Michele Mazzini




TBN: The following portfolio is organized in chronological order (recent-old)

  • Due Nasi (Primo Naso/Secondo Naso)

Commissioned by Oorkaan foundation, for the Oorkaan Ensemble as music of the upcoming show: Gong and the Four Noses.

Financed by FPK

Premiere: Muziekgebouw aan het Ij; Amsterdam. 12th February 2023.

Duration: 10 minutes ca

Organic: Clarinet(s), Percussion(s), Bayan, (prep) harp, Bonang Barong.

  • Something Humid

for soprano and Harpsichord. Based on a poetic text by Alejandra Pizarnik.

Performed in Looisergracht 60, Amsterdam; 26th March 2022/ 27th March, The Gray Space In The Middle, Den Haag.

Commissioned by Wesley Shen through Mouseear Concerts.

Live recording

  • Blue Mass

for Bass clarinet and Seaboard.

Commissioned by Duo Ebano through Gaudeamus (Nieuwe noten voor Duo Ebano)

Performed in: Grachtenfestival; Gaudeamus; November Music in 2022.

Recording: to be made in 2023.

  • Alla Puttanesca/Vellutata

for contrabass saxophone, electric organ, electric guitar, electric bass.

Recorded and published by Nova Music label (NMCD 5138).

Commissioned by Daniel Kienzy

Album recording

  • 6 Haikus

for female voice and piano.

Texts by: Matsuo Basho, Masaoka Shiki, Yosa Buson, Chuck Palahniuk, Jack Kerouac, Richard Wright.

Studio Recording; 20th February 2022.

  • A Flemish Fantasy

for pre-recorded material

Self published digital album.

A personal text over it

Digital album

  • To Drive That Shiver Out

for three mixed voiced and two bass clarinets

Based on a poem by Tess Gallagher.

Studio Recording: 2nd April 2021

  • What On Earth Was That

For mixed media.

A playlist of four miniatures. Each miniature is an experiment that connects footage of b/w movies that I loved with newly composed or improvised music.

Published throughout 2021.

“A style exercises without any clear style or any clear form. Not exactly a video clip, not exactly sound design, not a soundtrack. A monstrosity, as the original movies. Extremely expressive and yet very questionable.”

The Playlist

  • Light Blue

for Bass clarinet, clarinet and Piano (one performer).

Conceived during 2019; performed since then.

A cycle of five spiritual compositions to be performed in sacred places, such as churches.

Live Recording in Bergamo Alta; 25th October 2020.