Maurizio Grandinetti’s activities span across solo recitals, contemporary and chamber music and improvisations, performing on classical as well as on electric guitars, and accompanying himself with several electronic devices. His vast, poliedric repertoire is particularly oriented towards contemporary and avant-garde music. He has premiered countless performances of new works for guitar and many composers wrote for him. He plays regularly with several Orchestra such as Basel Symphony Orchestra and Lucerne Symphony Orchestra under the conduction of Pierre Boulez, Heinz Holliger, Peter Rundell, Jürg Henneberger a.o.. Since 2000 he has been a member of the Ensemble Phoenix Basel.
Eric Chasalow (1955, USA) is a composer, sound artist, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, teacher, and advisor to non-profits. He is especially well known for works that combine instruments with electronic sound, but has collaborated with other musicians and artists to create a wide range of projects. ARRAY, the journal of the International Computer Music Association, has written that his music…“clearly establishes him as one of the leaders of our times…offer(ing) a wondrous fusion between distinct styles and mediums, …” Two CD compilations were released in 2015 and a library edition of the complete scores and tapes for instrument and tape was released that same year in celebration of his 60th birthday. An album of ten new genre-bending songs, Ghosts of Our Former Selves was released in the fall of 2020. He is currently at work on a violin concerto for Miranda Cuckson and a new song cycle about climate change. Eric’s music is programmed throughout the world, with recent performances in Berlin, Boston, La Paz, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Rome, and San Francisco. He has written for Guido Arbonelli, Tony Arnold, Lucia Bova, Tim Brady, Bruno Schneider, Vicki Ray, Talea Ensemble, Musicatreize, New York New Music Ensemble, The EAR Unit, DaCapo Chamber Players, Network for New Music, Portland Chamber Music Festival, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and many others.
Maurizio Grandinetti performs Erich Chasalow: Scuse me!