Alberto Novello

Alberto Novello a.k.a. JesterN is a scientist, composer, sound and video artist born in Italy and currently living in the Netherlands. He graduated in Nuclear Physics at the University of Trieste, and then joined his passion for music experimentation and science completing the master “Art, Science and Technologies” at the Institut National Polytechnique of Grenoble, studying composition with J.C. Risset and C. Cadoz. He worked at the Philips Research, Eindhoven in the field of Music Information Retrieval producing several publications in international conferences and scientific journals. He obtained a PhD degree at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven with a thesis in Music Psychology with A. Kohlrausch. He graduated in electroacoustic music composition at the Institute of Sonology, Royal Conservatory of Den Haag with P. Berg, J. Ryan, and R. Barret. He has assisted A. Lucier, Nicholas Collins and Trevor Wishart. His works have been presented in international festivals such as Rewire, Toolkit, Sonic Acts, Birmingham Network Festival, Koper Biennale, conferences such as NIME, ICMC, ISMIR, ICMPC and institutes for contemporary music research such as CCMAS in Mexico, GRM in France, Logos Foundation in Belgium, STEIM Amsterdam, and the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag. He was part of the Sonology Electroacoustic Ensemble. He has released his works on CD/DVD with DobiaLabel and CPSR. He has played with Evan Parker and Butch Morris in the Conduction series, and composed for the choreographies of Liat Waysbort, Marie Goeminne, and Ola Maciejewska. He has received awards and grants from the Nederlands Fonds Podium Kunsten, Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, ResArtis together with Thamgidi Studio Fundation and Beijing Studio Center. He’s part of the Federazione CEMAT for Electroacoustic Music in Italy and AIXIA, Italian Federation for Artificial Intelligence.