Angelo Valori: Influences of Mediterranean Music on Contemporary Writing
A clinic in the Italian influence on current Mediterranean music. The workshop, based on the analysis of some tunes of traditional repertoire of south of Italy and scores of Angelo Valori, focuses on a deeper knowledge of some aspects and styles of Mediterranean music, emphasizing how these can be a useful source of inspiration for a contemporary composer.
Angelo Valori is an Italian composer, conductor, educator, and producer. He graduated from the conservatories of Pescara and L’Aquila, with focuses on composition and orchestra conducting. He studied arranging and orchestration at Berklee Music. At a very young age he started writing compositions that have been performed at major European festivals and broadcasted by major European radio and television. His ballet Cleopatra has been performed in 2008 at Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, the first jazz performance in a Italian Opera House.
His compositions are among others recorded on the CDs Notturno mediterraneo (Egea, featuring Gil Goldstein, Gabriele Mirabassi), Dove volano gli angeli (Wide-Sound, feat. Bob Mintzer, Fabrizio Bosso), and Il Caffè dalle Americhe (Wide-Sound, feat. Javier Girotto). He conducted the first world performance of Variations for Electric Bass and Strings, with John Patitucci.
Valori is a professor at the Music Conservatory in Pescara, where he is the chair of Popular Music Department and teaches contemporary writing, contemporary arranging, and music theory.