Emanuele Palumbo


Born 1987 in Italy, Emanuele Palumbo lives in Paris. His first musical experiences came from playing in rock groups. He studied composition with Gabriele Manca in Milan, Gérard Pesson at CNSM in Paris, and computer music at IRCAM (Cursus 1 & 2) with Hèctor Parra. Palumbo’s music has been performed by Ensemble Multilatérale, Ensemble Linea, Ensemble Talea, MDI Ensemble, and soloist like Maria Grazia Bellocchio, Christophe Mathias, Josephine Besançon and Domenico Melchiorre. He attended masterclasses by Francesco Filidei, Franck Bedrossian, Pierluigi Billone and Raphaël Cendo et Mark Andre. His works have been performed in venues and festivals as varied as the Manifeste Festival, the Royaumont Voix Nouvelles and Festival Pontino. His music has been broadcasted on Radio France.
In his music, he creates musical temporal structures based on sounds derived from an instrumental research, that has as objective the strength and the uniqueness of sound. Sometimes using accessories, he creates unusual modes of playing to obtain new sounds. The instrumental ensemble is charged in this with a new aura.
He is currently working on a piece for piano and transducers, and he is starting a project of biophysiological music with dancers, performers and musician, in particular he is developing a device for physiological and emotional recognition (LISTEN).

2017.18 Artistic Research Residency

Augmented physicality and emotionality
In collaboration with the CREAM team-project and the Analysis of Musical Practices team

The research project will investigate simple scientific interactions in order to create a solfeggio of physiological parameters, perception and emotional responses generated in a live music context for a performer and for an interpreter who plays the role of emotional resonance. The first phase of the project will be the construction and documentation of the device. Then, following scientific and artistic experiments (studies) we want to organize and work with specific physiological and emotional states of the interpreters alone, or in combinations. An important characteristic of the project will be the feedback that it is possible to create between physiological and emotional recognition, real-time music created with this data, and the listening of the interpreter who changes his emotional state. The chosen instrument is the saxophone, but other wind instruments could be studied; the nature of the performer must be specified. The final phase of the project is devoted to producing research documentation and writing the solfeggio. This device intends to be an IMC, an Integral Music Controller, according to the definition of Knapp and Cook (2005), that has the ambition to create a device of augmented physicality and emotionality.

Email : Emanuele.Palumbo (at) ircam.fr