updated 15 June 2022
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Andrea Sarto

Italian composer born in Bologna in 1979.

Andrea Sarto studied composition and electronic music with Gian Paolo Luppi, Paolo Aralla, and Lelio Camilleri at the Martini Conservatory in Bologna. He went on to study composition with Ivan Fedele at the Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome, and was invited to attend classes at the Kungliga Musikhögskolan in Stockholm as a guest student. In 2009, he participated in the first year of the IRCAM Cursus (IRCAM’s composition and computer music course).

Sarto’s works have been performed in Italy (including at the Venice Biennale [2008 and 2009], TempoReale Festival [2008 and 2009], Stresa Settimane Musicali [2006], Exitime Festival [2007 and 2009], and Festival di Nuova Consonanza [2003]), France, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, and Sweden, by ensembles and orchestras such as FontanaMix Ensemble, Kreutzer Quartet, Doelen Kwartet, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Helsingborgsymfonieorkester, Algoritmo Ensemble, Holland Symfonia, and the Gävle Symphony Orchestra.

He participated in the Malmö Orchestral Workshop, Sweden (2006), Centre Acanthes in Metz (2006 and 2009), Stresa EAR-Lab with Luca Francesconi (2006), and Royaumont Voix Nouvelles with Brian Ferneyhough (2008). He also collaborated with the recorder and cello classes of Antonio Politano (HEMU Lausanne) and Francesco Dillon (Fiesole Academy of Music), respectively. In 2010, he was guest composer-in-residence at Royaumont for the Transforme Project, in which composers of electronic music collaborated with dancers/choreographers. In 2011-12, he participated in the second year of the IRCAM Cursus; this saw the composition of a work for choir and electronics which was premiered at ManiFeste in July 2012.

Andrea Sarto was a finalist in the International Gaudeamus Composer Competition in 2007 and 2009, the Barzio Fourth National Competition for Young Composers in 2001, and the Bologna Iceberg Competition in 2007. Several of his works have been broadcast on RAI Radio 3 and published online by the Miraloop independent label.

He currently teaches ear training at the Beauvais Conservatory (France).

© Ircam-Centre Pompidou, 2022


Andrea Sarto ; site de l’éditeur Edition Impronta

  • Solo (excluding voice)
  • Chamber music
    • Hével for string quartet (2008), 11 mn
    • Toccata for bass flute, saxophone and piano (2016), Impronta
    • Elegia for cello and piano (pedagogical piece) (2018), Impronta
    • elec Elegia II for two cellos and electronics (pedagogical piece) (2018), Impronta
    • Miroirs three little studies for two violins (pedagogical piece) (2018)
    • Miroirs n°2 for two violins (pedagogical piece) (2018), Impronta
  • Instrumental ensemble music
  • Concertant music
  • Vocal music and instrument(s)
    • Lectio for baritone, bass and percussion (2009), Impronta
    • elec Lettura spatialized piece for voices, ensemble and live electronics (2014), 60 mn about
    • elec Puis il Devint Invisible for four voices, two violins, viola, cello, accordion and electronics (2017), Impronta
  • A cappella vocal music
  • Electronic music / fixed media / mechanical musical instruments

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