Riccardo (Bologna, IT, 1988) is a composer, performer and multimedia artist. He studied Electronic Music and Composition at Conservatorio G.B. Martini (Bologna, IT) and at Hochschule für Künste Bremen (GER). 2015-16 he was Meisterschüler in “Temporal Media” at the HfK Bremen (Prof. Jean-Fraçois Guiton), with focus on interactivity between sound, image and gesture. He improved himself through workshops with international composers, performer and sound artists such as D. Smalley, B. Parmegiani, S. Sciarrino, A. Mayr, F. Bayle, P. Billone, M. Belli, A. Soto, B. Fort, F. Maheu, L. Sonami, J. O’Callaghan, R. Normandeau. Since 2018 he teaches Sound Design and Multimedia Installation at the Hochschule Bremerhaven (Digital Media Department), Multimedia Performance at the Hochschule für Künste Bremen (Elementary Music Education), and gives workshops about electroacoustic techniques for live sound in cooperation with Theater SCHLACHTHOF.
His soundtrack for the silent movie "die Leuchte Asiens" (1925, F. Osten) was screened at Berlinale Retrospektive 2018. 2018 he started the project ElekTrAktions, a multimedia electroacoustic performative series in Bremen, in cooperation with Theater SCHLACHTHOF and the support of Senator für Kultur Bremen. 2017 he was finalist at the FRANZ LISZT - Scholarship (Akusmatische Komposition) in Weimar. His works and activities spread among electroacoustic and instrumental composition, live music for performance, dance and theatre, free improvisation, 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, NL, CA). He regularly cooperates with different institutions in the field of free improvisation and multimedia performance, such as Ensemble New Babylon (Bremen, GER) Theater Bremen (GER), Weserburg Museum (Bremen, GER) and Tempo Reale (Florence, IT). 2010 - 2013 he was copy editor of MusicaElettronica.it, an Italian blog about experimental music and art.