Developing an interpretation of Luigi Nono's ...sofferte onde serene...


  • Luciane Cardassi Independent Researcher


This article discusses preparation and development for my audio and video recording of one of the most important pieces for piano and tape from the twentieth century: ...sofferte onde serene... by Italian composer Luigi Nono. The text contextualizes the piece in Nono's output, discusses important aspects of the composition and proposes learning and performing strategies for pianists interested in this repertoire.


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Biografia do Autor

Luciane Cardassi, Independent Researcher

Brazilian-Canadian pianist Luciane Cardassi is a noted performer of new music. She holds a D.M.A. in Contemporary Music Performance from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), a Master of Music Degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of São Paulo (USP). Her primary music advisors have been Aleck Karis, Celso Loureiro Chaves, Antonio Carlos Borges Cunha, Ney Fialkow, and her piano teacher of many years, Heloisa Zani. Among Luciane's recent projects is the multimedia concert "Going North" with music by Brazilian and Canadian composers, the "rockeys duo" with harpsichordist Katelyn Clark, "duo CardAssiS" with pianist Ana Claudia Assis, and "duo Cardassi/Oliveira" with percussionist Fabio Oliveira. The common thread among these three duos is the focus on commissioning new works, and expanding the repertoire for their instruments with electronics. Luciane is an independent researcher and often writes about her experience learning and performing music from the 20th and 21st centuries.


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CARDASSI, Luciane. ...sofferte onde serene... by Luigi Nono. Banff, The Banff Centre, 2009. Available at: Audio recording.

_____. ...sofferte onde serene... by Luigi Nono. Banff, The Banff Centre, 2009. Available at:

youtube part 1: and

youtube part 2: Video recording.

CONLEE, Jade. "Suffering, Serene Waves". Serpentine magazine, June 2015. Available at:

DE ANDRADE, Iracema. "La música electroacústica mixta: el intérprete y los desafios de la praxis musical contemporánea." Revista Vórtex, Curitiba, vol.1, n.2, p.49-64, 2013.

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MILLER, Darren. "The Collaborative Role of the Technician in ...sofferte onde serene...". Revista Vórtex, Curitiba, v.2, n.1, p.37-47, 2014.

NONO, Luigi. ...sofferte onde serene..: per pianoforte e nastro magnetico. Milan: Ricordi, 1992. Score.

STENZL, Jürg (Ed). Luigi Nono: Texte, Studien zu seiner Musik. Zürich: Atlantis, 1975.




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Cardassi, L. (2016). Developing an interpretation of Luigi Nono’s .sofferte onde serene. Revista Vórtex, 4(3). Recuperado de