Pierluigi Castellano

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Pierluigi Castellano
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Background information
Born 1958
Rome, Italy
Genres Jazz, Experimental rock, Contemporary classical music, ambient
Occupation(s) composer
Years active 1982–present
Website Pierluigi Castellano on Facebook

Pierluigi Castellano (Rome, 1958) is an Italian musician, composer and journalist.


Castellano began his career by studying piano, clarinet, composition and electronic music,[1] attending seminars held by Karlheinz Stockhausen and Aldo Clementi.

In 1983 and 1984 took part in the work of Giovanna Marini, Le Cadeau de l'Empereur held, among others, at the Festival d'Avignon,[2] the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris and the Teatre Grec in Barcelona.

Between 1985 and 1990 he composed several soundtracks for theater, movies (A futura memoria: Pier Paolo Pasolini, by Ivo Barnabò Micheli[3]), but particularly for dance shows (choreography by Enzo Cosimi, Fabrizio Monteverde and others[4][5]) with good critical and commercial feedbacks in France, England and the United States.[6][7] He also composed Electronic Music for the ENEL and Infobyte project for the Seville Expo '92.[8] For Rai Radio Tre Castellano composed two Operas: Viaggio nel Cyberspazio (1993) and Zonacalda (1995).[9] He took part in the European research project HELP[10] working on the musical translation of visual art.[11]

As journalist Castellano wrote for Il Manifesto and works for the Italian national television RAI.


  • La Boule De Neige (General Music)– GM 30719 (1985)
  • Danze (Mantra Records) – DM 86002 (1987)
  • Noi, My, Us (Mantra Records) – DMCD90017 (1990)
  • Sevilla X (As) – AS 001 (1992)
  • Computer Dreams (Orlando Record) (1999)
  • Danze (remastered, Orlando Records) (2000)
  • La Boule De Neige (remastered, Orlando Records) (2000)
  • Zonacalda (Ants) – ANT06 (2002)
  • 2002 (Orlando Records) (2002)
  • Open Space (Rai Trade) RTCD 290 (2008)

Collaborative albums[edit]


Books by Pierluigi Castellano[edit]


  1. ^ "Autore › Pierluigi Castellano" (in Italian). DeriveApprodi. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Le Cadeau de l'Empereur" (in French). Festival d'Avignon. 
  3. ^ A futura memoria: Pier Paolo Pasolini (1986) on IMDb
  4. ^ Bentivoglio, Leonetta (4 April 1986). "Tuffiamoci con passione nelle acque calde dei sogni". la Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Pasi, Rigotti (1993). Danza e balletto (in Italian). Jaca Book. p. 335. ISBN 88-16-43904-1. 
  6. ^ Kisselgoff, Anna (19 April 1987). "ENZO COSIMI AND TROUPE FROM ITALY". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "The Undead #99 - New Music from Italy". WNYC. 19 February 1988. 
  8. ^ Di Bastiano, Enrica. "Esposizioni Universali nella storia - Arte e tecnica in mostra" (PDF). Music@ n° 12 pg. 28 Rivista di musica del Conservatorio Alfredo Casella (in Italian). 
  9. ^ Couture, François. "Zonacalda". Allmusic. 
  10. ^ Antinucci, Francesco. "How can blind people see a painting?". Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche. 
  11. ^ D'Agostini, Michela. "Il Progetto Help". Testo e Senso n.7 - University of Rome Tor Vergata(2006) (in Italian). 

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