I am a versatile musician, improviser, and researcher with a diverse academic background, holding a second-level degree in Jazz Piano with honors from the Conservatorio di Piacenza, a Master’s degree in Musicology from Esmuc in Barcelona, and a Master’s degree in Biotechnology from the University of Pavia.
Currently, my focus is on research in the field of electronic music, exploring non-destructive electronic techniques in musical composition. I work with both ancient and modern compositional techniques to create a unified bridge between the past and the present. Specifically, I am conducting a study on spectral inversion applied to human voice, with a repertoire of sacred music performed in different acoustic spaces.
As a musician, I have released seven albums as a leader, always with a focus on musical research. These include Vox Organalis and OS, as a duo with electronics and in a trio, respectively. Additionally, I have published two volumes titled “Graduale Novum,” which feature the execution of Gregorian chants for the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany masses on piano, using modern semiological notation based on the sangallese and metense notations.
I have won numerous international awards, including the prestigious Giorgio Gaslini International Award, and am considered his musical heir.
Currently, I am serving as co-director of the Schola Gregoriana Barcinonensis, composing and researching for a vocal music project incorporating electronics between Italy and Catalonia, and working on the publication of a study on a Franco-Roman manuscript from the 12th century in Catalan-Narbonese notation.
I am seeking opportunities that will allow me to continue to develop my skills and contribute to the world of music through high-quality research and performance.
«The first time I listened to his music, I realized that Francesco could create something really big.»
«Fin dalla prima volta che l’ho sentito ho capito che Francesco avrebbe potuto creare qualcosa di veramente importante.»Franco D’Andrea
«Francesco Orio’s music is a tangible demonstration of how musical language can be renewed, no matter the genre, without being afraid of twisting it, of distorting it, or running the risk of making it a simulacrum of itself, because his music is absolute and, as such, without any distinction of time or space.»
«La musica di Francesco Orio è la dimostrazione tangibile di come si possa rinnovare il linguaggio musicale (non importa a qual genere esso appartenga) senza timore di violentarlo, di snaturarlo, di correre il rischio di renderlo il simulacro di sé stesso, perché essa è musica assoluta e, come tale, libera da ogni qualsivoglia demarcazione di tempo e di spazio.»Giovanni Acciai