Nicola Sani


Nicola Sani (*1961) italienischer Komponist und Performer. In zahlreichen seiner Stücke kombiniert er elektronische und traditionelle Instrumente miteinander. Beteiligung seiner Werke bei Festivals für zeitgenössische und elektronische Musik.

Zusammenarbeit mit Michelangelo Antonioni, Nam June Paik, und Fabrizio Plessi.

Bis 1988 war Sani musikalischer Leiter der Arte Electronica in Camerino, bis 1988 Direktor der Societa Informatica Musicale (S.I.M) und seit 1993 des Electronic Arts Programme des Festivals RomaEuropa. Mitarbeiter des europäischen TV-Satelliten-Kanals RAISAT und Moderator eines täglichen klassischen Musikprogramms von Radio Tre/RAI.

Auszeichnung 1990 mit dem Prix Ars Electronica-Golden Nica für den Video-Film Footprint (mit Mario Sasso).

Für das Studio Akustische Kunst realisierte er neben Matera Sassi das Klangfresko Wassererinnerungen (WDR Festival Acustica International '96 und Wasser Symposion '98, KAH Bonn).



Nicola Sani was born 1961 in Ferrara (Italy). He was interested in music from an early age and had his first experiences in musical improvisation under the teaching of Mauro Cova in Rome. He later studied composition with Domenico Guaccero, Antonio Scarlato, Guido Baggani, and electronic music with Giorgio Nottoli. He also took courses with Karlheinz Stockhausen and David Keane.

He is author and performer of numerous compositions that combine electronics, digital and traditional instruments, and has performed at the most important festivals of contemporary and electronic music in Italy and abroad. He has had various commissions from WDR Cologne and RAI and from RAISAT for video works.

From 1986 to 1988 he was responsible for the music section of the "Festival Arte Elettronica" in Camerino, Italy. From 1984 to 1989 he was General Manager of the S.I.M., SocietÓ Informatica Musicale, one of the most important Italian centres for the research and application of new technology to music.

Nicola Sani is now responsible for the sound-image and music programmes of RAISAT.

In 1990 Nicola Sani and Mario Sasso were awarded the Prix Ars Electronica "Golden Nica" for Computer Animation for their work "Footprint".



Sendungen im ORF-Kunstradio:

22. 09. 1988: Matera Sassi
25. 03. 1999: Matera Sassi (repeat)




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