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Traiettorie Music Prize 2022

We are glad to announce that the Traiettorie Music Prize 2022 has been awarded to the Italian composer and mathematician

Carmine Emanuele Cella


Carmine Emanuele Cella - Biography

Carmine Emanuele Cella is a composer and a researcher in applied mathematics. He studied at Conservatory of Music "G. Rossini" in Italy getting diplomas in piano, computer music and composition and then studied composition with Azio Corghi at Accademia S. Cecilia in Rome; he also studied philosophy and mathematics and got a PhD in mathematical logic at the University of Bologna working on symbolic representations of music.

As a composer he won many prizes, including: 1st prize at the "G. Rossini" composition competition (1998), 1st prize at the "Egidio Carella" competition (2010), 2nd prize at the ICOMS composition competition (2010). In 2009 Carmine Emanuele Cella has been selected by the SWR orchestra of Stuttgart, while in 2011 he has been finalist at the international "Isang Yun" music prize in South Korea.

In 2008 he won the prestigious Petrassi prize for composition, from the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano. He as been selected as member of Academie de France in Madrid for 2013-2014 and has been composer in residence at Casa de Velazquez for that year. In 2015 he won the prestigious prize "Una vita nella musica - giovani" from Teatro La Fenice and he has recently been selected as composer in residence at the American Academy in Rome for 2016.

As a pianist he worked for major lyrical institutions such as Rossini Opera Festival, Wexford Festival Opera, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, playing with famous singers like Luciano Pavarotti and Mariella Devia. Carmine Emanuele Cella performed also as jazz pianist both in solo and in several groups (duos and trios).

From 2007 to 2009 he had a job position as researcher at IRCAM in Paris in the Analysis/Synthesis team working on audio indexing and he has also been composer in residence in the same institute.

In 2006 he created his own company, CryptoSound, dedicated to audio research and development and in 2009 he co-founded a company called 31tone, with Niels Bogaards, dedicated to professional research and development for the iPhone/iPad platforms. From 2013 to 2015 he has been Head of Technical Design at Mogees LTD, with Bruno Zamborlin.

Carmine has been post-doc researcher at ENS in Paris, in the Data team working with Stephane Mallat on mathematical models of deep learning in 2015 and 2016 and will be post-doc at HEM in Geneve until end 2018.

Carmine Emanuele Cella taught harmony, musical composition, computer music, applied mathematics and mathematical logic in several institutes, such as universities and conservatories. Starting from January 2019 Carmine is Assistant professor in music and technology at CNMAT in UC Berkeley.

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Traiettorie Music Prize 2021

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the winner of Traiettorie Music Prize 2021 is:

Maël Bailly


Maël Bailly - Biography

It is through the practice of musical improvisation that Maël Bailly takes the path of musical invention.
Attending Gilles Deliège’s viola class at the Conservatory of Tours, he discovered the contemporary repertoire, mysterious and attractive curiosity.
The opening in 2012 of Alessandro Solbiati’s composition workshop was decisive: he discovered, with a mixture of enthusiasm and circumspection, the cuisine of writing. The following year he entered Alain Mabit’s 20th-21st century writing class, then, in 2014, Gérard Pesson’s Composition class.
He works in collaboration with artists such as the circus artist Quentin Folcher, for whom he composed the choreographic piece Pour un cirque imaginaire.
In 2017 and 2018 he is composer in residence at GMEM in Marseille for La symphonie de la Cayolle, a work with a social dimension, which brings together children and adults from this neighborhood and the C Barré ensemble. In 2021, he has started a SACRe doctorate, with the subject “contemporary music, in search of new ways of sharing”.

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