† Stefano Scodanibbio

Stefano Scodanibbio, double bass player and composer from Italy, died on 8 January at the age of 55. 

Born in Macerata, Italy, in 1956, Scodanibbio came to prominence in the 1980s, premiering works by, among others, Brian Ferneyhough, Iannis Xenakis, Salvatore Sciarrino, Giacinto Scelsi and Gerard Grisey. He also had working relationships with Luigi Nono and Luciano Berio, whose Sequenza XIVb (originally for cello) he reworked for double bass. In 1997 he and Riley collaborated on A Lazy Afternoon among the Crocodiles, a recording that fused improvisational techniques and experiments with tuning, creating an ad hoc narrative piece with overtones of Indian raga.

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