The World Of
Rocco Di Pietro
Rocco Di Pietro is an artist whose work as composer-pianist,
essayist, educator and habilitationist, has crossed
various disciplines boundaries. He has found that the
path of the creative life has taken him like a 'traveler'
in interdisciplinary studies. As a result of various
mutations in the life course much of his recent work
is unclassifiable.The journey, through
the accumulation of experience has continually led him
back to a renewed sense of musical composition. He studied
in Buffalo during the hey day of the New Music scene
with Lukas Foss, performing with the Philharmonic in
one of those now legendary marathon "Battle of the Bands"
with the Grateful Dead.
In these early years his music was involved in
the textural music that he heard in Xenakis, Ligeti Cage Brown and Nono, composers he heard
live in the "Festivals in the Arts Today" held in Buffalo
in the sixties.