GIACOMO PIERMATTI, Contrabass

Since 2018, ilSUONO has the pleasure to be collaborating with Italian bassist Giacomo Piermatti. 

Giacomo joins the instrumental formation of the resident ensemble to add a unique stringed color, benefitting the participants by expanding the pool of timbral possibilities for their new works.

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 by Luciano Berio, Theraps by Iannis Xenakis, Mantram by Giacinto Scelsi, Folia by Kaijia Saariaho, Esplorazione del bianco by Salvatore Sciarrino, Lem by Franco Donatoni, Geografia Amorosa by Stefano Scodanibbio etc) that he played in numerous international festivals such 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

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Krems, “La Biennale” di Venezia, “Borealis” di Bergen, “Vinterfestuka" di Narwik, Lux Aeterna di Amburgo, Ad Lucem di Riga. 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 2013 he played with the Lucerne Festival Academy and was conducted (among others) by Pablo Heras-Casado and David Robertson.

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).

He has recorded for Wergo and Ecm.

Media

SCIARRINO, Salvatore - Esplorazione del bianco I (2006)

for double bass solo