ULYSSES Composers journey @ Snape Maltings

11/2019 Snape Maltings – UK

From 11th to 16th November, Leonardo Marino (IT) benefits from a ULYSSES Journey stop at Snape Maltings (UK). During his residency in the Jerwood Kiln Studio he wants to investigate following questions:


Complexity has been a value of western culture for quite some time. Music is a multilayered activity and complexity could be found in a lot of different operational levels. The question is: what is actual complexity in music? How can it still be considered as a value?

Writing music is like walking in a fascinating maze with one peculiar feature: the exit always leads to another more intricate maze.


An Open Session takes place on 16th November at 5 pm allowing to discover the results of his work, where Leonardo shows how he deals with compositional problematics and how he develops simple ideas in order to give birth to a complex and fresh new score.


Leonardo Marino during his presentation
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You can watch the entire video of Leo’s presentation here :





Leonardo Marino is an Italian composer, based in Milano. His formation comprehends both classical and jazz music experiences. He studied composition in Milano with Alessandro Solbiati and in Genève with Michael Jarrell.

His music has been played and programmed by several ensembles, (Divertimento Ensemble, Mdi Ensemble, Ukho Ensemble, Ensemble Prometeo, Ensemble Contrechamps, IEMA, OSE! Orchestre Symphonique etc.), conductors, (Marco Angius, Luigi Gaggero, Daniel Kawka, Lukas Vis, Filippo Perocco, etc.) and soloists (Melanie Rothman, Dyna Pisarenko, Alfonso Alberti, Mariagrazia Bellocchio, Rachel Koblyakov, Viktor Rekalo, Tim Maas, Micheal Taylor, Laura Catrani, etc.).
His chamber opera APNEA was premieried at the “61esimo Festival di Musica Contemporanea della Biennale di Venezia” in 2017.

He has been chosen as one of the two mentored composers of the Mentoring Programme 2020, promoted by the Péter Eötvös Foundation. He has also been appointed as one of the 15 residents of Operalab.ch (a platform created by the Grand Théâtre de Genève, la Comédie de Genève, and the schools of high specialization of the Suisse Romande) and he will compose a new Opera that will be performed in September 2020 in Geneva.





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Young ensemble in residency - Ensemble Schallfeld

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