Luigi Ceccarelli (I)
Quadrilatero – Electronic Music in 4 Dimensions
for sax contralto and tape
photo by Zani-Casadio
Since the 1970s he has dedicated himself to electroacoustic music composition with live performance. His works are generated by instrumental sounds and natural sounds that are electronically processed in real time and spread with multi-channel spatialization techniques.
He has received international awards from various institutions (IMEB of Bourges, Ars Elettronica of Linz, Hungarian television, Canadian Opus award).
In addition to the purely musical sphere, Luigi Ceccarelli has dedicated himself to musical theater, creating shows with the Teatro delle Albe and Fanny & Alexander. For these works he received the UBU Award, the Bitef Festival in Belgrade and the Mess Festival in Sarajevo. In the 1980s he worked as a musician with the choreographer Lucia Latour, and later with the Norwegian dance company Wee and with the South African choreographer Robin Orlin.
In the 90s he created radio works produced by Rai RadioTre with texts by Stefano Benni, Valerio Magrelli and Elias Canetti.
He is one of the founding members of Edison Studio with whom he created the soundtracks of various films of the silent film era published by the CIneteca of Bologna. Among these, the soundtrack for the film “Inferno” received the AITS award in 2011.
From 1979 to 2020 he held the chair of Electronic Music at the Conservatory of Music in Perugia and later in Latina.
Over the years he has approached extra-European music on many occasions, creating works influenced by the music of other musical cultures. For some years he has also dedicated himself to improvisation concerts as an electroacoustic interpreter.