Matteo Fargion

Matteo Fargion was born in Milan in 1961. He studied composition with Kevin Volans at the Universtity of Natal in South Africa, and later with Howard Skepton in London.   He met Jonathan Burrows in 1988 and has since written music for many of Burrows' pieces, including  'Dull Morning', 'Stoics', 'Very', 'Our', 'Hands', 'The Stop Quartet' (with Kevin Volans) and 'Things I Don't Know', in which he also performed 'Donna Che Beve for three amplified cardboard boxes.   Matteo has also written music for theatre, including  an oratorio (Das Kontingent) commissioned by and performed at the Schaubühne Berlín and TAT de Frankfurt, a chamber opera (Le Bellezze d'Hortensia) at the Theaterhaus in Stuttgart, as well as incidental music for many productions at the Residenz Theater  in Munich. In 2004 he wrote music for Thomas Ostermeier's prize-winning production of Jon Fosse's new play 'The Girl on the Sofa' shown at the Edinburgh International Festival.  In 2005 he has collaborated with Canadian choreographer Lynda Gaudreau, participating as a performer in 'Document 4' which was presented in Gent, Belgium.  His piece Duets, written in collaboration with Kevin Volans, has been released on Black Box Records.  Matteo also runs composition workshops at PARTS, the school directed by Anne Teresa De Keersaeker in Brussels.