CSC - Centro di Sonologia Computazionale
ActivitiesIn 1958-60 Prof. Giovanni Battista Debiasi, at the University of Padova, proposed an original work about an electronic organ based on photodiodes. This was the first step of a multidisciplinary future for electric/electronic engineering and music in Padova.
C.S.C scientific research was the premise for the other activities of musical informatics, and is still one of the main activities of the Centre. Today the Centre also supports production of musical works, thanks to significant investments in research that begun in 1979 when the Centre was officially founded. In the early days research was mainly focused on system of synthesis. Nowadays, the Centre is working in synergy with the SMC Group (Dep. of Information Engineering of the University of Padova) on preservation and restoration of audio documents, tuning of new sound synthesis techniques, analytical tools, techniques of sound spatialization, complex dynamic systems and analysis and morphing of expressive content in music performances (see also the Research page). The excellence of results achieved over the years in all these fields earned C.S.C. a solid reputation within the international community. Today's C.S.C. activities rely on a composite group of people, which include the Center board of directors and personnel, guest researchers and musicians, and particularly on master students attending the courses "Sound and Music Computing" and "Informatics for Culture" at the Dep. of Information Engineering, which is historicaly tightly linked to the C.S.C.
Bollettino - Notiziario dell'Università degli Studi di Padova N.19, Giugno 1981, Anno XXX:
School of Engineering: Prof. Giovanni Battista Debiasi supervises the Laurea degree thesis of Giovanni Depoli, on the formal language MUSICA. This is the start of research activities in music informatics.
Graziano Tisato starts working at the Centro di Calcolo of the University of Padova
School of Engineering and Centro di Calcolo: first working prototype of D/A conversion
Villa Cordellina (Vicenza). International Workshop on Studies and Research on Music Language, chaired by Wolfango Dalla Vecchia. This is the start of a series of conferences, courses, and seminars on computer music, in collaboration with the University of Padova.
Centro di Calcolo: installation of the synthesis software MUSIC 4BF
Collaboration Agreement between the Centro di Calcolo and the Conservatory "C. Pollini" of Padova.
Centro di Calcolo: installation of the synthesis softwares MUSIC360 and MUSIC V.
Beginning of research on the software CELLE-EMUS for computer-aided composition.
A musical instrument in Music 5
Centro di Calcolo: James Dashow uses the software Music 4BF to realize some of the sounds of "Wisper Out of Time" (winner of the 1st award at the 5th International Concourse of Electroacoustics Music, 1977), as well as the tape part of "Effetti Collaterali", for clarinet and tape.
Centro di Calcolo: Graziano Tisato begins the development of the ICMS System.
Centro di Calcolo: set-up of a seminar and a course on computer music.
Centro di Calcolo: Teresa Rampazzi uses the ICMS System to realize "With the light pen", which is awarded the "Menzione Onorevole" at the 5th International Concourse of Electroacoustics Music, 1977.
School of Engineering: start of the course "Musica all'Elaboratore Elettronico", held by Prof. Giovanni Battista Debiasi.
Official foundation of the C.S.C.: the Director is Prof. Giovanni Battista Debiasi.
The University of Padova hosts the 3rd CIM - Colloquio di Informatica Musicale Italiana.
Collaboration Agreement between the C.S.C. the Biennale di Venezia. The LIMB is founded (through the work of Alvise Vidolin)
Musical works commissioned by LIMB: J. Dashow, M. Graziani, H. Howe, F. Razzi.
Graziano Tisato becomes Director of the C.S.C..
Publication of the first (out of five) issue of the LIMB "Quaderni", realized in collaboration with the C.S.C..
Musical works commissioned by LIMB: C. Ambrosini, A. Clementi, J. Melby, C. Pasquotti.
Graziano Tisato e Gian Antonio Mian (ca. 1981)
The International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) is hosted in Venice.
Musical works commissioned by LIMB: A. Clementi, J. Dashow, F. Razzi.
Giuseppe Di Giugno-IRCAM installs the 4i System. Beginning of research on real-time.
First edition of the Summer Courses on Music Informatics (Corsi estivi di Informatica Musicale), which will be held until 1989.
Musical works commissioned by LIMB: D. Behrman, J. Chadabe, R. Teitelbaum
Marco Stroppa realizes "Traiettoria... deviata", for piano and synthesis sounds.
Richard Teitelbaum, Joel Chadabe, Mauro Graziani, Alvise Vidolin (1983) 1984
Computer production for "Prometeo", by Luigi Nono, performed at La Biennale di Venezia and Teatro Alla Scala.
Realization of "Elettronico", by Franco Donatoni, for the opus Atem, performed at Teatro Alla Scala
Installation of the 4X System. Original prototype IRCAM
Historical exhibit "Nuova Atlantide - Il continente della musica elettronica 1900-1986" (New Atlantis - The electronic music continent 1900-1986) at La Biennale di Venezia, curated by LIMB.
Roberto Doati starts production of "Una storia chimica".
Guest music composer at C.S.C.: J. Impett (Real-time systems for performance with trumpet).
Beginning of research on physical modeling.
Beginning of research on applications of neural networks to musica.
"Perseo e Andromeda", by Salvatore Sciarrino, performed at Staatstheater Stuttgart.
Prof. Giovanni De Poli becomes Director of C.S.C..
MARS - Iris. Transcription of the Live electronics of Luigi Nono.
"Frau Frankenstein", by Giovanni Battistelli, performed at Kammermusiksaal der Philarmonie, Berlin.
LIMB: Seminar on performace praxis of the late Luigi Nono. Biennale di Venezia.
Graziano Tisato retires from University.
Beginning of research on musical rendering of expressive intentions.
Musical works commissioned by LIMB: D. Dall'Osto, C. De Pirro, M. Pisati.
"Zone-Franche", by Maurizio Pisati, Castelfranco Veneto
"Madrigali in giardino", by Corrado Pasquotti
"Giacomo mio, salviamoci!", by Giorgio Battistelli, Teatro Lauro Rossi - Macerata.
"Risonanze erranti", by Luigi Nono, Teatro La Fenice.
"Mantra", by Karlheinz Stockhausen, performed at the Centro D’arte degli Studenti dell’Università - Amici della Musica di Padova.
"Transiciàn II", by Mauricio Kagel, performed at Teatro Fondamenta Nuove and Centro D’arte degli Studenti dell’Università - Amici della.Musica di Padova.
"L’altra scena”. Madrigali in giardino by Corrado Pasquotti, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia.
"Cantare con silenzio", by Salvatore Sciarrino, Stuttgart, and IRCAM (Paris).
"Pensieri Canuti", by Adriano Guarnieri, Salzburger Festspiele 1999. Main Hall of Mozarteum of Salzburg.
"Est et non", by Corrado Pasquotti, Chiesa S. Caterina, Treviso.
"Passione secondo Matteo" by Adriano Guarnieri
"Impressions d'Afrique" by Giorgio Battistelli at the 63° Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.
Festival d’Automne a Paris. "Perseo e Andromeda" by Salvatore Sciarrino. Opéra National de Paris/Bastille (Amphithéâtre).
"Pinocchio Square" music installation by Carlo De Pirro, EXPO 2002, Neuchâtel.
"The embalmer" and "The embalmer room". Music by Giorgio Battistelli. Almeida opera, Londra.
Thematic concert: "La musica elettronica a Padova", with C.S.C. productions.
"Medea", opera video in 3 parts freely inspired from Euripide, by Adriano Guarnieri. Fondazione Teatro La Fenice di Venezia