Trame di sangue grigio
Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA - 2018, rev.2019)
Dismayed at the unending Syrian crisis, I dedicated this work to the human blood poured on the sacrificial altar of power.
Nudo di maschera
for string orchestra
Commissioned by Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina (Florence, ITALY - 2016)
I was driven by the convoluted seduction scene of Shakespeare's Richard III, in which Gloucester and Lady Anne show what they may offer to and receive from one another: power, possession, revenge, and protection. Both characters are uncovered to their pitiless needs - 'naked masks.'
Terra rossa, terra nera
for mezzo-soprano, string orchestra, and percussion
Personal project (2015)
Poem by Cesare Pavese.