Boris Porena Composer
Boris Porena (Rome, 27 September 1927) is an Italian thinker, music composer and didactical expert. He is married to Paola Bučan, a famous Croatian cellist and teacher, who is a tenured professor at the Perugia Conservatory. He was a disciple of Goffredo Petrassi -together with Ennio Morricone, Aldo Clementi, Sergio Cafaro, etc.-. Although he was initially influenced by neoclassical poetics, he has later evolved towards the armonic language of the late Renaissance period, which he has used with originality in order to build his own musical research. He started composing at a very young age (12 years old). Within his career, there is a first period (till 1967) during which he obtains a wide national and international success. Starting from 1968, as consequence of the evolution of both his thought and his social involvement, he has abstained from composing during twenty years, devoting himself to a grassroots cultural practice. During this period he sets up the Metacultural Centre, located at Cantalupo in Sabina (Rieti, Italy). In 1988 he comes back to composition with a renewed enthusiasm, giving birth to a fully new phase of his artistic work.