The Italian composer Federico Favali (b.1981) writes music characterized by the use of theatrical gestures, a special sensibility to tone color and a particular interest in blending them. Different colors in an action, in an image or evoked by words are translated into sounds, thus creating a fascinating environment.
The music he wrote has received international acclaim, being performed worldwide by many remarkable ensemble such as Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Lontano Ensemble. His catalogue includes vocal music, an opera, solo instrument compositions and music for ensemble and orchestra.
In 2014 he received a commission from Teatro del Giglio of Lucca (Italy) for the chamber opera “The fall of the House of Usher”. In 2015 he was invited to the Daegu International Contemporary Music Festival, and in 2016 to the Crosscurrents Festival (Birmingham, UK). In 2017 he led research at “Giorgio Cini” Foundation in Venice. He was awarded several prizes including most notable personality of the city of Lucca of the year 2014.
He is also active as a musicologist. Focusing primarily on analysis of contemporary music, his writings have been published by several sites and reviews. He graduated in piano in Lucca and musicology at the University of Bologna (Italy). He studied composition at the Conservatory of La Spezia, King’s College London, University of Birmingham and New York University. His music is published by Donemus. Currents as of February 2018.