An Italian composer born April 24, 1979.
A pianist by training, Francesca Verunelli studied composition at the Florence Conservatory with Rosario Mirigliano, took advanced classes at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome with Azio Corghi before completing her training with Ircam’s composition and computing course.
Literature, the graphic arts as well as a wide range of musical references sustain her poetic world. Her research deals with form and temporal syntax, what she calls “the writing of time”. She has composed music for solo instruments (Interno rosso con figure for accordion and electronics, 2009; #3987 Magic Mauve pour percussions et electronics, 2012), chamber music (Unfolding for string quartet, commissioned by Ircam and first performed by the Arditti Quartet in 2012), as well as works for ensemble or for orchestra (En mouvement, 2007, a work awarded the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennial; The Narrow Corner, 2013, commissioned by Radio France; Graduale, disambiguation, 2013, premiered by the Orchestre Symphonique de Lucerne). Her mixed music often presents a special play of textures, a total fusion of acoustic music and electronics.
In 2008 Verunelli took part in the Forum of the Aleph Ensemble. She has received many commissions, including some from the French state: Cinemaolio (2014, premiered by the ensemble Court-Circuit); Déshabillage impossible (2016, first performed at the Présences festival by the ensemble 2e2m).