Composer & Flautist @ Nimikry
Alessandro is active internationally as a freelance flautist, composer and electroacoustic performer in the field of contemporary music and sound art. Engagements have taken him to Japan, Argentina, China, France, Germany, Denmark, Italy and Austria among other countries, performing in the most important venues and festivals such as Salzburger Festspiele, Darmstadt Ferienkurse, Wien-Modern, Wiener Festwochen, Klangspuren Schwaz, Rondó, IRCAM, Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus, ORF Radiokulturhaus.
Alessandro is part of the composer-performer duo Nimikry, where he works alongside Rafal Zalech with self-designed augmented instruments. This musical project involves different disciplines and combines them to a new format: from concert to live-jam, from a generative environment to sound sculptures, from live-set to artistic remix. Nimikry´s work combines technological innovation and artistic research on the highest level. They developed digital mapping systems as well as new amplification methods for our acoustic instruments and use these technologies for new artistic solutions.
Alessandro’s dedication to contemporary music led him not only to co-operations with composers such as Beat Furrer, Tristan Murail, Salvatore Sciarrino and Brian Ferneyhough but also to an intensive activity in the field of sound installations, performing art and electro-acoustic composition.
His inventive approach brought him to develop electro-acoustical instruments, digital control and mapping instruments as well as sound solutions for wind instruments. Born in Milan, Italy, Alessandro started his musical education at a very early age. He studied electro-acoustic composition, flute, sound engineering and visual art in Milan and Vienna.