Marinuzzi, Gino, (II)

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Marinuzzi, Gino, (II)

Marinuzzi, Gino, (II) Italian conductor and composer, son of Gino Marinuzzi (I); b. N.Y., April 7, 1920. He studied at the Milan Cons. with Calace (piano) and Paribeni and Bossi (composition), graduating in 1941. From 1946 to 1951 he was asst. conductor at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, and then conducted in other Italian opera houses. He was one of the first Italian composers to explore the potentialities of electronic music; in collaboration with Ketoff, he developed an electronic synthesizer, the “Fonosynth,” and was a founder of an electronic studio in Rome. His compositions include a radio opera, La Signora Paulatim (Naples, 1966); Violin Concerto; Piano Concerto; chamber music; piano pieces; film scores; pieces for electronic tape.

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire