Nando Di Modugno
Nando Di Modugno
Thomas L. Beyer
Francesco Abbrescia studied piano, singing and choral conducting, composition and electronic music at the Conservatory Niccolò Piccini in Bari where he teaches electronic music. Francesco was the assistant operator for interactive electronics and multimedia for the class in music film composition given by Luis Bacalov at the summer courses of the Chigiana Music Academy, Siena (2005-2014). He collaborates with internationally renowned composers (Ivan Fedele, Luis Bacalov, Michele Dall’Ongaro, Gianvincenzo Cresta, Pasquale Corrado) and performs computer music in Italy and abroad with musicians such as Francesco D’Orazio, Nicola Fiorino, Giampaolo Nuti and Filippo Lattanzi. His works have been performed at many festivals around the world: Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), ICMC (Ljubljana, Slovenia), FILE (São Paulo, Brazil), ÉuCuE (Montréal, Canada), FIMU (Belfort, France). Francesco Abbrescia won the electronic music category of the Italian National Prize of Arts 2008/09 with his own composition Studio sull’intonazione della carne.
Thomas L. Beyer, is a technologist, educator, engineer, composer, instrument builder and percussionist. He studied Classical Percussion, at Manhattan School of Music, continued Jazz and Ethnic music studies with percussion masters and received a Master’s Degree in Composition from NYU. He was a founding member of Interactive Multimedia Performing Arts Collaborative Technology Workshop, The La Mama Experimental Theater Company, and International Composers and Interactive Artists as well as being on the board of Ear to the Earth, The EMF Institute, and New Music World. He is currently the Chief Systems Engineer for the NYU Music Technology Program and the Network Administrator for the NYU Department of Music & Performing Arts Professions and in that position he was instrumental in specification and design of the DOLAN performance and research facilities, the recently opened NYU Abu Dhabi campus. He is currently working on 3 new NYU facilities. Tom continues his lifelong quest for knowledge to gain a mastery of how to produce, control and capture sounds.
Giovanni Costantini graduated in Piano and Electronic music, and received a degree in Electronic Engineering and a PhD with a thesis entitled "Systems and algorithms for analysis, synthesis, processing, spatialization and recognition of musical signal".
Since 1995, he conducted research on audio signal at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where he teaches “Digital sound processing” at the Faculty of Engineering, and “Electronic Music” at the Faculty of Arts.
At the same University, he is the director of the Master in SONIC ARTS, and he organizes every year, since 1996, seminars on technology for music and concerts of electroacoustic music. He is a composer of electroacoustic music. In recent years, his musical research is focused on the relationship between acoustic and electronic sound, with particular interest in the realization of the microstructure and the macrostructure of the electronic sound through the real-time exploration and elaboration of acoustic material. His compositions have been performed in many concerts in Italy and abroad.
Composer, conductor and producer, Pasquale has received commissions by E n s e m b l e Intercontemporain – IRCAM, Fondazione Orchestra e Coro Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Roma, Festival Internazionale di Musica Contemporanea Biennale di Venezia, Radio France, Fondazione Arena di Verona, Fondazione Teatro Massimo Palermo and other relevant international Institutions. His work, edited by Suvini Zerboni Milan and conducted among others by Sir. Tony Pappano, Susanna Mälkki,
Matthias Pintscher, Pascal Rophé, Marco Angius, Emilio Pomarico. He wrote soundtracks for films, multimedia installations and four Lyric Operas, “Mr. Macbeth”, “Alice Special Guest”, “Donizetti Alive”, “Babbelish” conducted by himself. As conductor he debuted at Ticino Music Festival conducting "Il Signor Bruschino" by G. Rossini at the head of the Bayerisches Symphony Munchen. Later he conducted operas, symphonic and chamber productions in various national and international festivals. Beside the classical repertoire, Pasquale is Artistic Producer and Arranger for the SUGARMUSIC label.
Francesco D'Orazio was born in Bari, Italy. As soloist Mr. D'Orazio has performed in concerts in all Europe, America, Australia, China and Japan and recorded for Decca, Hyperion, Stradivarius and Amadeus. Mr. D'Orazio has performed at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Berliner Philarmonie, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Royal Albert Hall in London, and Festivals Cervantino in Mexico, Instanbul, MiTo, Montpellier, Potsdam, Ravello, Salzburg, Strasbourg, Tanglewood, Venice Biennale. Francesco has premiered more then 20 violin and orchestra concertos by the composers Terry Riley, Brett Dean, Michael Nyman, Ivan Fedele, Michele dall'Ongaro, Fabio Vacchi and others. He collaborated many years with Luciano Berio. Mr. D'Orazio has concertized with the London Symphony, Teatro alla Scala Philarmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National Il de France, the Shangai Philarmonic, the Berliner Symphoniker, the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, the Nagoya Philarmonic, the Saarlandischer Rundfunk, conducted by Lorin Maazel, Hubert Soudant, Pascal Rophé, Luciano Berio, Ingo Metzmacher, Sakari Oramo.In 2010, the Italian National Music Critics Association awarded Francesco with the Premio Abbiati as “Best Soloist” of the year.
Chan Ji Kim (b. 1974, South Korea) composes for dance, chamber ensembles, orchestra, multimedia performances, and electroacoustic music. Her research and music areas of interest include collaboration between composer and choreographer, Korean folk music, and interactive electroacoustic composition. Recently, her music was performed by the Namaste Duo in Habana, Cuba, the Nabla ensemble in Rome, Italy, and the Bartók Trio in Malaga, Spain. Her major performances include the International Music Days in Constanta, Romania, International Double Reed Society conference, the Berlin New Music Concert performed by Anton Webern Quartet, the New Music Society concert in Seoul, Korea, the International New Music Consortium concert series in Bucharest, Romania, the Summer Music Festival in Florence and Assisi, Italy, the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, Congress of the International Alliance of Women in Music, ICIA composition recital at the Symphony Space in New York City, the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference, the Millennium Dance Concert in New York City, and the World Music Days in Timisuara, Romania. Her music has been published by Calabrese Brothers Music, TrevCo Music, and The Sejong Cultural Society. Her music is also available on the album Nova (SCI CD series) by Parma, the album Mosaic by Emeritus, and on The Era of Modern Bassoon Album Collection by Akashibu Gakufu in Japan.
Chan Ji Kim studied music composition and theory at E-Wha Women’s University in Korea (B.A.), New York University (M.A.), and University of Florida (Ph.D.). She is Associate Professor of Music and Chair of Performing Arts Department at the Eastern Florida State College in Florida. More information at www.chanjikim.com.
Linda Marcel’s compositions have been performed nationally and internationally; New York City, Salt Lake City, Utah, Rome, Adria and Bevagna, Italy, Potsdam, Germany, Oxford England, Malaga & Seville, Spain, Bordeaux and Paris, France. Many of her compositions have been commissioned. She is a board member of International Composers and Interactive Artists (iCIA) and President of International Arts Educators Forum, (IAEF).She was awarded the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development – Excellence in Teaching Award, and was chosen for the 2006 MCFP Princeton University Fellowship Program. While a Professor of music at Bergen Community College (1982-2016), Linda founded the Paul Marshall Memorial Scholarship, a foundation scholarship that sponsors students majoring in music at Bergen Community College. She was a leader and contributor to the Ron Mazurek Memorial Scholarship, a foundation scholarship that sponsors students majoring in Electronic Music at Bergen Community College. She continues to pursue composition projects, fellowships, events and grants in the areas of Contemporary Classical and electronic music. https://www.internationalartseducatorsforum.org/home.html and http://www.linda-marcel.com
Composer, violinist, and computer music researcher
Charles Nichols (www.charlesnichols.com) explores the expressive potential of instrumental ensembles, computer music systems, and combinations of the two, for the concert stage, and collaborations with dance, video, and installation art. He teaches Composition and Creative Technologies at Virginia Tech, is a Faculty Fellow of the Institute for Creativity Arts and Technology, and previously taught at the University of Montana. He has earned degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Yale University,
and Stanford University, where he studied composition with Samuel Adler, Martin Bresnick,
Jacob Druckman, and Jonathan Harvey, and computer music with Jonathan Berger, Chris Chafe, Max Mathews, and Jean-Claude Risset. He was a Research Associate at the Center for Studies in Music Technology at Yale, and a Technical Director at the Center for Computer Research in Music
and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford. He has conducted research as a visiting scholar at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen's University Belfast, taught computer music workshops at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Banff Centre, CCRMA, and the Charlotte New Music Festival, and composed as a resident at the Ucross and Brush Creek artist retreats. His recent premieres include What Bends,
for electric violin and interactive computer music in 3D immersive audio, accompanying narrated poetry, motion capture dance, animation, and processed video in 360o projection, Epimetheus Gift,
for amplified bassoon and computer in 3D immersive audio, inspired by the Swedish extreme metal band Meshuggah, Beyond the Dark, ambient synthesized sound for installation art and 3D
projection, and Nicolo, Jimi, and John, a three movement concerto, for amplified viola, orchestra, and computer, celebrating the virtuosity of Paganini, Hendrix, and
Coltrane (www.youtube.com/user/CharlesSNicholsII). In the band Modality (https://modality.bandcamp.com/album/under-the-shadow-of-this-red-rock), he performs electric violin, bass guitar, and computer.
Davide Remigio (Melbourne, 1963)
Composer and founder of the Quaternary Music. 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 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. In 1997 he founders the Quaternary Music the composition with only four notes. Since 2001 is Head of the Composition in Potenza and Bari Conservatory of music. In 2004 at the Museum of Contemporary Arts Vittoria Colonna 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. He publishes chamber music and Opera with Casa Musicale Sonzogno and Universal Music Publishing Ricordi.
Adam Vidiksis is a composer, conductor, percussionist, improviser, and technologist based in Philadelphia whose music often explores sound, science, and the intersection of humankind with the machines we build. Critics have called his music “mesmerizing”, “dramatic”, “striking” (Philadelphia Weekly), “notable”, “catchy” (WQHS), “magical” (Local Arts Live), and “special” (Percussive Notes), and have noted that Vidiksis provides “an electronically produced frame giving each sound such a deep- colored radiance you could miss the piece's shape for being caught up in each moment” (David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer). His work is frequently commissioned and performed throughout North America, Europe, and China in recitals, festivals, and major academic conferences. Vidiksis’s music has won numerous awards, including recognition from the Society of Composers, Incorporated, the American Composers Forum, and The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. His works are available through HoneyRock Publishing, EMPiRE and SEAMUS Records, and PARMA Licensing. Vidiksis currently serves as composer in residence for the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia for the entirely of its 2017-2018 season, and was recently in that position at the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology in Zürich. Vidiksis holds degrees from Drew, NYU, and Temple University, culminating in a doctorate in music composition. Vidiksis serves as an Assistant Professor of music technology and composition at Temple University, and as a performance and composition faculty at the SPLICE Institute. He is conductor of the Temple Composers Orchestra and Ensemble N_JP, and director of the Boyer Electroacoustic Ensemble Project (BEEP). [www.vidiksis.com]
Caroline H. Newman, composer, pianist and teacher, studied many years under the tutelage of Grace
Castegnetta. Ms Newman has her Masters in Performing Arts in Composition from NYU, a professional
diploma from Mannes in Composition and has studied many years with composer Dr. Justin Dello Joio.
She has performed her own compositions in NYC and venues in North Jersey, including Symphony Space and Maria Ciccone Theatre. Many of her compositions have been performed in the US and Europe. She
is a board member of the Professional Music Teacher's Guild and teaches privately in Hackensack, NJ
Eric studied philosophy at the University of Toronto where he received his B.A. and studied classical guitar with Norbert Kraft. As a composer, Eric has had chamber, electro-acoustic, and orchestral works performed in the U.S. and Europe. In addition to musical contributions in a couple of feature films, he composed the score for the 2007 independent feature film Person of Interest. Eric has provided engineering consulting on recording projects for such artists as Michael Jackson, Omar Hakim, Wendy Carlos, Lisa Loeb, The Tony Levin Band, and The Sun Ra Arkestra. An album release of chamber and electro-acoustic pieces on Navona Records performed by the contemporary music ensemble “Contemporaneous” is being released in late 2017.
Flutist Linda DIMartino Wetherill was Boulez’s original flutist of Ensemble Intercontemporain and IRCAM in Paris, dedicated to collaborations and premieres of the world’s major composers. She has recorded for radios of France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Britain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt India, China, and others. Her Naxos CD of pieces collected in many countries as soloist for U.S.I.S has won accolades and credits for establishing non-Western traditions in the concert repertoire. She has also served as principal flutist for Frankfurt Symphony and ensembles in Italy and New York, currently directing “Counterpoint-Italy” International competition and chamber music estival in Lucca. She divides her year between summers in Italy and school years in New York as performer and the professor of Creative Process and flute at St. John’s and Adelphi Universities.
Markus Kaitila Born in Helsinki, in 1992, Markus Kaitila started playing the piano at the age of six. He studied at the Junior Academy of Sibelius Academy with Dr. Hui-Ying Liu-Tawaststjerna from 2006 to 2012 and at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany, with Prof. Till Engel from 2012 to 2013. He continues his pianistic training at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, City University of New York, under the guidance of Prof. Nina Lelchuk. He has taken part in masterclasses i.a. with Hinrich Alpers, Paul Badura-Skoda, Dmitri Bashkirov, Konstantin Bogino, Pi-Hsien Chen, Bernd Goetzke, Angela Hewitt, Leslie Howard, Ivari Ilja, Emanuel Krasovski, Siegfried Mauser, Olli Mustonen, HaeSun Paik, Alain Planès, Jerome Rose, Henri Sigfridsson, Antti Siirala, Niklas Sivelöv and Boris Slutsky.
Nando Di Modugno Guitarist
Having grown up in a musical environment (his father and elder brother are both musicians),
Nando Di Modugno completed his academic studies at the Conservatory in his home city Bari, where he graduated with honors in the class of Linda Calsolaro - a former student of Andres Segovia.
He furthered his musical education studying with other distinguished alumni of the same great Spanish guitarist: he followed several master classes with Alirio Diaz (obtaining various certificates of merit) with Jose Tomas and, above all, with Oscar Ghiglia. With Ghiglia he also studied at the Academy Chigiana of Siena (diploma of merit in' 88) and for three years at the Musik Akademie in Basel where he received his Soloists Diploma . He is passionate about the literature of the various historical periods of his instrument and is also particularly interested in the different forms of contemporary musical expression: his versatility and his musical curiosity has led him to collaborate with musicians from different backgrounds, sharing diverse musical experiences in Italy and abroad (France, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Sweden, Belgium, Mexico, Australia, Greece and Tunisia). He gave the first performance of solo pieces (some of which are dedicated to him such as "Solo" by R. Minella and Toccata by G. Tamborrino) and ensemble (W. Mitterer, V. Hein) performing with orchestras (S. Cecilia, Teatro San Carlo, Province of Bari, Teatro Petruzzelli, Carlo Felice in Genoa, Basel Sinfonietta) under the direction of Daniele Gatti, Jurg Henneberger, Peter Eotvos and others. He has collaborated with several contemporary music ensembles such as the Soloists Dauni and the Phoenix and Nouvel Ensemble Contemporain (with the latter, he recently performed the "Marteau sans Maitre" by Pierre Boulez in Neuchatel and La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland). He has participated in recordings of different soundtracks and played with Oscar winners Ennio Morricone, Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings ) and Nicola Piovani (Life is beautiful), with whom he played regularly in several concert projects.
He has collaborated with jazz musicians such as Pierre Favre, Jay Rodriguez, Fabrizio Bosso, Mederic Collignon, Gabriele Mirabassi and Bobby McFerrin and with theater actors of the caliber of Arnoldo Foa, Luca De Filippo and Massimo Wertmuller. For several years he has played in a duo and also larger groups with the jazz saxophonist Roberto Ottaviano. His discography includes the interpretation of "Platero y yo" by the composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (with actor Rocco Capri Chiumarulo) and, as a soloist accompanied by an orchestra, the first recording of the Double and Triple Concerto of Bari composer Raffaele Gervasio (with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Matera and the direction of Vito Clemente). This last recording has been well received by critics in the industry - the French magazine "Le Monde de la Musique", as well as several Japanese music magazines. He also participated in recordings that are part of the ‘Encyclopedia of Music in Concentration Camps’. In the jazz scene, he has worked on the album by Roberto Ottaviano "Un Dio Clandestino " and, more recently, the label Dodicilune released “Amori Sospesi”, the first album of the trio with the clarinetist Gabriele Mirabassi and the bass player Pierluigi Balducci.
In 2014 he made his debut in the US with a tour as soloist with the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra and with the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra; held on this occasion a master class at Montana State University.
He teaches guitar at the "N. Puccini" Conservatory in Bari. The two guitars which he most frequently uses: a Domingo Esteso (from 1935), and a Dominique Field (made in 1990).
Thomas L. Beyer
Chan Ji Kim
Hubert Howe- began his musical studies as an oboist. He was educated at Princeton University where he studied with J. K. Randall, Godfrey Winham and Milton Babbitt, and from which he received the A.B., M.F.A. and Ph.D. degrees. He was one of the first researchers in computer music, and became Professor of Music and Director of the Electronic Music studios at Queens College of the City University of New York. He also taught at the Juilliard School from 1974 through 1994. In 1988-89 he held the Endowed Chair in Music at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. From 1989 to 1998 and 2000 to 2001 he was Director of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.
Hubert a member of the Society of Composers, Inc. since its founding in 1965, and served on the Executive Committee from 1967 to 1971, in which capacity he published the first several volumes of the Society's Proceedings. He served as President of the League of Composers-International Society for Contemporary Music, U.S. section from 1970 until 1979, in which capacity he directed the first ISCM World Music Days ever held outside of Europe. In 1980, he received a commission from the CSC at the University of Padua, Italy, for his composition Astrazioni (Abstractions), which was presented at the Biennale of Venice. He has been a member of the International Computer Music Association and directed the International Computer Music Conference at Queens College in 1980. He is a member of the American Composers Alliance and BMI. He has been a member of the American Composers Alliance since 1974 and currently serves as President. In 1994, he was the composer-in-residence of the Third Annual Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and he has appeared at most of these festivals in subsequent years. Recent performances have also taken place at the Electronic Music Midwest Festivals, at the Eighth and Ninth Biennial Symposium on Arts and Technology at Connecticut College, at the Society of Composers, Inc. National Conference, at the 2003 International Computer Music Conference in Singapore, and at the 26th Annual New Music and Art Festival at Bowling Green State University. His music has been recorded on Opus One and Capstone, Ravello, and ABLAZE Records.
Giorgio Nottoli (composer, born 1945 in Cesena, Italy) he was Professor of Electronic Music at the Conservatory of Rome "Santa Cecilia" until 2013. He currently teaches electroacoustic composition at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". The major part of his works are realized by means of electro-acoustic media both for synthesis and processing of sound. The objective is to make timbre the main musical parameter and a "construction unit" through the control of sound microstructure. In the works for instruments and live electronics, the aim of Giorgio Nottoli is to extend the sonority of the acoustic instruments by means of complex real time sound processing. He has designed both analog and digital musical systems in conjunction with various universities and research centers. In 2008 he founded EMUfest (International Electroacoustic Music Festival of Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome), where he coordinated the first six editions.
Riccardo Santoboni - (b. 1964), composer. His research activity is mainly focused on Human Computer Interaction for “computer aided composition”. He composed scores for full orchestra and ensemble, as well as fixed media works and live electronics. He earned degrees in Composition, in Computer Music, and in Conducting, specializing in Composition at Accademia of “S.Cecilia” (Rome) with Franco Donatoni. He also studied Physics and Mathematics and earned that degree as well as a master's degree in Sound Engineering. He has the chair of “Composition” at Conservatorio of Music “N. Piccinni” in Bari (Italy); he also teaches “Computer Music” at Conservatorio of Music “S.Cecilia” in Rome and “Acoustics and Psychoacoustics” at University of Rome 2. His works are published by “Capstone Records” (NY), “CbMusic” (NY), “Twilight Music” (Rome), “XXI Musicale” (Rome). His compositions are performed in Europe, USA, Argentina, South Korea, etc. The Bourges International Festival of Electronic Music asked him for a CD of his works to be stored in a “time capsule”. In 2000 he founded the “Nabla Ensemble”, where he is the conductor and a performer of multimedia works and live electronics works; the Nabla ensemble currently performs in Europe and in the USA. He wrote the book “Fundamentals of acoustics and psychoacoustics” and the book
“Synthesis techniques of sound: manual to the electronic orchestration”. In 1998 he was the winner of the XX international computer Music competition “Luigi Russolo” (first prize). He was awarded by NYU for “his outstanding contribution to the creation and promotion of new Music”. http://www.suonovirtuale.it
John Crawford- is an intermedia artist, director, technology developer and projection designer. Intersecting software with digital media and theatrical performance, he uses computers and video to create painterly animations and motion graphics for dance, theatre and music. He makes dance films and real-world performative environments that respond in rich and meaningful ways to all aspects of human movement. Over twenty years ago, he originated the Active Space concept for his intermedia performance systems that support embodied interaction through movement and other forms of dynamic expression. He is Professor of Dance and Media Arts at University of California, Irvine, where he directs the Institute for 21st Century Creativity and serves as Associate Dean for Research Creation in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. His course offerings include dance filmmaking, telepresence, interactive performance, motion capture, and digital media art fundamentals. He is a frequent participant in transdisciplinary research projects connecting performing arts and digital media practices with engineering, computer science and medicine. http://www.embodied.net
Lisa Naugle - Lisa Naugle, Professor and Chair of the Department of Dance at University of California, Irvine, earned her M.F.A. from New York University (NYU), Tisch School of the Arts and her Ph.D. in Dance Education from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, also at NYU. As choreographer and improvisation dance performer, she has presented work in Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia, South America and North America. In 2009, she founded DTM2 Improvisation Ensemble (DTM2 represents Dance, Theatre, Music and Media) focusing on structured improvisation and choreography for site-specific and urban performances. She is the first American choreographer to present an evening-length choreography with video (titled Stitching Memories) at the Shanghai International Dance Center in China. For the past six years, Lisa has been Director of Dance at New York University’s IMPACT Summer Program, an interdisciplinary program involving participants from around the world. She directs international performance projects for emerging and professional dancers and choreographers. In 2016, Lisa was awarded the College Overseas Star Teacher Award from the Absorption Project of World Famous Masters sponsored by the Chinese government.
Alessandro Bile Is currently completing a Master’s degree in Theoretical Physics, University of Rome, La Sapienza, where he completed a Bachelor’s degree in Physics. Additionally, he is enrolled in the Electronic Music program at the Conservatorio of Rome “Santa Cecilia”. Alessandro also attends the annual Philosophy Festival in Modena, Carpim Sassuolo. He gives private lessons in Mathematics, Physics, Greek and Latin for University and High School students. Alessandro is an avid swimmer and spends much time during the winter skiing at the Campo Felicie Ski Club.
Zach Duer - MFA in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University, MA in Music Composition from Mills College Creative Scholarship and Research: Zach Duer is an Assistant Professor in Creative Technology in the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech. He makes videos, 3D animations, projection mappings, performances, electroacoustic music, games, simulations, and visualizations. Some common threads in his work are collage, evolution, and abstract geometry. Duer previously worked as the Immersive Environment Specialist at the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology at Virginia Tech, and taught new media art as an Instructor in the Kinetic Imaging department at Virginia Commonwealth University. He holds an MFA in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MA in Music Composition from Mills College, and a BM in Music Composition from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Federico Luzi was born in Rome in 1993, nephew of the violinist and conductor Danilo Belardinelli and son of the guitarist and electronic ambient music composer Carlo Luzi. He started the studies of classical guitar at a young age. He graduated at scientific high: Liceo Scientifico “Blaise Pascal” of Pomezia. Graduates with a Benedict degree in English, He speaks fluent English. Later, he attended the Accademic course of Electronic Music with M° Agostino Di Scipio at the Music Conservatoire of L’Aquila “Alfredo Casella”. After one year, because of family reasons, he moved to the Music Conservatoire of Rome “Santa Cecilia”, attending the Electronic Music course with M° Michelangelo Lupone and graduating in Electronic Music. Meanwhile he's collaborating with the IT Company Wadnet srl. In 2016 he participated at the the Master Class held by John Chowning at the Music Conservatoire of Rome “Santa Cecilia” In the same year his multimedial compositions have been performer in concert during an International collaboration and projects between Conservatorio “Santa Cecilia” di Roma, Università di Tor Vergata and UCI.