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In die Luft geschrieben
Sunday, October 01, 2017
After having achieved Prima traccia, Altra voce and the new madrigals for Exaudi (The triple foole and Di dolci aspre catene, complete version), Stefano is working on his Nelly Sachs' project for the voice of Charlotte Hellekant with Münchener Kammerorchester.
New pieces at work
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Finally achieved Capriccio ostico for Lemanic Modern Ensemble! And now composing new five voice madrigals for Exaudi...
"Le pré" by Winter & Winter
Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Stefano's new CD Le pré has been officially released. Interpreters are Aldo Orvieto, Saori Furukawa, Alvise Vidolin. By Winter & Winter.
 
Stefano Gervasoni, le parti pris des sons
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Now available... An essential book on Stefano Gervasoni's music by Philippe Albèra, Editions Contrechamps: Le parti pris des sons. Sur la musique de Stefano Gervasoni
 

In the words of Albèra, professor of music history, analysis and aesthetics at the Hautes Écoles de Musique in Geneva and Lausanne, founder of Contrechamps and of the Éditions Contrechamps, and collaborator in various concert organisations, «Stefano Gervasoni’s music traces its path with an acute awareness. While evolving in significant terms, it retains a considerable unity. In its very fragility, it represents the dynamics of our times, which it sharply reflects: on a musical level, through an exploration of timbre that overturns traditional conceptions, through the integration within a broad range of thought, which brings into play all the parameters of composition, and through forms that combine the technique of montage and the sense of a trajectory. On a more general level, through the attention to linking his music to ethical, spiritual, political and poetic questions that give rise to an extremely rich content, and that have led the composer to exploit remote idioms, like the fado, or historical materials, like perfect chords, without ever making a minimum return to the past. On the contrary, the whole of Gervasoni’s path displays an invention that constantly opens new territories, mixing a fertile imagination with a depth of craft and a sharp critical sense. Gervasoni’s music is highly expressive and is able to maintain forms of enchantment alongside the darkest and hardest of moments. In the current scenario, in which regressive movements are gaining ground, this tenacious and unbending research gives us reason for hope».
 
Composing for...
Saturday, October 01, 2016
Achieved Eufaunique for Ensemble InterContemporain. Composing Capriccio ostico for Lemanic Modern Ensemble (it is taking longer than expected...).
A new piece for voice and string quartet
Friday, August 26, 2016
Yoru no hibiki, yama no naka yori, based on poemes by Saigyō Hōshi (1118 – 1190) has been written for Ryoko Aoki and it will be premiered in Tokyo on September 1st by Ryoko Aoki and Quatuor Diotima at Umberto Agnelli Hall, Italian Culture Institute Tokyo.
Opening of Muro di canti
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Starting from May 26th, Muro di canti, a permanent multi-channel sound installation (in collaboration with Marco Liuni and Alvise Vidolin) give voice to the long wall of "Viale dei canti" by Giuseppe Caccavale Studio at Paris Italian Cultural Institute
A new song cycle
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Fu verso o forse fu inverno is a new song cycle upon poems by Lorenzo Calogero (1910-1961). It will be performed at Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Paris on May 26th by Monica Bacelli, Giulio Biddau and Alvise Vidolin, in the frame of a special event called "Viale dei Canti" in which a permanent installation by Giuseppe Caccavale sound designed by me, Marco Liuni, and Alvise Vidolin will be officially inaugurated. Further details here.
A new piece for orchestra... Finished!
Monday, February 15, 2016
A new piece for orchestra in progress...
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Currently writing a new piece for orchestra, commissioned by Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento. Premiere on March 22, 2016, in Bolzano.
New piece for double bass!
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Written for Florentin Ginot, I am very happy to announce this new piece for solo double bass: Strepito e garbuglio. Recorded for Radio France, Alla breve, in December, 2015.
Gramigna revised (and augmented)!
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Gramigna (2009), for cimbalom and ensemble, has grown. In its new revised and final version (2009-15), just achieved, it is much longer (nine parts instead of four), becoming a true cimbalom concerto.
 

 
Première on January 29th, 2016, in Ghent, at Music Centre De Bijloke, by Luigi Gaggero and Spectra.
2015 Summer Masterclasses
Sunday, June 21, 2015
This Summer, Stefano Gervasoni will take part in two Summer Academies. From July 12th to 19th in Bobbio (Italy), together with Michael Jarrell and Sandro Gorli, at Divertimento Ensemble International Workshop for Young Composers; from July 22th-26th in Valencia (Spain) at Valencia International Performance Academy & Festival, with Jenny Lin, Mivos Quartet and other brilliant musicians.
Third book of Prés premiere
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The world premiere of the third book of prés is on April 20th, 2015, at Società del Quartetto in Bergamo, Sala Piatti, by Sara Costa. The recital of this young pianist includes other Prés from books I and II, together with Ravel's Sonatine, Schumann's Bunte Blätter op. 99 and Bartok's Szabadban Sz. 81.
Fado errático premiere
Sunday, March 08, 2015
Fado errático premiere at Scène nationale d'Orléans, on March 15th, festival Inouï!
With Cristina Branco Thomas Goepfer, Carlo Laurenzi, IRCAM, Ensemble Cairn, Guillaume Bourgogne.
Third string quartet achieved
Sunday, November 02, 2014
My third string quartet, Clamour, written for Quatuor Diotima, has been achieved. The premiere is on Novembre 21 at Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik.
New premieres
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Two upcoming premieres: Pas perdu and Di dolci aspre catene. My solo cimbalom piece, Pas perdu, written for Luigi Gaggero, will be premiered at Klangspuren Schwaz festival, on September 21st. Later in October (the 18th), my new madrigals for five voices Di dolci aspre catene will be premiered in London by Exaudi for their concert series Exposure 2014.
2014 new chamber music pieces
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Year 2014 is devoted to chamber and vocal music: after Phanes II (upcoming première on August 2 by Alexandre Souillart at Les Rencontres Musicales du Kreiz Breizh), Tre canzoni popolari (premiered in Trieste last May 31 by Akiko Kozato and Adele D'Aronzo at Risuonanze 2014) and Romper del día (recently premiered by Kai Wessel and Olivier Darbellay at Festival Format Raisins in La Charité-sur-Loire), three new piano pieces (Prétérit, Pressenti, Prédicatif, part of the third book of Prés), Stefano has just completed the accordion solo piece Album di figurine doppie written for Francesco Gesualdi (a version with live electronics in on the way over). On the composing desk are now a third string quartet, Clamour, for Diotima, and two new madrigals for Exaudi, to be included in the in-progress cycle for five voices Di dolci aspre catene.
New catalogue, 2014 update
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The new catalogue of my works can be downloaded here. By Suvini-Zerboni, my publisher since 2000.
Summer master class on the Alps
Monday, March 17, 2014
Young composers-mountain lovers: rendez-vous at Flaine (Haute-Savoie), not far from the Mont Blanc... I will teach composition there from July 26th to August 1st. All the details here: http://opus74-flaine.com
And here's the flyer. See you at Stage de Musique Opus 74!
 
Premiere of Heur, Leurre, Lueur...
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Heur, Leurre, Lueur premiere is this monday, January 20th, at Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Francesco Dillon as soloist, Susanna Mälkki conductor of Filarmonica della Scala orchestra
New CD!
Saturday, December 21, 2013
The long-awaited CD by Winter & Winter has been released. It includes Dir - in dir and descdesesasf recordings by Exaudi and L'Instant Donné. More info here...
New site!
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
After a long silent year, the new web site is on line, courtesy of Gaetano Lia. Content after 2011 will be updated in the coming weeks. This include the pieces composed in 2012 and 2013: the twelve voice and violin cycle Se taccio, il duol s'avanza, the opera Limbus-Limbo, the violin and piano piece Sonatinexpressive, the second book of Prés for piano, the cello non-concerto Heur, leurre, lueur, the new five voices madrigals Di dolci aspre catene...
Suvini-Zerboni Catalogue
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
An updated catalogue of my pieces published by Edizioni Suvini-Zerboni can be downloaded here.
Premiere of Froward
Sunday, August 28, 2011
The new septet Froward, achieved in june 2011, has been premiered on August 27th, at Kunstfest Weimar 2011 by Klangforum Wien conducted by Sylvain Cambreling.
Spring 2011 achievements…
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Nube obbediente, for trombone and percussion, has been rewritten. It will be premiered in Geneva, together with its concertante version (ensemble of eleven instruments) by Contrechamps on May 10th. With the addition of a new song, for soprano and string trio, Drei Aster Lieder (premiered in 2007) becomes Aster Lieder, a song cycle upon Rilke, Hölderlin, Spalt and Benn, which will be given in its complete version at Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik 2011 by Natalie Raybould and L'Instant Donné string trio.
Summer 2011 master classes
Sunday, February 06, 2011
This Summer, Stefano will held a master class at “Etchings 2011”, a festival for contemporary that will take place from June 26th - July 4th in Auvillar, France (near Toulouse). Info on ECCE ensemble web site. Later, from August 29th until September 2nd, another master class in Montegiorgio (Italy). Info here.
Horrido achieved
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Horrido, a piece for vocal ensemble, which will be premiered by Schola Heidelberg at Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik 2011
Summer ‘10 master classes
Saturday, July 17, 2010
This summer, Stefano will held three different master classes: in Brazil (July 3rd - 18th), at Campos do Jordão Festival, in Rouffach, France, at Musicalta Academy (July 21th - 31th), in Monterubbiano, Italy (August 23th - 29th).
Antiterra and Sviete tihi CD release
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Two recent CD releases: a monographic CD, entitled Antiterra, including An, Animato, Antiterra, Epicadenza, Least Bee and Godspell has been released in June 2008 by Aeon [AECD0866]. Sviete tihi recorded by the Swiss label HatHut Records [hat(now)ART 170]. A new monographic CD will come out in a few weeks by Stradivarius
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