Giancarlo Schiaffini

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Giancarlo Schiaffini
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Italian composer, trombonist and tubist.
He was a member of Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza from 1972 until 1983.

Composer-trombonist-tubist, was born in Rome in 1942 and graduated in Physics at the University of Rome in 1965. Self-taught, he appeared as soloist in the first free-jazz concerts in Italy and subsequently presented his own compositions widely in the mid 1960’s. In 1970 he studied at Darmstadt with Stockhausen, Ligeti and Globokar and formed the contemporary chamber ensemble Nuove Forme Sonore. He also worked with Franco Evangelisti in 1972 and has since collaborated with the Gruppo di Improvvisazione di Nuova consonanza until 1983. In 1975 he founded the Gruppo Romano di Ottoni performing Renaissance and Contemporary music. He is member of the well known Italian Instabile Orchestra. At present he teaches at the Conservatorio “A. Casella” in l’Aquila and at the Summer Courses of Siena Jazz. He teaches also Contemporary Music, Jazz and Improvisation in Clinics and Seminars all over the World (like New York University, Monash University Melbourne, Hochschule Freiburg i. B., Acanthes-Villeneuve d’Avignon, UNEAC-Cuba). He plays Contemporary Music, Jazz and Improvisation in concerts and International Festivals of Contemporary music and Jazz like Teatro alla Scala, Accademia di S. Cecilia, Biennale Musica di Venezia, Autunno Musicale di Como, Settembre Musica di Torino, IRCAM, Upic and Festival d’Automne (Paris), Reina Sofia (Madrid), Ars Musica (Bruxelles), Europa Jazz Festival du Mans, Jazz a Mulhouse, Tramway (Rouen), Wien Modern, Aspekte (Salzburg), Donaueschinger Musiktage, Moers, Tage fuer Neue Musik (Zurich), Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon), Alte Oper (Frankfurt), Berliner Philarmonie, Festival di Gibellina, FIMAV Victoriaville and New Music Concerts-Toronto (Canada), Nuova Consonanza, Bimhuis (Amsterdam), JazzYatra (India), Darmstadter Ferienkurse, Pomeriggi Musicali and Musica del nostro tempo di Milano, UNEAC (Cuba), Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Lincoln Center and Hunter College (New York). Since 1988 Mr Schiaffini has been working with the singer and writer Silvia Schiavoni to the composition and performance of multi-media events inspired by literature and visual arts (Joyce, Gauguin, Ibsen, Boccioni, Ammaniti, Belli, and others), with images created by Ilaria Schiaffini. In 2000 he has been Composer in residence for the International Composers & Improvisers Forum Munich. Mr. Schiaffini has collaborated with John Cage, Karole Armitage, Luigi Nono and Giacinto Scelsi in various performances and works for solo trombone or tuba have been dedicated to him by Scelsi, Nono, Amman, Alandia, Dashow, Villa-Rojo, Renosto, Laneri, Guaccero. He has performed for the National Radios in Austria, Canada, Holland, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Spain Sweden, France as well as having recorded for BMG, Curci, Cramps, Edipan, Horo, Pentaflowers, Pentaphon, Red Records, Ricordi, Vedette. His music has been published by BMG, Curci, Edipan, Ricordi. The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (Oxford University Press) and the Enciclopedia della Musica (Utet/Garzanti) dedicate an entry-word to Mr Schiaffini. His treatise on contemporary trombone techniques is published by Ricordi.
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Giancarlo Schiaffini - Jazz A Confronto 5 album art Giancarlo Schiaffini Jazz A Confronto 5 (Album) Horo Records, Horo Records Italy 1973 Sell This Version
CO 10008 Giancarlo Schiaffini - Musica Per Commenti Sonori album art Giancarlo Gazzani / Giancarlo Schiaffini Giancarlo Gazzani / Giancarlo Schiaffini - Musica Per Commenti Sonori(LP, Promo) Costanza Records CO 10008 Italy 1973 Sell This Version
Ictus 0008 Giancarlo Schiaffini - Moot album art Lol Coxhill, Andrea Centazzo, Giancarlo Schiaffini Lol Coxhill, Andrea Centazzo, Giancarlo Schiaffini - Moot(LP) Ictus Records Ictus 0008 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
VPA 136 Giancarlo Schiaffini - 29.9.78 Pezzo album art S.I.C.*, Schiaffini*, Iannaccone*, Colombo* S.I.C.*, Schiaffini*, Iannaccone*, Colombo* - 29.9.78 Pezzo(LP, Album) Red Record VPA 136 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
Giancarlo Schiaffini - Memo From album art Schiaffini* - Iannaccone* Schiaffini* - Iannaccone* - Memo From (Album) Cramps Records Italy 1979 Sell This Version
INCUS 37 Giancarlo Schiaffini - PISA 1980: Improvisors' Symposium album art Maarten Altena / Derek Bailey / Barry Guy / George Lewis / Paul Lovens / Paul Lytton / Evan Parker / Paul Rutherford (2) / Giancarlo Schiaffini / Phil Wachsmann* Maarten Altena / Derek Bailey / Barry Guy / George Lewis / Paul Lovens / Paul Lytton / Evan Parker / Paul Rutherford (2) / Giancarlo Schiaffini / Phil Wachsmann* - PISA 1980: Improvisors' Symposium(LP, Album) Incus INCUS 37 UK 1981 Sell This Version
MILP 70005 Giancarlo Schiaffini - A Tung Me album art Giancarlo Schiaffini A Tung Me(LP) L'Orchestra MILP 70005 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
Giancarlo Schiaffini - Infernal Dream album art Giancarlo Schiaffini Infernal Dream (Album) Rofo Records Italy 1986 Sell This Version
IJC 05 Giancarlo Schiaffini - The Unrepentant Ones album art Guido Mazzon / Giancarlo Schiaffini / Mario Schiano / Renato Geremia / Bruno Tommaso / Toni Rusconi Guido Mazzon / Giancarlo Schiaffini / Mario Schiano / Renato Geremia / Bruno Tommaso / Toni Rusconi - The Unrepentant Ones(LP, Album) Fonit Cetra IJC 05 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
LM 86-2 Giancarlo Schiaffini - Nuove Forme Sonore album art Mauro Cardi / Paolo Renosto / Rosario Mirigliano / Giancarlo Schiaffini / Arduino Gottardo, Nuove Forme Sonore Mauro Cardi / Paolo Renosto / Rosario Mirigliano / Giancarlo Schiaffini / Arduino Gottardo, Nuove Forme Sonore - Nuove Forme Sonore(LP) La Musica (3) LM 86-2 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
PAN PRC S20.41 Giancarlo Schiaffini - Specchiati Sembianti / Canzon "La Volupiense" / Delay-Me / Leif Ericson Drive / Euphonia album art Giancarlo Schiaffini Specchiati Sembianti / Canzon "La Volupiense" / Delay-Me / Leif Ericson Drive / Euphonia(LP, Album) Edipan PAN PRC S20.41 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
IP 26008 Giancarlo Schiaffini - Per Devozione album art Lucilla Galeazzi, Giancarlo Schiaffini Lucilla Galeazzi, Giancarlo Schiaffini - Per Devozione(LP) Ismez/Polis Music IP 26008 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
CD H 357-2 Giancarlo Schiaffini - Uncaged album art Mario SchianoFamoudou Don MoyeMarcello MelisGiancarlo Schiaffini Mario SchianoFamoudou Don MoyeMarcello MelisGiancarlo Schiaffini - Uncaged(CD, Album) Splasc(H) Records CD H 357-2 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
CCD 3003 Giancarlo Schiaffini - Il Trombone album art Giancarlo Schiaffini Il Trombone(CD, Album) RCA CCD 3003 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
CDS 068 Giancarlo Schiaffini - Edula album art Giancarlo Schiaffini Edula(CD, Album) Pentaphon CDS 068 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
CD H 429.2 Giancarlo Schiaffini - Let album art Trovesi*Schiaffini*Maras* Trovesi*Schiaffini*Maras* - Let(CD, Album) Splasc(H) Records CD H 429.2 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
CD H 461.2 Giancarlo Schiaffini - Alea album art Claudio Cojaniz Trio + Giancarlo Schiaffini Claudio Cojaniz Trio + Giancarlo Schiaffini - Alea(CD, Album) Splasc(H) Records CD H 461.2 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
rdc 5046 2 Giancarlo Schiaffini - Situations album art Andrea Centazzo, Lol Coxhill, Franz Koglmann, Giancarlo Schiaffini Andrea Centazzo, Lol Coxhill, Franz Koglmann, Giancarlo Schiaffini - Situations(CD, Album) New Tone Records rdc 5046 2 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
RA 025 Giancarlo Schiaffini - Tuba Libre album art Giancarlo Schiaffini Tuba Libre(CD, Album) Random Acoustics (2) RA 025 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
CD - CM01 Giancarlo Schiaffini - Marcesina album art Giancarlo Schiaffini Marcesina(CD, Album) CM (2) CD - CM01 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
IM 001 Giancarlo Schiaffini - L'Anello Mancante - The Missing Chainring album art Giancarlo Schiaffini L'Anello Mancante - The Missing Chainring(CD, Album) Imprint Records (2) IM 001 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
80 30037 00301 1 Giancarlo Schiaffini - Three Incredible Ideas album art Thurston Moore / Walter Prati / Giancarlo Schiaffini Thurston Moore / Walter Prati / Giancarlo Schiaffini - Three Incredible Ideas(CD, Album) Auditorium Edizioni 80 30037 00301 1 Italy 2001 Sell This Version
IM 007 Giancarlo Schiaffini - Rhapsody For Billie album art Giancarlo Schiaffini / Silvia Schiavoni Giancarlo Schiaffini / Silvia Schiavoni - Rhapsody For Billie(CD, Album) Imprint Records (2) IM 007 Italy 2002 Sell This Version
2057 Giancarlo Schiaffini - War Orphans album art Claudio Cojaniz - Giancarlo Schiaffini Claudio Cojaniz - Giancarlo Schiaffini - War Orphans(CD, Album) Caligola 2057 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
AUD 01804 Giancarlo Schiaffini - Monster album art Walter Prati & Giancarlo Schiaffini Walter Prati & Giancarlo Schiaffini - Monster(CD, Album) Auditorium Edizioni AUD 01804 Italy 2004 Sell This Version