Sampling, synthesis and digital processing of sounds / Music informatics / Composition techniques
Andrea Agostini studied piano, composition and electronic music in Bologna, his hometown, and subsequently attended several masterclasses in Italy and France, and the two-year course in composition and musical informatics at IRCAM, Paris. He has composed numerous works of instrumental and electroacoustic music, which are regularly performed in the most important international festivals and venues, as well as sound installations and music for theatre and dance. He is a founding members of/nu/thing, a collective of Italian composers.
His curiosity for different musical languages brought him to work in the domains of rock and improvisation, and to study non-Western musical practices. His music integrates these influences into a coherent mesh, without renouncing the potential of organisation and complexity and the technical achievements that are specific of contemporary music as a genre.
He is also active in the domain of computer music: he is one of the developers of the software libraries for computer-aided composition bach: automated composer’s helper and cage; he has worked with various artists and musicians as their assistant programmer; he maintains a strong relation with IRCAM, where he has held various positions in the Musical Research area over the last years; he is professor of computer music at the Conservatory of Turin, and he regularly delivers workshops, presentations and masterclasses about his research and artistic work in the most important European and American institutions.