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The Choreographic Archive of Siobhan Davies Dance

Title: Matteo Fargion

Work: Profile

Summary

Matteo Fargion was born in Milan, Italy, in 1961. He studied composition with Kevin Volans in Durban, South Africa and later with Howard Skempton in London. Since 1989, when he attended the Gulbenkian Course for Composers and Choreographers, he has collaborated with many choreographers, including Jeremy James, Russell Maliphant, Lynda Gaudreaux, Stephanie Schober, Jonathan Burrows and Siobhan Davies with whom he has collaborated on The Art of Touch, Bank, In Plain Clothes, Two Quartets and The Collection. Since his residency at the prestigious Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart in 1996 he has also written much theatre music, for productions by Thomas Ostermeier (Schaub�Berlin,) Tom Kuhnel (TAT, Frankfurt) and Elmar Goerden, (Residenz, Munich). His concert music has been heard around the world, played by leading performers such as Robyn Schulkovsky, Balanescu Quartet, Smith Quartet and Carole Cerasi. Together with close collaborator Jonathan Burrows, Fargion has made a trilogy of duets: Both Sitting Duet, The Quiet Dance, and Speaking Dance, which have toured to over 20 countries and won a Bessie Award in New York. Fargion also teaches composition workshops worldwide, notably at PARTS, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker's dance school in Brussels.

Analysis

Davies collaborations include:
1995 - The Art of Touch
1997 - Bank
2006 - In Plain Clothes
2007 - Two Quartets

Matteo Fargion

  • Series Title: Profile
  • Title: Matteo Fargion
  • Music: Matteo Fargion
  • Summary: Matteo Fargion was born in Milan, Italy, in 1961. He studied composition with Kevin Volans in Durban, South Africa and later with Howard Skempton in London. Since 1989, when he attended the Gulbenkian Course for Composers and Choreographers, he has collaborated with many choreographers, including Jeremy James, Russell Maliphant, Lynda Gaudreaux, Stephanie Schober, Jonathan Burrows and Siobhan Davies with whom he has collaborated on The Art of Touch, Bank, In Plain Clothes, Two Quartets and The Collection. Since his residency at the prestigious Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart in 1996 he has also written much theatre music, for productions by Thomas Ostermeier (Schaub�Berlin,) Tom Kuhnel (TAT, Frankfurt) and Elmar Goerden, (Residenz, Munich). His concert music has been heard around the world, played by leading performers such as Robyn Schulkovsky, Balanescu Quartet, Smith Quartet and Carole Cerasi. Together with close collaborator Jonathan Burrows, Fargion has made a trilogy of duets: Both Sitting Duet, The Quiet Dance, and Speaking Dance, which have toured to over 20 countries and won a Bessie Award in New York. Fargion also teaches composition workshops worldwide, notably at PARTS, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker's dance school in Brussels.
  • Analysis: Davies collaborations include: 1995 - The Art of Touch 1997 - Bank 2006 - In Plain Clothes 2007 - Two Quartets
  • Publisher: SDR
  • Production Date - SDDO: 2010-08-25
  • Media type: Profile
  • Word Count: 0
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  • Permanenent URL: http://siobhandaviesarchive.com/record/2873