Born in Como in 1970, I studied computer engineering at the University of Padua and composition at the Cesare Pollini Conservatory in Padua where I graduated. High degree of specialization at the Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome. Important moments of my musical training were the meetings and lessons with Gérard Grisey, Brian Ferneyhough and Salvatore Sciarrino. I studied electronic music at IRCAM, at the Centro Temporeale Florence and in Padua with Nicola Bernardini.
COMPOSER AND MUSICIAN
My music has been commissioned and performed in various countries, on occasions such as Musik-biennale Berlin, Festival Aix-en-Provence, Festival Archipel Geneve, De Eijsbreker Amsterdam, Voix Nouvelles Paris, PrimaVerona, Gaudeamus Music Week Amsterdam, Siren Musikdagar Göteborg, Bàrtok Festival, Jornadas de Musica Electroacustica Montevideo, Array Music Toronto, Wetterfest Wien, NovecentoMusica Milano, Metafonie-La Scala.
In 2005 the opera Cuore was created in Poitiers – libretto by Caroline Gautier, from the works of Edmondo De Amicis – which is then repeated numerous times in theaters including Opéra-Bastille Paris, Opéra de Massy, Opéra de Lille, théâtre de Angers, Opéra de Nantes.
Among the projects the multi-handed opera Pandora (Leipzig, 2007), the piece for mandolins and large ensemble Sette silenzi, seminati dal riso (Paris, 2008) and the ‘ritual DJ set’ Compressed Cry Chronicles for orchestra, rock songs and images (Poitiers, 2009), and the solo piano album Cristal (17 finales sin abrazo, un silencio y un comienzo) (2015). I recently dedicated myself to producing compositions that explore the boundaries of unusual instruments, such as the Symphony No.1 (2017) and the Liminal Concertos (2021).
I have created music for numerous dance performances, including Disteso, berceuse, commissioned by the Fondation Royaumont, choreography by Thierry Lafont (created in 2000 by Percussions de Strasbourg and Les Jeunes Solistes). In 2004 the commission of the Teatro Regio di Torino for Alice nel paese delle meraviglie on choreography by Matteo Levaggi. In 2006 the research work on singing and movement Nous Contre Nous with the choreographer Nicole Piazzon. Long collaboration with the choreographer Laura Pulin who produced numerous shows including Talismanìe, Alla radio Gardel, Casanova and Canto (2007) and with Luciano Padovani.
I cultivate experiences as a musical theater performer.
I collaborate as a sound designer with the theater company Effetto Larsen.
I am an argentine tango dj dancer, regularly invited as a DJ in numerous italian and international festivals and events.
I teach musicality seminars for tango dancers.
After a career as a drummer, guitarist and singer in various groups, today I work as a composer, artistic producer, arranger and conductor. Among the collaborations and achievements: Bluvertigo, Morgan, Cristina Donà, Marco Mengoni, Irene Ghiotto, Umberto Maria Giardini, Piccola Bottega Baltazar, Circo Abusivo, Fabio Cinti, Santa Margaret, Baustelle, Giorgio Gobbo, Giannicaro, The Zen Circus. I conducted the RAI orchestra at the Sanremo Festival on various occasions, and the Ensemble Symphony Orchestra on the Con Certo Morgan tour. I was a vocal coach alongside Morgan in the third edition of the X Factor Italy TV talent show.
I teach interpretation classes for poprock singers.
COACH, MENTOR AND FACILITATOR
I am a transformational coach, certified by Being At Full Potential and trained by the International Coach Academy.
Active researcher in personal and spiritual development, I support people, artists and groups interested in the evolution and expression of the highest human potential.
Trainer and facilitator of men’s circles, I am vice-president of the association La Via del Maschile Maturo, which cultivates awareness, inspiration, healing in men, leaders and young people, at the service of healthy relationships and a more united world.
I have held numerous inspirational seminars on creativity, listening and co-creation.