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Born in Rome in 1983, I spent my whole childhood studying to become a flautist.
After my harmony teacher more or less forced me, I started taking composition classes in 2003, and after one year I realised that composing was the art that represented me the most. Looking for a good teacher, I travelled around Italy and I stopped for three years in Milan to study with Alessandro Solbiati, to whom I have dedicated my pieces Clangs and D’après.
Since then, I have had inspiring discussions with many composers: I talked about material with Franck Bedrossian, about form with Chaya Czernowin, and about silence with Steven Takasugi. I am particularly interested in music as an existential, physical experience – music should be seen as well as heard. This is one of the reasons why I sometimes prefer to talk about the choreography of the sound rather than about orchestration.
A lover of the cultures, I have had the chance to work with amazing musicians in many countries, including France, Germany, Great Britain, Russia and the United States. I lived and studied in Paris for five years, and from January 2013 I will be living in Berlin as a guest of the Artist-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD.