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1 September 2017 – concert

screen-shot-2017-09-01-at-9-50-21-amExcited to perform for the first time in this lovely festival!
More info here.

— September 1, 2017

Easy – Trailer

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“Easy – Un viaggio facile facile” directed by Andrea Magnani is hitting the theater on Aug 31th. Enjoy the trailer!

— July 28, 2017

Easy – Festival Locarno

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Easy, directed by Andrea Magnani, has been selected for the Locarno Film Festival competition. Congrats to the director and all the cast and crew!

— July 15, 2017

Recording the new album

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It’s an incredible pleasure and excitement to announce that I started to record my new album. This will be my second one and I can’t wait to give you more updates soon.

— March 20, 2017

15th December – concert in Milan

Screen Shot 2016-12-13 at 4.12.21 PMI will play a small concert in a great venue: the new Feltrinelli building. I will perform some of the tracks I am working on for the new album. Don’t miss it! Here the details

— December 13, 2016

EASY – soundtrack completed

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Last day of music mixing for the feature film EASY. From left to right Diego Piotto (sound engineer), Andrea Magnani (director), Maurizio Baggio (sound engineer) and myself (with moustaches)

— November 19, 2016

EASY – mixing soundtrack

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In the studio mixing the music for EASY‘s soundtrack, directed by Andrea Magnani

— November 15, 2016

EASY – recording sessions

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I managed to put a little ukulele also in EASY‘s soundtrack

— November 11, 2016

EASY – recording sessions

IMG_8569Recording sessions for EASY in the process.
Stay tuned for more updates about this nice feature film directed by Andrea Magnani.

— November 10, 2016

EASY – feature film

1465227295483Excited to announce that I will work on the new movie directed by Andrea Magnani, “Easy”. Featuring Nicola Nocella and produced by Bartlebyfilm, Pilgrim Film, Fresh Production.

— July 1, 2016

Fatal Error – documentary

Diapozitiv 1Working on a new documentary produced by CASABLANCA FILM PRODUCTION (Slovenia), RTV SLOVENIA (Slovenia), QUASAR (Italy)

— June 15, 2016

Sangre En La Boca – trailer

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New trailer of the movie “Sangre En La Boca” just came out, you can watch it here.

— April 2, 2016

Sangre En La Boca – new feature film

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Over the past few months I’ve been working on a new movie. It’s an Argentinian drama directed by Hernán Belón, featuring Leonardo Sbaraglia and Eva De Dominici as main actor and actress. It’s the story of a boxing champion and a young boxing trainee whom she falls in love and for whom he is ready to change his life in a drastic way.

More info about the movie here

— March 7, 2016

European Film Awards 2015

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Receiving the nomination for best documentary at the European Film Awards 2015 was the most unexpected way to finish this year! Best wishes to you!

— December 30, 2015

1000 thank you!

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My facebook page just reached the 1000+ followers goal – thank you!
If you’re on facebook please like my page Luca Ciut Composer to receive constant updates about my work.

— December 2, 2015

European Film Awards – Nomination!

Dancing with Maria EFA luca ciut film music ivan gergolet soundtrackAmazing news!! Dancing With Maria has received the EFA nominee for Best European Documentary 2015! Thank you to all the EFA members who supported our film!!

— November 12, 2015

Are Dreams Overvalued? – Villa Manin video

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Some dreams are not meant for sleeping.

Some dreams are meant to be chased and fully lived. 
This is one of them.

Thanks to Border Studio for beautifully capturing the essence of last Summer concert at Villa Manin

— October 16, 2015

Raindance Film Festival 2015

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In London at the European premiere of Best Man Wins with director Stéphane Dumonceau.

— October 15, 2015

Raindance Film Festival 2015

Best Man Wins Raindance London Stephane Dumonceau Luca CiutBest Man Wins will be screened in London at the Raindance Film Festival on October  2, 2015. I will be there with director Stéphane Dumonceau. If you happen to be there, stop by and say hi! All the info here.

— September 22, 2015

European Film Awards – Selection

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Great news! Dancing With Maria selected for the 28th European Film Awards!

— September 18, 2015

Influential Composers – Gavin Bryars

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I’m not sure how many people know Gavin Bryars.
I certainly did not when I accidentally came across to his music, back in 2006.
It was a difficult part of my life which I discussed extensively in a previous post about Arvo Part.
In music, it is not easy to keep a balance between simplicity and monotony. Usually you need to put quiet soon a certain amount of changes in order to keep the listener’s attention vivid through time. And even if minimal music is fundamentally based on endless repetitions, there’s a  high risk of becoming boring.
This piece does not.
For some almost unexplainable reasons, it carries you in its magical simplicity throughout the whole duration.
The orchestration is very delicate, adding tiny colors here and there without asking for attention and without distracting from the real character of this piece: this astonishing voice of a unknown homeless man who Gavin Bryars captured singing in a London’s subway.
Read the full story from the composer’s website here.

— July 30, 2015

Concert in the Dark – July 16th

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July 16th, 2015 – Concert in the beautiful Park of Villa Manin (Italy) – If you are in the nearby don’t miss this one, the location is truly amazing! All the info here

— July 9, 2015

3rd July – Festival Spectrum – concert

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July 3rd 2015 – Festival Spectrum, 9pm in Villach (Austria). All the info about the next concert here.

— July 1, 2015

Young Onion Award

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Dancing with Maria won the Young Onion Award for Best Film by Newcomer at the Make Dox Film Festival 2015!
Congrats to director Ivan Gergolet and all the crew!

— June 29, 2015

Friday 19th June – concert

Luca Ciut concerts 2015 piano live tourOmissis Festival 2015 – We’ll perform during the opening night, in Gradisca d’Isonzo (Italy), at 8.15pm. All the details here

— June 17, 2015

Concert in Buenos Aires

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I will perform in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A tribute to Maria Fux.

— June 1, 2015

Nastri d’Argento

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Dancing With Maria is among the five best docufilm competing for the Nastri d’Argento 2015!

— May 30, 2015

Summer Concerts

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In your opinion, are dreams overvalued? Join us during one of these concerts and let us know!

— May 26, 2015

Summer Concerts Coming Soon

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Summer concerts on the way – more details coming soon!

— May 22, 2015

Seattle International Film Festival

Best Man Wins Stephane Dumoneau Luca Ciut soundtrack TribecaAfter the Tribeca Film Festival – Best Man Wins’ next stop will be the closing night of the Seattle Internation Film Festival! Here are the details.

— May 20, 2015

Youth Jury Award for Dancing With Maria

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Dancing with Maria wins the Youth Jury Award at the Docs Against Gravity Film Festival (Poland)!

— May 19, 2015

Film Scoring Week Program

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Starting from tomorrow I will give a week program about Film Scoring in Trieste, Italy. All the details here.

— May 18, 2015

Capitão Falcão – Theatrical Release

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Today ‘The Portuguese Falcon’ hits the theaters in Portugal, if you live there or are traveling in the nearby don’t miss it!

— April 23, 2015

Capitão Falcão

Some months ago I got hired as the orchestrator for ‘The Portuguese Falcon’, the first super-hero Portuguese movie ever made. It’s been a long and demanding task which – at the end – led to a trip to Prague last January to record the soundtrack with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. The film is coming out this week, meanwhile this is a video of the recordings.

— April 20, 2015

Slovenian Newspaper

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It seems I was on the main newspaper in Slovenia some weeks ago…

— April 16, 2015

Best Man Wins – Trailer

In 2 days Best Man Wins, directed by Stéphane Dumonceau, will be premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Meanwhile enjoy the trailer!

— April 14, 2015

Tribeca Film Festival

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Best Man Wins will be in competition at the Tribeca Film Festival! Congrats to all the crew! All the info here

— March 20, 2015

Dancing With Maria – Soundtrack

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— March 1, 2015

Dancing With Maria – Theatrical Release

Dancing With Maria Maria FuxWe are pleased to announce that Dancing With Maria will have its theatrical release on February 26th 2015 in Italy. Shortly after it will come out in Slovenia, on March 10th 2015.

— February 5, 2015

The need of Music – Interview #1

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This is the first of a short series of interviews Border Studio produced to create a small portrait of my work. We will talk about music, movies, the creative process and many other things. Videos are in Italian with English subtitles. Hope you will like it!

— November 27, 2014

Mar del Plata Film Festival

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— November 18, 2014

Cairo Film Festival

Luca Ciut Dancing with Maria Ivan Gergolet Igor Princic Maria FuxDancing with Maria was chosen for the opening screening at the Cairo International Critics Week

— November 9, 2014

Sold out in Trieste

Luca Ciut concerts live pianoThank you for coming over and pack the place! Thanks also to all the people who showed up even if they knew it was already sold out already. More concerts to come!

— October 20, 2014

Concert in Trieste – 18 Oct 2014

Luca CiutAfter the beautiful première in Udine, we’ll give another concert in Trieste, Oct 18 at 8.30pm. All the info here

— October 15, 2014

Concert in Udine – 12 Oct 2014

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I will present this brand new show at Circolo Zoo in Udine (Italy), all the info here

— October 2, 2014

Upcoming concerts

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I am incredibly excited to announce that I will give two concerts in October!
Stay tuned for the info!

— September 23, 2014

Best Man Wins

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Best Man Wins will have its première in Los Angeles this week.
Directed by Stéphane Dumonceau and starring Tim DeKay, François Vincentelli and Nadia Farès

September 16, 17 and 18 – 1:30pm and 3:10pm
The Landmark NUART Theater
11272 Santa Monica Blvd – Los Angeles

If you’re in LaLaLand don’t miss it, it’s a great short!

— September 15, 2014

Award in Venice

Dancing with Maria festival Venice 2014Dancing with Maria won the Civitas Vitae 2014 award in Venice!

— September 8, 2014

Venice Film Festival

Luca Ciut Dancing with MariaDancing with Maria will have its worldwide premiére during the Venice Film Festival and official compete at the Venice International Film Critics Week. Congrats to the director Ivan Gergolet, the producer Igor Princic and all the cast and crew!

— July 21, 2014

Film Scoring Workshop

Luca Ciut workshop musica filmI’ve been invited to give two classes of film scoring during the FMK film festival.

Click here to read the details.

— July 7, 2014

Studio sessions

Luca Ciut Ivan Gergolet Dancing with Maria feature documentaryRecording sessions for Dancing with Maria in the process.
Stay tuned for more updates about this beautiful feature documentary directed by Ivan Gergolet and produced by Igor Princic (‘Zoran – my nephew the idiot’).

— June 5, 2014

Gold Medal at the Global Music Awards!

Luca Ciut Global Music Awards winner Gold MedalI just won the Gold Medal at the Global Music Awards for best classical/crossover with Seventeen Million Lonely Angels!

— May 17, 2014

Q&A in Trieste

Luca Ciut Q&AOn May 9 I’ve been invited for a Q&A about my work as a film composer. We’ll also talk about the album Seventeen Million Lonely Angels. It’s a free event, come and join us! Click here for the details

— April 28, 2014

New Film

Currently working on a new feature documentary Dancing with Maria, directed by Ivan Gergolet and produced by Igor Princic.
The film is in post-production and the film is planned to be finished by the end of the Summer.
More info about the movie here.

— February 25, 2014

Radio Interview for Funkhaus Europa (WDR)

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Shortly after relocating to Europe, in August 2013 I went for a short trip to Berlin to attend the German premiere of the feature documentary The City of Women. Thanks to a mutual friend I met the journalist Giulio Galoppo who led this lovely interview of mine for the WDR.

— January 4, 2014

Forth Review of the Album

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“The sounds of LA from the perspective of an outsider, via the medium of piano and strings. This is Luca Ciut’s debut album.”
- Leonard’s Lair Music Reviews 

— December 18, 2013

New Article about the album

Luca Ciut articoloA new article about the album Seventeen Million Lonely Angels and about film scoring. Unfortunately this one too is  in Italian only.
Anyway, you can find it here.

— November 12, 2013

Full Interview

Elisa Russo Luca CiutIn case you miss the newspaper (and you understand Italian, which would be awesome!) you can read the full interview here.

— October 28, 2013

On the front page!

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Extensive article and interview about my work and my album Seventeen Million Lonely Angels on the Italian newspaper.
Covered on the front page has been a huge surprise and overwhelming emotion!

— October 26, 2013

Third Review of the album

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Third review appeared on an Italian blog.
“Nello sconfinato territorio espressivo compreso tra retaggi neoclassici, fascinazioni da soundtrack e frammenti di fragile minimalismo emozionale, il compositore triestino Luca Ciut può come pochi altri occupare idealmente una posizione centrale.”
- Music Won’t Save You

— October 11, 2013

New Review

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“Ciut has still room to grow, but this debut is impressive.” – The AU Review

Read the full review.

— October 4, 2013

First Review of the album

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“Ciut displays a deft touch for balancing light and dark, joy and melancholy in his take on modern classical.” – Opus.fm

I was thrilled when the first review of the album came out.
Read the full review here.

— September 28, 2013

Official Video ‘A Quiet Place’

‘A Quiet Place’ – directed by Courtney Looney.

Official music video for the album ‘Seventeen Million Lonely Angels’

 

We set out to create an abstract correlation between unique and diverse locations around the city and the intimacy of the music. The director developed a concept that really reflected the tone and essence of the album. I hope you’ll like it.

— September 5, 2013

Honorable Mention for ‘City Of Women, today’

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‘City Of Women, today’ wins honorable mention (feature, documentary film) at the Women’s independent film festival in Los Angeles.
Congratulations to the director Chiara Sambuchi and all the crew!

— August 19, 2013

Influential Composers – Arvo Part

YouTube Preview ImageI discovered Arvo Part’s music in 2006.
At that time I was living in Tallinn (Estonia) and I was facing a huge breakdown. I was heartbroken, depressed, and I was questioning all my life.
As a consequence, I was not able to compose anymore. It seemed to me I was almost forced to write avant-garde music in order to be interesting as a composer, even if I never felt totally comfortable with it.
I even started to suffer insomnia, which was something I never faced before. I was spending the nighttime walking on empty snow-whitened streets and daytime sleeping in the music library. So…yeah, hard time.
Until I discovered Arvo Part. It was a snowy afternoon and I was sitting on my desk with the earphones on. I think I even secretly started to cry.
Arvo’s music was a relief, a refreshing miracle. I never heard such a beautiful, honest compositions in years. I always hoped that somewhere in the world someone was composing something I could resonate with and I was finally discovering it.
Arvo Part gave me peace in one of the most turbulent and difficult period of my life, and I’ll never be thankful enough.

— June 13, 2013

Music Video Coming Soon

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‘Seventeen Million Lonely Angels’ official video, coming soon.

— May 6, 2013

Making Of The Record

YouTube Preview ImageHenrik Astrom, sound engineer and co-producer of my debut album ‘Seventeen Million Lonely Angels’, talks about the process of this record, the challenges and the final result.

— April 23, 2013

Working on a New Film

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Currently working on a new film. More info soon.

— April 13, 2013

Album Presale available at PledgeMusic

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Presale of the upcoming album “Seventeen Million Lonely Angels” is now available.
Watch the video and join the project!

— March 19, 2013

The Time Is Now – first single is out!


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Finally, today is the day! The first single of my album is out.

— February 21, 2013