(Melbourne, 26th June 1963)
Composer and founder
of the Quaternary Music
He began studying music with music theory at the age of nine. At the age of 11, he composed his first composition Giga for solo violin (1974). This was followed in the following years by various compositions in the aleatory style of musical theatre (muteimno cycle).
At the age of 14, he enrolled regularly at the conservatory where he studied harmony and counterpoint and also attended a course for conducting (1979). Other freestyle compositions followed Grafia Assoluta (1980) and Studio per piano (1980). With Foglio d'album (1981) he began a period of experimental compositions for various ensembles, which ended in 1997 with the composition 'A Niccolo' for violin and guitar, when the composer developed a personal compositional technique called Musica Quaternaria.
He graduated in Composition (MMus) in 1992 at the National Academy of S. Cecilia in Rome with Franco Donatoni. In 1989 was awarded the Silone Price Music for the composition Homage to Silone for narrator and orchestra. In 1993 the Gaudeamus Foundation of Amsterdam rewarded Mordenti for ensemble which was performered on the radio. His work has been at the National Academy of S. Cecilia, Filarmonica Romana and Auditorium Rai in Rome, the Teatro Comunale of Modena, the Portogruaro and Ravello Festival, the Dutch and the Belgrade radio, the Australian Foundation and the British Asian Music Society of Victoria in Melbourne, Di Menna center for classic music in New York City.
In 1997 he founders the Quaternary Music the composition with only four notes. Since 1995 is Head of the Composition in Potenza, Bari, L'Aquila and Milan "G. Verdi" Conservatory of Music.
In 2002 he participated in the Ateliers del Forum at IRCAM in Paris. In 2004 at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Pescara he has represented his Opera Lyric Marlene. In 2009 at the Ravello Festival Courage for soprano and piano in memory of victims of L'Aquila earthquake. In 2012 he gave a lecture on the quaternary music at the Vernadsky National Library of Kiev. In 2017 he is invited to hold a workshop in quaternary music composition at the Irvine University (California). In 2018 he presented SIJO Multimedia Opera at the Symphony Space in New York City.
He publishes chamber music and Opera with Australian Autumn Music in Melbourne, Casa Musicale Sonzogno and Casa Ricordi in Milan, and Universal Edition in Wien.