The first workshop session in virtual mode programmed by the Venice Biennale, called “Biennale College Musica”, has started in the last few days. From the “call-for-artist”, launched last February 5, four teams of composers and video artists have been selected to produce original short multimedia pieces to be presented at the 64th edition of the International Festival of Contemporary Music, scheduled from September 25 to October 4.
In this shortlist of excellences there is also RUFA graduate Filippo Gualazzi who has worked alongside Matteo Tomasetti on this project. The piece on which they will focus their skills is entitled “Perpetual” and features double bass, live electronics with 3D spatialization and real-time video.
Filippo Gualazzi has an entire educational path focused on the arts and new technologies that ended last February with a degree in Multimedia arts and design at Rome University of Fine Arts.
Graduated in electronic music and sound design at the Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro, Matteo Tomasetti started his degree course in Music and multimedia and interactive technologies first at the Verdi Conservatory in Milan and then at the Refice Conservatory in Frosinone. His “Mistery Landscapes” won the third prize at the International Conference of Special Audio in Graz in 2017 and is among the three winners of the “Contemporary Music Competition” in Tokyo in 2018.
The other three selected teams are Matteo Gualandi and Silvio Petronzio from Rome; Luca Guidarini from Rovigo and Andrea Omodei from Cremona; Francesco Pellegrino from Foggia and Roberto Cassano from Trani.
All four teams will be able to realize their respective experiences through a training and production path divided into three sessions. The first will end on April 27th with a workshop coordinated by the director of the Music Sector of the Biennale Ivan Fedele, with the participation of Matteo Franceschini for composition, Simone Conforti and Maurilio Cacciatore for computer music, Andrew Quinn for video design and Thierry Coduys for sound engineering and sound design.
Biennale College is realized by the Biennale di Venezia with the support of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and for Tourism and the Veneto Region.