Davide Zannoni

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Davide Zannoni (born 1958 in Spoleto, Italy) is a composer of contemporary Classical music.[1] He began his career playing drums in jazz clubs and later symphonic percussion with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra in Florence, Italy. He also pursued academic studies and earned a doctoral degree in Humanities from the University of Bologna, while studying composition privately in Florence. After moving to New York, he received a master's degree in Music from Queens College.

He has received commissions and grants from many organizations and performers both in Italy and the U.S., and his catalog includes works for orchestra, choir, and chamber ensembles. A significant portion of his output is devoted to music for percussion. His works have been recorded on several CD’s.

His idiosyncratic and hard to categorize compositional language includes elements from different musical traditions, in an alternation and often superimposition of harsh dissonance and lyricism.

Discography[edit]

  • Piano Duo Five O'Clock "Italian Connection", Amroc label
  • Tetraktis Percussione "Drama" 2008 [2]
  • Nicola Mazzanti "The Crazy Acrobat"Not On Label – CDNM002 [3]
  • Greg Giannascoli "Hammer" 2005, WMM3 [4]
  • Guido Arbonelli "Namaste Suite" 2003 Mnemes label [5]
  • Ivano Ascari "Nuove Musiche per Tromba, vol. 8" Sonica studios AZ3697 [6]
  • Ivano Ascari "Nuove Musiche per Tromba, vol. 5" Sonica studios
  • Ivano Ascari "Nuove Musiche per Tromba, vol. 3" Sonica studios AZ2112
  • "Christmas with The Manhattan Choral Ensemble" [7]
  • "Links" (Partita per un Percussionista) - Federico Poli[8]
  • Jikkai[9]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://scuolaitaliana.org/events/zannoni_s_italy.php
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Tetraktis-Percussioni-Drama/release/6672235
  3. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Nicola-Mazzanti-Giovanni-Verona-The-Crazy-Acrobat/release/6880424
  4. ^ http://www.steveweissmusic.com/product/33957/classical-percussion-recordings
  5. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Guido-Arbonelli-Namaste-Suite/release/1304066
  6. ^ http://www.cbt.biblioteche.provincia.tn.it/oseegenius/resource?uri=6129797
  7. ^ https://www.mce.nyc/recordings/
  8. ^ --Attilio Lolini, Il Giornale della Musica, luglio-agosto 2001- "Il Disco comprende cinque lavori di compositori particolarmente dediti alla musica per percussioni. Protagonista Federico Poli, giovane percussionista emerso dalla scuola di Farulli. Di rilievo la "Partita per un Percussionista" di Zannoni (classe 1958), che idealmente rimanda a Bach dove Poli, alle prese con tom tom, fruste, piatti, tamburo, gran cassa, triangolo, vibrafono, marimba e quant’altro, dimostra una capacità davvero notevole nel tener desta l’attenzione dell’ascoltatore con veri e propri “colpi di scena”.
  9. ^ "One of the more notable compositions of the evening was Jikkai (The Ten Buddhist Worlds), for violin and cello, a brilliantly scored,through-composed and stylistically eclectic work.""Una delle composizioni più notevoli della serata è stata "Jikkai" (I Dieci Mondi Buddisti), per violino e violoncello, un lavoro dalla scrittura vividissima, organicamente strutturato in un unico movimento, e dallo stile eclettico."--John de Clef Pineiro, The New Music Connoisseur-