Nicola Sani

Nicola Sani was born in Ferrara in 1961. His musical training included studies in composition with Domenico Guaccero and Karlheinz Stockhausen and electronic music with Giorgio Nottoli. He is the author of a large number of instrumental and electroacoustic compositions, stage operas, dance operas and multimedia installations commissioned, produced and performed by internationally renowned Institutions, ensembles and soloists within the most important seasons and festivals worldwide.
Most relevant awards include: "Prix Ars Electronica" Linz, special jury mention at the Prix Italia, "Erato Prize" of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Guggenheim Prize, International Giuseppe Verdi Prize.
Nicola Sani's compositions are published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni, Milan.
He was curator of the music section of the Festival Arte Elettronica in Camerino, of the Electronic Art section of the Festival RomaEuropa and artistic director of the Contemporary Chamber Music series "Emergenze" in Rome. He is currently member of the artistic board of the IUC-Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti in Rome (University Concerts Institution).
He is artistic director of the "Sonora" Project, founded by the Italian Foreign Affairs and Culture Ministry with the purpose to promote the Italian New Music worldwide.
Since October 2004 Nicola Sani is President of the "Scelsi Foundation" in Rome and since July 2006 he is member of the board of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma (Rome's Opera House).
He is designated as the new Artistic Director of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, starting from January 2009.
He writes for the musicological review Musica/Realta . He is the author of the book "Musica Espansa" (co-author Francesco Galante) published by Ricordi-Lim, Milan.

Year / Artwork Title Importance Medium
1979 Concetto spaziale , attese
4.00 stars CD
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Alter Ego
1996 Un canto dell'isola 4.00 stars CD
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Alter Ego
1996 Wassererinnerungen, for bass flute & electronics 4.00 stars 2 CD
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Nicola Sani
Roberto Fabbriciani - Bass Flute
1997 Non tutte le isole hanno intorno il mare - isola terza 4.00 stars CD
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Alter Ego
1998 I Binari Del Tempo 4.00 stars CD
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1999 Oltre il deserto spazio 4.00 stars CD
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1999 Windstille, for double-bass flute, organ & electronics 4.00 stars 2 CD
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Oscar Pizzo - Organ
Nicola Sani - Electronics
2000 Sonore image de mon absence 4.00 stars CD
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For cello and tape

Alter Ego

2000 Terra, for percussion & electronics 4.00 stars 2 CD
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Isao Nakamura - Percussion
Nicola Sani - Electronics
2002 Con Fuoco, for hyperbass flute & electronics 4.00 stars 2 CD
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Nicola Sani - Electronics