Clara Ianotta

Friday, February 21st, 2014 - 3:35 am

Clara Iannotta

Clara Iannotta was born in Rome in 1983. She spent her whole childhood studying to become a flautist.
After strong encouragement from her harmony teacher, she started taking composition classes in 2003.  Soon after, she realized that composition was the art form that could represent her the most. She travelled around Italy, seeking a talented teacher and eventually was introduced to Alessandro Solbiati, with whom she studied with for three years and to whom she dedicated her pieces Clangs and D’après. After that beginning, she has had many discussions with many composers which inspired many of her musical ideas: including Franck Bedrossian on material, Chaya Czernowin about form, and Steven Takasugi about the idea of silence. She is most interested in creating music as an existential, physical experience –be seen as well as heard. As she puts it, “this is one of the reasons why I sometimes prefer to talk about the choreography of the sound rather than about orchestration.”
A lover of the cultures, she has had the chance to work with amazing musicians across Europe and Americas: including France, Germany, Great Britain, Russia and the United States. Of recent, she has lived and studied in Paris for the last five years. And she will be living in Berlin as a guest of the Artist-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD.