Giacomo is a musician, improviser, composer, sonic interaction designer and researcher. 


Although he is specialised in not being specialised, his work often involves the development of interactive musical systems and instrument for electroacoustic improvisation. 

He studied at the Conservatory of Genoa N. Paganini (electroacoustic music composition and performance) and at the  Institute of Sonology - STEIM (Instruments & Interfaces master program). He is currently a PhD student at the Augmented Instruments Lab, Centre for Digital Music, Media & Arts Technology Program, Queen Mary University of London.

 

My musical journey started with the study of piano and percussion: since a young age I engaged with jazz improvisation. This music brought me to delve into the Afro-Cuban and Brazilian folkloric traditions. I worked as musician, composer and arranger in variety of contexts, including jazz, folk, songwriting and reggae. By exploring the world of improvised music, I came across the so-called ‘non-idiomatic’ improvisation and I am still there (very much).

I usually collaborate with artists from other disciplines such as dance, theatre, visual art and design. Eventually I work as sound designer and sometimes I arrange audio-visual compositions and installations. I was sound designer and researcher at the international centre of research InfoMus - Casa Paganini - EECS - University of Genoa.

I taught at the Conservatory of Genoa N. Paganini the module "Interactive Multimodal Environments". I am currently Teaching Assistant (TA) for the "Sound and Music Production" module at EECS - QMUL.


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    Performing with the Batà drum, Laboratorio Ri-Percussioni Sociali
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    Playing piano with Trio Raxa
  • Playing Berimbau - theater piece Il Grande Tempio
    Playing Berimbau - theater piece Il Grande Tempio
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    With Robert Wechsler @ Motioncomposer workshop
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    Playing clarinet with Lab Canta De Andre'
  • With Gianpaolo Antogirolami rehearsing a piece
    With Gianpaolo Antogirolami rehearsing a piece
  • With Stefano Sgarbi @ Institute of Sonology
    With Stefano Sgarbi @ Institute of Sonology
  • With Michael Edwards @ Reid Studio - Edinburgh
    With Michael Edwards @ Reid Studio - Edinburgh
  • Improvising with Peter Van Bergen @ STEIM
    Improvising with Peter Van Bergen @ STEIM
  • With Dan Gibson - Impro-Duo @ Sonology Showlab
    With Dan Gibson - Impro-Duo @ Sonology Showlab
  • Playing around in Studio 1 @ STEIM
    Playing around in Studio 1 @ STEIM
  • With the Laboratorio Ri-Percussioni Sociali
    With the Laboratorio Ri-Percussioni Sociali