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Sopranino F flute and electronics
2020
8′ 05″

Antonella F. Bini

Under working

Four pieces for piano
2015
15′
Première
Cordula Fels and Bianca Schumann at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien
Finalist at «3rd edition Mauricio Kagel composition competition»

Four pieces based about surface in three point of view

 

Surface as a body

Surface as a relation between bodies (man, instrument)

Surface as primitive geometric-gestural micro-patterns connected to each other and endowed with an univocal line which gives them a schematic motion partly

 

Movements

Between  exploration of space between pianist and instrument

Through  exploration of gesture and search of internal player tempo/time

Around  figural exploration – with actions – characterized by local circularity

Over  figural connections and gestures between pianists, until conclusion of whole actions

 

Surface as a cycle

Between  birth and space-context exploration

Through  growth and time exploration (possible evolutions)

Around  actions implementation and balancing through special attitudes

Over  sharing, overcoming, decline and loss

Bass and C flutes (one player) and electronics
2015
12′
Première
Antonella Fines Bini at Sala La Claque – Teatro della Tosse – Genova

Locis (ablative of Locus, in Latin means stay in, go to, go through, leave from a place) represents a location where the time characterizes cycles of events that built sequences of actions made by dominant duality: creative tensions against destructive ones, oriented direction against wasted ones, conservation against evolution, pure body’s reactions against reflections and remembrance.

Cello solo
2009
8′ 00″
Première
Andrea Scacchi  at Sala Puccini – Milano

Horòs is a primeval word from which are derived words about limits in every meanings. The composition is characterized by libraries of gestures close to several stressed states of mind and body.

Alto saxophone and tape (audiofile)
2005
6′ 05″

Award:
5° Composition Competition Pierre Schaeffer 

The word «Nature» means natural environment and generative tensions from which the instinct takes own shape. I put in foreground the human action as reaction against the representation of reality, into a dialogue between inside (history time) and outside (absolute time). The last section is characterized by an evocative dimension that tries to represent the point from which we are born and from which we are going to separate, for characterizing ourself, to try to live.

Der Regen

Lied, soprano and piano (Thilo Krause)
2020
6′ 00″

Première
Milano (soon)

 

Under working

Trombone and cello
2019
11′ 00″

Première
Two New Duo Ensemble at LAC Teatro Studio – Lugano – 13th April 2019

The trombone and the cello are instruments that, although they merge each other, have different evolutionary lines. The sonic-analytical and historical-musical ambivalences that distinguish them have started the search for relations between elements “close to” (material-sound, measurable and objective) and “distant to” (musical, historical, expressive). The piece, through a tangle that is both exploration and shipwreck, narrates a possible evolutionary path from the discovery-separation-individuation (Into), to the oriented movement (Dusky field), to the fusion/dissolution (Disclosure). «Die Welt» (the world) «des Waldes» (from the wood) rapresents a clear watching route inside a different textures of possibility.

Soprano and piano (after E. Dickinson)
2018
9′ 00″

Première
Milano (soon)

Silence, or the absence of communication and, therefore, of life, is the thing that frightens us, because we know that we are still immune from death only when we can hear a voice, even ours. For this reason, silence is like infinity, without sound and without dimension, a concept that we can only describe in the negative, as the absence of something concrete and recognizable.

Male choir TTBB
2017
5′ 00″

Première
Unperformed

E’ primavera è già verde il Montello
O dolce terra dei sacri confini
Sono arrivati i tuoi Alpini
Perché l’Italia bisogna liberar.


E’ giunta l’ora del nostro riscatto
Su questo suolo che è stato usurpato
Da quel nemico che l’ha calpestato
Spargendo sangue, lacrime e dolor.


E fu battaglia per l’aspra contesa,
sia gloria in terra per ogni caduto
perché il nemico infine è battuto
ed avvilito è costretto a fuggir.


Su questa cima che guarda a Treviso
Più forte il cuore ci batte nel petto
Dimenticato abbiam Caporetto
E riacquistata la nostra libertà,
e riacquistata la nostra libertà.


Dedicata agli Alpini

Ensemble (C flute, clarinet, violin, cello, via, perc., piano, audiofiles – opt.)
2015
10′

Première
20/23 September 2015, Expo Gate, Milan – Sentieri Selvaggi (C. Boccadoro)

The development is based on food, which shapes elements that interrelate each other until their natural and inevitable melting. The food, which has different attributes according to the cultural frame, is the medium of the relational process while connection’s acts (nutrition) are the process itself.
The word “Nexus” means “connection”. Feeding is an act of connection, that the knowledge freed by meeting (from the “nourishment” of the body to the “nurture” of senses and mind) allows the movement and, meanwhile, the synthesis of new consciousness. The cycle is repeated unlimited times on countless levels.
The “food”, in its simplest meaning, marks the border between survival and life, between mere self-preservation and pioneering tension: food is “what is necessary to the maintenance a man for a day” and what a man produces in a day is new “nourishment”.

Violin and piano
2015
4′ 30″

Première
Unperformed

The compositions face the “mind / body” ratio in the organization of the sentence as a unified system by the elements that compose it by means of reactions, tensions and equilibrium points. The choice of the French word Corps suggests the ideal unity between singularities and the system.

– The first body is approaching the “matter” creating conflicts outline attitudes and behaviors that will be developed;v – the second comes into the “matter”;
– the third explores the relational agent, the performer.

We are facing a gradual transition from the causal agent concept to the phenomenon percevied (poietic process).

Viola and piano
2015
4′ 30″

Première
Unperformed

The compositions face the “mind / body” ratio in the organization of the sentence as a unified system by the elements that compose it by means of reactions, tensions and equilibrium points. The choice of the French word Corps suggests the ideal unity between singularities and the system.

– The first body is approaching the “matter” creating conflicts outline attitudes and behaviors that will be developed;v – the second comes into the “matter”;
– the third explores the relational agent, the performer.

We are facing a gradual transition from the causal agent concept to the phenomenon percevied (poietic process).

Cello and piano
2015
4′ 30″

Première
Unperformed

The compositions face the “mind / body” ratio in the organization of the sentence as a unified system by the elements that compose it by means of reactions, tensions and equilibrium points. The choice of the French word Corps suggests the ideal unity between singularities and the system.

– The first body is approaching the “matter” creating conflicts outline attitudes and behaviors that will be developed;v – the second comes into the “matter”;
– the third explores the relational agent, the performer.

We are facing a gradual transition from the causal agent concept to the phenomenon percevied (poietic process).

solo C flute, 10/16 C flutes, 2 piccolo, 3 alto, 2 basses and live electronics
2014
7′

Première
Milano 13 October 2014 – Palazzina Liberty – Milan

Soon

String quatet
2013
8′

Winner of «Sergio Dragoni Prize» Società del Quartetto di Milano

Première
Wednesday 29 June 2014 – Sala Verdi at Conservatory of Milan
Quartetto di Cremona
Quartetto Dàidalos

Soon

Lo stellato

Three mixed choirs  2010
9′


Première

Unperformed

Soon

Alto sax, two pianos, timpani and tam-tam

2005
8′ 30″

Première
Unperformed

Soon

Two wind quintet and baritone

2005

10′

Première
Unperformed

Soon

Four hand piano

2003

8′

Première
Unperformed

Soon

Stereo fixed audio media
2019
10′

Première
Teatro dell’Architettura di Mendrisio • Rumpus by Daniela Lehmann
Deutsche Hygienemuseum Dresden
UfaFabrik Internationales Kulturcentrum (Berlin)

Soon

Stereophonic or quadraphonic fixed audio media
2014
10′

Première
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana UAM Xochimilco – MUSLAB (Mexico City, Mexico)
New York City Eletroacoustic Music Festival – NYCEMF (New York City, USA).

The work is about the musical phrase as a container of conflicts and about the idea of “unity”. The latter is refined into its opposite, the extreme fragmentation and subsequent reunification through chains of not causal events (Markov’s chains). By relating created objects, it could be drawn trend lines. Verso is an oriented movement, a representation of one of the quality of space (uni-verse: movement towards the whole).

The work is about the musical phrase as a container of conflicts and the research for the formal and perceived unity from fragmented elements.
The sounds – generated or recorded – are fragmentized through several software patches controlled by a code that reads Markov’s chains: every couple of numbers contains an index and a number associated with a specific sound movement or transformation.
Every audio file is read in several ways and various times; it is fragmented into segments, stretched and mixed with other elements through gradual stratifications.
The material created is put in relation and, finally, chosen to derive music lines. 
Every movement of the piece is characterized by two main ‘lines’ (‘tonic’–‘dominant’ or ‘main foreground’–‘main background’).
In order to try to represent the contrasts which lead to unity, the emphasis is also put on the dialectics between ‘rationality’/’intuition’ and ‘rule’/’derogation’, to look for a formal cohesion, able to strengthen expression.

 

Quadraphonic fixed audio media (composed with G. Bianchi e A. Laraspata)
2012
10′

Première
Centro San Fedele (Milan, Italy)

Soon

Quadraphonic fixed audio media
2011
8′

Unperformed

Soon

Stereophonic fixed audio media
2011
4′

Première
Foto Forum Gallery (Bozen, Italy)

Soon

Multimodal perfomance 

Concept and music: Omar Dodaro 

Sound design: Stefano Cucchi

Visual: Lorenzo Ciapponi

2019/2020

48′ Performance version première
Spazio M.C.U. Milano (2019)

26′ Audiovisual version première
Artkeys Prize Agropoli (Salerno – Italia; 2020)

Soon

Audiovisual
7’11”
2013

  1. Minikino, Bali, Indonesia, Nov 2017 (short list) – Asia première
  2. Los Angeles Cine Festival, Feb 2017 (semi-finalist)
  3. Boomtown, Beaumont, TX, USA, Feb 23-26, 2017 (official selection) – USA première
  4. Today’s Music, Rome, Italy, 2014 (official selection)
  5. Concerti di mezzogiorno, Orta San Giulio, Aug 2014 (official selection)
  6. Synchresis, Valencia and Granada, Spain, Nov 2014 (official selection)
  7. Vuoto Ciclo – Sankta Sango – PAN, Naples, 2013  (official selection) – World premiére

The words are chains of sounds with several semantic levels. The words are the main way of exploring the world and beyond. This exploration may be structural (how the world is made of) or functional (how the world runs), and the meaning is embedded in the relationship between actor and context. The context is twofold: natural (Nature) and artificial (Culture). Nature goes on: it evolves ignoring man’s destiny. Culture is a human product free from the laws of nature: humans choices and activities have distanced themselves from life’s original matter. From these thinkings, the object is to represent the actions of human needs and relationships. Water represents a ‘wild vehicle’, such as big uncontrolled hands, but also the starting point of life. Water movements are the first expression of a pulse: a ‘cold’ and mechanical oscillation that is represented as dynamical vectors. In the deterministic logic, at first there is a ‘predicate’ that looks for its own shape. The red color is the blood, the beginning of a complex biological life. Blue is the sky: the ‘main frequency’ that draws the world to our sight through a mirror effect. Green is the aspect of humans that is closest to nature and represents the primeval generative conflicts (the woman) and the actions of order (the path). The end is the synthesis and the deletion: the ‘generated’ goes back to water. In the end, the water, which at the beginning was a ‘wild vehicle’, now carries many words that have lost their power: the memory, developed by words, is now disconnected in ‘liquid experiences’ in a time unable to build an identity, in a world of oblivion. The sound material is derived from visual frequencies transposed in an audible range and from my own libraries of environment sounds, sound effects and records of Mongolian throat singing. I have developed a software to create sounds from images.

Audio and video Omar Dodaro

Takes: Chiareggio, Colorina, Selvetta, Forcola (SO)

2013 Como (IT)

Audiovisual
Installation
Made in collaboration with Olo Creative Farm
2’50”
2009

Biennale di Alessandria

Second work of Omar Dodaro in collaboration with OLO Creative Farm where the video installation dissects the concept of waiting. The performer “plays” within the space of a meager waiting room to exorcise the unbearable and inevitable passage of time. The place becomes an actor, imprisoning the protagonist in a space without borders. Any attempt to escape from the pace of time is vain and the illusion remains in the cyclical nature of waiting.

Omar Dodaro with OLO Creative Farm

Text by Patrizia Calcinardi

2009 Como (IT)

Audiovisual
Installation
Made in collaboration with Olo Creative Farm
8’30”
2006

  1. Allarmi Como
  2. Athens video art festival
  3. Mya Lurgo Gallery
  4. Open week street art più

“The title “intimità violata” (“broken intimacy”) well expresses this long take sequence & tape meaning. The work represents the frenzy of a schizofrenic society, passionless, merged by loneliness and incommunication. But suddenly, in the heat of dismay, surfaces the yen for bouncing homologation and contending our own individuality. The main performer takes off her mask, climbs existence and engages a purification path, coming back to her childhood, through a striking iter, in which the art of music and dance assumes a cathartic role. Repression disappears, shortly: today’s society protagonists come back, destroying that precious purification. The girl tries, in vain, to involve them in her new journey of light, but she finds herself alone, resigned and looking for the initial position. The tale begins again in a cyclic way, in the same toilet that represents everything: public but also private place, emblem of an intimacy which is a prideful meeting point and sublime nostalgia, “self”‘s dwelling and its own ruin.”

The chosen location for “intimità violata” is functional to its installation.The opera was created in a public toilet to be projected in real size (1:1) during an art exhibition inside the same location. The toilet assumes a very important role: not only the background of the protagonist’s actions, but also the surrounding for a complete and fulfilling experience to the audience.The audio environment was created through 4 surround speaker to deeply involve the audience in the location. However this strong relation with its environment is not obstructive to its presentation; “intimità violata” can be experienced also in other environments, without loosing its meanings and aims.

Omar Dodaro with OLO Creative Farm

Text by Patrizia Calcinardi

2006 Como (IT)

Short narrative (2009)

  1. 3rd runner up at Movie Picture Film Contest, USA
  2. Selected at River’s Edge International Film Festival, USA

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The Merchant of Dreams is a tale that painted dreams as a heavenly gift without which is unthinkable a good life. The dreams, seen as imaginary memory of reality, are the subject contended between an Angel, who is not allow to dream, and a man, whose memories were stolen. The awareness of the Angel of the need to accept the task he has been predestined to, is a painful moment that passes through a process of atoning redemption. In the film, in fact, the dreams are the result of human imagination, memories, emotions. The dreams are made by the same substance of human and only human can dreams. Nightmares, visions, memories and reality merge to become one melancholy dream. Set in beautiful Italian locations in the 1920s, this short movie won the award by Motion Pictures Magazine Film Contest in short narrative category.

County of Como and Verona (Italy)

 

Directed by
Mattia Amadori and Max de Ponti


Writing
Stefano Braga


Cast
Silvio Biolcati, Young Merchant of Dreams
Lorenzo Giargia, Mayor’s son
Fabrizio Kofler, Mayor
Francesca Sebastiani, Caterina
Oscar Simonetti, Merchant of Dreams


Music by
Omar Dodaro


Cinematography by
Giuseppe Ceravolo


Film Editing by
Max de Ponti


Sound Department
Marco Meazza