An Italian composer born June 7, 1960 in Alessandria (Italy).
Aldo Brizzi studied the piano, the viola and composition at the Conservatory of Milan and studied conducting with Sergiu Celibidache and Leonard Bernstein.
Growing up with varied types of music, Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner and contemporary composers as well as Latin-American songs, Brizzi takes inspiration from elements of ethnic, traditional and experimental music. He composes for all formations, from solo instrumentalist to orchestra and opera. His works include: Da un frammento for string quartet, first performed by the Arditti Quartet at the Festival de La Rochelle (1983); De la trasmutatione de’ metalli IV for percussion, commissioned by the French State, first performed by Thierry Miroglio at the festival Manca in Nice (1988); Nosce te ipsum for orchestra, first performed by the SWF Sinfonieorchester of Baden-Baden conducted by Zsolt Nagy at the Donaueschinger Musiktage (1994); Barravento for double bass, bass saxophone, ensemble, live and recorded electronics, commissioned by the Grame, first performed by Jean-Pierre Robert, Daniel Kientzy and l’Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain de Lyon conducted by Daniel Kawka at the Musée d’Art Moderne of Saint-Étienne (1998); Endless Trails, a cycle of pieces with the Indian singer Neela Bhagwath, the sami singer Wimme Saari, the flutes of the Trio d'Argent, the Brazilian percussion group Terra em Transe and electronics, premiered at the festival 38e Rugissants in Grenoble (2002); Mambo Mistico, a musical premiered at the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris (2005); Gabriel et Gabriel, chamber opera for four singers, guitar and piano, first performed at the Théâtre de Rungis (2014); Opera dos Terreiros for sept singers, chorus, percussion and electronics, premiered in Grenoble, at the Centre International des Musiques Nomades (2019).
Aldo Brizzi is committed to compositions with transversal language, without cultural prejudices, in which simple melodies and sophisticated technologies have equal importance. He has realised many multimedia concerts bringing together music, dance, video, light design. with the singer Garça Reis, he also devises multi-platform concerts of ‘mixed realities’ incorporating the traditional stage and video interactions controlled from a distance.
He has conducted notably the ensemble of the summer courses of Darmstadt (1990-1994), the Santa Cecilia Chamber Orchestra of Rome, the Orchestre de Caen, the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, the ensemble Recherche of Freiburg and the ensemble L’Itinéraire.
Aldo Brizzi is also the author of books, essays and articles for various musical revues including Entretemps, Dissonance, Le Monde de la Musique and Il giornal della musica.