Maurizio Azzan

Sunday, April 19th, 2020 - 3:05 pm

PHOTOGRAPHER:  Stefano Cantù




Geometrie nelle mani: three studies for amplified guitar (2016) – US premiere


Maurizio Azzan is an Italian composer and sound artist. He studied composition at Conservatories of Milan (with A. Solbiati) and Paris (with F. Durieux and Y. Maresz), at IRCAM and with Salvatore Sciarrino. He has received a bachelor and a master in Philology and Ancient Literature from the University of Turin. His interest in visual and performing arts, as well as in ancient and contemporary literature, has deeply influenced his concept of music as a dynamic space-time network, in which instability is the pivoting existential condition. His music has been performed in festivals and venues such as Biennale Musica di Venezia, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Wien Moderne, MITO SettembreMusica, Mozarteum Salzburg, Milano Musica, ManiFeste, IRCAM Concert Season, Budapest Music Center, Romaeuropa Festival, Teatro La Fenice Concert Season, Dampfzentrale Bern, Impuls Graz, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Time of Music Viitasaari, Gare du Nord Basel, Biennial Festival of the European Recorder Players Society, Open Recorder Days Amsterdam. Ensembles and soloists who have performed his works include Ensemble Intercontemporain, Divertimento, Nieuw Ensemble, Mdi, Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice, Schallfeld Ensemble, Proton Bern, Fractales, Airborne Extended, Anna D'Errico, Antonio Politano, Ruben Mattia Santorsa, Susanne Fröhlich, Cameron Crozman, Emanuela Battigelli, among others. Winner of the Italian National Prize of Arts, Maurizio Azzan has been artist in residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris and composer in residence in the framework of the residence-program offered by the Austrian Federal Chancellery in cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria. His works are published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni, Milan.