Alessandro Grego

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Born(1969-03-18)18 March 1969
Trieste, Italy
  • Film music
  • classical music
  • classical
  • experimental music
  • Composer
  • Musician
Years active1999–present

Alessandro Grego (born 18 March 1969) is an Italian light-classical musician, theater and film score composer. He studied composition with Giorgio Gaslini, electronic music with Curtis Roads, musicology at the School of Paleography, Musical Philology of Cremona and Music for Films at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia|.



In 2008 he composed the original music for the show Senza vincitori né vinti (Without winners or losers)[1][2]. The play, starring Francesco Niccolini and Arnoldo Foà, is inspired by the novel Storia di Tönle by the Italian writer and veteran Mario Rigoni Stern. It deals with the absurdity of war, seen through the experience of an elderly farmer of the Sette Comuni|Asiago Plateau in the Italian Alps; the location of battles between Austrians and Italians during World War I. In 2010 he wrote the music for the show Fuejs[3] that was directed by Luciano Roman. Texts and lyrics in Friulian were provided by the Italian director, poet and writer Pier Paolo Pasolini. The show was inspired by Pasolini’s youthful experience in the Friuli region[4]. In 2013 he collaborated with the Giorgio Barberio Corsetti’s "Fattore K" company on the show In flagrante delicto - Il principe, la sposa, il musico e l'assassino. The show was written by Francesco Niccolini and inspired by the figure of the Madrigal|madrigalist Gesualdo da Venosa who killed his wife and her lover[5]. He also collaborated in other theatrical productions with Alessio Boni[6], Paolo Bonacelli[7], Giuseppe Patroni Griffi and Vittorio Caprioli[8], Simone Cristicchi, Marco Paolini[9], David Riondino[10], Manuela Kustermann and Vito Zagarrio[11].

Other works

In 1999 he composed the electronic opera L'aura which was selected for preservation by the electroacoustic music phonotheque of the National Library of France[12]. In 2003 he dedicated himself to Heliossea, a live show with music, images and interactions with the audience. The performance with flutes (Roberto Fabbriciani) and electronic music has the peculiarity of taking place in the early morning, at dawn, and being regulated by environmental parameters such as the sunrise and surrounding environmental sounds thanks to an algorithm developed by Grego at the Institute of Computer Music and Sound Technology in Zurich [13][14]. The work was carried out in collaboration with the INAF|Italian National Institute of Astrophysics and the astrophysicist Massimo Ramella of the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste. In 2004 he published a monographic anthology Un mar deserto with the participation of Arnoldo Foà, produced by the Municipality of Trieste with the scientific support of the Biagio Marin Study Center. In 2006 he wrote the song Le corps e(s)t l'histoire for clarinet and live electronics, dedicated to the memory of Pier Paolo Pasolini and commissioned by the Institut International de Musique Électroacoustique in Bourges (IMEB). In 2011 he worked on the song Persistenza della memoria, originated from a research on sound carried out at WDR Cologne together with Nicola Sani. The song is the very first composition ever to use the hyperbass flute, the largest and lowest pitched instrument in the flute family designed by Roberto Fabbriciani. In the 90s he collaborated in RAI (the Italian national public broadcasting company) radio dramas. He composed music for documentaries such as Galois. The story of a revolutionary mathematician dedicated to Evariste Galois and produced, among others, for the International Higher School of Advanced Studies, ICTP of Trieste and the Bocconi University|L. Bocconi Commercial University of Milan and Binari, broadcast by RAI.

Artistic profile

Alessandro Grego composed works of Contemporary classical music|contemporary and experimental music. He wrote several soundtracks and incidental music for the theater and for movies and radio scripts produced by Rai . He collaborated with the flute player Roberto Fabbriciani experimenting new sounds for this instrument and with other performers such as Guido Arbonelli, Massimiliano Damerini, Filippo Faes, Anna Serova, Giuseppe Fricelli, the quartet "Martinu", Serge Conte, Paolo Pollastri, Ciro Scarponi and Emanuele Segre.


The disk catalogue has been acquired by Sony Music.


  • L'aura, Agorà AG 209.1 (1999)
  • Return to the sea, AWAL|Awal (1999)
  • Un mar deserto Urbania U -101 (2003)
  • Senza vincitori né vinti, Awal (2012)
  • Anima, AWAL|Awal (2014)
  • Constraints, AWAL|Awal (2014)
  • Heliossea 2, AWAL|Awal (2018)
  • El mar xe un, CD Baby ruALB01241263 (2018)
  • Galois: Storia di un matematico rivoluzionario, AWAL|Awal (2018)
  • Binari, AWAL|Awal (2018)
  • Sky Zoo Phrenia, AWAL|Awal (2019)
  • CO2, AWAL|Awal (2019)
  • Pianonirico, AWAL|Awal (2020)
  • Strings, AWAL|Awal (2020)


  • Indio, AWAL|Awal (2017)
  • Caronte, AWAL|Awal (2017)
  • Le corps e(s)t l'histoire, AWAL|Awal (2017)
  • L'ascolto dello spazio… Gropina, AWAL|Awal (2017)
  • Ascolta i tuoi occhi, AWAL|Awal (2017)
  • Metamorli, AWAL|Awal (2018)


  • Heliossea, VDM Records VDM038-018 (2011)


  • Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du tango (with Roberto Fabbriciani and Stefano Cardi), Phoenix Classics PH 97319 (1998)
  • Flute XX Volume Two (with Roberto Fabbriciani), ARTS 47702-2 (2004)
  • The flute in 21st century (with Roberto Fabbriciani), Tactus Records|Tactus TC 950601 (2010)

Musical Editions

Some scores are freely available on the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)[15] while others are edited by RAI Com[16]


  1. "Senza vincitori nè vinti". NONSOLOCINEMA (in Italian). 11 July 2008. Retrieved 1 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  2. Franceso Niccolini (14 January 2014). "Quel coro in montagna per Arnoldo il fiorentino" (in Italian). La Repubblica. Retrieved 1 May 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  3. "Lunedì 15 ore 21 al Teatro S. Giorgio di Udine è in scena Fuejs (Foglie) da un Un paese di temporali e primule". CSS Teatro stabile di innovazione del Friuli Venezia Giulia (in Italian). Retrieved 2 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  4. "Pasolini in Friuli" (in Italian). Retrieved 2 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  5. "IN FLAGRANTE DELICTO il principe, la sposa, il musico e l'assassino". Il database degli spettacoli italiani (in Italian). Retrieved 2 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  6. "Amore Scalzo. Concerto a due per Piero Ciampi". Opera Estate (in Italian). Retrieved 2 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  7. "- la". La Repubblica (in Italian). 30 July 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  8. "Sei personaggi in cerca d'autore". Il Rossetti (in Italian). Retrieved 2 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  9. "Senza vincitori né vinti: la musica come strumento di pace" (in Italian). 26 June 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  10. "Il 15 e 16 agosto a Bellaria e Cesenatico in scena l'Odissea 'notturna'". News Rimini (in Italian). 12 August 2002.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  11. "Cronologia attività Novecento Poesia". Pianeta Poesia (in Italian). Retrieved 2 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  12. "Alessandro Grego". Comitato Nazionale Italiano Musica (in Italian). Retrieved 4 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  13. Paolo Tarsi. "Alessandro Grego – Heliossea". Il Corriere Musicale (in Italian). Archived from the original on 17 September 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  14. "Margherita Hack, i suoi rapporti con il mondo della musica". Rockol (in Italian). 29 June 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  15. "Alessandro Grego". International Music Score Library Project (in Italian). Retrieved 9 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  16. "RAI Com".

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