Paolo Tortiglione


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Born in Naples in 1965, started studying Organ and Composition as a child at the Conservatory of his home town.

Moving continuously between Vatican City and Milan he completed his studies with multiple degrees in Organ, Composition, Choral Music and Choir Conducting, Musical Paleography and Semiography of the Renaissance, Computer Music.

The experience with Azio Corghi has been the most important for his creativity: the very long time of the relationship with him started early in 1987 and finished in 1996 with the Santa Cecilia Master Degree in Composition (Rome).

Since he was deeply interested in the artistic implication of modern scientific theories he also studied Computer Sciences and for a very long time he has been an IBM trainer and a worldwide consultant of large internet computer-networks and multimedia low level systems for distributing music via Internet

As musicologist and journalist he has published more than 120 articles about computer music programming, mathematics, music theory etc.

He has published also several books and scores for Ricordi, DeAgostini, Berben, Rugginenti, Curci music publishers

His compositions include works for solo instruments, organ, orchestra, oratorio, ballet, theater, film, advertising, chamber music for various ensembles and electronic music. He has also worked for a long time as film music composer, music for advertising.

His works have been awarded with many first prizes in the following national and international composition prizes:

Livorno – IV National Composition Prize
Athens – III Olympia International Composition Prize
Asti – XI National Composition Prize
Bologna – I National Composition Prize for Organ
Trieste – II International Composition Prize for Organ Giulio Viozzi
Trento – I National Composition Prize Antonio Pedrotti
Seattle – I International Composition Prize Esoterics
Como – I International Composizione Prize Traiettorie Sonore
Boston – XIV ALEA III International Composition Prize
Prague – JIHLAVA 98 International Composition Prize

Many works have also been performed in the most important contemporary music festival such as: Athens (Olympia International Festival), Seattle (Esoterics Festival) Boston ALEA III Contemporary Music Festival, Sacramento (Contemporary Brass Festival), Grenoble Institute, Naples Contemporary Music Festival, Assisi Festival, British Music Information Center, Pomeriggi Musicali, Stockholm & Uttersberg (X° Electroacustic Music Festival), Athens National Gallery, Milano Teatro di Porta Romana, Teatri dell’Elfo, Roma Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra, Edinburgh University Contemporary Music Festival, Miami University, Iowa State University, Musica Duemila, Svezia Vaxjo Media Artes Festival, Gruppo Strumentale Musica Oggi, Gorizia Festival, Sofia Musica Nova, Festival Nuova Consonanza,  Milano Triennale, Le forme del Suono Music Festival, Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Tokio, Festival 5 Giornate, Fondazione Cemat, Teatro Politeame Greco, Istanbul University of Music, Eisenstadt Conservatory of Music.
These have been broadcast by the Second Channel of Swedish Radio, first Channel of Greek Radio, italian RAI Radio3, Radio Seattle, Swiss Radio Second Channel, TV satellite SAT2000, Vatican Radio, recorded and published on several CDs.
He has also taught dozen of master classes in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Olso, Stockholm, Geneva, Losanne, Zurich, Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, Dubai, New York, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Wien, Brno, Praga, Budapest, Manchester, London, Leeds, Birmingham, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf. etc. etc.

His book, Semiography and Semiology of Contemporary Music, written in 4 languages (ISBN: 9788876656163) can be obtained via Amazon and several other online bookshops.

He teach Composition, Music Analysis and Film Music at Milan’s Conservatory of Music “Giuseppe Verdi”


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