Italian composer born in 1953 in Lecce (Italy).
After studying at the Milan Conservatory with Bruno Canino for the piano and Azio Corghi for composition, Ivan Fedele took advanced tuition with Franco Donatoni at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome (1981-1982) as well as studying philosophy at Milan University. The Gaudeamus Prize he received in 1981 for his First String Quartet and Chiari marked the start of his international career. Though his taste for mathematics, transmitted from his father, is evident in his compositional research, he retains a musical relationship to technology. He developed the concept of spatialisation notably in Duo en résonance (1991), Donacis Ambra (1997), Ali di cantor (2003), constructed the definition of a prototype of ‘granular synthesiser’ that he used for the electronic part of Richiamo (1994), and he explored the possibilities with regard to the capture of instrumental gestures in Capt-Actions (2005). Other works are Epos (1989), a Piano Concerto (1993), La chute de la maison Usher (1995), the opera Antigone (2007), 33 Noms (premiered in 2009 at La Scala, Milan). Ivan Fedele taught at Strasburg Conservatory until 2008, since holding the chair of composition at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome.