Edition: III


Giulia Monducci

Country: Italy

The Artist's Music


Born in Faenza (Italy) she started her piano studies at the age of six. She approached the study of composition under the guidance of Chiara Benati and Cristina Landuzzi at Conservatorio G.B. Martini in Bologna and later with Jan Van Landeghem at Royal Conservatory of Brussels, also deepening the study of music technologies under the guidance of Serse Mai and Henry Vega. She specialized in Composing for Film and Tv at Conservatorio “G.B. Martini” in Bologna, graduating in Music for Multimedia with Marco Biscarini, and attending the Film Scoring Composition workshops at Accademia Chigiana in Siena held by Academy Award winner Luis Bacalov, who awarded her a Degree with Merit. Meanwhile she attended masterclasses in composition, deepening the study of Rhetoric in music with Sergio Lanza (teacher at Conservatory of Trapani) and Indian rhythms and Karnatic music with Rafael Reina (teacher at Conservatory of Amsterdam).


Her arrangements and original works have been premiered in Europe (Belgium, France, Italy, etc) Australia and USA by ensembles and soloists such as Luis Bacalov, Maurizio Ben Omar, Rossana Calvi, Vittorio Ceccanti, Euridice Quartet, Giuliano Giuliani, Antonio Mostacci, Raffaello Negri, New Made Ensemble, Jean Penny, ThingNY. During the past years she has been collaborating with stage directors, choreographers, musicians and conductors on original works for ballet (“Another Carmen”), musical (“The Beggar’s Holiday”) and theater projects (“Anno XVI – Il tempo oscuro”, “L’odore della terra, del viaggio e dell’esilio”, “I giorni della libertà” ). Her works have received recognitions such as the “Emma Contestabile” prize (Siena, 2007 and 2008) by Academy Award winner Luis Bacalov, the “Unique Forms of Continuity in Space” International Composition Competition (Melbourne, 2010) and the second prize in the XXVI edition of the Oscar Signorini competition for composers of experimental music videos held by Studio D’Ars (Milan, 2009). Now she works as a free lance composer and arranger for multidisciplinary projects (theater, dance, music, video), also writing contemporary music for solo instruments, chamber groups and orchestra.

Notes on the Musma Composition


The term Flux [flʌks] in its acceptation of ”action of flowing” sums up the essence of this journey-like piece, that winds through several soundscapes representing the four cardinal points. In the combination of techniques that belong to different traditions and periods (polymodality, Ars Antiqua techniques, Brazilian and Carnatic rhythms), the single cultural elements dialogue and interact with the others, melting their own characteristics. This cross-cultural exchange within and throughout the different soundscapes gives each panel a multicultural identity.