Nicola Giannini is a Sound Artist and an Electroacoustic Music Composer. He explores subjects such as narrative structures, aural features of buildings and he is interested in sounds that evoke physical materials and living organisms. His practice focuses on acousmatic multi-channel composition and live performance. In July 2017 he has been a guest composer at the EMS in Stockholm. In the last months he played at the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium, at the Sounds Like This Festival in Leeds, at the TEDxLondon, at the Serge Postgraduate Conference in Aberdeen, at the Palazzo Strozzi Art Museum in Florence, and at the Sound Spaces Festival in Malmö. His acousmatic music was played at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. His piece “For Hannah” was chosen as finalist at the International composition competition Città di Udine 2018 – Electroacoustic section – and it will be performed at the festival “Contemporanea” in October 2018 in Udine (Italy). His piece “Eyes draw circles of light” has been selected to feature at MUSLAB Electroacoustic Music International Exhibition 2018 at UAM Lerma – Toluca, Mexico. Nicola has a master degree in Electroacoustic Composition with the honourable mention from the Conservatory of Florence. From May 2017 he is part of the artistic research group “La ricerca artistica in musica” (artistic research in music) guided by the composer Tiziano Manca (Orpheus Institute, Belgium), professor Francesco Torrigiani (Conservatory of Florence, Italy) and the professor composer Gabriele Manca (Conservatory of Milan). From September 2018 Nicola is a PhD candidate at the Université de Montréal in Electroacoustic Composition, under the supervision of the Professor and Composer Robert Normandeau.
- Artistic Residencies
Guest Composer at Elektronmusikstudion EMS in Stockholm – 2017 July 24th to August 3rd. Thanks to the contribution of the Italian Culture Institute in Stockholm.
- Tempo Reale, research and production music center, Florence, Italy 2016 May to September.
- 2016 May – Musicaelettronica.it – Call for DIY sound sources: My piece Inner Out (Intimacy) has been selected for the call for works “self-built Sound sources” by musicaelettronica.it a blog created and managed by Tempo Reale.
- Cathedrals – Pietro Riparbelli – 2016 May: My recordings of the Santa Maria del Fiore church in Florence (Duomo) have been featured in the Cathedrals Project by the philosopher, composer, and sound-multimedia artist Pietro Riparbelli.