Luigi Esposito (Rome, 1962)
- Primo Premio all’International Prize for Non-Conventional Score Music Writing di Lucca (2016);
- Best Music Award al Madrid International Film Festival (2013);
- Premio Internazionale Domenico Cimarosa (2012);
- Nomination al World Music and Indipendent Film Festival of Washington (2012);
- Premio Rotary Club (2009);
- Compositore Onorario presso l’Associazione Cluster di Lucca (2016).
Composer, visual artist, performer pianist, writer.
He graduated magna cum laude in “Composition by electroacoustic instruments”. Furthermore, he graduated in “Choral Music and Chorus Direction” and in “Electronic Music” at Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome, he is one of the leading experts in musical pictography. He got in touch with the most important stars of the international artistic world, in particular with Sylvano Bussotti, who has been his master and colleague. At the end of the Eighties he wrote music for several theatrical performances by Carlo Croccolo, performed in Italy and Europe. In 1991 he attended the specialization course in “Film Music” held by Ennio Morricone and Sergio Miceli at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena. Since 1994 he has been creating drawings, paintings, plastic works, sculptures, pictures and video art which symbolize the outcome of a new codification of the musical thought . Since 1999 it has been possible to find his name in the “Enciclopedia Italiana dei Compositori Contemporanei” (Contemporary Italian Composers Encyclopedia) edited by Pagano, Naples. His production ranges from scenery works to compositions for full-sized orchestras, chamber music songs, instrumental monographs, electronic music songs, till the production of pictograph scores intended to the performative/surprising scene of action. His works were performed as world première in national and international festivals and broadcasted on television and radio stations, among which Radio Rai Uno, Radio Tre Suite, Rai Tre Campania, Rai Tre Toscana, Rai Tre Sicilia, Rai International. He published for Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and for publishing houses such as Spirali, Transeuropa, Bèrben, PulcinoElefante, Santabarbara, Pagano, Spring, Lavieri, Bietti. Furthermore, some works of his were published together with unreleased writings by Sylvano Bussotti, Ennio Cavalli, Alberto Casiraghy and Alda Merini. He actively contributes to the musical research magazine Suono Onda. He took part in festivals, concerts, official launches; he held conferences, seminaries and workshops about pictographic composition, computer music, performances and musical genres connected to research and experimentation in universities, artistic and music associations, research centres. Several magazines welcome his pictographic and visual works, his analysis works and his music essays. For many years now his wide and variegated artistic production has been housed in important museums and art galleries where he also has held personal art exhibitions together with performances and prèmieres: Mimmoscognamiglio Arte Contemporanea, Napoli; Oji Hall, Tokyo; Festival Internazionale di Venezia; Area Sismica; Festival Diffrazioni Firenze; BKA Theatre, Berlino; Teatro di Corte, Napoli; Museo Campano, Capua; Centro AREA, Palermo; Accademia Musicale Napoletana; Anfiteatro, Santa Maria Capua Vetere; Museo Archeologico, Santa Maria Capua Vetere; Museo Civico di Casa Cavassa, Salluzzo; Alpenländische Galerie, Kempten, Germania; Teatro Studio di Scandicci, Firenze; Teatro di Corte, Reggia di Caserta; Real Sito Belvedere, San Leucio; Festival Dissonanzen, Napoli; Synapser#4, Bologna; Argos, Museo di Arte Contemporanea del Sannio; Empiria, Roma; Musik Schüle, Oberstdorf, Germania; Castello di Ventotene; Castello Colonna, Genazzano; Palazzo Borghese, Artena; Fondazione Valenzi, Maschio Angioino, Napoli. Some works of his are in permanent exhibition at Museo Civico di Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Museo di Arte Contemporanea in Caserta, at Colliers International in Milan, and Fondazione Valenzi in Naples. Composer in residence at International Festival Forum für Neue Musik di Oberstdorf, Germany, in 2009 and 2013. He often switches between his activity as a composer and the one as a pianist, director and electronics live performer as well as creator, promoter and coordinator of artistic and music shows. Since 1999 he has been a board member of “Concorso Internazionale Flautistico Domenico Cimarosa” and in 2009 he was awarded by Rotary Club as a sign of respect and gratitude for his ten-year presence. In January 2012 he was awarded the International Prize Domenico Cimarosa for “Frantumazioni” for flute, strings and cymbal, a complaint work written after the roof collapse of Cimarosa’s house in Aversa. In July 2013 he was awarded Best Music Award at Madrid International Film Festival and he won a nomination for the World Music and Indipendent Film Festival of Washington for the original soundtrack of the film “Dissent” by Helmut Dosantos. Special Guest at London International Film Festival 2013. Moreover, he wrote soundtracks for the theatrical work “Virginia e sua zia” by Manlio Santanelli, with the direction of Daniela Cenciotti anf for the documentary “You are where you live” by Vincenzo Mistretta. In April 2013 he published “Un male incontenibile – Sylvano Bussotti, artista senza confini” edited by Bietti, Milan, a rich biography on Sylvano Bussotti with more than sixty interviews and a preface by Sandro Cappelletto. The biography was presented in May 2013 at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and at Fondazione Valenzi, Maschio Angioino, Napoli; in June 2013 at Accademia Filarmonica Romana and at Conservatorio di Benevento; Conservatorio di Salerno; Conservatorio Santa Cecilia Roma. An art film on his pianistic work “Orghè” is currently underway; actors, musicians, writers, poets, composers, directors and performers internationally renowned are involved in the role of actors.