Giorgio Magnanensi (Italy)
Photo: Chris Randle
Giorgio Magnanensi is a composer and conductor devoted to contemporary music. Before moving to Canada, he taught at the Conservatory of Music in Parma and at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and was a member of Gruppo di Ricerca per la Musica Contemporanea (Research Group for Contemporary Music) at the University of Bologna. Since moving to Canada he has taught at UBC and VCC in Vancouver. Driven by his conviction that the most vital stimuli of musical thought today pass through channels unrestricted by academia, he collaborates with musicians of diverse backgrounds and sensibilities, experimenting with compositional structures open to a variety of materials, practices and languages of music including the use of electronics, sampling and creative improvisation. This experimentation provides the foundation for evocative musical invention that shares the soundscapes of our present time.
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