Born: 1969 Primary Instrument: Multi-instrumentalist
Stephen Zorzanello, musician, composer and scholar, was born in Vicenza in 1969. Since 1997,he has conducted research in the field dealing with oral history, anthropology and soundscape for RAI Radio 3 audiodocumentari Cimbra dedicated to language and culture, and Italian immigration in Australia. From '99 to 2003, he moved to Rome in collaboration with the local scene devoted to experimentation, again for Rai Radio 3 produces two cycles of five episodes of Storyville devoted to figures and Braxton E. A. Dolphy. At the same time collaborating with director Giorgio Barberio Corsetti writing incidental music performances of The Awakening (Bologna, Link 1997) and Barcas (Porto, S. João Teatro Nacional, 2000, Lisbon, Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, 2003) Grail (Rome Officine Molliconi, 2000) and Woyzzeck (Venice, coprod. The 2001 Biennale Theatre - Teatro Stabile di Perugia.
At Catania, where he currently lives and works, works with Zo Centre for Contemporary Culture where he set up a study of post-production audio (Log Rhythm-A-Studio); Palermo works with the cultural association Curva Minore, projects of teaching and training. E 'KlangLandschaft active member of the Forum - Forum for the soundscape, and in 2004 the Department of Culture of Arizignano (Vi) commissioned a work entitled Arzignano Sonora: Portrait of acoustic instruments and voice, performed for the inauguration of New City Library Giulio Bedell. In September 2004 he founded the group in Catania Reaserch Sicilian Soundscape Research Group, with whom he started a research program dedicated to Sicily.
In Europe and Australia, in the main festival of improvisation and new music, played live and in studio with musicians such as: Dietmar Diesner, Chris Cutler, Alex Kolkowski, Phil Minton, Jon Rose, Otomo Yoshihide, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Fernando Grillo, Nicolas Roseeuw, Frank Schulte, Thomas Lehn, Alvin Curran. He also played under the guidance of Fred Frith, Lawrence D. Butch Morris, Eyvind Kang to perform works they have composed and conducted (Pacifica, 1994, Conduction 31, 1995, Virginal Co-ordinates, 2001).
His compositions have been performed by: Mistress, Fred Frith Guitar Quartet, Fastilio, Eva Kant Ensemble, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the orchestra of the Arena di Verona, Playground Ensemble, Onda Mediterranea.