G. A. M. O. Gruppo Aperto Musica Oggi
a monographic concert dedicated to Aldo Clementi, held on October 14th, 1987 at the Sala Brunelleschi, Florence, in occasion of the 15th G.A.M.O. Festival.
Giancarlo Cardini, piano. Roberto Fabbriciani, flute. Liliana Poli, computer-manipulated voice. Gruppo Musica Contemporanea di Firenze - Conductor: Mario Ruffini- Recording realized by G.A.M.O. with the assistence of Diapason S.a.S. Sound engineer: Enrico Belluomini
Giancarlo Cardini studied in Florence, where he currently lives. His output as a composer includes works for orchestra, chamber music, instrumental solo pieces, incidental music (written for “I Magazzini” Theatre Company), audio-visual and acoustic micro-theatre compositions. Moreover, his book “Bolle di sapone” contains a collection of micro-poems and verbal scores centered on everyday perceptions, as well as the text of two mixed-media works. In recent years he has become increasingly interested in popular music, producing several pieces for piano, including various arrangements of 20th century songs by composers such as D’Anzi, Modugno, Bindi, Paoli, Tenco, Gershwin, Alter, Rodgers, Jobim. The score of the arrangements of Paoli and Tenco has been published by BMG Ricordi. As a pianist Cardini has premiered numerous compositions, concertizing with composers such as Cage, Feldman, Bussotti, Clementi, Daniele Lombardi, Luca Lombardi etc., and has toured extensively throughout Europe, in the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, India, Nepal and Egypt. Cardini has also a considerable recording history and has written widely on contemporary music in general (both “high brow” and “popular”). He has taught piano at the Florence Conservatory.
Born in Arezzo, Roberto Fabbriciani has opened up new dimensions to flute playing with his sensational virtuoso playing and innovative technical approach. He has played for the most important Festivals (Biennale di Venezia, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Paris, Bruxelles, Donaueschingen, Köln, München, Berlin, Edinburgh, London, Holland Festival, Music Biennale Zagreb, Warsaw, Grenada, Madrid, Luzern, Salzburg, Wien, Lockenhaus, St. Petersburg, Tokyo) and with prestigious Orchestras, such as the Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Accademia of Santa Cecilia in Rome, RAI Orchestras, ECYO, London Sinfonietta, LSO, SWF Baden - Baden, RTL Luxenbourg, BRTN Brussel, Orchestre Symphonique de la Monnaie, WDR Köln, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Bayerischer Rundfunks, Münchener Philharmoniker, and others. He is a passionate interpreter of the New Music and collaborated with composers such as L. Berio, S. Bussotti, P. Boulez, J. Cage, A. Clementi, L. de Pablo, F. Donatoni, B. Ferneyhough, J. Françaix, T. Hosokawa, E. Krenek, G. Kurtág, O. Messiaen, E. Morricone, L. Nono, G. Petrassi, W. Rihm, S. Sciarrino, K. Stockhausen, T. Takemitsu, I. Yun, who have dedicated to him some works among the most significant of the flute literature. He has also worked with Conductors such as C. Abbado, L. Berio, E. Bour, S. Comissiona, P. Eötvös, V. Fedoseyev, G. Gavazzeni, M. Gielen, C. Halffter, D. Kachidse, P. Maag, B. Maderna, I. Metzmacher, R. Muti, Z. Peskó, D. Shallon, G. Sinopoli, A. Tamayo, L. Zagrosek.
After a long career initiated at the Corso di Perfezionamento of the Teatro Comunale of Florence, today Liliana Poli is considered an “historical figure” of today’s music. She has been active both in the field of Opera and in symphonic and cameristic music, extending his repertoire – thanks also to her extraordinary musical and technical skills – to contemporary music. She has performed in the most prestigious theaters and festivals, such as the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Teatro Regio in Turin, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and at the Berlin Philarmonic, in Wien, Hamburg, at the Holland Festival, in the most important European radiophonic studios, and in long tournées which brought her to Tokyo and New York and many other places. She sang with Boulez, Gielen, Bellugi, Sonzogno, Melles, Bour, Karajan. She has recorded numerous records and CDs. She is currently teaching at the annual Corso di Perfezionamento at the Music School of Scandicci, Florence.
Musicologist, conductor and composer, Ruffini has always devoted a specific attention both as scholar and interpreter to the work of Luigi Dallapiccola, and in general to the Twentieth century’s music. He owes his musical formation to Carlo Prosperi, Romano Pezzati, Piero Bellugi and Franco Ferrara, although it was mainly Laura Dallapiccola who radically influenced both his moral and intellectual education. In 1985 he founded the Gruppo Italiano of Contemporary Music, working with the Ricordi, Diapason, Editel Elettronica, Gimc, Stradivarius, Bongiovanni, Mondo Musica, and EMI labels, recording works by Xenakis (Medea Senecae), Bussotti (Nympheo, La Passion selon Sade and Intégrale Sade), Prosperi, Clementi, Bartolozzi, Benvenuti, Giani Luporini, Pezzati, De Angelis, Bucchi, and above all the first recordings of two Dallapiccola’s works (Piccola musica notturna and Tre Laudi). From 1990 to 1995 he was Resident Director at the “M.P. Musorgskij” Opera and Ballet Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. There he directed both operas (from the Italian repertoire) and concerts with the prestigious Leningrad Philarmonic (worthwhile mentioning the first Russian performance of Due Pezzi and Variazioni for orchestra by Dallapiccola). The concert he directed with the Empyrean Ensemble was judged by the “Sacramento Bee” musical reviewers the best one held in California in 2004. After he wrote the book “L’opera di Luigi Dallapiccola. Catalogo Ragionato” (published by Suvini Zerboni), he has been asked by the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz Max-Planck-Institut to work on the studies on Music and Visual Arts (2002); he has been appointed Scientific Secretary for the celebration of the first Centenary of the birth of Luigi Dallapiccola (2004), and he is in charge of the “Fondo Carlo Prosperi” ?at the Archive “Alessandro Bonsanti” of the Gabinetto G.P. Vieusseux in Florence (2005).