Daniela Cattivelli, sound artist, electroacoustic composer and performer.
Her artistic path has been focused on creating interdisciplinary projects that explore “sound contexts”, situations in which a “musical event” is strongly anchored to a given practice, function or cultural environment.
From a formal point of view, her compositional work is manifested in a multiplicity of formats: sound performances, audio-video live sets, multimedia installations and sound sculptures that deploy analogue and digital devices.
In addition to her own solo projects, she has formed groups with other artists and/or musicians: Mylicon/en, CANE, Sigourney Weaver and the duo with the singer Margareth Kammerer. Each of these formations is a pretext used to track new compositional sound procedures, starting with the grammar, the architecture, the organizational structures and morphological characteristics typical of other idioms (writing, images, body).
Daniela Cattivelli has furthermore composed music for theatre and dance for some of Italy’s most representative research groups: MK, Fabrizio Favale Le Supplici, Kinkaleri, Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, Teatro Valdoca, Laminarie, for international artists including choreographers William Forsythe, Raquel Silva, Yoko Higashino-Baby-Q, and visual artists such as Marcello Maloberti and Luca Trevisani. She has collaborated with and performed under the direction of well-known musicians on the international experimental scene: Fred Frith, Barry Guy, Zeena Parkins, Charles Hayward, Butch Morris, Jon Rose, John Oswald, Salvatore Sciarrino, and with Tempo Reale Electroacoustic Ensemble.
Along side her artistic research, for years she has taught a course in sound design at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna and has recently began to collaborate closely with TEMPO REALE, the centre for musical research and production founded in Florence by composer Luciano Berio.
Her projects have been hosted in prestigious national and international contexts, including:
Transmediale, Berlin (D) || Biennale Arte di Venezia, Venezia (I) || Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Saint Etienne (F) || Biennale de la Danse de Lyon (F) || Roma Europa Festival, Roma (I) || INNER SPACE, Auditorium San Fedele, Milano (I) || Netmage Live Media Festival, Bologna (I) || Le Cube Optronica Festival- Londra (UK) || électronicittà –GRIM, Marseille (F) || Cimatics, Brussels (B) || MediaSpace- Stuttgard (D) || Tempo Reale Festival, Firenze (I) || Météo Festival, Mulhouse (F) || Angelica Festival, Bologna (I) || European Media Art Festival- Osnabrueck (D) || Museion – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bolzano (I) || Le Maillon, Théàtre National de Strasbourg (F) || Nemo Festival -Paris (F) || Auditorium Parco della Musica, Roma (I) || Globalne Ocieplenie /The MediaGate-Galerie NT-Lodz (PL) || Rencontres Audiovisuelles 2009- Lille (F) || Live Arts Week/ MAMbo, Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (I) || Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts, Beirut (LB)|| Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova (I) || 21grand, Oakland, Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco (USA), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (I) || Elektra Festival, Montreal (CA) || Festival Santarcangelo dei Teatri (I) | | Danae Festival, Milano (I) || Fabbrica Europa, Firenze (I) || Théâtre Garonne – Scène européenne – Toulouse ( F ) || Fondazione del Teatro Regio di Torino (I) || Transart Festival, Bolzano (I) || Short Theatre Festival, Roma (I) || MilanoOltre Festival, Milano (I) || Théâtre National de la Danse Chaillot, Paris (FR) || Gender Bender international festival, Bologna (I) || Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Toulouse (F) || etc etc
She has composed music and sound designed for theatre, dance and performance, for more than 50 local and international arts productions.
2018 Circeo | choreography by Fabrizio Favale Le Supplici
2016 Palomar | Compagnie Pensèe Visible | directed by Raquel Silva
2015 HEY | performance by Michele di Stefano/MK and Sigourney Weaver
2015 Forte Apache | performance by Fabrizio Favale and Daniela Cattivelli
2014 Birds, Bonn 1964 | performance by William Forsythe
2012 Threethousand|All! performance by Kinkaleri
2011 Instruction series III: Orang Orang – MK dance company
2009 Legge e ordine, directed by di Raquel Silva
2007 Richard Meier, MK dance company- choreography by Michele Di Stefano
2007 Le dionisiache, directed by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti
2006 “Geeek”, choreography by Yoko Higashino- Baby-Q
2006 OVER, compagnia Le-gami
2006 Dioniso nato tre volte, directed by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti
2006 Il Colore Bianco, directed by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, choreography by Fatou Traoré
2005 Argonauti -directed by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti
2005 Preludio per un tragico inizio, Azione sonora per animali e punte, performance by CANE.
2005 Psicosi delle 4e48,preludio, track numero due, performance by CANE
2004 Rosetta, Le supplici dance company, choreography by Fabrizio Favale
2004 BW: RESA (progetto Birdwatching) , MK dance company
2004 Fortezza, MK dance company, choreography by Michele Di Stefano
2004 Dejà vu, choreography by Monica Francia
2003 Un cuore così bianco, choreography by Monica Francia
2001 Ritorno alla città, Umberto Bignardi, Alvin Curran
2001 Mesmer, directed by Luigi Gozzi
1999 La guardiana delle oche, directed by Laminarie
1998 Parsifal piccolo – Teatro della Valdoca company- directed by Cesare Ronconi
1998 Poema della forza, Compagnia Laminarie
1997 Il Risveglio directed by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti.
1996 Terra di sotto directed by Silvio Panini
Awards and mentions
2008 -The original soundtrack, composed by Daniela Cattivelli, for the silent film Terij Vigen (directed by Victor Sjostrom) is selected among the finalists in the competition 4FF Rimusicazioni Film Festival 2008 in Bolzano (I)
2005-Transmediale 05- Mylicon/En videoclip ”Chrom” has been included in the “transmediale05 – video selection” – Berlin (D)
2004-Transmediale 04- Mylicon/En videoclips “20ml” and “40ml” have been included in the “transmediale04 – video selection- Berlin (D)
2004- Bochumer Videofestifal 04- Mylicon/En videoclips “20ml” obtains laudatory mention of the international jury- Bochum (D)
2003- Bochumer festival- Mylicon/En winner of the first prize at the international Vj contest- Bochum (D)
2016 OPEN MUSIC #1 | music by Johathan Impett, Mirio Cosottino, Cornelius Cardew performed by Tempo Reale Electroacustic Ensamble | EMA VINCI CONTEMPORANEA |
2011 Clearing Customs a project by Fred Frith with D. Cattivelli, W. Fei, M. Gilmore, A. Krishnan, Ti. Müller e P. Scanlon (March 2010, Intakt Records)
2005 Antenata, Antenata, Ambiances Magnètiques, 2005
1998 Il Risveglio, D.Cattivelli, P.Galantio, S.Zorzanello, EROSHA 1998
1998 Pacifica , Fred Frith, Eva Kant, TZADIK, 1998
1996 Colpi Secchi-Giro di basso L.A.M.I., EROSHA 1996
1995 Fastilio, fastilio, EROSHA 1995
1995 Rosemberg’s Revised Timetables by Jon Rose with L.A.M.I, EROSHA 1995
1993 A Propo de Nice Laboratorio di musica e immagine, EROSHA 1993
She also appears on the following CDs:
2003 quantize vs.the human feel ,quantize record,
2001 Studi per l’intonazione del mare, by Salvatore Sciarrino, Stradivarius STR 33583
1999- Mistress by Stefano Zorzanello, EROSHA
1999 Graphic Score..Stone, Brick, Glass, Wood, Wire, by Fred Frith, I DISCHI DI ANGELICA 1999
1997 MAO Music Against Ourselves, BURP SONIC INVENTIONS
1996 Ring Ring | fastilio | Belgrado | Mark B92
1996 Techno mit Storungen, by Jon Rose, a S W
1993 AA.VV(with Butch Morris/Eva Kant)- Festival internazionale di Musica Angelica- CaiCai Records
1995 Dove dormono gli autobus by Paolo Angeli, EROSHA
1995 Wie Es Ihr Gefallt (Vol I) fastilio, ZOO
1991 Angelica Festival Internazionale di Musica | L.A.M.I | CAI CAI records