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Nova Riccardo

Riccardo Nova was born in Milan. He contemporaneously studied both flute and composition at the G. Verdi Conservatory of Milan, with Giuliano Zosi and Giacomo Manzoni, respectively. He went on to advanced studies with Franco Donatoni in Milan and at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, where he earned a diploma of merit in 1989.
He has been working with all main European ensemble such as Ictus Ensemble, Ensemble Moderne, Ensemble InterContemporain, Ensemble L'Itinéraire, Ensemble Musiques Nouvelle, etc.
His music has been performed on important concert series, including the "Ars Musica" Festival in Brussels, the "Wien Modern" Festival in Vienna, the "Festival Prèsences" sponsored by Radio France, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, the "Festival Archipel" of Geneva, Festival Agora in Paris, the Tokyo New Music Festival, Saison musicale IRCAM in Paris, Milano Musica and Società del Quartetto in Milan, Biennale di Venezia in Venice and the Festival Pontino 
Since early 90s he has been living periodically in India where he studied South Indian music with M.T. Raja Kesari (a former student of Karaikudi R. Mani).
Since 1995 Riccardo Nova is active in the field of "hard core/advantgarde techno" He is the founder of 
the groups "Overclockd" and "ArtiCoolAction" with which he has produced five CDs, three of which commissioned by Rai Trade.
He composed the music for MA, the world wide acclaimed production of the young Asian/British coreographer Akram Khan. Since its première in Singapore in May 2004 MA has had more than 150 performances in all the most important theatres in the world (Sydney Opera House, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Théatre de la Ville, etc.).
Several of his chamber works and works for percussion, reflections of his studies on polyrhythm, have been recorded on two CDs for Stradivarius label, in performances respectively by the Caput Ensemble of Reykjavik and the Symbola Ensemble. His composition MA's sequence 7 has been recorded for Karnatic Lab Records. Eleven 420:11@destruction generating deity has been recorded for Impossible Records.
Presently he is working at the Thirteen/13x8@terror generating deity trilogy, which will end in a work for seven soloists and orchestra, a coproduction of Orchestra RAI Turin, Orchestre National de Lille and Ictus Ensemble, Brussels.
Riccardo Nova's music is published both by SugarMusic - Edizioni Suvini Zerboni and Casa Ricordi.

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