Nicola Bernardini

Biographic Notes

Nicola Bernardini was born in Rome in 1956 and studied composition with Thomas McGah and John Bavicchi at the Berklee College of Music of Boston. He has composed several works for traditional, electroacoustic and computer instruments.
As an interpreter and technical assistant, Nicola Bernardini has contributed to the production of several works by composers and ensembles such as: Giorgio Battistelli, Luciano Berio, Aldo Clementi, Alvin Curran, Adriano Guarnieri, Kronos Quartet, Musica Elettronica Viva (MEV), Rova Saxophone Quartet, Fausto Razzi, Salvatore Sciarrino, Marco Stroppa, etc. His collaborations include works with the artist Pietro Consagra and the theatre director Richard Foreman.
He has published several essais and articles on several musical and technical topics.

Some of his recent compositions are: Tre Pezzi con voce femminile (1984-1987), D'Altro Canto ­ for five female voices and live­electronics (1988-1989), Ricercare IX, con quattro soggetti by G. Frescobaldi transcriptions for orchestra (1990), Studi ­ for piano (1992-1994), Variazioni I ­ for cello and four wind instruments (1994-1996), Intermezzo­I ­ for percussions and bass recorder (1996-1998), Recordare ­ madrigale recitato for processed sounds (1999-2000).

Nicola Bernardini teaches electronic music at the "C.Pollini" Conservatory of Padova, and has recently been appointed director of Tempo Reale in Florence.


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