Paolo Galli

about the author

Paolo Galli studied composition at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali Gaetano Donizetti (Italy) from 2001 to 2010. Subsequently, from 2011 to 2013, he undertook a master’s in composition at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, under the supervision of Professor Wim Henderickx. In 2014 he was accepted as a doctoral student of the docARTES programme; at the same time, he decided to pursue his career as a researcher at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp. His deep interest in vocal music and linguistics is shown by some of his latest compositions, such as Il mare come materiale for soprano and ensemble (2012), on a text by Giorgio Caproni, and r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r for solo mezzo-soprano (2013), on text by E. E. Cummings. Furthermore, in 2015, he collaborated in the ME21 project “Deleuzabelli Variations,” coordinated by Dr. Paulo de Assis, by composing “. . . heraus in Luft . . . , a comment on the Diabelli Variations 21–28.

info & contact


Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, University of Antwerp, and Orpheus Institute, Ghent, BE


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Machining the Voice Through Continuous Variation
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: art-machine, assemblage, Carmelo Bene, intensity, Luigi Nono, Manfred, plane of composition, Robert Schumann, Roman Jakobson, stuttering, variation, voice