Technologies and robotics in contemporary music Study day and round table

Project Info

Project Description

Technologies and robotics in contemporary music

3 october 2018

9.00 – 19.00

Officine Garibaldi


Study day and round table


Flora Gagliardi

Study day

Tommaso Dini
Intervention on the retrieval of audio video material and will hold a lesson for schools on “robotics, artificial intelligences, new technologies and music”

Claudio Proietti
Intervention on the musical “talent” from an aesthetic point of view

Michele Biasutti
Intervention – Music and sustainability

Massimo Bergamasco
Intervention – Music and virtuality


Round table

Claudio Proietti


Girolamo Deraco
Giorgio Battistelli
Composer and Artistic Director of the Orchestra della Toscana ORT
Monica Murero
Sociologist of technological communication
Michele Biasutti
Gastel Anna
President of the MITO Music Festival (Milan / Turin)




Tommaso Dini Graduated in composition and Music and New Technologies. Graduated in Composition at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali P. Mascagni in Livorno and in Music and in New Technologies at the L. Cherubini Conservatory of Florence, he attended courses in Composition with Azio Corghi and in Composition for Music for Films with Luis Bacalov at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena.
Composer of electronic and acoustic pieces, teacher and director of the sound is interested in particular to the interaction in real time and to the application of technology to music teaching. He has collaborated with the Institute of Musical Studies P. Mascagni of Livorno, with the Centro Tempo Reale of Florence, and with the Conservatory A.Steffani of Castelfranco Veneto and with the L. Cherubini Conservatory of Florence. From the site ‘Suoni Inauditi 2013’, I.S.S.M. P. Mascagni, Livorno

Girolamo Deraco Composer. Graduated in composition with M ° Rigacci at the Higher Institute of Musical Studies “L. Boccherini “of Lucca, with honors, praise, mention and scholarship (the only composer since 1842, the year the institute was founded, to have obtained this vote). He studied with important masters including: Andriessen, Corghi, De Pablo, Bacalov, Fedele, and Gooch (Truman State University, USA). Winner of scholarships including the one with Maestro Corghi at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena in 2008, 2009 and 2010 with also a Diploma of merit. Finalist and winner of more than twenty-five composition competitions, including: Anima Mundi and Bartokplusz Miskolci Operafesztivál, (with also the record guinness recorded in Hungary for the shortest work in history – 8 seconds – and the record of the work more performed in the same evening – 17 times). He received the “Recognition of Merit” at the Abbado Award 2015 – Music and Civilization (in collaboration with Della Nave) and the “Medal of Merit” from the President of the Italian Republic, for the Calogero project (in collaboration with Cannatà). Multiple collaborations with artists and orchestras of international renown. His music is performed in important festivals, theaters and radio. He is often called in the jury in composition competitions and as a teacher in composition master classes. In 2017 his “Eight songs for a Drag Queen” was performed at Carnegie Hall in New York. His piece ‘Phonè – symphonic installation for 100 gramophones and choir’ was performed at Bartokplusz Miskolci Operafesztivál in Hungary. The song “Dolphins” was the sonar column for the Italian swimming team synchronized to the 2018 European Aquatics Championships, winning the silver mash. Currently he is: Aristic Director of “Cluster – Association of composers, Lucca”. Artistic Director of the Etymos Ensemble. Artistic director and lecturer of the International Opera Composition Course ‘Giacomo Puccini’, held in Lucca, Italy – Monterrey, Mexico – Asunción, Paraguay – Tirana, Albania – Miskolc, Hungary. It is published by Sconfinarte

Claudio Proietti

He was born in Rome and lives in Pisa. He trained with Luciano Cerroni and Bruno Canino, for the piano, with Mauro Bortolotti, for the composition, with Nino Pirrotta and Fedele D’Amico for musicology. He has played throughout Italy and abroad working with orchestras, conductors, instrumentalists and singers of great prestige. The activity carried out with E.CO is particularly significant. Ensemble for Contemporary Experience – founded by him in 1989 with which he participated in the most important festivals and seasons in Italy, Europe and South America – and then with the Trio Execo that has always been noted for the liveliness and rigor of its proposals. He also collaborates, in diversified and innovative performative experiences, with musicologists (Quirino Principe), philosophers (Aldo Giorgio Gargani), scholars (Roberto Iovino, Ilario Luperini), actors (Gabriele Lavia, Renzo Boldrini), directors (Vittorio Taviani), choreographers ( Micha Van Hoecke), visual artists (Roberto Martini). He has recorded several times for the RAI and recorded several records including some monographic CDs with compositions by Liszt, Bartà³k, Schànberg. He has been director of the “Paganini” Conservatory of Genoa, where he has been teaching piano since 1982. He holds instrumental seminars and courses for theaters, institutions and universities. For many years he worked as a music critic with various newspapers and magazines. As a musicologist he has published numerous texts, mostly related to twentieth century music, including two monographs dedicated to the composer Ivan Fedele (IRCAM Paris 1996, Suvini Zerboni 2011) and, for the Edizioni ETS in 2007, the volume “Il Mikrokosmos di Béla Bartòk – Analysis, interpretations, didactic indications and integral execution “containing two complete copies of the work. He frequently collaborates with the Rete Toscana Classica radio station. It also deals with planning and organizing educational and training activities. In this capacity he was in charge of this sector from 1997 to 2010 in the Fondazione Teatro di Pisa, for which he was also the coordinator since the creation of the Opera Studio project, which received the Abbiati Award of Italian music critics. He has also held the positions of Music Director of Città Lirica Orchestra and choir and Artistic Director of the Theater of Pisa Each week, in the cycle of conferences dedicated to contemporary classical music, experts recognized in music as Alberto Batisti, Luca Berni and Claudio Proietti will getting to know the public, through images and audio and video documents, the protagonists of the history of music (Stravinskij, Bartòk, Dallapiccola) and some relevant facts such as the relationship between music and the dictatorships of the twentieth century, the American music scene and the Italian music scene second after war.

Giorgio Battistelli Born in Albano Laziale in 1953, Giorgio Battistelli studied composition at the Conservatory of L’Aquila where he graduated in 1978, attending at the same time the seminars of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Mauricio Kagel in Cologne. Between 1978 and 1979 he attended courses on contemporary music theater by Jean Pierre Drouet and Gaston Sylvestre. From 1981, the year of Experimentum Mundi, he began an intense activity of writing works for musical theater. His compositions have been represented at the Festival d’Automne at the Center Pompidou in Paris, the Festivals of Salzburg and Lucerne, the Biennial and Gasteig of Monaco, the Berlin Biennial, the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, in theaters such as La Scala di Milano, the Opera di Roma, the Teatro Comunale di Firenze, in the opera houses of Antwerp, Strasbourg, Geneva, Bremen, Mannheim, London’s Almeida, and also in Hong Kong, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney , Wellington, Taipei, Tokyo, New York, Washington, Singapore, La Paz, Beijing. His music was performed by conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Antonio Pappano, Lorin Maazel, Daniele Gatti, Daniel Harding, Ádám Fischer, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, MyungWhun Chung, Susanna Mälkki, Zoltán Peskó. He has collaborated with directors Robert Carsen, Luca Ronconi, Georges Lavaudant, Mario Martone, Michael Londsdale, David Pountney, Daniele Abbado, Fura dels Baus and Studio Azzurro, and with performers such as Toni Servillo, Bruno Ganz, Ian Mc Diarmid, Philippe Leroy, Moni Ovadia, Vladimir Luxuria. He was awarded the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and Commendatore of the Order “to the merit of the Italian Republic”, he was a composer in residence at the Antwerp Opera at the Deutsche Opera Düsseldorf and at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. He has extensive experience in artistic direction at the Orchestra della Toscana (where he returned from 2011), the Venice Biennale, the Società Aquilana dei Concerti, the Roman Philharmonic Academy, the Arena di Verona Foundation, the Art of Montepulciano. In the last year we highlight the first symphonic works commissioned by the RAI National Symphony Orchestra (Tail Up, directed by Susanna Mälkki), the Münster Symphony Orchestra (Pacha Mama), the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (Mystery Play), from the Haydn Orchestra of Trento and Bolzano (Sciliar). In the theatrical field 2012 saw the first of Il Duca d’Alba for the Antwerp Opera House, completion of an unfinished work by Gaetano Donizetti, and the oratory for the San Carlo of Naples Napucalisse. In the teaching field, he taught at Aldeburgh Music and in the summer of 2012 he held the course “Opera Project” at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena. In 2013 Battistelli undertook the work of Lot, his work on a biblical subject commissioned by the Hannover Staatsoper. In May 2015, for the inauguration of the Milan Expo, a new opera will be performed for the Teatro alla Scala ………..

Murero Monica Prof. Dr. Monica Murero, PhD currently works at the Department of Social Sciences, University of Naples Federico II. She is the Director and Founder of the E-Life International Institute (2003, MICC, University of Firenze). Monica does research on Innovative Technologies for Health – wearable, robotics, IoT- analyzing the ICT mutual effects on society – use of Big Data, Digital Illiteracy, Bioethics, Internet Governance for e-health. Her most recent contribution on Health and Wearable technology is available in the Internet Encyclopedia (Sage, foreseen in 2018) . Her theoretical work is internationally known for the interdigital theory (2001, 2012, 2014). – International Aoir Lifetime Membership Award (2001). – International Brain Gain Professorship Award (Rientro cervelli, 2003)

Michele Biasutti (PhD) is Associate Professor since 2004 at the University of Padua where he carries out research on the curriculum and on psychology and music education. For study and research he stayed at Indiana University, at the University of California at Berkeley and was a visiting professor at the University of Massachusetts. He has participated in several research projects and has been scientific director of programs financed by the European Union. He was Scientific Director of the International Symposium Psychology and Music Education (PME04) and of the International Congress Training Music Teachers (TMT07). He collaborates with publishing houses such as Garzanti and Nuova Italia, with magazines and radio stations. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Research Research Society (SIRD), of the Council of the SSIS of Veneto and of the editorial board of the Visions of Research journals in Music Education and Music and Therapy.
He has published essays in psycho-pedagogy in various international journals with IMPACT FACTOR such as Creativity research journal (Taylor & Francis), Hearing Research (Elseiver), Journal of Education for Teaching (Taylor & Francis), Journal of Research in Music Education (Sage), British Journal of Music Education (Cambridge University Press), Psychology of Music (Sage), Music and Science (Sage), Music Education Research (Taylor & Francis), Computers & Education (Elseiver), Small Group Research (Sage), and Journal Italian of Psychology (Il Mulino); Journal of Gerontology, Music Therapy Magazine (Edizioni Minerva Medica); Journal of Psychology, Didactic Technologies, Journal of music education (Sage), International Journal of Music Education (Sage). He is the author of the volumes: Psychopedagogy of music (CLEUP, Padova), Environmental education to sound (La Nuova Italia, Florence), Creating music in the school (Pensa multimedia). School autonomy and educational research (CLEUP, Padova), Psychology and musical education (Pensa multimedia) and coauthor of volumes Teaching music in primary school (Pensa), Music and Psychology in the writings of Giuseppe Porzionato (Cleup)

Gastel Anna Public figure, nephew of Luchino Visconti. Anna Gastel was born in 1953 in Milan where she still resides. He grew up and studied between Cernobbio and Milan where, after the European linguistic / humanistic high school, he graduated in 1977 at the Catholic University of Milan in letters and philosophy with an artistic orientation with 110 cum laude after a thesis in the history of the show entitled: La musica a constant in the life of Luchino Visconti man and artist. She has been close to her uncle’s director on several occasions, also taking part in the film as Innocente. Selected among 40 students from all over the world for the first course set up by the English auction house Cristhies’ in the history of antiques organized by Robert Cummings, director of the Tate Gallery, he concludes the first place in the ranking with the highest grade and is taken over by the London office; after four years he moved to the Cristhies’ Roman headquarters and became the first female hitter in the history of the oldest auction house in the world. Assistant to Luisa Vertova Nicholson as an expert in Italian painting, she collaborates with L’Archivio dei Macchiaioli and works on the drafting of the catalog raisonné by Giovanni Boldini. He has worked in numerous catalogs and publications and has maintained relations with the most famous art historians. He traveled a lot, especially in the Far East and Japan, taking care of decorations and designs for fabrics for years. He loves music and singing that he studied and was the voice of a jazz group that has performed for several years in various clubs in Lombardy. In 2006, at the request of the then President Giulia Maria Crespi, she began to collaborate with the FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano, in 2008 she became a Councilor in the FAI Board and was appointed President of FAI Lombardia, in 2009 she became a member of the Executive Committee of the FAI ; between 2010 and 2012 he thinks and builds the “FAIGiovani”, a project of great success and renewal of the Foundation of which he is “Madrina”; in 2011 he founded FAI Swiss, an independent foundation under Swiss law, of which he is a Director; in 2013 he was appointed National Vice-President of the FAI and left the FAI Lombardy Presidency after four years founded the “FAI Groups” in the territory and brought the Lombard members from 13,000 to 38,000. On October 26, 2015, the five-year project FAI-Expo2015 SpA “Via Lattea”, aimed at mapping, study, presentation and promotion of the territory, of which it was creator and responsible with over 700 volunteers in tow, has submitted its resignation to the FAI’s Board of Directors as National Vice-President, Director and member of the Executive Committee. From January 2016 on behalf of the Mayors of Milan and Turin, Giuliano Pisapia and Piero Fassino, he is President of the International Festival MITO SettembreMusica.

Massimo Bergamasco Full Professor of Applied Mechanics at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa. He is Director of the Institute of Communication, Information and Perception Technologies of the School. In 1991 he founded the Laboratory of Perceptive Robotics, where he carries out research on themes of Wearable Robotics, Apex Interfaces and Virtual Environments.