updated 18 May 2022

Pasquale Corrado

Italian composer and conductor born 28 July 1979 in Melfi.

Pasquale Corrado was born in Italy in 1979. He holds degrees in piano, vocal music, and choral conducting and graduated with distinction from the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi with degrees in composition, which he studied under Alessandro Solbiati, and orchestra conducting, which he studied under Daniele Agiman. In 2009, he continued his composition studies with Ivan Fedele at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, and in 2010, studied at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP) with Stefano Gervasoni while participating in Cursus 1 (the IRCAM’s composition and computer music course).

He has served as director and musical arranger for the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, and for Suoni del sud, where he has directed several concert series, and the Umberto Giordano Symphony Orchestra in Foggia. He has also conducted for many Italian orchestras, particularly in the lyrical repertoire, in concerts featuring both his own work and that of other composers who inspired and taught him, such as Fedele, Solbiati, Francesconi, and Gervasoni.

The majority of Corrado’s catalogue features compositions for chamber orchestra or small ensembles, and he favors formations of flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, violin, and cello, as may be heard in pieces such as Inciso (2009), Ombra di macramé (2010), and Pulse (2012). This formation, he feels, is ideal for contemporary music because of the breadth of timbre it allows. Timbre is also a key element when he describes the composers who inspired him, such as Durieux, Mantovani, Lachenmann, and Benjamin, because of what he sees as their ability to draw a broad palette of timbres from a limited range of instruments. Moreover, Corrado considers music’s rhythmic aspect to be its most important, a preference one hears in Pulse, composed for France Musique’s Création Mondiale, and in Grain (2013), which was performed at ManiFeste in 2014. Both pieces are tributes to pulsation, inspired by Yan Maresz, and in particular his piece Entrelacs (1998).

Corrado has written four lyric operas: Mr Macbeth (2013), Alice Special Guest (2014), Donizetti Alive (2015), and Babbelish (2018). He has also composed for original film scores and for multimedia installations. In 2019, he founded the Syntax Ensemble, for which he serves as director. He is also producer and arranger for Caterina Caselli’s label Sugarmusic; he aranged several pieces for Caselli for the Sanremo Festival.

He has received commissions from the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the IRCAM, the Venice Biennale, Radio France, Divertimento Ensemble, the Festival Acanthes-Metz, and the Santa Cecilia orchestra and choir in Rome. His pieces have been performed in festivals such as ManiFeste, MusikProtokoll Graz, and the Festival Pontino, by ensembles including the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Instant Donné, Klangforum Wien, Quartetto Prometteo, and Ensemble Multilaterale. He won the Petrassi Prize in 2011 and the Basel Composition Compeition in 2017.

He teaches composition at the Conservatorio Fausto Torrefranca in Vibo Valentia and is published by Suvini Zerboni Milan.


© Ircam-Centre Pompidou, 2021

Sources

Site du compositeur, magazine de l’Ensemble Intercontemporain, France Musique.

  • Solo (excluding voice)
    • Arcipeloghis Solitaire for baritone saxophone or soprano saxophone (2010), 15 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Intermezzo for piano (2010), 7 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Nous for piano (2010), 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Spray II for Paetzold bass flute in f (2010), 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • elec ircam Ircam cursus Wam for trumpet and electronics (2011), 7 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Mister trip for percussion (2012), 7 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Dactylos for piano (2013), 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Sette gasse d’amante for viola d'amore (2014), 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • elec Hight Light Night for cello or cello and electronics (2019), 7 mn, Suvini Zerboni
  • Chamber music
    • Quènde for string quartet (2008), 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Quintessence for wind quintet (2009), 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Lente for piano, clarinet, saxophone and viola (2010), 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Esperidi for two flutes (2011), 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Xilonmachia for five percussionists (2011), 13 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Lux day for string quartet (2012), 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Lux day off for piano, violin, cello and double bass (2012), 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Interference for two percussionists/performers (2015), Suvini Zerboni
    • Ritorna ancora for wind quintet (2015), 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
  • Instrumental ensemble music
    • Stars for set (2008), 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Inciso for ensemble (2009), 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Ombra di macramé for six instruments (2010), 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Sovrainciso for set (2010), 8 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • elec Spray for recorder ensemble, Paetzold flute and electronics (2010), 11 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Bludarcate for ensemble (2011), 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • One (I) for Sale for orchestra (2011), 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Fleich for six instruments (2012), 7 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Inciso for orchestra (2012), 13 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Pulse for set (2012), 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Sciarada for set (2012), 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Sfera for orchestra (2012), 8 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Grain for ensemble (2013), 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni [program note]
    • D'Estasi for large ensemble (2015), 18 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Insequenza for ensemble (2015), 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Ozone for set (2015), 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • After last October for orchestra (2017), 16 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
  • Concert music
  • Vocal music and instrument(s)
    • L’orizzonte di rame for voice and ensemble (2007), 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Chi for three voices and orchestra (2008), 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Musicasa for two pianos, voice, cello and percussion (2009), 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Lahmer for voice and percussion (2011), 8 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Raise voice for voice and ensemble (2011), 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • stage Mr Macbeth opera for six voices and ensemble (2013), 1 h 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • stage Alice Special Guest opera for three voices, three actors and orchestra (2014), 1 h 20 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • stage Donizetti Alive opera for three voices, three actors, DJ, beat-boxer and ensemble (2015), 1 h 30 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Solo Il Tempo for choir and orchestra (2017), 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • elec stage Babbelish opera for three voices and orchestra or electronics (2018), 1 h 15 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • stage Macbeth Alone opera for four voices and ensemble (2019), 1 h 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
  • A cappella vocal music
    • Com a tua voz for solo voice (2011), 9 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
    • elec stage Babbelish opera for three voices and orchestra or electronics, 1 h 15 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
  • 2017
  • 2015
    • D'Estasi for large ensemble, 18 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • stage Donizetti Alive opera for three voices, three actors, DJ, beat-boxer and ensemble, 1 h 30 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Insequenza for ensemble, 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Interference for two percussionists/performers, Suvini Zerboni
    • Ozone for set, 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Ritorna ancora for wind quintet, 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
  • 2014
  • 2013
    • Dactylos for piano, 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Grain for ensemble, 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni [program note]
    • stage Mr Macbeth opera for six voices and ensemble, 1 h 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
  • 2012
    • Fleich for six instruments, 7 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Inciso for orchestra, 13 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Lux day for string quartet, 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Lux day off for piano, violin, cello and double bass, 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Mister trip for percussion, 7 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Pulse for set, 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Sciarada for set, 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Sfera for orchestra, 8 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
  • 2011
    • Bludarcate for ensemble, 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Com a tua voz for solo voice, 9 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Esperidi for two flutes, 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Lahmer for voice and percussion, 8 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • One (I) for Sale for orchestra, 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Raise voice for voice and ensemble, 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • elec ircam Ircam cursus Wam for trumpet and electronics, 7 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Xilonmachia for five percussionists, 13 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
  • 2010
    • Arcipeloghis for saxophone and ensemble, 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Arcipeloghis Solitaire for baritone saxophone or soprano saxophone, 15 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Intermezzo for piano, 7 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Lente for piano, clarinet, saxophone and viola, 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Nous for piano, 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Ombra di macramé for six instruments, 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Sovrainciso for set, 8 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • elec Spray for recorder ensemble, Paetzold flute and electronics, 11 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Spray II for Paetzold bass flute in f, 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
  • 2009
    • Inciso for ensemble, 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Musicasa for two pianos, voice, cello and percussion, 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Quintessence for wind quintet, 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
  • 2008
    • Chi for three voices and orchestra, 10 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Quènde for string quartet, 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
    • Stars for set, 12 mn about , Suvini Zerboni
  • 2007
  • 2003

Liens Internet

(liens vérifiés en mai 2022).

Discographie

  • Pasquale CORRADO, Chi, Orkest De Ereprijs, Rob Vermeulen : direction, dans « 15de Young Composers Meeting », 2009.