An Italian composer born April 19, 1983.
A flautist trained at the Rome Conservatory, Clara Iannotta performed as a member of several orchestras before turning to composition. She then studied notably with Alessandro Solbiati at the Milan Conservatory and Frédéric Durieux at the Paris Conservatory. She completed her training with the computer assisted composition course at Ircam and prepared a doctorate in composition at Harvard (2014-2018).
She has composed chamber music and ensemble music (A Failed Entertainment for string quartet, first performed by the Diotima Quartet in 2013; Intent on Resurrection - Spring or some such thing commissioned by the Ensemble Intercontemporain, 2014; Paw-marks in wet cement for piano and instrumental ensemble, commissioned by the French state, first performed by Wilhem Latchoumia and the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain in 2016).
For Iannotta each work is a new field for experimentation. She works on sound and form, develops original combinations of tone-colour and introduces many extra-musical objects (Troglodyte Angels Clank By for instrumental ensemble and objects, commissioned by Radio France, premiered by the ensemble 2e2m, 2015; Dead wasps in the jam-jar (II) for string orchestra, objects and sinusoidal waves, 2016; Smudged - a carbon copy for 5 singers, 8 ‘transducers’, objects and electronics, premiered by the Neue Vocalsolisten in 2017).
She accords great importance to the instrumental gesture, to the diversity of modes of play and has cultivated demanding music in meticulously notated scores.
Clara Iannotta is also the artistic director of the festival Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik (2014-2018).