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Laveglia Luigi

(09. 04. 1971)

Laveglia Luigi
Laveglia Luigi
Frutteggstr. 75
CH-6170 Schüpfheim
Schweiz

Tel: +41 (0)41 484 13 29
Internet: www.luigilaveglia.ch

Biography
The Swiss composer Luigi Laveglia was raised in Lucerne. Following completion of his Matura, Luigi studied piano under the tutelage of H. Sakagami in Lucerne and K.-A. Kolly in Winterthur. 1999 saw a change of direction when Luigi turned his attention to composition and music theory. He began the appropriate courses at the Basel School of Music (Musikhochschule Basel), studying composition and counterpoint under the tutelage of Detlev Müller-Siemens and harmonics under Roland Moser. He completed these studies in 2004.
Since 2002, his work has been presented to a broad audience through various projects, those worthy of particular mention here include his time as the Composer in Residence for the Basler Musikmonat 2001 (Klanginstallation BlackBox01), the production "encantadas – die verwunschenen inseln" (after texts by H. Melville) at the Lucerne City Theatre and the world premiere of "come & see me in the green hotel" under the direction of Kevin Griffiths, which took place on the occasion of the promotional tour of the Swiss Pavilion for the World Exhibition in Aichi (Japan) in Tokyo in the presence of the then Federal President Joseph Deiss. Luigi Laveglia was three-times winner of the Kiefer-Hablitzel Fellowship Prize for Composition. He received the Canton and City of Lucerne's promotional award for composed music in 2004. Luigi was a finalist in the renowned Robert Helps International Composition Competition.
The Glass Farm Ensemble world premiered two of his pieces in New York City in 2008.


Work list
cold electric music (2000)
for 13 violins
Tonally differentiated piece for a huge violin with thirteen heads.
Duration: 5' 30"
Manuscript
silver shaken in the gloom (2001)
for saxophone (S/T), oboe/English horn and percussion
1. "Klangverschmelzung"
2. "Poesie der Kargheit"
3. "Impulsiv"
Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Illuminations (2001)
6 songs over poems by Arthur Rimbaud
for barintone and piano
A cycle of songs which is in itself coherent but tries to merge with the lyrics in order to produce a sounding vision.
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript
awase (2002)
for percussion ensemble
Geared on the instrumentation of Varèse's "Ionisation" (13 percussionists). Best suited as a confrontation.
An internalised, complex and unpredictable piece with an unexpected ending.
Duration: 6' 00"
Manuscript
encantadas - die verwunschenen inseln (2002)
Musical theater
for flute, viloin, viola, viloloncello an one actor
Texts: Herman Melville
Music and text/acting are permanently interwoven and take reference to each other. The action takes place on the barren Galapagos Islands where unbelievable stories happen.
Duration: 60' 00"
Manuscript
Shai-Hulud (2003)
Concert
for baritone sax and string orchestra
Second piece from the "DUNE-Zyklus".
The rich sound of the deep sax burrows like a desert worm through the sand of the strings.
Written for an amateur orchestra. However, the solo part is demanding.

Duration: 13' 00"
Manuscript
Muad'dib (2003)
for two pianos
First piece from the "DUNE-Zyklus".
A sound block, rigid and agile…
Duration: 5' 00"
Manuscript
ECAZ (2004)
for string trio and metal
Third piece from the "DUNE-Zyklus".
Strings and metal complement each other and stand sharply opposed. Very hard metalic sounds (steel plate).
Effectual.
Duration: 7' 00"
Manuscript
Lisan al-Gaib (2005)
for ensemble (tenor sax, horn, trombone, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello, double bass)
Fourth and last part from the "DUNE-Zyklus".
Monumental, full of energy with a poetic middle part leading to the circularly formed close.
Duration: 7' 30"
Manuscript
manchmal geh ich nachts zum spiegel (2005)
for soprano and saxophone quartet (SATB)
Texts: Katharina Lanfranconi
A penetrative music to gripping texts. Very intensive.

Duration: 12' 00"
Manuscript
silence into cool whispered (2007)
for two pianos
Virtuosic chamber music. Full of energy with a narrative character.
The title refers to the special ending.

Duration: 11' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 34.00
(Set with 2 scores)
Code of Light (2007-2008)
for flute, bass clarinet, violin and piano
Two movements (part one, part two)
My occupation with light and its spectrum of colours (in a poetic rather than scientific sense) formed the starting point of this composition. It lead to extraordinary answers on a formal and associative level. Intense and diversified at the same time.
Duration: 23' 00"
SME/EMS
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CHF: 34.00
(Parts SME: sFr. 48.-; € 48.-)
Black Bird (2008)
for clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano
This is actually a prelude for Messiaen's "Quatuor pour la fin du temps" and written for the same instrumentation. It does, however, stand just as well performed on its own. The music is very colourful, partly abrupt with a very intimate middle part …
Duration: 11' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 21.00
(Parts SME: sFr. 30.-; € 30.-)
Dinge, dange, donge... (2008)
for piano
Duration: 13' 00"
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CHF: 31.00
An obsession, a prayer & something else (2008)
for piano
Three very different, quite difficult pieces for piano, which have been combined to form a trilogy but also function very well as individual pieces.
Duration: 25' 00"
SME/EMS
Postfach 7851
CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
Tel. +41 (0)41 210 60 70
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CHF: 36.00
REVERSE (2008)
for piano
A very rhythmically urgent piece, which makes a quasi reversal in the middle …
Duration: 6' 00"
SME/EMS
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CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 16.00
Ulalume (2008)
for violin and piano
After the poem bearing the same title by E. A. Poe. Very dark and foreboding music …
Duration: 9' 00"
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CHF: 34.00
(incl. violin part)
Black Mirror (2008)
for piano
Two thoughts (not my own), mirrored in a black mirror …
Duration: 4' 00"
SME/EMS
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CH-6000 Luzern 7
Schweiz
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CHF: 16.00
reversed echoes (2010)
for piano trio
Duration: 20' 00"
Manuscript