HWYL

Piece for saxophone quartet and marimba

Hwyl is a wide-meaning Welsh word that Tiffany Watt Smith describes as "the word for a boat sail [...] that means exuberance or excitement, as if clipping along on a guest of wind". Hwyl can also be used to say goodbye (Hwyl fawr - go with the wind in your sails).
 

premiered by
Perpetuo Saxophone Quartet  and Ambra Ceroni Agostinelli

OASIS

Concert for saxophone quartet and electronics

Oasis is the result of my artistic residency at Lamia Santolina (Carovigno, Puglia), artistic space and home of Cosimo Terlizzi and Damien Modolo. The concert was performed by the Perpetuo Saxophone Quartet in October 2021.

Check the Bandcamp page to know more.

A NEW CENTER

Piece for a cappella choir

A choral piece that deals with the theme of isolation, with lyrics written after Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year. Building a bridge with the 2020-2021 pandemic experience. Dedicated to The Carice Singers

and premiered at the 2021 Cheltenham Music Festival in the UK.

words and music

MICHELE DEIANA

CONCETTO SPAZIALE

 

Short Film

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CONCETTO SPAZIALE wants to create a narrative derived from the original work of Lucio Fontana, which allows the viewer new constructions of meaning.

actor and voice
NICOLO' POLESELLO

direction
JACOPO MARCO ZANESSI

music
MICHELE DEIANA

using
EXTINCT (Folklorica Sounds)

the demo Luce is composed by
MICHELE DEIANA

Folklorica is a meeting of technology and mythology: a project which uses tales, taboos, superstitions and proverbs as starting points in creating colourful and conceptual virtual instruments for Kontakt.
These instruments have been created by Scottish composer Lucie Treacher by fusing together field recordings and samples of rare acoustic instruments with electronics.

VST Project by Lucie Treacher

LUCE for FOLKLORICA

 

ASCOLTI DALLO STUDIO

 

Mini series

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Six stories about the music of the present, in the frame of the city that between streets and canals bears the signs of a centuries-old history: Venice. Divided into three evening events, 'Ascolti dallo studio - Diari Veneziani', written by Luca Benatti and directed by Francesco Rossi,
will take you into the musical world of six living Venetian composers,
through music and words.

5th episode focuses on Michele Deiana
with the premier of 'Glint', for cello and piano

BY THE SEA

 
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In a house on the Venetian island of Lido, Michele, a composer, lives. 

The winter, made up of isolation and inner sights, passes in a time that
seems dilated. A feeling of farewell: these are the last months
that will be spent in the lagoon city, and he will dedicate
this time to a special tribute.

Short Film

direction & music
MICHELE DEIANA

INTERTIDAL. BARENE

Short Screen-Dance Film

The lagoon of Venice is a dynamic ecosystem that lives a daily struggle
for survival. A performative action on the salt marshes creates
a game of contrasts between fragility and resilience,
translating the landscape and sonic dimension on a human scale.

direction 
COLLETTIVO CONFLUENZE

starring 
ANJA DIMITRIJEVIC

music
MICHELE DEIANA

VEIL

A/V work

Veil – an audiovisual work by Claudio Bellini and Michele Deiana – originates from the idea of connection, which we all feel strongly these days: we are connected to others by virtual networks where we are the nodes and our relationships are the links. A virtual mesh, where vertices are the fundamental elements, is used as a similitude to evoke a network of relations.

direction & video
CLAUDIO BELLINI

music
MICHELE DEIANA

SONDER

Piece for Amplified Ensemble

Sonder meaning: "The profound feeling of realizing that everyone, including strangers passed in the street, has a life as complex as one's own, which they are constantly living despite one's personal lack of awareness of it." Coined in 2012 by John Koenig, whose project, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, aims to come up with new words for emotions that currently lack words.

dedicated to & premiered by
DECIBEL ENSEMBLE