Maurizio Pisati: Set7 Ruben Mattia Santorsa

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Label: Kairos

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

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  • Maurizio Pisati (b. 1959):
  • 1Alp03:58
  • 2Ey De Net05:02
  • 3Habergeiß04:42
  • 4Samblana04:59
  • 5Yemeles05:41
  • 6Odolghes04:47
  • 7Derscialet04:29
  • 87 Studi: No. 1, —02:02
  • 97 Studi: No. 2, —00:59
  • 107 Studi: No. 3, —02:52
  • 117 Studi: No. 4, —05:20
  • 127 Studi: No. 5, —02:45
  • 137 Studi: No. 6, —02:33
  • 147 Studi: No. 7, —04:54
  • Total Runtime55:03

Info for Maurizio Pisati: Set7

I heard the Sette Studi (Seven Studies) for the first time at the age of nineteen. I was fascinated and decided that I wanted to be an interpreter of contemporary music. Impressed by those new guitar sounds, I wrote to Maurizio Pisati to ask to meet him: I imagined a pre- pared guitar, with some scordaturas and used in an unconventional way. I still remember his first words: “there is no scordatura, no preparation. These sounds belong to the guitar.” Since that meeting, the Sette Studi have been like a beacon, faithful travelling companions for my con- certs in Europe. After a few years the desire to record them was born: they were to be the nucleus of my first record.

The recording project took shape in Milan during a further meeting with Maurizio who, talking about the opera Theatre of Dawn*, told me that in it there were Sette Duo (Seven Duos) for guitar and seven different instruments, each inspired by the Sette Studi for the classic guitar”. What better occasion than a record to bring together the Sette Studi and the Sette Duo for guitar and the same number of instruments? And that is how Set7 was born. (Ruben Mattia Santorsa)

Ruben Mattia Santorsa, classical guitar
Marie Delprat, paetzold recorder
João Carlos Pacheco, percussion
Hugo Queirós, bass clarinet
Kevin Juillerat, tenor saxophone
Céline Wasmer, voice
Lino Mendoza, double bass
Anne-Laure Dottrens, viola

Ruben Mattia Santorsa
(1992) is an Italian classical and electric guitarist. His aim is to spread contemporary music and to enlarge the repertoire for the guitar. For this reason he constantly collaborates with and commissions new pieces to young composers. His musical mentors are Maurizio Pisati, Walter Zanetti and Elena Càsoli. Meeting and working with composers such as Helmut Lachenmann, Salvatore Sciarrino, Giacomo Manzoni, Sylvano Bussotti and Helmut Oehring was crucial for his musical growth.

He has given concerts in Italy, Switzerland, Austria, France, Hungary, Germany, Colombia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition to his career as a soloist, he is also continuing his research on contemporary music in chamber music and performing regularly with ensembles such as Ensemble Contrechamps, Nec Ensemble and Sonemus Ensemble. Ruben Mattia gave a lecture on the Contemporary Guitar for the composition class of the Conservatoire Superieur de Musique et Dance de Paris. He graduat- ed the Master Specialised in Soloist with a specialisation in contemporary music at the Hochschule of Bern with Elena Càsoli and he also studied guitar and composition at the “Conservatorio di Musica G. B. Martini” of Bologna. He won the Swiss Government Excellence scholarship for the years 2013–2015. He collaborated with the labels Stradivarius and Neos.

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