We have been planing this unique project for a long time: a composition for two bass clarinets as a full evening program.
Through intense research Pierluigi Billone has acquired much experience in handling the bass clarinet and is the ideal composer for this task. Billone has an open mind and original thoughts about such a project. His formal conception can open new spaces for the listeners and take them on a exciting journey into the souls of the bass clarinets.
The title of the work 1+1=1 is a quotation from an Andrey Tarkowsky film which points to the special relation between the two instruments.

First performance:
07.11.2006, 20:00 (Jeunesse-Zyklus “Fast Forward.20:21”/Wien Modern)
MUMOK Hofstallungen
Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig


Studied composition with Salvatore Sciarrino and Helmut Lachenmann. Numerous scholarships (Akademie Schloss Solitude-Stuttgart, Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung Baden-Baden, Composer in Residence at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, Kunststiftung Baden/Württemberg – Stuttgart, Akademie der Künste- Berlin). 1993 City of Stuttgart Composition Prize, Stuttgart. 1997 Busoni Composition Prize of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin. 2004 C. Abbado International Composition Prize, Vienna. 2006 Ernst Krenek Preis, Vienna. He teaches composition at the Universität für Musik in Graz. His music has been performed at the following festivals: Donaueschinger Musiktage, Tage für Neue Musik Stuttgart, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Wien Modern, bludenzer tage zeitgemäßer musik, Tage für Neue Musik Zurich, Musikprotokoll Graz, Ultraschall Berlin, «Voix Multiples» Geneva and others by such performers as: Ensemble Contrechamps, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, ensemble recherche, Ensemble Varianti, Neue Vocalsolisten, SWR Vokalensemble, WDR-Symphonie-Orchester, Arnulf Ballhorn, Christian Dierstein, Barbara Maurer, Jürgen Rück, Frank Wörner, Johannes Kalitzke, Emilio Pomárico, and been broadcast by the primary radio stations (WDR, SDR, BRD, NDR, ORF, DRS, RCE, RF).