Bio

Manfredi Clemente is a composer, sound artist and sound designer based in Paris. His theoretical and practical research is focused on the concept of sound image, on its phenomenology, evocative character and spatial dimension. In his pieces field and studio recording, analogue feedback and synthesised sound all contribute to a general sense of materiality that stands at the core of his poetics. 

For several years he has been part of B.E.A.S.T. – Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre and has been in charge of the installation and performances of the acousmonium of FMC – Contemporary Music Festival of Cagliari. Between 2017 and 2019 he has been working as an A/V technician and sound engineer for the Teatro Massimo of Palermo. In 2020-2021 he has been chief sound engineer for audio recording and broadcasting in the same opera house.

Composing for theatre and artistic performance is one of his main interests, which led him to collaborate with several companies and artists including Johannes Erath, Kor’sia, Maria Vittoria Bellingeri, LOT-EK, Gaetano Costa, Dario Enea (Soggettile Teatro), Marìka Pugliatti, Clémence Kazemi e Marco Giusti.

His music is performed all around the world and has gained several international recognition, including the 1st Prize at Prix Presque Rien 2019, the GRM Banc d’Essai 2018 and the 1st Prize at DI_Stanze Festival 2014.



PRIZES


1st prize, Prize Presque Rien 2019

Fondazione Presque Rien, Paris (FR)
to the piece Un sonno che sogna di non sognare


Prize Banc d’Essai 2018

GRM, Paris (FR)

to the piece Isole


Finalist, Franz Liszt Prize 2017

Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, Weimar (DE)

to the piece La boucle


Mention, Prize Presque Rien 2015

Fondazione Presque Rien, Paris

Mention of the prize to the piece La boucle


1st prize, Festival Di_Stanze 2014

CIMA, CEMAT, MOTUS, University of Osaka et al. 

per il brano Les dimensions du réel


Finalist, Destellos Competition 2014

Destellos Foundation, Mar del Plata (AR)

per il brano Les dimensions du réel


 TEACHING ACTIVITY


2021-22 Prof. of Electroacoustic Composition

Conservatorio G. Braga di Teramo


2020-21 Prof. of Electroacoustic Composition

Conservatorio G. Rossini di Pesaro


2014-16 Teaching associate

University of Birmingham

College of Arts and Law – Department of Music. 


2013-14 Teaching assistant

University of Birmingham 

College of Arts and Law – Department of Music. 

RESIDENCIES


Musiques & Recherches (2022)

Bruxelles (BE)

Artistic residency for the creation of a new 8-channel piece based on texts by Michiko Ishimure


APNÉES (2022)

Grenoble (FR)

Artistic residency and live concert


Léviathan (2021)

Châteauvallon-Liberté scéne nationale, Compagnie Wild are the Donkeys – Toulon (FR)

Residency for the creation of the theatrical performance Léviathan, by Clémence Kazemi, Marco Giusti, with Jacques Bonnaffé, Luna Scolari


Le Paysage sonore dans lequel nous vivons (2017)

GMVL, Tempo Reale, Amici della Musica di Cagliari, EPHMEE, A.F.E.A. – Cagliari (IT)

Realization of a series of naturalistic soundscape recording, in the context of the project ‘Le paysage sonore dans lequel nous vivons’


EDUCATION


2016-20 Laurea magistrale in Musicologia e Scienze dello Spettacolo [MA in Musicology and Performing Arts]

Università degli studi di Palermo – Scuola delle Scienze Umane e del Patrimonio Culturale


2013-17  PhD in Electroacoustic Composition

University of Birmingham – College of Arts and Law – Department of Music

Supervisor:  Prof. Jonty Harrison

Internal examiners:  Dr. Scott Wilson; External examiner:  Prof. John Young


2012-13  MRes in Elctroacoustic composition

University of Birmingham – College of Arts and Law – Department of Music


2008-12 Diploma Accademico di I livello in Musica e Nuove Tecnologie [BA in Music and New Technology]

Conservatorio di Musica ‘V. Bellini’ di Palermo