Catalogue for Carla Magnan

 

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Magnan, Carla (b. 1968, Genova). Italian composer, teacher, co-director of SuonoSonda (magazine of music research) and advisor to the artistic direction of Pasquale Anfossi Association of Genoa (organizing association of cultural events, concerts, ...)

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BIOGRAPHY

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Carla Magnan, was born in Genoa (Italy), got her diploma in Composition, Piano and Harpsichord at the conservatory of her city. In 2003 she took a diploma in advanced composition at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, under the guidance of Azio Corghi. She also studied at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena (in 2001, under scholarship) and at the Romanini Foundation in Brescia, doing advanced work with Mauro Bonifacio.
Her language comprises both classical forms going back to baroque and the most daring experimental ways of writing "...it is something wise and lovable, ratio and eros will converge to the same extent - there is abandonment - to stay in the modern, in the present, which is given by the melodies that stop themself, get lost and seek ways where the free sound intends to assert its rights" (M. Gamba, press)
She attended instrumental specialization courses on the antique, classical, contemporary and jazz repertoires with famous teachers including Kenneth Gilbert, Massimiliano Damerini and on the composition of film music and cinematographic techniques, with A. Ambrosi, G.Gaslini and C.Savina.
She took part in master classes by J. Harbison in 1998 (Pulitzer Prize in Music), Chester Biscardi in 1999 and Mauricio Kagel in 2002.
For her work as a harpsichordist, she won a scholarship in February 2000, from the European Community for a course of advanced studies in early music at the Accademia Musicale of Saluzzo, where she took a diploma the following August. She also became more active as a pianist and harpsichordist, joining with various chamber groups and dedicating herself not only to Renaissance and the Baroque music, but also to the repertory of twentieth-century.
Winner of various national and international competitions in composition, she has often been mentioned for artistic merit for her work. She has written music and performed for varius associations, soloists, ensemble and orchestras, among which:
the Fìari Ensemble of Turin, Orchestra Milano Classica, the Freon Ensemble of Rome, Contempoartensemble of Florance, Gog – Giovine Orchestra Genovese, the Carlo Felice Foundation, the Domani Musica Ensemble of Rome, the Dedalo Ensemble of Brescia, ORT – Orchestra della Toscana, ...
The Simc (Italian section of the ISCM-International Society for Contemporary Music) has selected some her works for the ISCM World Music Days for Hong Kong (2007), Lituania (2008) and for Belgium (2012). In 2013 she was a finalist at the Earplay Donald Aird Competition (San Francisco, USA).
In 2014 his work “Vortice (di neve)” for solo viola won the competition Nooa Project 2014 by Yuval Gotlibovich (Barcelona, Spain) and in 2016 won the prestigious Portland Chamber Music Festival Composers Competition (Maine, USA) with a piece for piano quartet.

She is also author of dramaturgies and theatrical operas. Intense is the level dramaturgical collaboration with Marco Santagata (finalist of the Strega Prize in 2015) and with actors such as Giovanni Moschella, Clara Galante, Sonia Bergamasco, Compagnia Itineraria, Maria Letizia Gorga, Laura Sicignano, Daniela Duchi, ....
During her activity as a composer she was awarded prizes (al XX° Concorso ICOMS Città di Torino, al I° Concorso Angelo Paccagnini per orchestra, al XXVII e al XXVIII Premio Valentino Bucchi di Roma Capitale, al 32° Concorso Guido d’Arezzo, al II Concorso internazionale di composizione ed esecuzione per strumenti a percussione e batteria Città di Fermo, all’edizione 2006 del concorso internazionale Egidio Carella, Earplay 2013 Aird Competition Winner di San Francisco, ...) and her works are regularly performed by chamber and orchestral groups in prestigious places all over Italy and abroadh. Her works have been published and recorded by Ed. Casa Ricordi – Universal Music Publishing (Milan), Rai Com Edizioni (Rome, Milan), Taukay (Udine) and Sconfinarte (Brescia).
Profitable and very original is her collaboration with the composer Carla Rebora.
Together they wrote “Hymnen” (2004 - six musical images for soprano, guitar, piano, violin and double bass; text extracted and processed from Novali's "Hymnen an die Nacht") and the opera “L'aurea d'amore” (2009 - for soprano, tenor and chamber orchestra; libretto based on the novel "Il copista" by Marco Santagata)
Both works have won the first prize in international competitions with a great audiences and critic success.
The two composers transcribed in 2010 “Un nouveau Petit train de plaisir”, suite for piano duet from the ballet by Azio Corghi, taken from the Péchées de vieillesse of Rossini ( Ricordi - Universal Music Publishing, Milan) and in 2012 wrote “Demo-cracy” (chamber opera for actress, soprano, ensemble, electronics and video) together with the composer Roberta Vacca. In 2014 their Opera buffa “Il salto degli orlandi” for soprano, tenor, baritone and ensemble (text from the novel by Marco Santagata) received an honorable mention at the first special edition of the International Composition Competition "Gabriella Gentili Mian" organized by the Fondazione Teatro Verdi in Pisa (Italy) and reserved for a chamber opera original. The musicologist Renzo Cresti comprehended her in his book "The Languages Of Arts And Music, The Aesthetics Of Beauty, With 64 Testimonies of Important Italian Composers" (edited by Il Molo di Viareggio 2007pag.175, 176) .
Magnan is a playwright too, and founding editor (associate director) of the review of contemporary musical research SuonoSonda.
She is adviser to the artistic direction of Pasquale Anfossi Association of Genoa, which organizes concerts and cultural events in the city and in 2015 celebrated its twenty years of activity
She teaches at the Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” of Como (Italy).


CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail address: [e-mail]
Website: www.carlamagnan.it


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LIST OF WORKS

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CHAMBER MUSIC

  • 0003 La casa del silenzio for ensemble; 60 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0003, 1998
  • 0004 Mistero di Bach for actor and ensemble; 8 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0004, 1999
  • 0005 Tema e variazioni for wind quintet; 6 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0005, 1999
  • 0006 Quintetto lirico for wind quintet; 5 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0006, 1999
  • 0012 Maqam for string quartet and percussions; 7 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0012, 2001
  • 0013 Dagh for cello, marimba and live electronics ad libitum; 5 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, mc8g-2132-CCN0013, 2001
  • 0019 On the air for flute and piano; 6 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, mc8g-2132-CCN0019, 2004
  • 0024 Ète-ré-a for flute, clarinet, vibraphone, piano, violin, viola and voice ad libitum; 9 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, text by Carla Magnan from La radia sarà by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, mc8g-2132-CCN0024a, 2005
  • 0024 Ète-ré-a ii for flute, clarinet, vibraphone, piano, violin and cello; 9 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, mc8g-2132-CCN0024b, 2005
  • 0025 Intrusioni (versione a) for violin solist, clarinet concertante and ensemble (vibraphone, violin, viola and cello); 10 min., TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali di Vittorio Vella, Remanzacco (Udine), mc8g-2132-CCN0025a, 2005
  • 0025 Intrusioni (versione b) for violin solist, oboe concertante and ensemble (vibraphone, violin, viola, cello and doublebass; 10 min., TEM - Taukay Edizioni Musicali di Vittorio Vella, Remanzacco (Udine), mc8g-2132-CCN0025b, 2005
  • 0029 The eye for piano and trumpet; 18 min., Unpublished, Music for the film Emak Bakia of Man Ray, mc8g-2132-CCN0029, 2007
  • 0035 Margini uno for violin, viola, cello, piano; 7 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, mc8g-2132-CCN0035, 2010
  • 0036 Song lines (of songs) for female voice and piano; 25 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, 1. Ay amor, 2. La voz de mi amado!, 3. Pulchra es, 4. Mon amie - Text: Carla Magnan (inspired Cantico dei Cantici), mc8g-2132-CCN0036, 2010
  • 0037 Altitudini for flute and piano; 6 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0037a, 2011
  • 0037 Studio su altitudini for flute in C, alto flute and piano; 8 min., Sconfinarte Edizioni Musicali, Rovato (BS), Italy, mc8g-2132-CCN0037b, 2012
  • 0039 Margini due i - en plein air / ii - dance in b. Rhythm for viola and percussions; 10 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0039, 2013
  • 0043 Squarci for fl, cl, piano 4 hands; 5 min., Unpublished, Subtitle: studio per un'opera, mc8g-2132-CCN0043, 2014
  • 0051 Interferenze for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, cello and doublebass; 5 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, mc8g-2132-CCN0051, 2015
  • 0052 I fili del canto for doublebass and electronics; 7 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0052, 2015
  • 0054 Altitudes for flute, clarinet, harp, violin and violoncello; 10 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0054a, 2015
  • 0054 Altitudes (deux) for flute, clarinet, piano, violin and violoncello; 10 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0054b, 2015
  • 0059 Arioso for cello and piano; 4 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0059, 2016
  • 0066 No encanto da miragem for mezzosoprano, flute, clarinet B, harp, violin and violoncello; 11 min., Unpublished, Music and text: Carla Magnan and Carla Rebora Text inspired on Hora de adeus by Branca de Gonta Colaço., mc8g-2132-CCN0066, 2017
  • 0067 Il magnifico canocchiale for bassoon quartet; 4 min., Unpublished, Commission: LowBbassooncluster, mc8g-2132-CCN0067, 2018

INSTRUMENT SOLO

  • 0015 Diabolikamente suite (per piano solo) for piano; 10 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, mc8g-2132-CCN0015a, 2003
  • 0015 Diabolikamente suite (versione pf a quattro mani) for piano 4 hands; 10 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, mc8g-2132-CCN0015b, 2003
  • 0017 Amor dov’è la fe’ for viola sola; 8 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, mc8g-2132-CCN0017, 2003
  • 0018 Estribot for cimbalon; 7 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, mc8g-2132-CCN0018, 2004
  • 0020 Pot-pourri for violin; 6 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0020, 2004
  • 0030 Anni luce (Cosmofonie, album) for piano; 2 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0030, 2007
  • 0031 Voci for flute; 5 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, mc8g-2132-CCN0031, 2007
  • 0032 Percorsi for flute; 5 min., Sconfinarte Edizioni Musicali, Rovato (BS), Italy, mc8g-2132-CCN0032, 2008
  • 0033 Seeds (semi) for piano 4 hands; 4 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, mc8g-2132-CCN0033, 2009
  • 0040 …un nouveau petit train de plaisir for piano 4 hands; 45 min., Ricordi Universal, Milano, Italy, Text: QUIRINO PRINCIPE. Original score by Azio Corghi. Composers: Carla Rebora, Carla Magnan, mc8g-2132-CCN0040a, 2013
  • 0042 Vortice di neve for viola sola; 8 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0042, 2014
  • 0045 Arcade (portici) for viola sola; 4 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0045, 2014
  • 0048 Il cielo di pietra (Cosmofonie, album) for piano; 2 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0048, 2015
  • 0049 Brille sous terre (Cosmofonie, album) for piano; 2 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0049, 2015
  • 0053 Fili e trame for doublebass; 5 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0053, 2015
  • 0055 Raccordi for cello; 7 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0055, 2015
  • 0058 Atomi (Cosmofonie, album) for piano; 3 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0058, 2016
  • 0062 Trope for violin; 4 min., Unpublished, Hommage à Pierre Boulez, mc8g-2132-CCN0062, 2017
  • 0063 Jump! for trombone; 4 min., Unpublished, Commissione Risuonanze 2017, inspired by a song by Frank Zappa, Brown Shoes Do not Make It., mc8g-2132-CCN0063, 2017
  • 0064 Aéré for cello; 6 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0064, 2017

DUO

  • 0065 Mélismes for two cellos; 5 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0065, 2017

LYRIC MUSIC

  • 0014 Elaborazioni di arie d’opera (da “il filosofo di campagna“ di B.Galuppi) for voices and orchestra; 15 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0014, 2001
  • 0034 L'aurea d'amore for soprano, tenor, chamber orchestra (video ad libitum); 22 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, Music and text: Carla Rebora and Carla Magnan (M. Santagata, Il copista), mc8g-2132-CCN0034, 2009
  • 0038 Democracy (demo-crazy) versione opera for soprano, actress, ensemble, video, elettronica; 60 min., Sconfinarte Edizioni Musicali, Rovato (BS), Italy, Music and text: Carla Rebora, Carla Magnan, Roberta Vacca (E. da Rotterdam, Elogio alla Follia), mc8g-2132-CCN0038a, 2012
  • 0038 Democracy (demo-crazy) versione corto d'opera for soprano, actress, ensemble; 30 min., Sconfinarte Edizioni Musicali, Rovato (BS), Italy, Music and text: Carla Rebora, Carla Magnan, Roberta Vacca (E. da Rotterdam, Elogio alla Follia), mc8g-2132-CCN0038b, 2012
  • 0038 Democracy (demo-crazy) versione opera concert for soprano, actress, ensemble; 55 min., Sconfinarte Edizioni Musicali, Rovato (BS), Italy, Music and text: Carla Rebora, Carla Magnan, Roberta Vacca (E. da Rotterdam, Elogio alla Follia), mc8g-2132-CCN0038c, 2012
  • 0041 Il salto degli Orlandi versione corto d'opera for per soprano, attore ed ensemble; 35 min., Unpublished, Music and text: Carla Rebora and Carla Magnan (M. Santagata, Il Salto degli Orlandi), mc8g-2132-CCN0041a, 2013
  • 0041 Il salto degli Orlandi versione opera for soprano, tenor, baritono and ensemble; 85 min., Unpublished, Music and text: Carla Rebora and Carla Magnan (M. Santagata, Il Salto degli Orlandi), mc8g-2132-CCN0041b, 2014

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

  • 0010 Passaggi di luce for orchestra; 6 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0010, 2000
  • 0011 Alma Mahler’s Darstellung for string orchestra; 8 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0011, 2000
  • 0016 Viaggiando la luce for orchestra; 6 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, mc8g-2132-CCN0016, 2003
  • 0027 Sembianti di luna for string orchestra; 8 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, mc8g-2132-CCN0027, 2005
  • 0044 Standomi un giorno for soprano, tenor, baritono, chamber orchestra; 20 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, Music and text: Carla Rebora and Carla Magnan (M. Santagata, Il Copista), mc8g-2132-CCN0044, 2014
  • 0046 A song for Laura for soprano, tenor, Band orchestra; 20 min., Unpublished, Music and text: Carla Rebora and Carla Magnan (M. Santagata, Il Copista), mc8g-2132-CCN0046, 2014
  • 0050 Una stanza per Judith for string orchestra; 8 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0050a, 2016

SPECIFIC MUSIC THEATRE

  • 0001 Pierino e il lupo for children actors and esemble; 60 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0001, 1998
  • 0002 Omaggio a Nino Rota for ensemble; 60 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0002, 1998
  • 0007 Continuum for actress and ensemble (flute, clarinet, piano, harp and cello); 35 min., Unpublished, on texts by various authors, mc8g-2132-CCN0007, 1999
  • 0008 Quadri di un’esposizione for children actors and esemble; 60 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0008, 1999
  • 0009 Il carnevale degli animali for children actors and esemble; 60 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0009, 2000
  • 0015 Diabolikamente tua for four actors, piano, percussion, video and electronic; 70 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, text by Carla Magnan and Roberto Carusi, mc8g-2132-CCN0015c, 2002
  • 0015 Diabolikamente… for trumpet, percussion, piano, doublebass and video; 9 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, mc8g-2132-CCN0015d, 2003
  • 0026 La rete dell’oro for baritone and ensemble (flute, clarinet, vioin, piano and percussions); 12 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, mc8g-2132-CCN0026, 2005
  • 0028 Rencontre, incontri di – versi for flute and voice; 8 min., Unpublished, Text: OTTISILLABO IN PANEGIRICO ARDITO by Pier Luigi Berdondini, mc8g-2132-CCN0028, 2006
  • 0040 …À bord d'un petit train de plaisir for voice (actress), piano 4 hands and string quartet; 65 min., Ricordi Universal, Milano, Italy, Text: QUIRINO PRINCIPE. Original score by Azio Corghi. Composers: Carla Rebora, Carla Magnan, mc8g-2132-CCN0040b, 2016
  • 0050 Judith for female voice, string orchestra; 10 min., Unpublished, Music and text: Carla Rebora and Carla Magnan (V. Woolf, Una stanza tutta per sé), mc8g-2132-CCN0050b, 2015
  • 0060 Mediterranea, onde sonore for actress and string orchestra; 60 min., Unpublished, Music by Carla Magnan, Carla Rebora, Roberta Vacca and Cinzia Pennesi. Text by maria Letizia Corga, mc8g-2132-CCN0060, 2016

VOCAL MUSIC

  • 0021 Hymnen for soprano and ensemble (guitar, piano, vln, cb); 7 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, Music and text: Carla REBORA, Carla MAGNAN (reading HYMNEN AN DIE NACHT, Novalis), mc8g-2132-CCN0021, 2004
  • 0022 Mentre vi miro… for vocal quintet; 7 min., Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali, Roma, Italy, Tex, mc8g-2132-CCN0022, 2004
  • 0023 Cor mio for SATB; 8 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0023, 2004
  • 0047 L'immoto guardo (versione solisti) for vocal quintet; 6 min., Unpublished, Music and text: Carla Rebora and Carla Magnan (reading GESUALDO DA VENOSA), mc8g-2132-CCN0047a, 2015
  • 0047 L'immoto guardo (versione coro) for SMATB/S1S2ATB; 6 min., Unpublished, Music and text: Carla Rebora and Carla Magnan (reading GESUALDO DA VENOSA), mc8g-2132-CCN0047b, 2015
  • 0056 Inviso for soprano, mezzo-soprano and cello; 2 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0056, 2015
  • 0057 Miro e sospiro for for vocal sextet; 10 min., Unpublished, mc8g-2132-CCN0057, 2016
  • 0061 Nunc for SATB; 5 min., Edizioni Carrara, Text: from Vangelo secondo Luca (2, 29-32), mc8g-2132-CCN0061, 2016


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