Electronic creations for the chamber ensemble dimension

Electronic creations for the chamber ensemble dimension

Casa Ricordi has a tradition of publishing great operas, but also avant-garde and experimental electronic music. Technology interacts with and transforms the way composers approach music. New and diversified conduits open up to sounds and spaces we have yet to hear and experience.

Here’s a 2020-2021 World-Premiere selection of electronic creations, conceived for the chamber ensemble dimension. A mosaic of a host of musical languages and the search for far-out sounds.


Zeno Baldi - Laminar Flow (2020-2021)

For piano/percussion quartet
Commissioned by YARN/WIRE
Written with the support of the 2021 Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship

WP: 9.11.2021 | New York, Miller Theater


Zeno Baldi - Laminar Flow (2020-2021)


Zeno Baldi - Licheni (2021)

For 4 Instruments
Commissioned by Azione_Improvvisa Ensemble
Funded by Ernst von Siemens Foundation, with the support of Spinola-Banna Foundation for the Arts

WP: 21.09.2021 | Bolzano, TransArt Festival
Azione Improvvisa Ensemble


TOVEL AKA Matteo Franceschini - Opus (2021)

Version for amplified cello and live electronics
Commissioned by IRCAM – Centre Pompidou

WP: 13.11.2021 | Milano, Festival Milano Musica, MEET Digital Culture Center,
Live electronics by TOVEL, video and scenography by 1024 architecture, Éric-Maria Couturier cello, IRCAM Manuel Poletti
*Version for string quartet


 TOVEL aka Matteo Franceschini - Opus (2019) for string quartet and live electronics


Bernhard Lang - GAME 2-4-5 The Mirror Stage (2020)

Text arranged by Bernhard Lang
For four voices, electric guitar and electronics
Commissioned by HYOID, Ircam-Centre Pompidou, Music Centre De Bijloke and Transit - Festival 20.21

WP 24.10.2020, Leuven, Transit Festival 20.21
Ircam, Hyoid Contemporary Voices

Mauro Lanza - Memories of the Space Age (2020)*

For recordings of satellites, string quartet and electronics
Commissioned by Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik 2021, ProQuartet – Centre européen de musique de chambre, Quatuor Diotima, Fondazione I Teatri / Reggio Emilia, November Music / ’s-Hertogenbosch

WP: 23.04.2021 | Witten (Germany), Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik
Quatuor Diotima / IRCAM

Mauro Lanza - The Voices Didn’t Stop After the War (2021)*

For recordings of EVP voices, string quartet and electronics
Commissioned by Kompositionsauftrag des Westdeutschen Rundfunks, ProQuartet, November Music (s-Hertogenbosch), Casa del Quartetto / Fondazione I Teatri – Reggio Emilia

WP: 23.04.2021 | Witten (Germany), Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik
Quatuor Diotima / IRCAM

* A part of Aether is a Haunted Place


Marco Momi - Première berceuse sur rien (2019)

For Viola and Electronics

WP: 28.01.2020 | Zürich
Petra Ackermann, viola

Marco Momi - Semi alle bestiole salve (2021)

For Electric Guitar, Theorbo, Accordion and Electronics
Commissioned by Azione_Improvvisa, with support from the Ernst von Siemens Foundation

WP: 21.09.2021 | Bolzano, TransArt Festival

Marco Momi - Vuoi che nel fuori (2020)

For Percussion Trio and Electronics
Commissioned by Festival Milano Musica

WP: 17.10.2020 | Milano, Festival Milano Musica, Pirelli Hangar Bicocca
Trio Zaum



Marco Momi - Vuoi che nel fuori (2020)


Vittorio Montalti - Five Screens (2021)

For accordion and electronics
Commissioned by and written for Samuele Telari

WP: 29.06.2021 | Milano, Fabbrica del Vapore
Samuele Telari, accordion

Vittorio Montalti - The Memories Box (2021)

Six mistaken aphorisms about love
For cello and electronics
Commissioned by Accademia Filarmonica Romana.

WP: August 2021, Roma, Accademia Filarmonica Romana
Michele Marco Rossi, cello

Samir Odeh-Tamimi - VROS (2020/2021)

For three female voices, tenor and electronics
Commissioned by Musik der Jahrhunderte 
Electroacoustic sounds produced in the AdK Berlin studio

WP: 03.02.2021 | Stuttgart, ECLAT Festival
Neue Vocalsolisten

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Photo: Matteo Franceschini / © Jacopo Salvi