Bachelor’s in Music Composition, Master’s in Audiovisual and currently working on his PhD research - both at University of Sao Paulo – USP, Anselmo Mancini is a modern and versatile Brazilian composer who has been accumulating a wide range of studies and work experience over the last decade. His technological approach added to his ability of composing, orchestrating and arranging for diverse types of music styles, as well as playing piano, drums and singing, has been providing him the opportunity of participating in several kinds of musical projects.
In 2019 was selected as finalist of the Cine Concerto Festival in Italy, where was awarded with the 2nd prize. In 2018 performed at G-Summits in San Francisco and Chicago, USA; and in Bogota, Colombia. In 2017 participated to the San Francisco Dance Film Festival as composer and representative of the dance film Vanitas, debating with directors the artistic process within their works. In 2014 was finalist of the Transatlantyk Instant Composition Contest, in Poland, where won the 4th prize and honorable mention for original rhythmical work (with two Oscar winners among the jury: Jóhann Jóhannsson and Jan A. P. Kaczmarek, the director of the festival). Also, in 2014 presented his paper on Villa-Lobos’ music for the feature “The Discovery of Brazil” at the Surrey Film Music Conference, in the UK.
As music director and composer of Teatro de Narradores, presented the spectacle “Final City – Choir City – Reverse City” at the Book Fair 2013, in Frankfurt, Germany. Moreover, in 2013 he worked on four Bertolt Brecht’s texts: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (music by Rafael Amaral); and the operas He Who Says Yes (music by Kurt Weill); He Who Says No (music by Mancini); and The Decision (music by Hans Eisler).
In 2012 was contemplated with the Santander Bank Scholarship of International Mobility in order to attend an exchange postgraduate program in Film Studies at King’s College London, UK. Mancini has also performed at Montreux Jazz Festival 2006, Switzerland; participated to the International Gran Canaria Summer Festival of Choir Conductors 2009, Spain (where two of his pieces for choir were premiered: En las Noches Claras and Anhelo Infantil); and, SMI Postgraduate Conference 2013, Ireland, where he presented his article “The Musical Accompaniment in the Cinematographic Universe, and performed on the piano his soundtrack for Max and the Lady Doctor, by Max Linder.
Mancini is a specialist in cine concert performances and among several scores, has recomposed the Alfred Hitchcock’s first thriller, The Lodger, and the Japanese Dreams, by Akira Kurosawa. Both works are on the road and were premiered and performed at MIS – Image and Sound Museum, in Brazil, with tickets sold out and extra sessions (also sold out). The Hitchcock’s one, were performed also at Rational Theater, in Munich, Germany, being successfully praised by the German audience and specialized critics.
Currently, Anselmo Mancini is running his own company called Totem LiveX, which is specialized in both soundtracks and live performances.