For several years I have been interested in how sound and space can relate with each other. How could the characteristics of a certain venue influence the composer's work and be implemented in the composition is a question that I tried to answer through several pieces as well as sound installations. I am particularly interested in venues which are not normally devoted to music performances such as museums, public buildings etc. whom architectures and acoustics could be musically exploited.
In the last four years I have gladly worked with writers and actors in projects where electroacoustic music, vocal performance and theatre could establish a hierarchy of equal importance. Between them can be named a radio-opera What's That? (with the support of SwedishArtsCouncil), a sound installation with one actress on the scene Babette – a dinner scene (based on Karen Blixen's Babettes Gœstebud) and Konvergens (funded by Kulturrådet, Kulturskåne and Författarfonden) for two actors, singer and electronics with live spatialization.
My work around space led my interest towards the open space of the city and the tradition of sound-walk. In my recent residences (InterArtsCenter at Lund University-Sweden and Tempo Reale, Florence-Italy) the soundscape of the cities of Copenhagen and Florence are morphed into compositions; the sound material, structure, poetry and impressions are derived from the recorded tracks. These residences are part of an ongoing project named Morphing the soundscape which aims to create a creative sound map of different cities in Europe.
I completed my music education in both Italy where I graduated in Piano, Organ and Composition at the "G.P. da Palestrina" Conservatory in Cagliari, and Sweden where I completed the master II in composition at the Lund University (Sweden) with Luca Francesconi.
I am currently organist in S.t Thomas church in Lund (SWE).
www.fabiomonni.com (personal website)
www.morphingthesoundscape.wordpress.com (ongoing project)
ESPOSTI AL LIBERO ASCOLTO for Choir, percussions, objects and electronic (28min) - commissioned by Ente Musicale Nuoro (IT)
A morphed soundscape of Florence for orchestra (10min)
Sospeso su una città di pietra II/b for tape (14min)
Sospeso su una città di pietra II/a for tape (10min) - commissioned by Tempo Reale (IT)
Morphing the soundscape project:
#Florence for tape and instructed listening experiences (32min) - commissioned by Tempo Reale (IT)
#Copenhagen for tape and instructed listening experiences (9min)
Della luce e dei suoi confini for tape (9min) - commissioned by Contemporanea Acusmatica, Udine (IT)
Konvergens for two actors, performer and tape (38min) - commissioned by Annika Nyman
Del buio e di altri luoghi for voice and tape (8min) - commissioned by Spazio Musica
mr potter 1am for objects, laptop and tape (4min)
What’s that? A radio-opera - dramat av Annika Nyman (32min)
Gloop-twice for trio, video and tape (13min)
POLI for orchestra (9min)
Den Tidlösa Gåvan short opera – libretto av Petra C Thyrvin (15min)
Ponti sospesi su uno stagno letterario for three percussionists (5min)
I sette messaggeri for alto and seven instruments (9min)