An Italian composer born May 3, 1968 in Zurich (Swiss).
A concert pianist, Lara Morciano studied composition at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome under the direction of Ada Gentile (1993), and took advanced classes with Franco Donatoni at the Santa Cecilia National Academy (1995). She completed her training in France at the Strasburg Conservatory in the composition class of Ivan Fedele (2002), then in Paris where she took a SACRe doctorate (science, art, creation, research), specialising in musical composition, under the aegis of the University of Paris-Sciences-et-Lettres, the École Normale Supérieure and in collaboration with Ircam and the Paris Conservatory. Her thesis dealt with the graphics of sound, time and space in the interaction between instruments and synchronous digital equipment.
Morciano composes for all types of groups: Hyades for orchestra, first performed at the Festival d’Avignon (2002); Intextus for ensemble of early instruments, first performed at the festival Musica (2003); Parola che mi manca for soprano and ensemble, commissioned by the French State, first performed at the festival Musica (2006); Raggi di stringhe for violin and electronics, commissioned by and first performed at the Ircam-Centre Pompidou (2011); Taygeta for percussion, transducer and gestural capture, first performed at the festival Traiettorie (2017).
The works of Lara Morciano stand out by their solo writing, research into tone-colour, density and rhythmic articulation. Incorporating electronics into her style, she is particularly interested in the possibilities of coordination and synchronisation between instrumental play, electronics and other artistic applications while integrating gestural capture, via research into the interaction and correspondences between the movements of the performer and the various sound, spatial and visual processes. She also works on images, on scenographic forms and audience perception, as can be seen notably in Estremo d’ombra for 5 soloists and electronics in real time, commissioned by Ircam-Centre Pompidou and the Venice Biennial (2015).
Lara Morciano teaches the piano, analysis, composition and orchestration at the Umberto Giordano Conservatory of Foggia.