ensemble Suono Giallo
Ensemble Suono Giallo came into being in Città di Castello as a part of the 2015 festivities in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the painter Alberto Burri. The aim of the project is evident from the very name of the ensemble, that is, a synesthetic Kandinskian journey, a synthesis of the arts, or rather, of a holistic work of art such as Wagner tried to bring to fruition at Bayreuth. It is from this premise that the group proposes to divulge and promote contemporary music through new commissions, concerts, and insightful initiatives.
The collective has performed at renowned Italian and foreign festivals and concert associations such as: Ravenna Festival, Società dei Concerti Barattelli, Gioventù musicale di Modena, Festival delle Nazioni, Nuova Consonanza di Roma, G.A.M.O. International Festival, Weimarer Frühjahrstage für Zeitgenössische Musik, Festival Intersonanzen di Potsdam and others.
In 2017, the ensemble was featured as the ensemble-in-residence of the Franco Evangelisti Composition Competition, premiering the works of the three finalists. The competition was organized by the Nuova Consonanza Contemporary Music Festival and the concert took place in Rome, Italy.
The ensemble has collaborated with Salvatore Sciarrino, Francesco Filidei, Frank Bedrossian, Yan Maresz, Simone Movio, Nicolas Tzortzis and Georgia Spiropoulos.
During its activity years, ensemble Suono Giallo has given the world premieres of works by the composers Raphaël Cendo, Paolo Longo, Marco Longo, Ada Gentile, Theocharis Papatrechas, Nicola Sani, Mauro Montalbetti, Alexander Strauch, Stylianos Dimou, Wei-Chieh Lin, Eleni Ralli, Claudio Panariello, Ioannis Angelakis, Zeynep Toraman, among others. Additionally, in the ensemble’s repertoire one may find works by leading figures of both the current and previous centuries, such as John Cage, Luciano Berio, Brian Ferneyhough, Salvatore Sciarrino, Beat Furrer, Pierluigi Billone, Philippe Leroux.
Since 2016, Ensemble Suono Giallo is featured as the ensemble-in-residence at the International ilSUONO Contemporary Music Week, a summer composition academy which takes place annually in Città di Castello, Italy.
Michele Bianchini, saxophone
Laura Mancini, percussion
Simone Nocchi, piano
Giacomo Piermatti, double-bass
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Michele Bianchini, Italian saxophonist, is dedicated to the development and research of new repertoire in contemporary music both as a soloist and as a member of different chamber music ensembles.
He has performed at renowned Italian and foreign institutions such as Milano Musica, Ravenna Festival, Nuova Consonanza, L’Aquila Contemporanea, Amici della Musica di Modena, Amici della Musica di Perugia, Area Sismica di Forlì, Nuovi Spazi Musicali, Forlì Open Music, Rassegna di Nuova Musica di Macerata, New York University, Symphony Space Hall (New York), Megaron in Atene, Eastman School of Music (USA), Musik Fabrik in Potdsam, Hartford University (USA), Colorado College (USA), Festival Internazionale di Musica Contemporanea di Perm (RU), Filarmonica di Mosca, Conservatorio di Mosca, Festival Intersonanzen, 17° e al 18° World Saxophone Congress.
He has premiered works by: S. Sciarrino, C. E. Cella, N. Tzortzis, R. Cendo, A. Khubeev, G. Colombo
Taccani, I. Fedele, A. Gentile, T.Papatrechas, L. Gregoretti F. De Rossi Re, Wei-Chieh Lin and he worked with F. Bedrossian, M. Andre and S. Sciarrino among others.
Since 2016, he has organized ilSuono Contemporary Music Week together with the Greek composer Theocharis Papatrechas. This project, annually held in Città di Castello, consist in a series of events dedicated to contemporary music.
He has recorded works for DAVINCI Classics, Navona Records, A Simple Lunch, Brilliant Classics, Ars Publica and MapEditions.
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Andrea Biagini mainly dedicates himself to contemporary music both as a soloist and as a member of chamber music ensembles. As flutist of Ensemble Suono Giallo he has collaborated with some of the most important contemporary composers such as F. Filidei, M. Momi, F. Bedrossian, Y. Maresz and S. Sciarrino. This last composer dedicated to Andrea his last piece for solo flute "Fogli per giovani Fauni”.
He has premiered pieces by S. Sciarrino, R. Cendo, L. De Pablo, D. Fujikura, J. Eaton, F. Cifariello Ciardi, F. De Rossi Re, I. Fedele, M. Azzan, D. Terranova, M. Panni, M. Betta, A. Gentile, M. Montalbetti, G. Colombo Taccani, R. Sargenti.
He has performed in Europe, USA, South America at renowned institutions and festival such as Milano Musica, Accademia Chigiana in Siena, 84° Festival Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Ravenna Festival,
Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Nuova Consonanza in Rome, Festival Nuove Musiche Palermo, Società Aquilana dei Concerti Barattelli, Festival delle Nazioni in Città di Castello, G.A.M.O. International Festival, Festival Nuovi Spazi Musicali in Rome, Amici della Musica in Modena, Amici della Musica of Perugia, New York University, Symphony Space Hall, Hartford University, Colorado College, “Čajkovskij" Conservatory in Moscow, International Contemporary Music Festival in Perm, Maastricht Conservatorium, Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Union of Bulgarian Composers in Sofia, Cité de la musique in Strasbourg, Intersonanzen Festival der Neuen Musik in Potsdam, Weimar Frühjahrstage für Zeitgenössische Musik, International Festival of Krakow Composers, Mixtur Festival of Barcellona.
As a soloist, he has played with Orchestra of Padova and Veneto, Sicilian Symphonyc Orchestra and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino choir. He's a member of collective of musicians Opificio Sonoro.
He has recorded works for Kairos (Sciarrino - Musiche per il "Paradiso" di Dante for solo flute, violin, viola and orchestra, conductor: M. Angius - he won the Grand Prix du Disque 2022 "Coups de cœur"), Sony Japan, Brilliant classics, Tactus, A Simple Lunch, Da Vinci, Ema. His performances were broadcasted at Radio France, Radio 3, Rai5, BNT Bulgarian Television.
Italian-based percussionist Laura Mancini is focused on research, premiers fresh-of-the-press new music, plays in percussion ensemble Tetraktis Percussion, in 2015 founds Ensemble Suono Giallo.
She performs mostly in chamber music and collaborates with composers, actors and dancers, theatre makers. Her work aims to share and divulge new music.
Her ties to international partners have culminated in appearances at NYEMF New York City, NCPA China Peking Opera Company, Imago Dei Krems Austria, Musikkitalo Helsinki.
She recorded for A Simple Lunch, WERGO, Brilliant Classics, DECCA.
Simone Nocchi studied with Andrea Pestalozza and at “Scuola di Musica di Fiesole” with the Trio di Trieste and Maureen Jones. He collaborates regularly with the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano.
His activity as a pianist within the Ensemble Suono Giallo has seen him in close contact with some of the main composers of the international music scene, including Francesco Filidei, Franck Bedrossian, Yan Maresz and Salvatore Sciarrino. He is the performer of numerous world premieres of composers such as: Carlo Boccadoro, Michele Dall'Ongaro, Mauro Montalbetti, Fabio Cifariello Ciardi, Giorgio Colombo Taccani, Ivan Fedele, Augusta Read Thomas and Raphaël Cendo.
He carries out an intense concert activity in Italy and abroad for institutions and festivals such as: Intersonanzen Festival der Neuen Musik in Potsdam, Weimar Frühjahrstage für Zeitgenössische Musik, MiTo, Venice Biennale, Festival Lago Maggiore Musica, Ravenna Festival, Nuova Consonanza in Rome,
L'Aquila Society of Barattelli Concerts, Festival of Nations of Città di Castello, Friends of Music of Modena, Friends of Music of Perugia, Italian Musical Youth.
He has recorded for A Simple Lunch and Brilliant Classic.
He has a degree in Modern Literature and specializes in History of Contemporary Art.
Giacomo Piermatti was born in Foligno (PG) in 1986.
He studied double bass with Daniele Roccato and Stefano Scodanibbio.
Strongly attracted to contemporary music, he worked on the most significant solo repertoire of 900 (Sequenza XIVb - Luciano Berio, Theraps - Iannis Xenakis, Mantram - Giacinto Scelsi, Folia - Kaijia Saariaho, Esplorazione del bianco - Salvatore Sciarrino, Lem - Franco Donatoni, Geografia Amorosa -Stefano Scodanibbio etc) that he played in numerous international festival as Rassegna di Nuova Musica - Macerata, Artescienza - Roma, Basseurope – Amsterdam, Crisalide – Forlì, Italian Istitute of Colture - Beijing etc.
He is a member of Ludus Gravis, a unique ensemble only composed of double basses and devoted to the performance of contemporary music. With this ensemble he has taken part in numerous international festivals such as “Musica D’Hoy” di Madrid, “Rassegna di Nuova Musica” di Macerata, “Angelica” di Bologna, “Music of Changes” di Claipeda, “Gaida” di Vilnius, “Imago Dei” di Krems, “La Biennale” di Venezia, “Borealis” di Bergen, “Vinterfestuka” di Narwik, Lux Aeterna di Amburgo, Ad Lucem di Riga.
He played first performances of pieces by Sofia Gubaidulina, Hans Werner Henze, Jay Schwartz, Gavin Bryars, Stefano Scodanibbio, Nicolas Tzortzis, Gerard Pape, Filippo Perocco, Fabio Cifariello Ciardi etc.
He has been active in the experimental music scene and has taken part in several improvisations led, among others, by Giancarlo Schiaffini, Julio Estrada, Vinko Globokar and Butch Morris.
In the field of avant-garde theatre, he worked with Emilia Romagna Teatro and China National Peking Opera Company, CRT (Milano) and Masque Teatro (Forlì).
In 2013 he played with the Lucerne Festival Academy and was conducted, among others, by Pablo Heras-Casado and David Robertson.
He worked with Klangforum Wien, Ex Novo Ensemble, Ensemble Suono Giallo, Edison Studio.
He recorded for Wergo and Ecm.