Paolo Ferrari (1943),
a biography through concepts
with degree in medicine, artist-scientist, poet and writer.
He learns the fundamentals
of piano from Lisetta Carmi, a pupil of Maestro They in Genoa.
For a long time he doesn’t concern himself with music and meanwhile
he carries out his studies in medicine as well as scientific
and clinical research into a particular activity of the nervous
system discovered by him and later called in-Absence or
asystem in-Absence. He has published several scientific
and experimental works and a few writings: a novel Paolo
e il suo compagno senza morte, a poem Europa o l’Assenza
and a play Astratta Commedia permeated by music and silences
of new kind.
In 1989 he goes
back to music, not only as interpreter but also as composer,
creator of the Musica dell’Assenza (Music of Absence).
It is at the same time an advanced
expression of the ordinary musical language and emergence of
a complex activity of thinking which is substantiated
in-music through a different compositive paradigm and
gesture. Within this context of radical change, albeit not outside
old and recent memory traces – these being dissolved and transformed
– Paolo Ferrari is also creator of artistic-scientific-musical
figures which, by interweaving with the musical compositions,
work both as signs highlighting a semantic area under way and
as catalysts of an in-depth changing musical meaning.
He is working now
on this new musical system (asystem) with musicians of
classical background, among them Vittorio Zago, co-author of
this piece, as well as of “In-abstracto complexu: (the) activity
of music” which has won the International Composition Prize
“Città di Pavia”.
Paolo Ferrari is
at the moment also contributing with the composition of a musical
piece to the creation of the choreographic set for a modern
ballet of new conception.
Founder of Centro
Studi Assenza in Milan, he is President of the Association bearing
the same name.(www.centrostudiassenza.it