“Florencia Di Concilio's eerie score is a treat”
“Florencia Di Concilio’s score, both noisy and musical, revives the original use of music in film.”
-Culturebox, France Info
Praised by the Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, and Variety, Florencia Di Concilio has composed scores for award-winning feature films that have premiered at the Cannes, Berlin, and Sundance festivals. Recent soundtracks include Léa Mysius’ Ava, prizewinner at the 2017 Cannes Critics’ Fortnight, Fredrik Gertten’s Push, winner of the Audience Award at the 2019 CPHdox, River Phoenix’s posthumous opus Dark Blood, and Heddy Honigmann’s latest feature, Buddy. She was awarded the Grand Prize for Best Original Score at the 2019 Aubagne International Film Festival for her score for Daouda Diakhaté’s short feature Bulles d’Air, screening in this year’s Director’s Fortnight, in Cannes.
“Florencia Di Concilio’s lush orchestral score is icing on the cake”
-Los Angeles Times
“Stranded’s director had other ways of making his narrative especially effective, starting with utilizing the film's delicate, otherworldly score by composer Florencia Di Concilio to add a disturbing air to the proceedings.”
-Los Angeles Times
Di Concilio has written major symphonic works as a composer-in-residence with the Miami Symphony Orchestra, and two piano concertos that have been performed by both South American and North American symphony orchestras. She has created music for groundbreaking visual artists like Camille Henrot, in a commission from the Jeu de Paume National Gallery in Paris, and for contemporary dance companies such as the CobosMika Dance Company in Barcelona.
“The highlight of the night was the new piano concerto by Uruguayan composer Florencia Di Concilio... it brought the audience to its feet.”
-The Post and Courier
She owes her versatility to her musical background: born in the midst of a South American dictatorship, Florencia Di Concilio grew up in a home full of dusty Italian opera records, hanging out at a young age in nightclubs and cabarets where her father used to play jazz and tango, and making her stage debuts in the underground scene as a punk rock bass player. Defying boundaries, she went on to become an accomplished classical pianist, earning degrees from the New England Conservatory in Boston, winning international competitions and performing internationally as a concert pianist.
“A memorable evening, in which Florencia Di Concilio’s extraordinary talent met the audience’s full recognition and standing ovation”
Through a mastery of classical musical language, and of electronic composition, Florencia Di Concilio has developed a trademark style that can be best described as an orchestration of everyday life. She uses real everyday noises and, through her personal sound processing technique, turns them into musical instruments, and orchestrates them into organic, complex, and architecturally imposing pieces of music. Her music is humanist : it uses a language to which we can immediately relate and which brings us back to what is artistically essential.