Andrea Liberovici

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Andrea Liberovici
Andrea Liberovici with his dog.
Liberovici with his dog.
Born 1962 (age 54–55)
Turin, Italy
Nationality Italian
Occupation Composer, theatre director
Parent(s) Sergio Liberovici, Margot Galante Garrone

Andrea Liberovici (born 1962, Turin, Italy) is an Italian composer of contemporary classical music and a theatre director.


The son of Sergio Liberovici (musician, Turin, 1930–1991) and Margot Galante Garrone, Andrea Liberovici studied composition, violin and viola at the conservatories of Venice and Turin. He also studied acting at the Scuola del Teatro Stabile in Genoa, and singing with Cathy Berberian at the International Festival in Montalcino in 1980. He recorded his first LP at the age of fifteen.[1][2]

As a composer and director, he co-founded Teatrodelsuono (theatre of sound) with poet Edoardo Sanguineti[3] (librettist of Luciano Berio) and Ottavia Fusco.

Jean-Jacques Nattiez wrote, "Andrea Liberovici is a composer of his time. He define himself a modern. [...] We can find in his Frankenstein Cabaret a metaphor of the composer today. [...] he his a tragic musicians, a tragic-postmodern composer who tell about man and woman compared with the absurd and unbearable loneliness in which Internet borders more and more humanity."[4]

Over the last decade,[when?] in collaboration with artists such as Peter Greenaway,[5][6] Claudia Cardinale, Aldo Nove, Judith Malina,[7] Vittorio Gassman, Giorgio Albertazzi, Enrico Ghezzi, Ivry Gitlis and Regina Carter, Liberovici has created many projects concerning the relationships between music, poetry, theatre, and technology.

Recently, those who have performed his music include Yuri Bashmet,[8][9] Nouvel Ensemble Moderne[10] (Montreal), Toscanini Orchestra, and Teatro Carlo Felice. His works have also been presented and produced by the Teatro di Roma (Rome), La Fenice (Venice), and Salle Olivier Messiaen (Paris). He has also worked in residence at INA-GRM (the Music Research Group of the Institut national de l'audiovisuel) and France Culture in Paris, STEIM (Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music) Center for Research and Development in Amsterdam, and the GMEM[11] National Centre of Musical Creation in Marseille. His music and performances have been presented in Italy, New York, Paris, Athens, and Montreal.[12]

Musical compositions[edit]

  • 64,[13] Oratorio for actors in 64 movements through the acoustic memory of Living Theatre from J.Cage to now, with Judith Malina, Hanon Reznikov, Ottavia Fusco, GRM – INA, Paris, 2000
  • Frankenstein Cabaret,[14] Festival Les Musiques, GMEM, Marseille, 2001
  • Electronic Lied, GRM – INA, Paris, 2002
  • Electronic Frankenstein, Teatro Carlo Felice, Genova, 2002
  • Intégral,[15] Radio France-France Culture, Paris, 2003
  • Children of Uranium,[16] concept and libretto Peter Greenaway, direction Saskia Boddeke, Genova, 2005
  • Cunegonde's last journey to Irak, Festival Archipel, Geneva, 2005
  • Poètanz!,[17] libretto Edoardo Sanguineti, Festival Oriente Occidente, Artemis Danza, Rovereto, 2006
  • Titania la Rossa, libretto and direction Giorgio Albertazzi, Fondazione A. Toscanini, Piacenza, 2007
  • From Ivry,[18][19] dedicated to Ivry Gitlis, with Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Montreal, 2007
  • The Transparency of the Word – cantata for Primo Levi,[20][21][22][23][24] libretto Emilio Jona music and video Andrea Liberovici, with Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, International Symposium "New Voices on Primo Levi",[25] Asia Society, New York, 26 October 2010
  • Springing from the Heart, libretto Daisaku Ikeda, Festival Les Musiques, GMEM, Marsiglia, 2010
  • Non un Silenzio,[26] for viola, string orchestra and celesta, commissioned from Yuri Bashmet and Moscow Soloists, Teatro La Fenice, Venezia, 2014
  • MAVRYA, dedicated to Martha Argerich and Ivry Gitlis, for violin and piano, Lugano Festival - Martha Argerich Project,[27] Lugano, 2015


  • Rap,[28][29] text by Edoardo Sanguineti, music and direction Andrea Liberovici Teatro della Tosse, Genoa, 1996
  • Sonetto,[30] text by Edoardo Sanguineti, music and direction Andrea Liberovici Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa, 1997
  • Macbeth Remix, da W. Shakespeare, text by Edoardo Sanguineti, music and direction Andrea Liberovici Spoleto Festival, Spoleto, 1998
  •,[31] da L. Pirandello, text by Edoardo Sanguineti, music and direction Andrea Liberovici Teatro Stabile, Genoa, 2001
  • Concerto per Roma, with Giorgio Albertazzi, Uto Ughi, Teatro Argentina, Rome, 2002
  • Quaderni di Serafino Gubbio operatore, by Luigi Pirandello, Teatro Stabile, Rome, 2002
  • Candido. Soap opera musical, text by Aldo Nove and Andrea Liberovici, Teatro Stabile, Genoa, 2004
  • Centurie, by Manganelli, Calvino, Trilussa, with Massimo Popolizio, XXXVIII Festival di Borgio Verezzi, Borgio Verezzi, 2004
  • Urfaust,[32] by J. W. Goethe, with Ugo Pagliai and Paola Gassman, XXXIX Festival di Borgio Verezzi, Teatro Stabile, Genoa, Teatro Stabile del Veneto, Borgio Verezzi, 2005
  • The Glass Managerie, by Tennessee Williams with Claudia Cardinale, Fox&Gould, Rome, 2006
  • Nel Nome di Gesù di Corrado Augias, with Paolo Bonacelli, music and direction A. Liberovici, Teatro Stabile, Genoa, 2010
  • Operetta in Nero musica, testo, video e regia Andrea Liberovici, with Helga Davis, Teatro Stabile, Genoa, 2011
  • Fiona di Mauro Covacich, musica e regia Andrea Liberovici, Teatro Stabile, Trieste, 2012


  • 2008 – Postcards from Faust, 9 to 6 minutes in illusions
  • 2006 – Work in Regress, an assembly
  • 2004 – 500.000 Lions, The Last Hours of J.W. or Tarzan or J.W.
  • 2003 – Il teatro immateriale, Rai Sat show



  • 1978 – ORO (CGD, LP)
  • 1980 – Liberovici (CGD, 20194, LP, CD)
  • 1992 – Pranzo di famiglia (Carosello, CD)
  • 1996 – Rap (Fonit Cetra, CD)
  • 1998 – Sonetto (Devega Edizioni)
  • 2001 – 64 (GRM-INA, Francia)
  • 2003 – Electronic Frankenstein (GMEM, Francia)


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