Casa Ricordi signs Carmine-Emanuele Cella

Casa Ricordi signs Carmine-Emanuele Cella

Casa Ricordi is pleased to announce our new collaboration with award-winning composer Carmine-Emanuele Cella, who’s been recognized for his innovative work on applications of Intelligence Artificial in music, augmented reality and mathematical representations of sound.

Composer profile

Composer, mathematician, researcher and teacher, Carmine-Emanuele Cella is best known for having created a bridge between artistic expression and math through music. His music is not based on melodies, chords or rhythms, but on a written format of sound. Each note and musical figure are components of global, unified and physical sound imagery, which reveals the tragedy that is sound. Cella’s need to create contextualized music led him to the definition of what he calls musica hic et nunc (“music here and now”), a new paradigm in which each performance becomes a unique, unrepeatable epiphany.

After receiving doctorates in composition and applied mathematics from the Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome and the University of Bologna, Cella went on to work with Ircam, École Normale Supérieure of Paris and HEM of Geneva. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Goffredo Petrassi Award for composition. In 2022 he won the prestigious Traiettorie Music Prize “for his research in the fields of Artificial Intelligence as applied to the creation of music, augmented reality, the definition of mathematical models for the representation of sound through techniques of deep learning and methods of machine learning for computer-assisted orchestration”.

Carmine-Emanuele Cella is currently an associate professor of music technology at the University of California, Berkeley, and professor of computer music at the Gioachino Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro.

New works

Cella’s first composition to be published by Casa Ricordi is entitled From Scratch, for viola sola, which premiered in Madrid, May 28, 2024, commissioned by Ensemble L'Itinéraire.

Among Cella’s upcoming projects for 2024-2026: a concerto for piano and orchestra for jazz pianist Myra Melford; a chamber cycle for piano; a pair of co-commissions in two leading European circuits.


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