Instrumental works/scores

(First need a glimpse? Here is a repository of my recent scores).

(Recs also here on soundcloud)

Music scores

. Manoscritti della medusa, I-XII (2011), for improvising ensemble

REC: CLGEnsemble

. Alfabeto in sogno (2010), glyphs for solo flute

. Detti del tuono, I-IV (2009), for G-flute and computer-controlled percussions

REC: Ophélie Derieux, fl, Paolo Armao, mix:

. Scialoje, I-XV (Alfabeto in sogno, primo ciclo) (2008), for cello

. Lamine d’Antigone, I-V (2007), for 6 voices divided in two groups

REC: Alessandro Ruo Rui, dir., Heinrich Vogel, rec/mix:

. Iscrizioni su pelli d’animale, I-II (2006), for 3 percussionists and 18 percussions

REC: Trio di Percussioni OSN RAI (Maurizio Bianchini, Carmelo Gullotto, Claudio Romano):

. I 6 nodi, IV-VI (secondo emiciclo)(2006), for ad libitum ensemble of sound bodies

. I 6 nodi, I-III (primo emiciclo) (2005), for piano

REC: “compressed” version by Andrea Rebaudengo, piano, Paolo Valenti, rec/mix:


(For technical infos you may take a look in the Publications section)

A large amount of open source software has been used to create these pieces. My warmest thank to the OS community

. SuperCollider: audio analyis/synthesis, data processing, scripting, data sonification/visualization

. Python: data processing, scripting

. Praat: audio analyis/synthesis, data visualization

. GraphViz: graph visualization

. LilyPond: musical notation

. PyX: graphic notation, data visualization

. NodeBox: graphic notation, data visualization

. ConTeXt: TeX-based advanced typography

. MetaPost: graph drawing

. Inkscape: graphic notation, bitmap tracing

License and contact

All materials by Andrea Valle.
In case you’re interested in some stuff (and for every other question) please drop me a line at andrea [dot] valle [at] unito [dot] it.

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On Nyman and Greenaway, 10/04/18

I’ve been invited to speak about Michael Nyman’s music in relation to Peter Greenaway’ films at the OGR-Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Torino. Here the announcement. I will intervene in duo with Domenico De Gaetano.


Historia universalis

I started a collaboration with the blog dedicate to electronic and contemporary music. Here and here the two parts of my first contribution, on algorithmic composition and automatic notation.

Historia universalis

Eskizos 25/01/18


On Jan 25th Marcelli Antúnez Roca will open his new multimedia installation -Eskizos- at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Madrid.
I’m proud of having composed the music, and a bit sad not to be there.


Systema Naturae with Schallfeld in Graz

Systema Naturae in Graz

We performed Systema Naturae (the whole cycle of 4 pieces I co-wrote with Mauro Lanza) at Schaumbad, Graz, with wonderful Schallfeld Ensemble. In the occasion, we gave a couple of lecture at Uni and at IEM.

Systema Naturae in Graz

Live at StudiumLab, 07102017

Minute di cronometria, Live

We opened our new lab at the Department of Humanities (StudiUm) with a concert dedicated to improvisation, called Macchine all’impronta. Great friends musicians participated and we did two of my pieces, Annuario telefonico (with Federico Marchesano, Stefano Risso, Luca Morino and Francesco Bianchi) and Minute di cronometria (with Carlo Barbagallo, Dario Bruna, Amos Cappuccio playing my electromechanical percussion setup, special guest Simone Pappalardo and Jean-François Laporte).
Impressive 360 video by Stefano Sburlati (do not open with Safari) here.

Minute di cronometria, Live

At SMC 2017

After some years, I’m back at the Sound and Music Computing Conference, 14th ed, 2017, in Espoo. Presenting two papers, both available on line in the proceedings: Systema Naturae: shared practices between physical computing and algorithmic composition, with Mauro Lanza, and Electric Grammars. Algorithmic Design and Construction of Experimental Music Circuits, with Simone Pappalardo

An essay on Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco

I’m very proud that my essay on “Modes of sign production” has been included into the volume dedicated to Umberto Eco in the Library of living philosophers.

Umberto Eco in the Library of living philosophers

Ultraxy is OUT!

My new album Ultraxy, including works written for Antunez Roca’s Ultraorbism and Alsaxy is out for Solitunes. Every cover album of the CDs is different and generated algorithmic by a modified toy caterpillar. Check it here.

Ultraxy, 1 of 200 covers

Systema naturae at Naturkunde museum

With Mauro Lanza we had the pleasure to play our whole cycle System naturae, including the three Regna plus the premiere of the final episode, Fossilia, at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Berlin on June 19 with the amazing ensemble mosaik. A huge but rewarding amount of work,  surrounded by dinosaurs. Pics collected here.

Fossilia at Naturkunde Museum Berlin

Sapir-Whorf vs Boas-Jakobson. Note sull’aspettualità nei linguaggi di programmazione. A seminar

Semiotics/programming language

On May 4th,2017 I’m presenting a seminar on semiotic aspects of programming languages in the context of the seminar cycle by CIRCe of University of Torino, Semiotica dell’aspettualità.

Semiotics/programming language