Il colore dell’ombra on CD

Last year I had the privilege of recording my piano trio Il colore dell’ombra with Longleash during a residency at the Experimental Media and Performing Art Center (EMPAC).
It was pure joy! Jeffrey Svatek and Todd Vos, our sound engineers, took great care of the music, and I could not ask for better conditions.
Pala Garcia, John Popham, and Renate Rohlfing, my dear friends of Longleash, are releasing their debut album, Passage, on September 22, 2017. The CD, coming out on New Focus Recordings, includes works by Christopher Trapani, Yukiko Watanabe, Juan De Dios Magdaleno, Francesco Filidei, and myself.

You can oder it here. I hope you will enjoy it!

dead wasps in the jam-jar (ii)

On October 13th, the Münchener Kammerorchester premiered my latest piece dead wasps in the jam-jar (ii) at the Prinzregententheater, in Munich (Germany). Working with these musicians led by Clemens Schuldt has been pure joy, and I could not be happier about the result we achieved after a week of rehearsals.
I would like to thank Musica femina münchen e.V. and the MKO for giving me the opportunity and the privilege of writing this piece!

Radio BR Klassik will broadcast the whole concert on October 20, at 20:00pm (Munich time). Here is the link to hear the concert.
[Photo: F. Ganslmeier]

Bestenliste 2/2016 der deutschen Schallplattenkritik

I am happy and honored to announce that my portrait CD A Failed Entertainment has been chosen by the German Record Critics’ Prize  for the Bestenliste 2/2016 in the contemporary music category. It has been a long, amazing journey and I would like to thank once again the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm and Julia Gerlach, RZ edition, Tim Rutherford-Johnson, and all the fantastic musicians who made this project possible.

You can find the CD here, or here, or on Amazon, and you can even listen to some excerpts on this website.

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Californian Week

In a few days I will be heading to Los Angeles to work with the musicians of LAPhil on the American première of Intent On Resurrection — Spring Or Some Such Thing, that will be performed on March 1st at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

During the same week, I will be involved in two other events: on February 26th, I will give a lecture on my music at the University of Southern California, and on February 27th, the incredibly talented Adrianne Pope and Linnea Powell will play Limun at the Artist Corner Library (6585 Santa Monica Blvd).

I am very excited to go to Los Angeles for the first time in my life. I will be spending time running on the beach (because Rome’s Half Marathon is almost there), reading, going to museums, eating good food and listening to music. I could not ask for more.
If you are in LA, come and say hi!

CD Release | Clara Iannotta: A Failed Entertainment

My first portrait CD is finally out! It includes some live and studio recordings of my works from 2009 to 2014 played by Ensemble Intercontemporain conducted by Matthias Pintscher, Ensemble Recherche with Melise Mellinger and Barbara Maurer, Talea Ensemble conducted by Eduardo Leandro, Orchestre des Élèves du Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris conducted by Tito Ceccherini, Quatuor Diotima, Ensemble Garage with Richard Haynes, and Trio Catch.
The beautiful booklet has been written by Tim Rutherford-Johnson.

A huge thanks to Julia Gerlach, the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm, and Robert Zank Edition for making this possible.

You can find it here, or here, or on Amazon, and you can even listen to some excerpts on this website.

I hope you enjoy it!

New season coming up!

This crazy hot summer is almost finished, and in a couple of days I will be leaving Berlin for a few months, heading to Boston, to attend my second year as a PhD student at Harvard University.

This past year has been quite difficult for me. I stopped composing for several months, because I felt I needed to understand the direction that my music was taking. I am now back on my feet and ready for all the amazing projects that 2016 offers me!

Since I had a break, I postponed some concerts, which means in 2016 I’ll have four world premières — a new ensemble piece commissioned by Radio France  (for 2e2m), my first piano concerto (for Wilhem Latchoumia and the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain), and a string orchestra work commissioned by Musica Femina München e.V (for Münchener Kammerorchester).

Besides this, my ensemble piece Intent on Resurrection — Spring or Some Such Thing, written last year for the Ensemble Intercontemporain and co-commissioned by the Festival d’Automne, will be played again by LA Phil,  the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Klangforum Wien.

It is going to be a great, busy year, and I really hope to see some friendly faces at these concerts!