Riccardo Dapelo — Composer and Sound Artist in Residence
February 25 — March 1

Celebrating the international exchange program between UMBC’s Department of Music and the Conservatorio “G. Nicolini” in Piacenza, Italy, UMBC welcomes Professor Riccardo Dapelo for lectures, concerts, and masterclasses.

This event, “In Process,” will feature UMBC’s Lisa Cella, bass flute, and Alan Wonneberger, director of recording.

Additional events in Dapelo residency:
Monday, February 26, 4 p.m. — Soundscape as Composition
Wednesday, February 28, 7:30 p.m. — Gravitational Harmony — Concert featuring the Ruckus new music ensemble

Composer Riccardo Dapelo is interested in interaction between instruments and live electronic, processing of the human voice and the poetic word (with particular attention to the works of Giorgio Caproni and Edoardo Sanguineti), seeking technologies and forms of inte(g)ra(c)tion of different media (music, sound design, sound art, installations, dance, video art, theatre). In 2001 began a series of works that contain digital sets and digitally synthesized images. Lately his interests are turning also to the improvisational practices and has begun a series of studies (Adaptive Studies) on adaptive artwork, through the interaction between musician and computer.

Dapelo was awarded the first prize at the 1994 international Brandenburgische Sommerkonzerte in Berlin, and has been a finalist in competitions. His music has been released on SAM records, Rivo Alto, Tau Kay, and Ars Publica, and his compositions are published by Ars Publica. Since 2013 he has taught composition and music and technology at Piacenza Conservatory.

He states, “I like to run, climb mountains, ski, enjoy the beauty of the world, the purity of the peaks, design algorithms, test new systems of notation, improvisation, writing music, teaching, photographing flowers and plants (on mountain but not only), cross different aspects of art and science, to observe natural systems, and draw inspiration for new creative projects.​”

Admission is free.

The Recording Studios are located on the first floor of the Performing Arts and Humanities Building near the Music Box, further down the hall on the right (room 157).

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