Graduated in Piano, Composition and Electronic Music (with Alvise Vidolin) at the Music Conservatory of Venice.

He attended several courses: 40°- 41° International Summer Courses in Darmstadt (2000, 2002) where he has followed the lessons of S. Sciarrino, B. Furrer, T. Hosokawa, O. Neuwirth, T. Murail;  Compositori a Confronto  in Reggio Emilia (from 2000 to 2005), where he met Michael Levinas in 2000; electronic music workshops with Andrè Richard, Agostino Di Scipio. He has attended the specialization course of Composition with Giacomo Manzoni to the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (2008-10).

In 2009 Salvatore Sciarrino has selected him in order to attend his course De Musica 2009 ovvero la Fabbrica della Creatività organized by Associazione Nuova Conosonanza in Rome. In 2010 in the same city he attended the course De Musica 2010 with Beat Furrer. In 2011 he was selected (with a scholarship) for the Composition Workshop with Beat Furrer and dissonArt ensemble. His new works Mutosso for 5 instruments was be rehearsed and performed in a concert by dissonArt ensemble conducted by Beat Furrer towards the end of the workshop. In 2012 he was selected for the Composition Masterclass with Pierluigi Billone in Venice.

In 2012 he won an italian scholarship “LLP Leonardo Da Vinci Programme” for a training period and an artistic residence, as composer, of 5 months at ZKM | Institute für Musik und Akustik in Karlsruhe. During this residency he worked on a project with toy piano, actuators and live electronics performed in a live concert for the SWR radio.

His works were performed in several festivals: Spazionovecento XXIV (Cremona 2003), 29° Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte di Montepulciano (Siena 2004), ASTRA Concerts (Melbourne 2004/2007), Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition (Amsterdam 2005),Groggia Modern (Venice 2006/2007), Festival Wintermezzo (Bolzano 2007), Contemporanea 2008 (Udine), 52° Festival Biennale Musica di Venezia (Venice 2008), Outdoors (Venice 2009), Estate Fiesolana - 62° ed. (Florence 2009); World Venice Forum 2009  (Venice 2009), Festival Atlante Sonoro XXI  (Rome 2010),The BEAMS Electronic Music Half Marathon (Boston 2010), Festival MiXXer (Ferrara 2010), Atlante Sonoro XXI (Rome 2011), Music Village 2011 (Aghios Lavrendios, Greece), Radio UNAM (Messico City, Messico), Music@villaromana in Florence, Arizona State University, ZKM/HfG and SWR radio in Karlsruhe, Teatro La Fenice Symphonic Season 2013 in Venice, Contemporanea Festival, Udine (2013), Nuova Consonanza festival (2013), Computer Music Space - Electroacoustic autumn 2013 (Bulgaria 2013), Maratona Contemporanea at Teatro La Fenice (2014), Festival Musica/Realtà in Milan (2014), etc.

Performed by: Lugano Percussion Group, Young Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra, Anna D'Errico, Kreutzer Quartet, DissonART ensemble, Beat Furrer, Liminar, ASU Contemporary Percussion Ensemble, Orchestra La Fenice, Stefano Montanari, Ex-novo ensemble, Alfonso Alberti, etc.

He wrote music for theatre (Piacenza 2004 and 2009 for Stefano Tomassini) and dance (collaboration with Kinkaleri company for the work Twothousand | All! performed at festival music@villaromana at Villa Romana in Florence).

Commissions received by: Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte–Montepulciano; Astra Society–Melbourne; La Biennale of Venice; Infidi Lumi Company; Foundation of Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, arTree company, Fondazione Teatro La Fenice of Venice, Associazione Nuova Consonanza of Rome, M° Luigi Pestalozza president of Associazione Amici di Musica/Realtà of Milan, etc.

Between 2009-2011 with Meccanica Azione Sonora group he has organized and participated to many musical projects: some concerts for World Venice Forum 2009 organized by IAES (Venice 2009), Festival Atlante Sonoro XXI organized by Freon (Rome 2010), 54th Biennale Musica (Venice 2010), EMUfest 2010 and Festival FREON in Rome, Virtual Electronic Poems at Virtual Reality & Multimedia Park of Turin during the “XVIII CIM-Colloquium of Musical Informatics”; the collective score .WAV ad Alvise Vidolin per il suo sessantesimo compleanno for string quartet, laptops ensemble and live electronics (Venice 2009, published by ArsPublica); Meccanica Azione Sonora has also presented his work with lectures and demonstrations at the XVIII CIM Colloquium at the University of Turin.

He starts a collaboration with the italian writer Tiziano Scarpa with few reading and live performances (Teatro La Fenice of Venice, Murate of Florence, Teatro G. Verdi of Pordenone, etc).

Always he has been interested in toy piano instruments, he starts new projects around it: a “SOLO” project with toy pianos and electronics; and a special duo of amplified toy pianos and electric bass (with/without electronics and with whom he performed in various festivals.

His works are published and recorded by Ars Publica Edition, Report #00, Rivo Alto. His music was also broadcasted by Radio UNAM (Messico), SWR2 (Germany), Rai Radio 3 (Italy), La Fenice Channel.

Currently cooperates, as music educator and composer, with Area Formazione&Multimedia of Fondazione Teatro La Fenice.

Federico Costanza (Venezia)
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