Obscure Alternatives

Performed by Ensemble Black Pencil

This piece was written in 2017 for Ensemble Black Pencil competition and was awarded the honorary mention during the Prix Annelie De Man 2018

Moord – excerpt

A staged concert for one flutist, live electronics and one overhead projector.

Concept/music/electronics – Cinzia Nistico ; Flute/voice Klaasje Nieuwhof, visuals/[projector Esther Urlus

Photo: Simone Giacomini


Der Fehlende Teil (The Missing Part)

written for Ainhoa Miranda (bass clarinet)

Recorded live during the Festival Open Days(DK) in 2012


The Art of Virus

During the lockdown in the Netherlands, I was asked to compose a short piece following the rules of COVID 19. I’m very grateful to Modern Art Orchestra for their initiative and their great performance!
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This piece explores the relationship we have with our original
environment, our “familiar places” how we carry our place in ourself and how we transform it in our imagination till it becomes an abstract metaphysical location that we project on any other location we encounter. The whole piece has been generated by the sounds I field recorded on the venue of the premiere.


for tape and violin. Music/electronics Cinzia Nistico, violin Cinzia Nistico
for Het Veem Werkgebouw, Amsterdam

For the electronic I field-recorded the location beforehand. During the recording there was a piano tuner working on a piano. The sounds produced by this unplanned event, shaped mostly my piece. The idea was to record a place, a specific location, to overlap it to the original location and to insert my perforce in this ‘dubbed’ space.


written for basset recorder, toy piano and electronics; bassett recorder

Francesca Clements; toy piano Jelena Popovic


written for Project 128

Recording: SAE Institute Amsterdam
Mixing&Editing: Nina Kraszewska

“The title Hockey refers to one of the sounds I used in the track. Hockey, as a game, is more violent than people normally expect, so I also wanted to use that energy in my piece.” – Cinzia Nistico

Project 128 is an acoustic-techno band based in Amsterdam, consisting of acoustic and electronic instrumentalists, composers, and DJs. The group explores new sounds and grooves, and presents a live event with a fresh experience that transcends boundaries of acoustic and electronic music.


Written for Duo Harpverk and performed in Reykjavík. Recording by Rikhardur H. Fridriksson. Dedicated to Igor Iofe

THE GENERATOR  by Cinzia Nistico excerpt live

Michel Marang clarinet Antinis Pratsinakis cello

THE GENERATOR  by Cinzia Nistico excerpt from the movie

Michel Marang clarinet Antinis Pratsinakis cello


“Achter Mij” is an internal monologue in which all inner forces are displayed. The driving force is the duduk and everything else is to enlarge, oppose or support the world the duduk creates. Performed by Ensemble 528Hz

Recording and mixing – Jason Alder
N&K Music and Audio,


Written for the Bartok Festival, live recording. György Lakatos, basson; PéterTornyai, viola; László Borbély, piano


Live recording performed in Vienna in 2012 by TRUE LOBSTER DUOCaroline Mayrhofer – Blockflöten, Michael Öttl – Gitarren


Live recording performed in Ostrava  by Quasar Ensemble, conducted by Ivan Buffa, within the festival  Music Days  2011