Aldo Brizzi

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Aldo Brizzi
BornAlessandria, Italy
Occupation(s)Conductor, producer

Aldo Brizzi is a composer[1] and director.


He was born in Alessandria, Italy, in 1960. He trained in classical music at the Milan Conservatory, and subsequently worked with Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, and Sergiu Celibidache. He holds a Laurea Degree from the DAMS Bologna. He has also worked with Giacinto Scelsi who has influenced his artistic direction.

He has composed music for groups and orchestras, including the Strings of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. His awards include the Venezia Opera Prima del Teatro La Fenice (1981), European Year of Music (Biennale di Venezia, Festival d'Automne in Paris, WDR di Cologne/Köln, 1985), Concorso nazionale Franco Evangelisti in Rome/Roma (1986), and the Young Composers' Forum in Cologne/Köln (1989). He was director of the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt from 1990 to 1994.

In 2000 he jointly produced Cristal, a record by Ala dos Namorados (EMI), which won the Golden Disc award in Portugal.

In the late 1990s and throughout the 2000s, Aldo Brizzi has moved into a more experimental direction by fusing different musical traditions and styles. This culminated in the widely acclaimed Brizzi do Brasil record, which won the Trofeu Caymmi in Brazil, come miglior disco dell'anno 2003.

In 2005 he collaborated with Alfredo Arias on the musical Mambo Mistico (Théâtre national de Chaillot, Paris), which was awarded the best music/soundtrack prize in the 12th Cérémonie du Souffleur (2004–05).[2]

In 2007 he launched the Loving Glance project, experimenting with electronic music and the voice of Reis. He had developed a very characteristic style escaping genre categorization, including trip hop, drum and bass and classical music, combined with Afro-Brazilian sounds like bossa nova and Musica Axé.

2012 saw the première of his multimedia opera Alter in France.


  • The Labyrinth Trial (1999), featuring Maurizio Barbetti, Brake drum percussion, Francesco Cuoghi, Massimo Agostinelli, Ensamble Orphée
  • Brizzi do Brasil (2005), featuring Ala dos Namorados, Arnaldo Antunes, Augusto de Campos, Calinhos Brown, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Margareth Menezes, Olodum, Teresa Salgueiro, Tom Zé, Virgínia Rodrigues and Zeca Baleiro
  • Aço do Açúcar (2005), featuring Reis and Aço do Açúcar band
  • Obrigado (2006) by Teresa Salgueiro featuring Aldo Brizzi
  • Reis (2008) EP, featuring Reis, vocals / Aldo Brizzi, electronics


  1. ^ Regenmorter, Paula J. Van; Music, University of Maryland, College Park. (2009). Brazilian Music for Saxophone: A survey of solo and small chamber works. ProQuest. pp. 146–. ISBN 978-1-109-19931-4. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  2. ^ "LE PALMARES DE LA 12e CEREMONIE DU SOUFFLEUR". Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2010-12-18.

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