 (Roma), ICMC selection
2000 (Berlin - Germany), Premio Nuova Musica - 39° Concorso
Internazionale di Canto Corale C.A.Seghizzi (Gorizia), "VideoEvento
d'Arte 2000" (Torino), ICMC selection 2002 (Göteborg
- Sweden), HK.5 Rimusicazioni Film Festival 2003. His music is
published and recorded by Edipan (Rome), RivoAlto-Casier (Treviso),
Symposium-CAT (Trento), International Computer Music Association
(San Francisco, USA), AIMI-Associazione Italiana d’Informatica
Musicale (Gorizia), Unesco CIME-Cultures Electroniques (Bourges,
His works for orchestra have been commissioned and performed by
Biennale di Venezia, Ravenna Festival, Aperto Festival Reggio
Emilia, Orchestra Haydn di Trento e Bolzano, Orchestra Sinfonica
di Sanremo, Orchestra MilanoClassica, Orchestra Sinfonica di Perugia
, Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio, He has collaborated with performer
such as Magnus Andersonn, Guido Arbonelli, Corrado Canonici ,
Uri Caine, Stefano Cardi, Mario Caroli, Diego Conti, Roberta Gottardi,
Mari Kimura, Peter Kowald, Massimo Laura, Carin Levine, Michele
He has developed softwares for dissonance calculation, sound spatialization
and computer assisted composition. In 2003 he patented sMax, a
toolkit for financial data sonification.
Cifariello Ciardi collaborated with the Department of Psychology
of “La Sapienza” University in Rome and is a member
of ECONA-Interuniversity Center for Research on Cognitive Processing
in Natural and Artificial Systems. He has published several works
dedicated to music analysis, psychology and policy of music. As
a musicologist, he has collaborated with the Research Institute
for Music Theatre, Rome and with RAI-Radio3.
He teaches composition and analysis at Perugia Conservatory and
has founded, together with other composers, the Edison Studio
for producing and diffusing electroacoustic music.
Score, CDs info [at] edisonstudio.it
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