The Umbrian composer Fabio Massimo Capogrosso (Perugia 1984) was the first composer in residence in
for me it was important to listen to Fabio's music rirst, because that eay it was as though
I chose to want to produce the emotions I was living at the moment.
My old teacher used to tell me that when you entered a concert hall by the time the concert was over, your body temperature had to change. If your body temperature stays the same during the concert,, and if you're not somebody different by the end of the concert, there's been a failure on the part of those playing but also maybe on your part if you couldn't find a resonance whit what was being played.
Well, whit Fabio's music, bothas a player and a listener, there's no doubt my body temperature changes!
david romano - second violin section leader presso accademia nazionale di santa cecilia
Bartsch and Rizzer were joined by Snow for a more enthralling international offering, this time out of Italy: Fabio Massimo Capogrosso’s Un breve racconto notturno (2013). The ghostly atmosphere of the beginning of the work is rendered by wisp-like strings and a piano subtly muted in its lowest octave. The work grows more urgent in its second half, interpolated by a lyric theme. Capogrosso’s voice is clear-eyed and commanding, and the Chicago Ensemble rose to the occasion. Bartsch and Snow blended beautifully in their unison passages; navigating shimmering passages and jackhammer-like chords, Ritter locked in better to his string-playing compatriots than he had in the previous works.chicago classical review
He gives you the whole thing, but, at the same time, it’s extremely fluid. This is something unique!
I belive he has something thet’s not very easy to define, and define it doesn’t matter anyway, and inside his music there’s something that overcomes the fact there are techniques that avent-garde complex. He’s a composer who manages to write music that’s very articulated, very considered, and very immediate, all at the same time
carlo boccadoro - composer, conductor