- Started in
- Musician type
- Organ / Composer
- Host institution
- Leiden University
Michele Del Prete received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Freie Universität Berlin defending a dissertation on Franz Rosenzweig’s ontology. He studied Viola da Gamba with Nanneke Schaap in Verona and graduated in Electronic Music in Venice studying with Alvise Vidolin and in Composition in Graz studying with Beat Furrer. He received further guidance from Giacomo Manzoni in Fiesole. Several conferences and performances in Europe and in the Americas. Together with Pierluigi Billone he organized two conferences in Palermo and in Venice (Space: Two Positions and Dialogue with Luigi Nono, on the occasion of Risonanze erranti). He performed his electroacoustic works in complex spatialisation settings in Graz (IEM Cube), Madrid (Auditorium Museo Reina Sofía), Chatham (Historic Dockyards), Manchester (Mantis). He works on poems by Roberto Bacchetta and collaborates with Igor Imhoff on audiovisuals projects. In 2019 he received a mention of honour for his work Glosas a seis from the International Composition Award Six Historic Organs of Mafra.
My research focusses on site-specific compositional and performance practices of music for organ and electronics and their musical-spatial values. I will compose and perform as electronic performer music for organs and electronics particularly focusing on instruments of the Renaissance-Baroque Dutch and North German/Hanseatic School. The compositional output will consist of tape music based on recorded organ sounds, works for organ and live electronics and works for sound environments of multiple organs and electronics. On the occasion of this research I will investigate the relation between organ and electroacoustic music clarifying which are the explicit and implicit references of electroacoustic practices to much older models, outlining an understanding of electronics as contingent, essentially non-reproducible post-digital practice.
6 - 7 October 2021
The annual Orpheus Doctoral Conference, organised by the second year docARTES PhD students, will take place on 6 and 7 October 2021 as a virtual event.