Riccardo Castagnola


He studied Electronics Music and Composition at Conservatorio G.B. Martini (Bologna, IT) and at Hochschule für Künste Bremen (GER). He improved himself through workshops with international composers and sound artists such as Denis Smalley, Bernard Parmegiani, Salvatore Sciarrino, Albert Mayr, François Bayle, Bernard Fort, Fabien Maheu.

His works and activities spreads among acousmatic and instrumental composition, free improvisation with live electronics, sound direction, sound design for film and multimedia interactive installation, analysis of electroacoustic music. All shown in international festivals (GER, UK, FR, BR, IT, GR).

He cooperates with different groups like Ensemble 0crediti, PRIME Recorder Ensemble, KURZSCHLUSS elektroakustisches Ensemble, NAKISA DUO, LEITMOTIV DUO, TR Idee Lab, Concrete Bologna Elettroacustica.

He cooperates with Tempo Reale (Florence) for event planning and live electronic music performance, after accomplishing an internship in 2011 about music information technology, studio mixing techniques, sound direction, live electronics,  audio equipment live assistance.

He’s also member of TREE (Tempo Reale Electroacoustic Ensemble, a live improvisation and composition open project) and Tempo Reale Idee Lab (a musical and art event planning group).

Since 2010 he’s been copy editor of MusicaElettronica.it blog.