Professor of Music and Technology, Associate Principal
Professor Lamberto Coccioli is Head of Music Technology at Birmingham Conservatoire, a post he has held since 2000. He studied architecture and art history at Rome’s University before completing his composition studies with Azio Corghi at the Milan Conservatoire. He has attended master classes with Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter and George Benjamin, and the one-year Advanced Training Course for Young Composers held by the Toscanini Academy in Parma. Of lasting influence were a series of journeys to remote areas of Colombia to record the music and sounds of traditional Indian and mestizo communities.
From 1994 he began an extended collaboration with Luciano Berio, joining Tempo Reale, the research centre for new technologies applied to music founded by Berio in Florence, in 1996. He worked there as a composer, teacher, technologist and performer, and in 1998 became the centre’s artistic co-ordinator.
From 1997 to 1999 he was responsible for the production of Berio’s works using electronics, including Ofanim (Carnegie Hall, New York 1997 and Schleswig-Holstein Festival 1998), Outis (La Scala, Milan, and Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris) and Cronaca del Luogo (Salzburg 1999).
In 2000 he was invited by AGON, the Milan research and production centre, to work on musical (Intercos 2000) and educational (Suoni in Corso) projects. In the same year he was appointed at the Conservatoire, where he has been developing a wide range of activities and resources to integrate new technology with composition and performance.
From 2001 he has been coordinating the activities of the Thallein Ensemble, a group of advanced students devoted to new music, and has actively promoted the composition and performance of works with live electronics. In 2003 he founded the Conservatoire’s Centre for Composition and Performance with Technology.
- Integra Live
- Sustainability of live electronic music
- Philosophy of Technology
Areas of Expertise
- Composition and performance with live electronics
- Interactive systems for performance
- Diploma di Composizione
- Conservatorio “G Verdi” Milan
Magma, or the See-through Wilderness, opera in one act for 4 singers, 2 actors, chamber orchestra and live electronics, commissioned by CIDIM (Italian National Music Committee), Toscanini Foundation in Parma and Rossini Theatre in Lugo di Ravenna, first performance Lugo, March 20 1998.
Concert music with and without electronics
Kamu-purrui (1992), for solo alto flute, written for Carlo Ipata
Il Divo Claudio (1994), Cinque Amori (1994), Three Sephardi Melodies (1994), Il Racconto delle nuvole (1995), for narrator, flute, clarinet, guitar and cello commissioned by the Toujours Ensemble, Turin
Antidotes: Red-earth, for natural trumpet and live electronics commissioned by Gabriele Cassone, Festival MilanoMusica, Milan 1997
Touch, for piano and live electronics, Birmingham 2001
River teach me, for mezzo-soprano and string quartet, SPNM shortlist 2003, Thallein Ensemble, Birmingham 2003
Flectar, for trombone and live electronics, written for David Purser, Birmingham 2005
Alúna, for viola, ensemble and live electronics, written for Rivka Golani, Thallein Ensemble, Birmingham 2005
Music for Films
Colombia Nuevo Mundo by Mauricio Garcia, (Colombia-Italy 1992)
Lifers by E. Colusso (Metafilm, Italy 1995)
No Risk No Champagne by E. Colusso (Fandango, Italy 2003)
Music for Radio
Novecento, electronic music for a series of sixty programmes on the 20 th century by RAI RadioTre, Italian National Radio (first broadcast in 1999)
Intercos with AGON at Bologna’s COSMOPROF (2000)
Bullock, Jamie and Coccioli, Lamberto and Dooley, James and Michailidis, Tychonas (2013) Live Electronics in Practice: Approaches to Training Professional Performers. Organised Sound, 18 (2). pp. 170-177. ISSN 1355-7718
Bullock, James and Coccioli, Lamberto (2010) Integra Live: A New Software Environment for the Composition and Performance of Live Electronic Music.
Bullock, James and Coccioli, Lamberto (2009) Towards a Humane Graphical User Interface for Live Electronic Music. In: 9th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), 4-6 June 2009, Pittsburgh, USA
Bullock, J. and Frisk, H.A. and Coccioli, L. (2008) Sustainability of 'live electronic' music in the Integra project. In: MELECON 2008 - 2008 IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, 5 May 2008 through 7 May 2008, Ajaccio, France
with Jamie Bullock, Modernising Live Electronics Technology in the Works of Jonathan Harvey, ICMC 2005, Barcelona
Opera e No: l'altro Ulisse di Luciano Berio, selected by the 1998 Classique en Images Festival in Paris, 60', RAITre, Italy 1997 (co-authored with Piero Berengo Gardin)