Current Works | Works-in-Progress
1. “Satie Obsessions” fb group Administrator | Moderator | Curator
Current group projects include directing “Satie Obsessions 2021”, an International Composer’s Call for “Satiesque smallTALK: Five Variations on Erik Satie’s “Enfantins” children’s pieces of (1913)” Anna Sutyagina, pianist
Curator, group members ScoreVideos:“Satiesque smallTALK: After Hours”; composer, “Le Gymnopédiste”
2. “smallCuriosities:Voices from “The After” based on poetic phrasings of Italo-Argentinian writer Antonio Porchia (b. Conflenti, Italy, d. Buenos Aires, Argentina)
3. Composer, additional Dante & Music works for “LUX IN TENEBRIS: La Commedia di Dante”
Ennio A. Paola, born August 21, 1952, Conflenti (Catanzaro), Italy Biography
Accordion music studies began age 7 with Boris Borgstrom. At 14, becomes youngest member of Mr. Borgstrom's 1st place World Championship Ensemble, "International Music League" World Championship Medal winners, "Cedar Point" (Sandusky, Ohio, U.S.A.)
In 1968, percussionist with "Niagara Symphony Orchestra" in premier public performance under the direction of Matteo Glinsky.
Throughout high school years, keyboardist with rock bands "Hideous Dream" and his own group, “OPUS"
Member, “SummerSounds ’71" … Province of Ontario, Canada touring ensemble, Peter Sever, Tour Organizer, David E.Walden, Music Director, David Christiani, Assistant Director, consisted of 34 young, auditioned musicians + 6 adult supervisors and support group members sponsored by Ontario Government, Ministry of Education, Youth & Recreation Branch. In total, “SummerSounds ’71” performed 46 shows (+ select workshops) in 35 towns & cities covering approximately 5,000 miles in 37 days. An estimated 30,000 people attended shows from Manitoba border, to Quebec border, Southern Ontario to remote Northern towns. Tour highlights included performances at National Arts Centre (Ottawa), Ontario Place (Toronto) — both in their inaugural season, and the annual Canadian National Exhibition (Toronto). Additional members of “SummerSounds ’71" included Lisa Dalbello ("Dalbello"), Doug Cameron, Johanna “Yo” Vanderkley and the late Rock Music critic, author Steve Ostick.
Graduated, President's Honour Roll of Scholars, Bachelor of Music from University of Windsor, Canada where studies included conducting with James Tambourini, composition under Dr. Jens Hanson and Dr. Paul McIntyre; piano with David Palmer and Dr. Gregory Butler. Graduated, Bachelor of Education, Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada.
Awards: Roy C, Hill Award (Canadian Teachers’ Federation), Civic Award (Arts & Culture; City of Pickering, Ontario, Canada); Winner, Category 10 “Chord Sequence”: adapted from “Chorale Theme” “LUX IN TENEBRIS: La Commedia di Dante, Cantica I: Canto I (Lost In A Dark Wood)”… Improvisation Composition Competition: BBC Music Magazine with Cellist Matthew Barley & Between the Notes Ensemble (Competition Co-Partners & Judges). CD “Extraordinary Improvisation” (FMRCD234-0707), Recording Track 4:“Chord Sequence” Mathew Barley (Cellist) & Between the Notes Ensemble (UK).
Career highlights also include: Conductor (on two occasions), High School Concert Bands before Pope John Paul II, Vatican City, Rome.
Original multi-award winning Peace Education Collaborative Arts program “In Tacit Understanding: One Community Under the Same Sky” filmed by National Geographic Society, USA for series documentary “World Regions - Episode #7: Canada’s Cultural Mosaic”, directed by Chris Intagliata — National Geographic Society | McGraw-Hill Publications, filmed on location at historic Union Station, Toronto, Canada.
Resource Contact Person: Sharing Teaching Excellence (Canadian Teachers’ Federation), United Nations Who’s Who Reference Contact, United Nations Hague Appeal for Peace program (2001-2010) “International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World” (Geneva, Switzerland).
“LUX IN TENEBRIS: La Commedia di Dante”, Cantica I: Canto I (Lost In A Dark Wood) & Cantica III: Canto XXXIII (Dante Beholds the Universe) cited in scholarly text Dante and Music: Musical Adaptations of the “Commedia” from the Sixteenth Century to the Present (2001) by Professor Maria Ann Roglieri, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, N.Y., U.S.A., publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Gower House, Croft Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 3HR, United Kingdom.
The University of St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, presents “The Music of Dante’s Commedia, Can Mere Mortals Compose It?” Dr. Maria Ann Roglieri, lecturer, with music world premier of Cantica II: Canto XXX (Adieu, Virgil & the Appearance of Beatrice), Ennio A. Paola, November 1, 2018 with composer in attendance.
“Comets & Shadows” original score based on final days of German Dada artist Angelika Hoerle (1899-1923), the “Comet of Cologne” exhibit commemorating innovative architectural renovation and expansion “2009 Transformation AGO” (Art Gallery of Ontario) by world- renowned architect Frank Gehry … On 10th Anniversary (2019), conducted “Comets & Shadows” String Quartet version at sea with Quadrivium String Quartet (Poland) aboard Oceania Marina, Bora, Bora, South Pacific Ocean.
2020 … One of five international composers invited to provide a variation for “Satie Obsessions: Variations on a theme by Erik Satie, Gymnopédie, No. 2”, a contemporary “Hexaméron” project directed by Kris Lennox, Anna Sutyagina, pianist, Moving Classics TV
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