Performer | Arranger | Composer

Performer | Arranger | Composer

Michele Gaggia has been playing keyboard instruments since the age of 5, got a Diploma in Organ and Composition at the "J. Tomadini" Conservatory of Music in Udine in 1988 and a Diploma (with hons.) in Harpsychord at the University Mozarteum Salzburg in 1995 (with Prof. Kenneth Gilbert). He has followed harpsichord and organ masterclasses with Ton Koopman, Kenneth Gilbert, Harald Vogel, Françoise Gerard, and others.

He has performed solo recitals and chamber music concerts in Italy, Germany, Austria and Holland; he collaborated with chamber music ensembles such as the Camerata Academica (Salzburg), the Salzburger Kammerphilharmonie, and others.

Between 1985 and 1988 Michele Gaggia studied intensively the music of J. S. Bach, with particular interest in his strict counterpoint forms as found in the Kunst der Fuge, the Goldberg Variations, the Musical Offering, and other compositions. He believes that the most extraordinary aspect of Bach's canons was not their complexity, but Bach's ability to create music of such incredible beauty and emotional value, while observing the strict rules imposed by these forms of composition.

To better understand the "secrets" hidden within Bach's masterpieces, he started composing in strict "baroque" style Il Gioco delle Perle, a series of canonic variations for organ, and other complex forms of choral and double-canon. In 1987 Il Gioco delle Perle was performed for the Norddeutsche Orgelakademie, with enthusiastic response from the press.

Michele Gaggia started performing and programming analogue and digital synthesizer back in 1985; he has developed a large private library of synthesizer sounds and samples and is currently an expert in modern sound synthesis techniques. He performs live on synthesizers as well as on historic instruments.

He has co-arranged and composed for several productions in a wide range of musical styles, including classical, jazz, pop-rock, techno, trance and avant-garde. For more information please visit the Clients & Credits pages.

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