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For a representative selection of Marko Ciciliani's work, please visit for audiovisual works the Vimeo Channel or go for audio works to Soundcloud

160930: on November 24 Ciciliani will premiere a new work titled Atomic Etudes for Monome at the MuteFest in Helsinki.

160916: a newly produced video of Ciciliani's recent work Steina for violin, live-electronics, live-video and laser is available on vimeo. The piece with a duration of almost 30 minutes has been recorded with Barbara Lüneburg.

160403: The current issue of the German magazine Seiltanz contains two articles about Marko Ciciliani's Pop Wall Alphabet by Stefan Drees (in German) and Simon Cummings (in English)

160402: Flattersound Basel will present a portrait concert of Marko Ciciliani on April 30, performed by Ensemble This | Ensemble That. The concert will include the premiere of Audiodromo, for 4 musicians, live-electronics and live-video, written for this occasion

160219: The project website ofCiciliani's artistic research project "GAPPP – Gamified Audiovisual Performance and Performance Practice" is online! Content will be added as the project progresses. gappp.net

151207: Ciciliani has been granted funding for a 3 year artistic research project. The project is titled "GAPPP – Gamified Audiovisual Performance and Performance Practice". It is going to investigate elements from computer games in audiovisual applications of computer music. The project is funded as part of the PEEK program of the Austrian Science Fund.

150930: a new documentation of the revised version of Via for live-electronics, live-video and lighting is available on Vimeo

150921: Barbara Lüneburg will perform Ciciliani's "Formula minus One" at the Ultraschall Festival in Berlin in January 2016.

150910: Update on Ciciliani's participation at the "48th International Summer Course for New Music": in addition to the individual lessons and the workshop on audiovisuality, together with Christian Dierstein, Håkon Stene and Simon-Steen Anderson, Ciciliani will offer a workshop for percussionists.

150730: Ciciliani was invited as tutor to the "48th International Summer Course for New Music" in 2016 in Darmstadt. He will offer individual lessons and a course on audiovisuality titled "Music in the Expanded Field – Workshop on Audiovisuality".

150617: Ciciliani was invited to the "2nd Symposium on Sound and Interactivity" in Singapore for the presentation of a paper and performance of a work.

150402: Ciciliani was invited to the "Understanding Visual Music" conference in Brasilia/Brazil, for a performance of his new audiovisual work Via for live-electronics and live-video, and for a paper presentation on scanline synthesis.

150302: The Swiss Ensemble This Ensemble That will perform a night dedicated to Ciciliani's music on April 30 2016 in Basel. Ciciliani will compose a new work for this percussion quartet for this occasion.

141217: on March 20 ICTUS from Brussels/Belgium will perform Ciciliani's Black Horizon for two table top guitars and four players at the Maerzmusik in Berlin.

141019: Klub Katarakt in Hamburg will present a portrait concert with works by Marko Ciciliani on January 23 at Kampnagel.

140920: Ciciliani has been invited to INTER-FACE: International Conference on Live Interfaces 2014 in Lissabon to perform his audiovisual work Intersection, and to present his paper "Towards an Aesthetic of Electronic Music Performance Practice".

140806: from August 7-14 Ciciliani will be at the "47. Internationale Ferienkurse Darmstadt", where he will offer individual teaching sessions (registration via imd@darmstadt.de). On August 12. and 13. his music will be performed. On the 13th an entire concert will be dedicated to his audiovisual works, including the premiere of Formula minus One with Barbara Lüneburg.

140612: Ciciliani's paper "Towards an Aesthetic of Electronic-Music Performance Practice" has been selected for an oral presentation at the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) in Athens in September 14.

140414: Ciciliani has been appointed full professor for "computer music composition and sounddesign" at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics – IEM – of the Art's University Graz. The position starts with the fall term 2014/15.

140227: Ciciliani has been invited to Sonorities Festival Belfast to perform his piece "Intersection" on May 2, and to present his paper"Towards an Aesthetic of Electronic-Music Performance" on May 3.

140115: Ciciliani will be at the 47. Internationale Ferienkurse Darmstadt in August 2014.

131107: Marko Ciciliani has received a commission by the Deutschlandfunk Köln for a new work, which will be premiered on April 07, 2014 as part of the complete performance of the cycle "Suicidal Self Portraits" at the Forum Neuer Musik Deutschlandfunk in Cologne.

131019: Marko Ciciliani received a short-notice invitation to write a piece for the Ensemble des 20. Jahrhunderts, dance and a motion tracking system. It will be premiered in Vienna on December 07.

131005 Marko Ciciliani performed the complete Pop Wall Alphabet (4.5 hours) at the Noise in and as Music Symposium at the Huddersfield University. Click here for a review.

130915 Belgic guitarist Nico Couck takes Ciciliani's composition All of Yesterday's Parties on his US tour with a total of 8 performances in October and November.

130221: Marko Ciciliani's new work "Intersection" for live-electronics and live-video is online.

130210: Marko Ciciliani has been invited to the Noise In And As Music conference in October 13 at the University of Huddersfield to perform his entire work Pop Wall Alphabet with a duration of 4 hours and 30 minutes.

130101: a trailer of the new media work "Heterotopolis" can be viewed online via this link.

121109: Tomorrow is the premiere of "Heterotopolis" at the ZKM in Karlsruhe, an hour long audiovisual piece which was created in collaboration with visual artist Marcel Bühler. On November 14 the same piece will be performed at the Mumuth in Graz.

120504: Ciciliani received an invitation to the International Computer Music Conference 2012 in Ljubljana (Spet.9-15), to present his paper "Musical Experience beyond audible sound and its relevance for electro-acoustic composition".

120414: Ciciliani received a commission from the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology in Zürich, to compose a new work for a sensor equipped bass-clarinet. The work is going to be premierd in 2013 by Matthias Müller.

120208: from February 13-17 Marko Ciciliani will give a workshop at ESMAE in porto/Portugal.

120122: Slagwerkgroep Den Haag has commissioned Marko Ciciliani and Yannis Kyriakides to collaborative compose a piece for them, as a tribute to John Cage's collaboration with Lou Harrison.

110823: Håkon Stene and Marko Ciciliani finished recording "Black Horizon" for two table top guitars and four players with sound-engineer Wolfgang Musil. The piece is going to be released on Stene's solo CD on the norwegian label plus3db.

110815: Marko Ciciliani gave a solo recital at the coal mine in Göttelborn/Germany, premiering two new works.

110802: Marko Ciciliani spent a 2 week artist residency at ZKM/Karlsruhe, working with Marcel Bühler on their new project "Heterotopolis".

110304: Marko Ciciliani has taken on a position as guest-professor for electroacoustic composition at the IEM of the Arts University in Graz/Austria. The appointment lasts until February 2012.

110112: ZKM and Novembermusic will co-produce a new program length multimedia work with the title Heterotopolis by Marko Ciciliani (composition, electronics and light design) and Marcel Bühler (3D laser graphics) for the group Bakin Zub. It is going to be premiered at the ZKM in Karlsruhe on November 10, 2012, using the 48 speaker ambisonic sound environment.

110101: the CD "Jeanne of the Dark" has been released on the Hamburg-based label Ahornfelder. "Jeanne of the Dark" is a program length work written for the group Bakin Zub. It was premierd in 2008 at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

101028: Ciciliani obtained a PhD from Brunel University for his thesis "Dirty Light: the application of musical principles to the organisation of light as an extension of musical expression into the non-figurative visual realm".

100812: starting from the October, Ciciliani will be teaching at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Furthermore he is lecturer at the University for Applied Sciences in St. Pölten and guest-lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.

100208: Bakin Zub just finished a tour performing "Jeanne of the Dark" in Tilburg, Amsterdam and Münster. Ciciliani composed this piece for 4 musicians, light design and video partly in collaboration with the media artist Terre Thaemlitz.

100126: Ciciliani is currently working with the violinist Barbara Lüneburg at the ZKM in Karlsruhe at a DVD production of his piece 'Alias' for electric violin, electronic, lighting and laser. The film material has been shot in a night session in the impressive halls of the ZKM's Museum for Contemporary Art.

091225: For February 2010 Ciciliani has been granted a two-week 'follow-up" residency at the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles/USA. In this period he will have performances and give lectures in Southern California. He will also be working with the L.A. based ensemble SoNu.

091128: In November the 40 minute work "Dromomania" for two pianos, electronics and light design was premiered at the November Music Festival in Den Bosch by Sonsoles Alonso and Moritz Eggert. More performances in Venlo, Utrecht and Maastricht followed. The next performance of the work is taking place on December 6 in Nürnberg.

090924: A new excerpt of a performace of "Corrosion", which took place on May 7th 2009 in the Goethe Institute in Los Angeles can be viewed at Youtube

090902: In August 2009 Marko Ciciliani has completed a new work for four percussionists with the title 'Black Horizon'. The instruments used in this piece are two electric guitars that are lying flat on a table and that are played by two percussionists per instrument. The work was written for the Schlagquartett Köln and will be premiered in Dezember 2010 in Cologne.

 

Next concerts:

October 28, 2016 | 8pm
Pop Wall Alphabet

Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten
Graz, Austria

November 12, 2016 | 8 pm
Audiodromo
for four percussionists (ETET)
and
Atomic Etudes
for Monome

Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten
Graz, Austria

November 24, 2016 | 10 pm
Atomic Etudes

MuteFest
Helsinki, Finland