I am an Italian composer of musique concrète, field recordist and improviser. My music can be seen as an attempt to create a purely sonic poetry and is very much based on the consideration of space as the main dimension of perception and thence of evocative processes involved in listening experience. I love to present my music on acousmonium, sort of very complex surround systems that become a great instrument for adapting a piece of music to specific spaces.
I graduated in Music and New Technology at the Conservatoire of my hometown, Palermo, where I studied composition with Emanuele Casale. I then moved to Birmingham, UK, where I completed a PhD in Electroacoustic Composition under supervision of Jonty Harrison. As I am very much interested in theory and philosophy of music, with a particular focus on what the recorded sounds can represent and the concept of sound image, I decided to complete my studies with an MA in Musicology, which I am currently pursuing at the Università degli Studi di Palermo.
I love field recording and soundscape: both practices represent the intersection point in which my passion for sound meets my love for nature and hiking. I often use field recordings in my compositions, but I also record outdoor just with the same spirit of a portraitist. The several article of the field recording section of this website are dedicated to this kind of practice, each concerning a different place that in a way or another is meaningful to me. From time to time I also hope to upload more technical article as well as music recording.
I am available for any kind of recordings you would need, particularly sound for multimedia and classical or instrumental music recordings. For any question just contact me.
My latest piece, “Un semplice, fragile equilibrio” [A simple, fragile balance], has been commissioned by Audior acousmonium and is going to be part of a CD entirely inspired by lichens. The release will be officially presented in Turin on September 12, when all the included pieces will be performed in…
Interviewed for VaresElectronique
I’ve been interviewed by Giorgio Bianchi for VaresElectronique. Here is the link to the interview, enjoy!