Maurizio Puxeddu, musician, composer, researcher and teacher, owes his musical training to the studies carried out in the “G. P. da Palestrina ”of Cagliari; subsequently, graduated in transverse flute, he taught Music Education and Transverse Flute, Launeddas Theory and Practice.
The experience gained in the school environment and the passion for the rediscovery of traditional Sardinian sounds, together with a scrupulous search for authentic island musical instruments, led him to collect information and objects related to Sardinian musical culture, and therefore to constitute a collection of 400 objects, including Sardinian and Mediterranean musical instruments, devices and sound toys and other materials related to the island’s musical culture (CDs, audio cassettes, 45 rpm records, books, scores).
This knowledge and training allows him to be present in the processes of recovery and enhancement of the Sardinian language and culture.
His work as a composer has found in collaborations with the island’s theater companies an effective partnership and communions of purpose that have allowed him to express and fully interpret the identity of the Sardinian people in an always original way.
He has been present in the main European festivals with the soundtrack for the PARISTORIA theater show produced by the Actores Alidos theater company.
In 1999, thanks to a contribution from the Municipality of Cagliari – Department of Culture, he published THE NEW LAUNEDDAS – Catalog of sounds, with an audio CD attached: a work that contains part of the results of his research on launeddas or on new execution techniques to be elaborate him.
TNL, the research on launeddas, led him to be invited, even outside Sardinia, to present his work, in Egypt (representing the Conservatory of Music “GP da Palestrina di Cagliari at Rencontre ’96 des Ecoles de Musique de la Mediterranèe organized by ECUME (FR) in Alexandria, Egypt), Spain (at the IV FESTIVAL INTERCELTICU organized by ESBARDU in Aviles, Asturias, year 2000), in Palermo (THE NEW LAUNEDDAS, Agricantus, year 2000).
In his musical compositions he often draws on the immense ethnomusical heritage of Sardinia by carrying out parallel paths of experimentation and research. One of these paths has resulted in a musical work called MEDITERRANEA, strongly linked to rhythm, melody and so-called contaminations, mixes of different musical genres such as ethnic, jazz and chamber music.
Other paths, on the other hand, are marked by the timbre (as in THE NEW LAUNEDDAS), by the possibilities of tonal variation of the traditional Sardinian instruments, by the different and innovative execution possibilities and by the suggestion of the story.