Giacomo Lepri 

Somewhere between music improvisation, audio-visual composition, interaction design and academic research, let's say I am specialised in not being specialised. 

My work often involves the development of interactive musical systems and instruments. My research combines music performance, digital instruments crafting and human computer interaction. I explore sonic interaction design practice to play with the illusion of music and the magic of technology.

I often collaborate with artists from other disciplines such as dance, theatre, visual art and design. My skills are mainly related to the design of new interfaces for music performance, however I sometimes arrange audio-visual compositions and installations.


2024 Post-doc, InfoMus - Casa Paganini, University of Genoa
2023 Post-doc, Intelligent Instruments Lab, Icelandic University of the Arts
2022 Post-doc, Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustic, Uni. Graz
2022 PhD in Media and Arts Technology, Queen Mary University of London
2016 MMus of Sonology, Royal Conservatory of The Hague / STEIM Amsterdam
2014 Research assistant / Sound designer, InfoMus - Casa Paganini, University of Genoa
2012 BMus of Electronic Music Composition Conservatory N. Paganini, Genoa
2011 Visiting student at the University of Edinburgh  

I often perform, present or exhibit my work(s) in academic and artistic contexts. These include ICMC - NIME - DIS conferences, Sonology - The Hague, ZKM - Karlsruhe, IEM - Graz, Ars Electronica - Linz, EmuFest - Rome, STEIM - Amsterdam, IRCAM - Paris, Guildhall School of Music - London,  China Conservatory of Music - Beijing, MediaLab Prado - Madrid,  Bauhaus University - Weimar.

I taught at the Conservatory of Genoa N. Paganini "Interactive Multimodal Environments" and I was Teaching Assistant (TA) for the "Sound and Music Production" module at EECS department - Queen Mary University of London. I regularly organise and deliver workshops on Digital Instrument Design.