”I am fascinated by the power of sound.
Maybe it is because sound is hidden to the human eye
that it is capable to connect us
with an invisible and mysterious world
where ANDs are more relevant than ORs,
where the very first cell of apparent contradiction resides.”
Italian pianist Agnese Toniutti dedicates herself to the exploration of contemporary and 20th Century music.
Her work often revolves around the role of sound in musical composition, and investigates the complementarity of composition and improvisation in musical creativity, both as an author and interpreter. Cage, Scelsi, Cardini are some of her favorites; incursions into the territory of improvisation, performance, and extemporary composition, are also encouraged by studying Seventies’ art movements. Her collaborations often include other artistic disciplines (acting, photography, dance, visual arts and multimedia).
Among her recent projects is the release of Subtle Matters (Neuma Records, 2021), a recording where she re-interprets the “timbre-piano” invented by Lucia Dlugoszewski and the verbal scores by Philip Corner, and the recording of Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano by John Cage (Neuma Records 2023), both Best Bandcamp Contemporary Classical of the month.
As a soloist and chamber music pianist she performed in several venues and international festivals in Italy, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, France, Germany and USA.
photo © Francesco Zanet