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Pierluigi Billone

resident composer


ensemble Suono Giallo

resident ensemble


Lisa Streich

guest composer


Chiara Franceschini

guest performer | violin

Sansepolcro, Italy

ilSUONO 2024

July 10-18, 2024

Deadline EXTENDED:

December 1, 2023

MARCH 30, 2024

Deadline EXTENDED: a rigorous new music forum assembled by contemporary musicians,

celebrating excellence in composition, performance, and electronic music.

"I had a wonderful time. I listened a lot, learned a lot, experienced a lot. I am thankful to you for organizing this event even if it could happen only online. At first, I didn't believe that something good can come up of this type of experience, but ilSUONO organization and atmosphere proved me wrong :)"
2021 Participant

"Such devoted musicians and faculty... open and healthy environment for discussion and exchange of ideas... very affordable tuition fees... very well organized in many details... attractive location."

Joungbum Lee (2017 Participant)

"I have worked with many other ensembles, but I found it very rare to have an ensemble like Suono Giallo that they are very nice and are willing to try as well as to make changes during rehearsals; at the same time, they are serious and professional when facing the music. After the festival, I am very grateful that I had this opportunity to work with them."

2019 Participant

"Wonderful and super well prepared musicians! [...]
I would also like to thank the ilSUONO organizers for this excellent workshop and concert. Definitely the highlight of my summer!"

2021 Participant



International ilSUONO Contemporary Music Week is a grassroots new music collaborate initiative between Italian ensemble Suono Giallo and Greek composer Theocharis Papatrechas. Shaped as a rigorous summer assembly of emerging contemporary musicians, ilSUONO celebrates excellence in composition, performance practices and computer music. It was founded in 2016 and takes place annually in Italy during the summer season.


ilSUONO’s core objective is to provide emerging composers with a unique forum in which participants polish musical skills through private instruction and composition seminars with renowned composers from elite institutions, and have performance opportunities by highly skilled new music instrumentalists for quality portfolio built up.


Τhe course has been formed to support early-career emerging composers and performers of all ages and walks of life. Most likely, they are currently enrolled in or have recently graduated from an academic institution (either undergraduate, or graduate), and are in search for community.


In ilSUONO, participants: work intimately with renowned composers and performers from elite institutions; participate in academically and artistically challenging lectures and organized discussions on composition, electronic music, and performance; write new works to be premiered by the resident ensemble; work closely and extensively with instrumentalists of the resident ensemble; have additional performance opportunities by guest ensembles.


Ultimately, ilSUONO celebrates the art of contemporary music. Instrumentalists and ensembles from around the globe are invited to Italy to present their performative perspectives and artistic aesthetics and work side-by-side contemporary composers, producing the music of our times.

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Theocharis Papatrechas


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ensemble Suono Giallo



Sansepolcro, Italy


  Piero della Francesca  

Sansepolcro, formerly Borgo Santo Sepolcro, is a town and comune founded in the 11th century, located in the Italian Province of Arezzo in the eastern part of the region of Tuscany.

Situated on the upper reaches of the Tiber river, the town is the birthplace of the painters Piero della FrancescaRaffaellino del Colle (a pupil of Raphael), Matteo di GiovanniSanti di Tito and Angiolo Tricca. It was also the birthplace of the Italian mathematician Luca Pacioli, and of Matteo Cioni, who translated Piero della Francesca's treatise about perspective in painting (De prospectiva pingendi) into Latin.

Today, the economy of the town is based on agriculture, industrial manufacturing, food processing and pharmaceuticals. It is the home of Buitoni pasta, founded by Giulia Buitoni in 1827.

How To Get There:

By Car:

-Highway E45: Cesena-Orte

-A1 Autostrada del Sole: exit to Arezzo. Then continue on H.W. 73 and 221, H.W. 73 and 221

-From Rome: Autostrade del Sole A1 exit to Orte, Highway E45 with direction to Perugia-Cesena, exit to Città di Castello (south, Santa Lucia, or north)

-From Bologna-Firenze: Autostrada del Sole A1 exit to Arezzo. Then continue on H.W. 73 and 221

-From Fortì-Cesena: Highway E45

-From Rimini-San Marino: H.W. 258 of Marecchia

-From Pesaro-Urbino: H.W. 423 and H.W. 73

-From Sano: Highway Flaminia and H.W. 257

By Train:

-Line F.S. Firenze-Roma: Stop in Arezzo. Then continue by bus to Sansepolcro (Autoline SITA)

-Line Ferrovia Centrale Umbra (F.C.U.) Sansepolcro-Terni: coinciding with the State Railways, it runs through the entire Alta Valle del Tevere with the possibility of stopping in various localities in the area.


By Bus:

Bus links with Rome, Arezzo, Firenze, Urbino, Fano, Pesaro, Gubbio

-Sansepolcro-Todi-Roma with Autoline SULGA

-Sansepolcro-Arezzo-Firenze with Autoline SITA

-Sansepolcro-Acqualagna-Pesaro with Autoline BUCCI

-Sansepolcro-Gubbio with Autoline APM


By Plane:

-Regionale di Sant'Egidio (Perugia) Airport [45km]

-Fiumicino Airport (Rome) [220km]

-Pisa Airport [130km]

-Forlì Airport [110km]

-Bologna Airport [200km]


More information about Città di Sansepolcro and getting to the city:


2023 Sponsors


The 7th edition of the International ilSUONO Contemporary Music Week is proud to be sponsored by the:

Ernst Von Siemens Music Foundation


With its support, the foundation is contributing to the accomplishment of two of our forum’s core missions; the provision of multiple performance opportunities within the same context by inviting this year the members of the Italian Sidera Quartet to perform works by our participant composers and the supply of ideal equipment and technically advanced personnel for the best possible operation of the electronic component of our program. 

This support is a confirmation of our long-term commitment to the art of new music and encourages us to continue with our vision towards the exploration of the endless potential of the musical sphere by creating a special and inspiring setting for research, artistic challenge, experimentation, and growth. 


Centro Studi Musicali della Valtiberina

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