FINESTERRAE (the ends of land/earth), will be premiered in Stuttgart (Theaterhaus) on July 1st; performed by Neue Vocalsolisten and Garth Knox, who will play three instruments: viola d’amore, viola and electric viola. This 40-minute work, based on text fragments by Tommaso Campanella features several musical sections in which live-electronics transform and spatialize vocal and instrumental sounds, leading the listeners through a multitude of acoustic perspectives, real and virtual spaces, as suggested by Campanella’s visionary poems.

Portrait concert in Tokyo on November 16th, three compositions will be performed: Sonnet X, Strali (for solo voice, Japanese premiere), A Book of Waves. Concert venue is Ryogoku Monten Hall, it starts at 7 pm with a speech by the composer. This concert is a co-production of Tokyo Gen’On Project and Tokyo Wonder Site Residency.

The spatial composition for two adjacent rooms Ephemeris / Ékleipsis has been premiered in Berlin (commissioned by Akademie der Kuenste with the support of Siemens) in the two main halls on September 25th. This new spatial work is conceived for two moving musicians (clarinet, saxophone) projecting sounds variably toward two microphones. The acoustic variations produce a variable live-electronic result: sounds are spatialized along 16 loudspeakers around the two halls so that two twin-environments are created. Acoustic effects of fore- and background are produced in this 25-minute-composition, that after Ius Lucis, explores new ways of multiple sound-environments (and spaces).

A theoretical work, a research made at TU Berlin: “Space and Spatialization as Discrete Parameter in Music Composition. A Space-Oriented Approach to écriture: From Acoustic through Informatics to Musical Notation” is available as printed book.

On November 9th: award of Claudio-Abbado-Kompositionspreis at Philharmonie Berlin (Kammermusiksaal), world premiere of a new work for eight musicians: AQUAE commissioned by the Orchester-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker: “Valerio Sannicandro’s sound language is an interplay between the compositional idea, a ‘spatialization’ of music and performing challenges. AQUAE presents the listener with tone images which sometimes sound unreal and whose production rely on the instrumentalists leaving their usual instrumental space.” Recording of the premiere available here.

Complete recordings of some works are available at

Trois Chants Noh (2011) has been released on CD, performed by Ryoko Aoki (Noh singer) and Kazushi Saito (flutes).

SONNET X (2008) for tuba and live-electronics has been released on CD by WERGO.

Invited by Erik Adigard Valerio Sannicandro gave a Lecture on Music/Architecture at Centre des Recollets (Paris).

Valerio Sannicandro has been selected by the American Academy in Rome for the Marcello Lotti Affiliated Fellowship in Musical Composition.

The work FORCES MOTRICES was awarded the Giga-Hertz Produktionspreis for electronic music.

IUS LUCIS (2006/2007) for two ensembles in two rooms has been released by WERGO. The work is produced on SACD (super audio CD) in stereo as well as 5.1 version.

Valerio Sannicandro is co-curator and new music advisor for the new music project with the Philharmonisches Orchester Cottbus (Germany); the german orchestra won the “Musikverleger-Preis” for the best concert program in 2010/2011.