Del Mónaco, Alfredo (b. April 29, 1938, Caracas). Venezuelan composer of orchestral, chamber and electroacoustic works that have been performed throughout the world.
Mr. Del Mónaco studied composition with Primo Casale and piano with Moisés Moleiro in Venezuela. He also earned a degree in law from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas in 1961. He worked at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center from 1969–75 and studied with Mario Davidovsky and Vladimir Ussachevsky at Columbia University, where he received his DMA in 1974.
He has received many awards, including the Premio Nacional de Música in the José Ángel Montero vocal category from the government of Venezuela (1968, for La noche de las alegorías), the Premio Nacional de Música from the government of Venezuela (1999) and the Premio Tomás Luis de Victoria (2001, for his entire oeuvre). His compositions have been premièred at numerous festivals throughout the world, such as the Interamerican Music Festival in Washington, DC (1974, 1980) and the ISCM World New Music Festival (1976, 1993, 1995) and also at festivals in Brazil, Chile, Cuba, and Mexico.
He pioneered electronic music in Venezuela at the former Estudio de Fonología Musical del INCIBA in Caracas in 1966. He founded the Venezuelan section of ISCM in 1968 and has also been a founding member of the Colegio de Compositores Latinoamericanos de Música de Arte since 2000.
Some of his compositions are available on recordings from Airo-Music, Attacca Babel, CRI, Jeunesse Musicales (Venezuela), Pro-Musica, and SupraVox.
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Street address: Mr. Alfredo Del Mónaco, Apartado 81.060, Caracas 1080, Venezuela
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
ORCHESTRAL: Dos fugas académicas, string orchestra, 1964; Cromofonías II, 1968; Tupac-Amaru, large orchestra, 1977; Tientos de la noche imaginada, guitar, orchestra, 1990–91; Memorial, 2000–02
CHAMBER MUSIC: Sonata, string quartet, 1965; Alternancias, piano, string quartet, tape, 1971; Dualismos, flute, clarinet, trombone, piano, tape, 1971; Syntagma (A), trombone, tape, 1971–72; Syntagma (B), trombone, 1972; Solentiname, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, 3 percussion, 1972–73; Encuentros del eco, 2 pianos, 2 percussion, 1976; Chants, flute, 1988; Tientos del véspero, guitar, 1991; Lyrika, oboe, tape ad libitum, 1992; Visiones del caminante (I-VI), 2 guitars, 1995 (each of its six sections may be performed separately); Aforismos, bass flute, guitar, 1998
CHORAL: La noche de las alegorías (phonogram, text by José María Eguren), 8 mixed voices, 1968; Cuarteto para voces, 4 mixed speakers, 1978
VOCAL: Cantos de la noche alta (text by Ángel Palacios), female voice, orchestra, 1992
PIANO: Tlalolc, 1991
ELECTROACOUSTIC: Cromofonías I, tape, 1966–67; Estudio electrónico I, tape, 1968; Estudio electrónico II, tape, 1970; Metagrama, tape, 1970; Tres ambientes coreográficos para Sonia Sanoja, tape, 1970; Trópicos (música-testimonio), tape, 1972; Synus 17/251271, tape, 1972; Estudio electrónico III, tape, 1974
CONCEPTUAL MUSIC: Cronoformantes, 1978
(Last updated on June 25, 2007)