Ada Gentile (1947, Italy) graduated with the degree in piano and composition from the Santa Cecilia Conservatory. Meanwhile she attended Gofredo Petrassi master class in composition at the National Academy Santa Cecilia. Her pieces were performed in prestigious venues such as: Centre Pompidou (Paris), Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center (New York City), Teatro Reale (Madrid), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Mozarteum (Salzburg), Accademia Sibelius (Helsinki), Rachmaninoff Concert Hall (Moscow), Saigon Center (Seoul), Gartner Platz Theater (Monaco), Academy of Performing Arts (Hong Kong), Art Institute (Chicago). Her publishers were Ricordi and Raitrade, while her music was recorded for Ricordi, EDT, and Stradivarius from Italy, Swiss company Tirreno and Canadian – UNMUS. She was the consultant for Biennale di Venezia (from 1993 till 1997), and artistic director of the opera V. Basso in Ascola Piceno (1996/1997). Currently she acts as the President of the Roman section of AGIMUS, and since 1978 she has been the art director of the contemporary music festival held in Rome – Nuovi Spazzi Musicali. She has been elected honorary member of the Amici dell’Accademia S. Cecilia association and member of SIAE.
Un suono lontano has been written in 2014 and has been premiered in 2016 in Verona. L’opera si ispira ad una scrittura lucida e rarefatta. I diversi piani sonori dei 4 strumenti sono collegati tra loro dalla ricerca di un’immagine che rimane nella memoria. E’ un’opera che privilegia il fascino del suono puro.