Francesco del Nero - Sul mare Dove il cielo si lascia toccare

from Mechanics of Breath by Eva Zöllner, accordion & Heather Roche, clarinets

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Sul mare
Dove il cielo si lascia toccare (2020)
for clarinet and accordion

The piece is inspired by two fragments of poems of mine which are conncted to each other and based on the question if it’s really possible to reach a knowledge of ourselves without the interaction with the other. In this sense, the duet between these instruments, which are different but with some evident similarities (both base their life on breath, be it human or mechanic), is seen as an exchange of points of view around a common material which is itself transformed during the process.

FRANCESCO DEL NERO graduated and specialized with honors in piano with Daniel Rivera (Mascagni Conservatory – Livorno) and graduated with honors in composition with Andrea Nicoli at the Puccini conservatory in La Spezia and with Luca Francesconi at the Malmö music academy. His piece “Di specchi ed echi” (for flute, clarinet, violin and cello) was recorded for the label Sheva. He received a special mention in the TIM (International Tournament of Music) and his “Mitologia d’ingranaggi” (for piano four hands) has been selected in the call for scores for the Festival Camino Contro Corrente 2013 “Atti Vandalici”. He won the third prize in the “Fondazione Giorgio e Aurora Giovannini” piano composition competition with the piece “che da tanta parte dell’ultimo orizzonte il guardo esclude”. The scores “Mitologia d’ingranaggi” and “Di versi inversi” are published by Ars Publica. In 2017 he’s been chosen to participate at the UNM festival with his piece “sì che non accada simultaneamente il nulla” which has been performed for the first time in Malmö at Connect Festival by FontanaMix ensemble.

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from Mechanics of Breath, released March 20, 2020

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