RITUALS by Matteo Ramon Arevalos
FAUSTO RAZZI Per Piano (1983)
MATTEO RAMON AREVALOS Loutra Photos, for piano prepared with mosaic
FAUSTO RAZZI Per Piano 2 (1989)
MATTEO RAMON AREVALOS Prestissimo volando (2007)
LUCIANO BERIO 6 Encores (1965/1990)
MATTEO RAMON AREVALOS Rituel, for piano end electronic tanpura (2010)
Matteo Ramon Arevalos began playing drums at the age of six, but soon switched to piano, then took up composition. In 1993 he took part in the composition of the musical fairy tale Notte by JeanMichel Arevalos. In 1994 he won first prize at the National Piano Competition Agorà in Rome, in 1996 obtaining his diploma in piano at the Conservatory Bruno Maderna in Cesena (Italy) with full marks and honours the following year. After which he took instruction from Rudolf Kehrer in Vienna and Oxana Yablonskaya in New York. Between 2000 and 2006 he studied composition in Rome with Francesco Telli, in Lugano with Paul Glass and in Paris with Narcis Bonet. He published two compositions for piano of his own for the music publishing house College Music: Vivo Marcia Fantasia (2002) and Nocturne 1996 (2006). From 2003 to 2006 he was the pianist for Ada, a family chronicle by the theatre company Fanny & Alexander, performing music by Messiaen, Ligeti and Feldman, and recording the DVD Rebus per Ada (Luca Sossella Editore, 2006).
Since 2004 he has worked in a duo with ondist Bruno Perrault, specializing in contemporary classical music. In 2008 he performed Feldman’s Rothko Chapel with the Ensemble Giacinto Scelsi, directed by Roberto Gabbiani and, with ondist Nadia Ratsimandresy produced Messiaen et autour de Messiaen for the centenary of Messiaen's birth, released on a CD by ReR Megacorp, London. In 2009, with the group I. Feraud he composed music for Variazioni sull'Angolo Diedro, and collaborated with photographer Alex Majoli on the Georgian Spring exhibition, curated by Magnum Photos, at the Galerie Uferhallen in Berlin. From 2009 to 2011 he collaborated with the electronic composer Paolo F. Bragaglia in the group Synusonde, publishing a CD Yug for Minus Habens Records in 2011. He worked with film director Elisabetta Sgarbi composing and performing original soundtracks for Raffaello La Stanza della Segnatura (2010) and Sono rimasto senza parole (2011). In 2011 he participated in the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale with the artist Vanni Cuoghi and the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, with the mosaic exhibition Reliquary, his recent composition Mantra Gita for soprano, prepared piano with mosaic tiles and percussionists of mosaic cutters. In 2014 he recorded and released on CD by ReR Megacorp his second project for Ondes Martenot and Piano entitled Sérimpie with the ondist Bruno Perrault. He is currently involved in a contemporary music project for piano solo entitled PER PIANO, and in a project with some of his compositions for piano solo entitled RITUALS.
Photo by Silvia Squillaci
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