Clara Iannotta Joins Edition Peters
Iannotta is a composer in demand, with recent commissions including works written for Quatuor Diotima (DAAD), Trio Catch (Wittener Tage for Neue Kammermusik), Ensemble Intercontemporain (Festival d’Automne), Ensemble 2e2m (Festival Présence, Radio France), Münchener Kammerorchester (Musica Femina München), Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart (ECLAT), Arditti Quartet (Festival d’Automne), and Nikel (Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt) among others.
With a particular interest in music as an existential, physical experience, Iannotta believes that it should be seen as well as heard, and because of this often talks about the theatricality of sound rather than just of orchestration. Her scores almost appear to notate choreographic movement and contain meticulously detailed instructions of how to prepare and manipulate instruments in order to extend their soundworld. This exploration of timbre was evident most recently when the premiere of a new revised version of paw-marks in wet cement (ii)
premiered at Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik in May, with pianist Wilhem Latchoumia and the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain.
Her beautifully titled works such as dead wasps in the jam-jar (ii)
and The people here go mad. They blame the wind.
, often take their names from literature (and in both these cases, the poetry of Dorothy Molloy), with these acting to distinguish the circumstances in which the compositions were created, rather than behave as aural signposts.A Failed Entertainment
for string quartet, Il colore dell'ombra
for piano trio, Àphones
for 17 instruments, and Clangs
for solo cello and ensemble are also now available.
The team at Edition Peters welcomes Clara, and we look forward to working with her immensely!
Image © Luc Hossepied