Group Lessons of Music Composition at the Leids Academisch Kunstcentrum of Leiden University

I am proud to announce that I will teach a course Group Lessons of Music Composition in the Leids Academische Kunstcentrum of Leiden University, starting from February 14th till April 11th 2023.

Does music have a special place in your heart? Are you curious about how music is created from scratch? Do you play an instrument and/or enjoy making your original musical material? Are you a volcano of musical thoughts but struggling to find a way to organize them? Would you like to discuss your ideas & aesthetics in an open, respectful, and creative environment? Or perhaps just being inspired? Then this course is for you!

Interested? Read more about it here and register:

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/courses/lak-english/music/group-lesson-of-music-composition


The first edition of the 'Dag van de Componist' (Composer's Day) was a great celebration and the kick-off of a new tradition. Composers, musicians, halls and festivals have taken up the challenge together to put the composers and new music in the spotlight with this collective event!


18th June 2022


THE NETHERLANDS


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The media attention was overwhelming. No one could have missed it. On June 18th 2022, New Music NOW organised the first Composer's Day. More than a hundred concerts took place throughout The Netherlands. It was widely covered in dozens of newspapers, magazines, radio programs and online channels.

FREE COMPOSITION WORKSHOP

BY SARA ZAMBONI

I am pleased to announce my active participation in the first "Dag van de Componist", on the 18th of June 2022. I offer a FREE Composition Workshop for young creative people interested in music composition. In this workshop we will talk about anything that might concern composition and there will be time for listening and discussing the submitted works of participants.

Application Deadline: Sunday 12th June 2022, h. 21:00.

DARK VOCALISE IN KORZO THEATRE


Itโ€™s time to announce the live performance of Dark Vocalise (2019), my composition for voice and 5-channels fixed media which will be performed in Korzo Theatre on April 30th 2022 during the evening 'Playground'. You will see on stage the wonderful mezzosoprano Elena Lorenzi together with 5 loudspeakers disposed in a semicircle behind her. I will be doing the audio design from the back of the theatre hall, where all the technology is controlled. Hope to see you there!

KORZO "PLAYGROUND" 2022



I have been selected as one of the six makers that will have the opportunity to perform their pieces in Korzo Theatre (The Hague, NL) on April 30th 2022! And I have also been the spoke-person for the video campagne!

Ode a Cripto (Single)



I am very happy to announce the release of Ode a Cripto.


NPO Radio4: "Vrije Geluiden" - Sara Zamboni



On December 18th 2021, h. 23:00 there will be an episode of the radio programme "Vrije Geluiden" dedicated to the composer Sara Zamboni, curated and presented by Aad van Nieuwkerk.

Suite in a Mental Space (EP)



I am very happy to announce the release of Suite in a Mental Space, in three parts.

Trio for violin, cello and piano live recorded at NPO Radio4



On September 13th 2021, Loes Dooren (violin), Berber Heerema (cello) and Rutger Jansen (piano) performed my Trio for violin, cello and piano at the studios of NPO Radio4 in Hilversum for the program "Vrije Geluiden". Stay tuned to listen and see this episode with the complete live recording of my composition + interview.


Photo: Marc Wielaert

Chigiana International Festival 2021


Very pleased to have my experimental electronic music releases in the Chigiana International Festival 2021, dedicated to radio and sound art and radio and sound experimentation. The historical production of radio and sound art and the classics of the avant-garde, the Chigiana archive, monographs, contributions by artists and productions, focus on various authors, meetings, talks and interviews from inside and outside the festival.

Newsletter 2021, I


Sara Zamboni Music - Newsletter 2021, I is available online with news and recaps concerning the latest professional development and musical adventures.

Recording of Lumen de Lumine


The official recording of Lumen de Lumine (2018) performed and recorded by Ensemble Musikfabrik in November 2020 is now available on YouTube.

International Dance Day 2021


April 29th is the International Dance Day, a global celebration of dance, created by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), the main partner for the performing arts of UNESCO.

I was delighted to give my contribution being in the team with the choreographer and contemporary dance teacher Matea Kiselichka, the singer and improviser Milena Damnjanovic and the Bachelor Dance students of the ZJCM of Hangzhou (China). Through The Dancerโ€™s Eye is a video created by Matea Kiselichka for the Macedonian Center of the International Theatre Institute.

Composer Collider Europe is online


The recording of my piece Lumen de Lumine (2018), written for and performed by the Kรถln-based Ensemble Musikfabrik, is available online on the website of the project Composer Collider Europe. There you can also find the instructions and all the material that regards my spielBar workshop, Aggregation (2019).

Announced Dutch selection for ISCM New Music Days 2021


Nieuw Geneco represents the Netherlands in the ISCM network for the ISCM World New Music Days, in Shanghai and Nanning, from 17 to 25 September 2021. Six composers are allowed to continue.

My composition A Playful Piece for solo clarinet in A and recorded clarinets on stereo tape is selected for the Category X- electronic music with one instrumentalist.

NEW Official Artist Channel


In order to give a clearer framework to the electronic music releases of Cytokine Records, a new Official Artist Account has been created on YouTube. Past and future releases will be gathered here. Please listen, subscribe and tell a friend!

Dutch Choir Music NOW


My composition Imaginary Friends for three-parts female choir is available for free on Dutch Choir Music NOW, an initiative of the private patron Marcia, Nieuw Geneco and Dutch Composers Now, supports composers with commissioned works and provides amateur choirs with beautiful, new music to add to their repertoire. Discover and download the most beautiful compositions for your choir for free.

As a result of long thoughts about my creative needs and their destinations, I have founded Cytokine Records , an independent record label for all the forms of electronic music that deserves to be presented to the audience without shame.

New Instrumental Compositions - Summer 2020


Dear Friends, Summer 2020 has brought me a lot of inspiration for composing new works such as Imaginary Friends, a piece for three-part female choir; Chant dรฉmontรฉ for string quartet; Trio for violin, cello and piano.

New Orientation Course, Royal Conservatory of The Hague


In the academic year 2020/2021 the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (NL) will offer a new Orientation Course Composition, Sonology and ArtScience. This course consists in 15 Saturday workshops. Each workshop deals with a subject that is typical for the respective department, although none of them requires any specific prior knowledge. Participants will build up a portfolio that will form an excellent basis for the admission exam.

Workshop 10: 30th January 2021

"Discovering the Analogue Studio: An Approach to Electronic Music Composition" โ€“ Sara Zamboni


This workshop presents some possibilities of generating and modifying sounds in an analogue studio with the aim of making a composition. Some basics of devices such as oscillators, filters, synthesizers, a mixing desk and their connections will be practically demonstrated and explained from both technical and the musical points of view. The participants will be asked to shape their own sounds and to record them on the computer.

JAE 2019 video excerpts


I created a new playlist on my YouTube channel with the video excerpts of the performance of JAE - Just About Everyone at the ZJCM of Hangzhou, China, before the COVID-19 global alarm.

Open Day: 25th January 2020, Royal Conservatory of The Hague (NL)

Three presentations in the 'Stockhausen Analogue Studio' by Sara Zamboni, alumna of the Composition Department.

Open Day 2020 - M0101 Studio

"Working with some confidence in a place such as the Stockhausen Studio is a big advantage for a composer. In fact, it is a very powerful tool for any music creator. In order to be flexible, technologically-informed, develop a personal sound vision and imagination independently from music genres and styles, it is recommended to be familiar with some essential principles of electronic music. These principles can be demonstrated ad practiced in this studio. Understanding the priority of having sounds that are at the same time 'interesting' and 'usable in a composition' requires a long process of exploration, generation, taste development and selection. This studio can be a monster-instrument to be played, a meditation place, a fully equipped workstation and an inspiration for a future musical profession". SZ

๐„† DECEMBER ๐„‡

Sara Zamboni & Elena Lorenzi

are ready to strike back!


It is time for Sara Zamboni & Elena Lorenzi to work together again. After months of planning and exchange of ideas, they are ready to embark in a very big thing: a new music theatre performance for voice and fixed media. Part one is already there: do you remember Dark Vocalise?

We will restart working from that. I will compose two more pieces that explore in different angles the nuances of Elena's voice and expressivity, in a new sound and light design that will be more immersive and spectacular.

Elena Lorenzi. Photo by Michele Cataneo


๐„† OCTOBER ๐„‡

"JAE: Just About Everyone" performed in CHINA

China-CEEC Music & Dance Festival

Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, Hangzhou (China)

Matea Kiselichka, choreographer / Sara Zamboni, composer

Dancers of the ZJCM

๐„† JUNE ๐„‡

Performing in Stockhausen/aus LICHT

'Holland Festival 2019'


Aus LICHT is a selection of key sections of Karlheinz Stockhausen's LICHT cycle. The complete work is 29-hours long. This marathon consists in 15 hours performed over three days. This is the first-ever staging of such a large part of the LICHT cycle. Aus LICHT is a joint production of Holland Festival, The Dutch National Opera, The Royal Conservatory of The Hague and The Karlheinz Stockhausen Foundation.

All performances take place in the Gashouder in the Westerpark, Amsterdam, in a immersive setting consisting of multiple stages.

๐„† APRIL ๐„‡

World premiere of DARK VOCALISE

during the Spring Festival 2019


The 52th edition of the Spring Festival in The Hague (NL) hosts the result of a six-months intense collaboration between Elena Lorenzi and Sara Zamboni. They know each other since long time and this work combines their love for details and their commitment to the musical act.

DARK VOCALISE is a composition for live voice and recorded voice modified and re-composed on a 5-channels fixed media. Elena Lorenzi is a versatile performer due to her strong lyrical background. She masters various vocal techniques, styles and is also sensitive to non-verbal forms of communication.

The staging of this work includes also precise instructions for light design, sound design and gestures. Movements have been developed in collaboration with the performer and notated on a score in a theatre script form. A longer music theatre work is planned in 2020-2021. Dark vocalise is one of the components of the programme.

๐„† MARCH ๐„‡

TECHNO GISELLE

is ready to kick!

Techno Giselle is a composition commissioned by the 'schrit_tmacher festival 2019' as a contribution for the salon "Romantiek Nu" curated by Karin Post. Premiered on April 6th 2019 in SCHUNCK* Glaspaleis Museum, Heerlen (NL).

In our imagination determined by the homonym Romantic Ballet, Giselle is a young, beautiful and shy peasant girl who falls in love with a rich guy betrothed to a rich woman. Giselle is not very lucky in the original story so I decided to rewrite the libretto completely before composing my interpretation of this famous work. In my imagination she is just a woman who likes dancing, she meets some magic creatures that do just two things in their life: dance all night and kill their betrayers. One more detail: who said that Giselle is a perfect ballerina?