JACOPO BABONI SCHILINGI


BIOGRAPHY

Jacopo Baboni Schilingi was born in Milan on April 4, 1971.

Jacopo Baboni Schilingi started piano studies at the age of six and he began composing at the same age. He entered the class of composition of Ivan Fedele and he got his Diploma in composition in 1994. He studied conducting with Vittorio Parisi. At the age of 22 he was chosen by George Benjamin, Emmanuel Nunes, Gérard Grisey and David Robertson to take part in Cursus of composition and computer music at IRCAM. In 1996, he took part in the master classes of the Royaumont Academy with Brian Ferneyhough and Klaus Huber. In 1998 he obtained his Master in the twentieth century musicology at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales under the direction of Hugues Dufourt. In 2010 he obtained his PHD doctorate in musicology (summa cum laude) under the direction of Georges Molinié. In July 2013, he has been appointed "Chevalier de l’Ordre des arts et de lettres" by French Culture Minister, Madame Aurélie Filippetti.

At the age of 15 Baboni Schilingi began his career as a composer in Milan: Teatro Litta, Teatro delle Erbe, Istituto Gonzaga, Palazzina Liberty, Villa Simonetta, Castello Sforzesco, etc. Since the age of 18 he participated in many international music festivals such as Ars Musica, Présence, Agora, Polychrome, Royaumont, Manca, Musica, Musique et mémoire, Novelum (France) Settembre Musica, Roma Europa, Tempo Reale, Santa Cecilia, Nuova Consonanza, Enzimi, Musica Presente, Spazio Musica, Biennale di Venezia (Italy), Gaudeamus (Netherlands), Schreyahner Herbst, Im 21 Jahrhundert Musik Neue Italienische Musikszene, Cottbus (Germany), Electronic Music Week of Shanghai (China), Bartok Festival (Hungary) Lanus (Argentina), International Biennale From Zagreb (Croatia), etc... He has won several international competitions in composition and music is played regularly in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, South Korea, Danemark, Dubai, France, Finland, Germany, Holland, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Ukraine, USA. He received the Special Mention Prix Italia 2006.

At the age of 25, in 1996, he was invited to play his music for the private concert for the Paul Sacher Foundation and for Madame Claude Pompidou at at IRCAM with Pierre Boulez.

Since 1990 he is involved in electroacoustic music and computer music, and has worked actively with MM&T studio and AGON studio in Milan. In 1995 he developed the theory of composition by Interactive Models and contributed significantly to the creation of different software (Profile, Morphology, CMI) for Computer Aided Composition that are distributed by IRCAM since 1995.

In 1999, at the request of Luciano Berio, he founded the Department of Pedagogy at Centre Tempo Reale in Florence. He led this department for six years, with the joint artistic supervision of Luciano Berio. For this project in two years, he developed several teaching studios and production based in Florence, Milan, Siena and Rome. His mission was to gather the necessary funds to develop different activities and contact with young audiences. He assured this task for six years, working with the regions of Lombardy, Lazio and Tuscany, and through private bank financing (CARIPLO, CRF, BNL, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, etc.). He was in charge of fundraising to produce a research-based computer music and teaching activities for the children as well as outgoing professional composers.

His works have been performed by orchestras and ensembles such as: Orchestre d'Ile de France, Symphonic Orchestra of Cottbus, Ensemble Inter-Contemporain, Orchestra Utopica, Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Court Circuit, Klangforum Ensemble, Collegium Novum Ensemble, Ensemble Dedalo, The Pleiades, Ensemble Dell'Orchestra Sinfonica "Arturo Toscanini", Leonis Quartet, Ensemble contrast, etc.. He works with soloists such as Nicholas Isherwood, Claude Delangle, Jean Geoffroy, Anne Delafosse-Quentin, Christian Schmitt, Pascal Contet, Henry-Michel Garcia, etc.

His music has been performed in the most well known concert hall such as Maison de Radio France, Espace de Projection at Ircam, Opéra Comique in Paris, Teatro dal Verme, Piccolo Teatro Studi-La Scala in Milan, Sala Sinopoli at Santa Cecilia in Rome, Tonhalle in Zurich, Miller Theatre in New York, Sala Gianni Agnelli in Tokyo, Yishu-8 and The Orange Sanlitun Village in Beijing, Radio Rundfunk in Berlin, Shanghai Concert Hall, etc. Some of his compositions have been performed in famous churches such as Saint Severin in Paris, La Chapelle de Ronchamp, Abbaye de Silvacane at La Roque-d'Anthéron, San Marco in Milan, Durham Cathedral, etc.

He was resident composer-in-residence at IRCAM from 1995 to 2000, associated artist at the Saline Royale d’Arc-et-Senans for three years (2011-2012-2013) and Deputy Artistic Director for two seasons at the EMW-Festival in Shanghai (2013-2015). It is designer and co-director of IRCAM's first CD for learning music for children entitled "Dix jeux d’écoute". He has published over thirty articles on composition and music research. In 2007 he published The Hyper-systemic Music, his first book on aesthetics Edition Mix-Paris, and in 2008 the book Six models of hermeneutic analysis. (http://www.editionsmix.org).

His compositions are published by Editions Suvini Zerboni - Milano. (ww.esz.it)

He has composed music for films, working with directors such as Henry Colomer, Olivier Mille, Alain Fleischer.
He regularly works with several artists with whom he created several interdisciplinary projects: with the architect Pier Luigi Copat, he developed an installation based on music and architecture (Partitions) whose first version was shown in 1996 to IRCAM and the Festival Musica in Strasbourg. He also created several shows (Trois mythologie et un poète aveugle, Syntax Error, Odysséé, ...) based on the interaction between music and text with the multimedia poet Jean-Pierre Balpe.

In 2000, with the artist and sculptor Arman, he realized the installation Instrument à gond that was shown in France and Italy.

In 2002 he started a deep artistic collaboration with the artist Miguel Chevalier. Jacopo Baboni Schilingi realized more than 20 interactive and generative compositions for Miguel Chevalier’s installations among which there are Metapolis (Mexico), Crossborder (France), Terra Incognita (Brazil), The origin of the world (USA), Complexe Meshes (United-Kingdom) and 8-Ties (produced by Hermès) that has been shown in Paris, London, Milan, Anvers, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Nanjing, Tokyo, Osaka, Berlin, Dubai, Seattle, Miami, Busan, Mexico-City, Mumbai.

He was part of the group E.S.C. with whom he made interactive installation La lenteur and the spectacle of music and dance with the company Sostanza Sonora MK (Italian dance company dedicated to the research). He conceived the show/installation Hemera, in collaboration with light artist A. Poumarat and the dancer V. Moutoussamy and he works with the company Acte2 of C. Dreyfus. He is currently working with the artist Christophe Bergon and the artist Elias Crespin. In 2014 he started a deep collaboration with the artist Sarkis with whom he created the music for the Biennale of Venice 2015 for the Pavilion of Turkey.

Since 1999, he holds the class composition of the Montbéliard Conservatory of Music and was a lecturer in the Department of Musicology Contemporary Paris IV-Sorbonne.

In 2001, he founded the group of music research and production called PRISMA. He coordinates regularly the PRISMA group. Inside the PRISMA group, he is responsible for international meetings, communications coordinator, publications, coordinator of international relations with festivals, universities, research centers and music conservatories. This group is also a network of composers in Europe, the United States, Canada, Chile, Argentina, and China, but also a network of institutions. Among these institutions, we can count the GRM and IRCAM in Paris, Orchestra Utopica Lisbon (Portugal), the Shanghai International Electroacoustic Music Week (China), Harvard University (USA), the Zimt (Austria), the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki (Finland), the University of Plymouth (England), the University of Winnipeg (Canada).

In 1998, with E. Quinz he founded the association Anomos. It is a research, training and artistic association who explores new configurations of contemporary art, particularly related to the impact and contributions of digital technologies. In December 2004, anomos joined the Centre Pompidou for the sixth series of multidisciplinary meetings Face au présent, whose aim is to explore new trends in contemporary art influenced by digital technologies. In 2003, 2004 and 2005, he participated in the steering committee Ars Numerica in which he introduced academics, researchers and French artists of international reputation.