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Encyclopedia > Giovanni Sollima

Giovanni Sollima (b. Palermo, 1962) is an Italian composer and cellist. He was born into a family of musicians and studied cello with Giovanni Perriera and composition with his father, Eliodoro Sollima, at the Conservatorio di Palermo, where he graduated with highest honors. He later studied with Antonio Janigro and Milko Kelemen at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart and at the Salzburg Mozarteum. City nickname: Location Location of Palermo within the island of Sicily. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... A cello The violoncello, or as it is more commonly to refered to as the cello or cello (pronounced Cheh-loh), is a stringed instrument and a member of the violin family. ...

Sollima's music is influenced by minimalism, with his compositions often featuring modal melodies and repetitive structures. Because his works are characterized by a more diverse and eclectic approach to material than the early American minimalist composers, the American critic Kyle Gann has termed Sollima a postminimalist composer. Minimalist music is a genre of post-1960s classical music and experimental music which displays some or all of the following features: emphasis on consonant harmony, if not functional tonality; reiteration of musical phrases or smaller units such as figures, motifs, and cells, with subtle, gradual, and/or infrequent variation... Kyle Gann (b. ... Postminimalism is a term utilised in various artistic fields for work which is influenced by, or attempts to develop upon the work of Minimalism. ...

Recordings of Sollima's music have been released on the Agorà and Point Music labels.

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Giovanni Sollima official site

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