About Me

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Nicola Monopoli was born in Barletta (Italy) in 1991.

 

He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and New Technologies with honors and an honorable mention, a Master’s Degree in Electronic Music with honors and he graduated with full marks in Composition from ‘N. Piccinni’ Conservatory in Bari.

He studied with relevant composers of the contemporary and electronic music scene such as Jonathan Cole, Michael Oliva, Francesco Scagliola, Riccardo Santoboni, Matteo Franceschini, Massimo Carlentini, Francesco Maria Paradiso, Michele Maiellari and Gilbert Nouno.

He was the first composer to earn the Artist Diploma in Composition from The Royal College of Music in London supported by a Clifton Parker Award and a scholarship by Giovani Artisti Italiani Association, Project DE.MO./Movin’Up (partner of the Italian Ministry of Culture).


His compositions were performed in Italy, France, Germany, Australia, England, Ireland, Norway, Greece, Russia, the United States, Spain, the Netherlands, Canada, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Cyprus, Mexico and Brazil.

 

He participated in electroacoustic and contemporary music concert seasons and festivals of international relevance such as International Computer Music Conference, De Montfort University SSSP, Seoul International Computer Music Festival, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Stanford University Linux Audio Conference, Asian Composer League Conference and Festival, File Festival, Hannover Hochschule C-Sound Conference, Emufest, Fullerton Annual New Music Festival, Camerata Musicale Barese - “Dedicato a...”, FIMU, Festival Internacional de Música Electroacústica “Punto de Encuentro”, Associazione Cultura e Musica “G. Curci” Concert Season, Shanghai Conservatory of Music International Electronic Music Week, Urticanti – Contemporary Music Festival, University of Central Missouri New Music Festival, Perugia Conservatory Segnali Festival, Electronic Music Festival of the Cypriot Composer League, Silence Festival, San Francisco FCM, Di_Stanze, NoiseFloor Festival, Fresh Minds Festival, From Tape to Typedef, Lecce Conservatory Concert Season, Kinokophone, CIM, Hilltown New Music Festival, Béal Festival, LPM, UNDÆ, Oxford Brookes University - New Music Festival, Sonorities - Festival of Contemporary Music, SpazioMusica Project, MusInfo – Bourges, From the Soundhouse, Contemporary Music in Action, Computer Art Congress, BulldogBytes, Tilde New Music Festival, Cornell University MCTS Conference, WFAE - Crossing Listening Paths, OpenCircuit Festival, MusLab and Giovine Orchestra Genovese Concert Season.

 

He held concerts in major concert halls such as Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall and Recital Hall of the Royal College of Music in London, Great Hall of “Carlo Felice” Theatre in Genova, Lecce Conservatory Auditorium, Shanghai Conservatory Concert Hall, Shi-Ying Theater in Taipei, Vaughan Recital Hall in Orangeburg, Conservatory of Trieste “Aula Magna”, Chamber Hall of the Moscow Philharmonic Society, Sviatoslav Richter Memorial Apartment in Moscow, Centre Chorégraphique in Belfort, Meng Concert Hall in Fullerton, “G. Curci” Theatre in Barletta, Salone degli Specchi of Circolo Unione in Bari, Vallisa Auditorium in Bari, Bari Conservatory Auditorium, Rome Conservatory Auditorium, Hannover Kammermusiksaal, Elebash Hall in New York, Town Center Pavilion in Kansas City, Leggate Theatre in Liverpool, Jayu Theatre in Seoul, City Theatre in Corfù, Barnes Hall in Ithaca (USA), The Italian Cultural Institute in Sydney, St. Stephen's Anglican Church and Richmond Uniting Church in Melbourne, Catania University – Department of Mathematics and Informatics Auditorium, University of Bari “Salone degli Affreschi”, Shanghai Conservatory Report Hall, Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin, Sound Studios (USSS) of the University of Sheffield e Black Box Theatre of the Texas A&M University.

 

Several radio stations broadcast his music including CKCUFM, WOBC-FM, Radio Taukay, Kinetics Radio, SBS Radio, CJSR FM, Radio UNDÆ and Radio Cemat.

Some of his compositions were selected for installations, listening libraries and web-based projects such as Audiograft Jukebox, Basic.FM, Radiauteur, Mauritskade Streaming Festival, Sonus and the “Multichannel Listening Library” of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim.

 

He was awarded first prize in the Golden Key Composition Competition 2014 (USA), third prize in the Musicworks Magazine Competition 2011 organised by the Canadian magazine Musicworks, received a Mention at the Piars Award 2013 (now Sonic Arts Award) and he was one of the four finalists of The National Prize of The Arts of Electronic Music in 2012 (Acousmatic Category).

He was funded by Puglia Sounds for the project Puglia Sounds Export 2015 to engage a series of three concerts in Australia and he also won the Call for Projects ‘Principi Attivi’ organised by Apulia Region.

 

He held seminars and concert-lessons regarding multimedia composition, contemporary music, recording techniques, live electronics and music notation software organised by Associazione Cultura e Musica “G. Curci” and Soundiff.

His articles concerning algorithmic, instrumental, electroacoustic and multimedia composition were presented in international conferences like International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Mathematica User Meeting (Wolfram-Adalta) and Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society's Annual Conference.

 

He wrote software for algorithmic composition.

 

He published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Ablaze Records, Adalta, Cimarosa Records, Soundiff, Taukay Edizioni Musicali, RMN Music, Grenzi, Edizioni Musicali Cultura e Musica and Casa Musicale Eco.

 

He performs regularly with the violinist Carmine Marcello Rizzi in violin and electronics duo as a composer and electroacoustic performer and he collaborates with the pianist Emanuel Arciuli realising and performing the electronics for his concerts.

 

He also works as a sound engineer for music labels such as RMN Music and Soundiff.

 

He taught at the “C. Pollini” Conservatory in Padua, the “T. Schipa” Conservatory in Lecce and the “A. Casardi” High School in Barletta; he actually teaches at the “U. Giordano” Conservatory in Foggia.

 

Italiano

 

Nato nel 1991 a Barletta.

 

Ha conseguito il Diploma Accademico di I livello in Musica e Nuove Tecnologie col massimo dei voti, lode e menzione speciale, il Diploma Accademico di II livello in Musica Elettronica con il massimo dei voti e lode e il Diploma Ordinamentale di Composizione col massimo dei voti presso il Conservatorio “N. Piccinni” di Bari.

Ha studiato con importanti compositori della scena musicale contemporanea ed elettroacustica tra cui Jonathan Cole, Michael Oliva, Francesco Scagliola, Riccardo Santoboni, Matteo Franceschini, Massimo Carlentini, Francesco Maria Paradiso, Michele Maiellari e Gilbert Nouno.

È stato il primo compositore in assoluto a conseguire l'Artist Diploma in Composition presso il Royal College of Music di Londra supportato dal Clifton Parker Award e da una borsa di studio dell'associazione Giovani Artisti Italiani, Progetto DE.MO/Movin'up (partner del Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali).

 

La sua musica è eseguita in Italia, Francia, Germania, Australia, Inghilterra, Irlanda, Norvegia, Grecia, Russia, Stati Uniti, Spagna, Olanda, Canada, Cina, Taiwan, Corea del Sud, Cipro, Messico e Brasile.

Ha partecipato a stagioni concertistiche e festival di rilevanza internazionale di musica elettroacustica e contemporanea come International Computer Music Conference, De Montfort University SSSP, Seoul International Computer Music Festival, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Stanford University Linux Audio Conference, Asian Composer League Conference and Festival, File Festival, Hannover Hochschule C-Sound Conference, Emufest, Fullerton Annual New Music Festival, Camerata Musicale Barese - “Dedicato a...”, FIMU, Festival Internacional de Música Electroacústica “Punto de Encuentro”, Stagione Concertistica dell’Associazione Cultura e Musica “G. Curci”, Shanghai Conservatory of Music International Electronic Music Week, Festival di Musica Contemporanea Urticanti, University of Central Missouri New Music Festival, Festival Segnali del Conservatorio di Perugia, Electronic Music Festival of Cypriot Composer League, Silence Festival, San Francisco FCM, Di_Stanze, NoiseFloor Festival, Fresh Minds Festival, From Tape to Typedef, Stagione Concertistica del Conservatorio di Lecce, Kinokophone, CIM, Hilltown New Music Festival, Béal Festival, LPM, UNDÆ, Oxford Brookes University - New Music Festival, Sonorities - Festival of Contemporary Music, SpazioMusica Project, MusInfo – Bourges, From the Soundhouse, Contemporary Music in Action, Computer Art Congress, BulldogBytes, Tilde New Music Festival, Cornell University MCTS Conference, WFAE - Crossing Listening Paths, OpenCircuit Festival, MusLab e Stagione Concertistica della Giovine Orchestra Genovese.

 

Ha tenuto concerti in importanti sale da concerto tra cui Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall e Recital Hall del Royal College of Music di Londra, Sala Principale del Teatro “Carlo Felice” di Genova, Auditorium del Conservatorio di Lecce, Concert Hall del Conservatorio di Shanghai, Shi-Ying Theater di Taipei, Vaughan Recital Hall di Orangeburg, Aula Magna del Conservatorio di Trieste, Chamber Hall della Moscow Philharmonic Society, Sviatoslav Richter Memorial Apartment di Mosca, Centre Chorégraphique di Belfort, Meng Concert Hall di Fullerton, Teatro “G. Curci” di Barletta, Salone degli Specchi del Circolo Unione di Bari, Auditorium Vallisa di Bari, Auditorium del Conservatorio di Bari, Auditorium del Conservatorio di Roma, Kammermusiksaal di Hannover, Elebash Hall di New York, Town Center Pavilion di Kansas City, Leggate Theatre di Liverpool, Jayu Theatre di Seoul, Teatro Municipale di Corfù, Barnes Hall di Ithaca (USA), Sala dell’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Sydney, St. Stephen's Anglican Church e Richmond Uniting Church di Melbourne, Auditorium del Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica dell’Università di Catania, Salone degli Affreschi dell’Università di Bari, Report Hall del Conservatorio di Shanghai, Smock Alley Theatre di Dublino, Sound Studios (USSS) dell’Università di Sheffield e Black Box Theatre della Texas A&M University.

 

La sua musica è stata trasmessa da diverse radio tra cui CKCUFM, WOBC-FM, Radio Taukay, Radio Kinetics, Radio SBS, CJSR FM, Radio UNDÆ e Radio Cemat.

Alcune sue composizioni sono state selezionate per installazioni, listening libraries e progetti basati sull'utilizzo di internet come Audiograft Jukebox, Basic.FM, Radiauteur, Mauritskade Streaming Festival, Sonus e la “Multichannel Listening Library” della Norwegian University of Science and Technology di Trondheim.

 

È risultato vincitore del primo premio assoluto per il Golden Key Composition Competition 2014 (New York), del terzo premio per il Concorso “Musicworks Magazine Competition 2011” organizzato dall’omonima rivista canadese, ha ricevuto una Menzione al Concorso PIARS 2013 (ora Sonic Arts Award) ed è stato finalista per il Premio Nazionale delle Arti di Musica Elettronica 2012 (Categoria Acusmatica).

Ha ricevuto un finanziamento da Puglia Sounds tramite il progetto Puglia Sounds Export per tenere tre concerti in Australia nelle città di Sydney e Melbourne e ha vinto la Call for Projects della Regione Puglia “Principi Attivi”.

 

Ha tenuto seminari e lezioni-concerto riguardanti la composizione multimediale, la musica contemporanea, le tecniche di registrazione audio, il live electronics e la videoscrittura musicale per l’Associazione Cultura e Musica “G. Curci” e Soundiff.

Suoi articoli riguardanti la composizione algoritmica strumentale, elettroacustica e multimediale sono stati presentati durante conferenze internazionali come International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Mathematica User Meeting (Wolfram-Adalta) e Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society's Annual Conference.

 

Ha scritto software per la composizione algoritmica.

 

Ha pubblicato con Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Ablaze Records, Adalta, Cimarosa Records, Soundiff, Taukay Edizioni Musicali, RMN Music, Grenzi, Edizioni Musicali Cultura e Musica e Casa Musicale Eco.

 

Si esibisce stabilmente con il violinista Carmine Marcello Rizzi in duo violino ed elettronica come compositore ed esecutore elettroacustico e collabora con il pianista Emanuele Arciuli curando la realizzazione e l’esecuzione dell’elettronica per i suoi concerti.

 

Svolge attività di ingegnere del suono per le etichette RMN Music e Soundiff.

 

Ha insegnato presso il Conservatorio di Musica “C. Pollini” di Padova, il Conservatorio “T. Schipa” di Lecce e il Liceo Musicale “A. Casardi” di Barletta; attualmente insegna presso il Conservatorio “U. Giordano” di Foggia.

Nicola Monopoli
Nicola Monopoli and Carmine Marcello Rizzi
Nicola Monopoli and Antonio Barracchia
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gallery/nicola monopoli e carmine marcello rizzi
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Nicola Monopoli
Nicola Monopoli