Daniele Lombardi (Florence, August 12, 1946 - Florence, March 11, 2018)) was a composer, pianist and visual artist.
He worked extensively on the music of the twentieth-century avant-garde movements, including first modern performances of a large number of compositions of Italian and Russian Futuristic music. His education, in both music and the visual arts, placed him in the position to incorporate sign, gesture, and sound into a unitary concept of multiple perception, through analogies, contrasts, stratifications, and associations.The drawings, paintings, computer graphics, videos, which he producing from 1969 on, were the results of the trans-codification of musical thought into images, a visualization of energies lying behind the sound itself, as potential becoming.
Lombardi believed visual expression and sound to be inseparably joined and his research ranged between abstract inner visions and the idea of an impact on everyday life, between the ready-made and the mirage.
In 1998 he was the first artist invited by SMAC (Metropolitan System for Contemporary Art) to present his multimedia work for Regione Toscana with exhibitions and concerts: at Prato (Pecci Museum), Pistoia (Fabroni Museum), and Florence (performance of the Two Symphonies for 21 pianos at the Uffizi Courtyard).
Among his exhibitions, in Italy and abroad, we recall here: Guarda che musica, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Palazzo Pitti, Firenze (2013); Silhouettes e altre musiche, Fondazione Mudima, Milan (2007); Effetto Serra, Giardino di Boboli, Florence (2006); Enigmi Sonori, MLAC Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Università della Sapienza di Roma, Rome (2006); Musica inaudita. Ascoltar con gli occhi, Accademia Chigiana - S.Maria della Scala, Siena (2002); Augenmusik - Musica per occhi, Music Biennale - Berlin (2001); Virtual Music, IIC Spazio Italia, Los Angeles (2000); Labirinti, Museo Pecci, Prato (1998); Babele, Museo Fabroni, Pistoia (1998); Virtual Music, Fondazione Mudima, Milan (1997); Udir vedendo, Centro delle Arti Zamalek, Il Cairo (1996); Udir vedendo, Hotel de Galiffet, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Paris (1993); Daniele Lombardi, I.C.A. Institut of Contemporary Arts, London (1992); Atalanta Fugiens, Galleria Carini, Florence (1992); Per occhi e orecchi, Studio Morra, Naples (1991); La metafora dello spazio, Repubblica di San Marino (1986); Il Rumore del tempo, Palazzo Novellucci, Prato (1983).
For more informations: www.danielelombardi.com
Texts by Giuliano Gori and Daniele Lombardi
Pistoia, Gli Ori, 2016
Language: Italian and English
Itinerant concert dedicated to Daniele Lombardi.
This itinerant concert presented a program of pieces selected for their connection to Daniele Lombardi. Some of his most cherished composers are represented as well as compositions that are tied to his affectionate friendship with Giuliano Gori. For this commemoration flutists Roberto Fabbriciani and Guido Pratesi, flanked by violinist Cristiano Rossi, paid special tribute to the Florentine artist/composer and to his permanent work for the Celle chapel: Porta Sonora: Divina.com, Paradiso.
The first two music stations - at Teatro di Beverly Pepper, where Roberto Fabbriciani played for the inauguration of the environmental work in June 1992 - and at Bowling, the program includes performances of acoustic music; in the final station, in front of the Porta Sonora: Divina.com, Paradiso the piece will be performed by a violin thanks to the extraordinary participation of Cristiano Rossi. To conclude an absolute premiere composed by Roberto Fabbriciani and dedicated to Daniele, music for flutes and live electronics.
At the Beverly Pepper Theater
D. Lombardi, The saggy air (from: L'ora alata) for flute, (1992) first performance: Celle 27 June 1992, scenes and costumes by Beverly Pepper, flutist Roberto Fabbriciani.
G. Petrassi, Angelic dialogue for two flutes (1948).
D.Lombardi, Rondellus, for flute (1995) written work for Roberto Fabbriciani.
At Bowling, with Virtual Music 22 by Daniele Lombardi
B.Maderna, Dialogue for two flutes (1969).
D.Lombardi, The breath for flute and piccolo (1984) first performance: Castello di Montecchio Vesponi, Tug Mazes, September 4, 1994 flutist Roberto Fabbriciani.
L. Berio, Sequenza I (1958)
In front of La Porta Sonora: Divina.com, Paradiso, by Daniele Lombardi
D. Lombardi, "the sound door: Divina.com, Paradiso", for violin. first absolute performance: Celle, Saturday 15 October 2016.
R. Fabbriciani, Fantasy Falls (for Daniele), 2018. Celle, 13 October 2018: First absolute performance, for two flutes and magnetic tape.