Bio

Alessandro Perini was born in 1983 in Italy. He studied Composition (with Luca Francesconi and Ivan Fedele among others), Electronic Music and Science of Musical Communication in Italy and Sweden.

His very broad artistic production ranges from instrumental and electronic music to audiovisual and light-based works, net-art, land-art, vibration-based works and custom-built machines.

He has participated to festivals such as Biennale di Venezia (Italy), Festival Futura (France), BTzM Bludenz (Austria), Open Spaces Dresden (Germany), New Directions (Sweden), Procesas (Lithuania), UNM (Iceland, Sweden), Moscow Forum and ReMusik (Russia), Tempus Fugit and Distat Terra (Argentina), MATA (New York), also being in residence at Fondazione Spinola Banna per L’Arte (Italy) in 2014 for the music program.

In 2014 he started a research about vibration and tactile sound, called touchmysound, including projects at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse and residencies at Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy) and Park In Progress (Belgium).

Among the most significant residencies for visual arts, in 2016 he’s been in Chiaravalle (Milano, Italy) for Imagonirmia Prize, realizing a series of projects about site-specific sound art; in 2017 he was in residence at I-Park Foundation in Connecticut (May-June 2017); in 2018 at Fondazione Spinola Banna per L’arte (Italy), where he designed three machines to modify the clay found on-site; and again in 2018 at the BIOART Society in the Finnish Lapland.

He has been teaching courses in audiovisual production for the arts at the Conservatory of Como (Italy) and in the Composition department (electronic music course) at the Music Academy of Malmö, as well as in workshops of sound art and multimedia in Italy, Argentina and Bolivia.

[last updated January 2019]

Photo © Michela Benaglia
Photo © Michela Benaglia

Curriculum studiorum:

  • BA in Science and Technology of Musical Communication (Università Statale di Milano, 2006)
  • BA in Electronic Music and Technologies of Sound (Conservatorio di Musica di Como, 2007)
  • BA in Composition (Conservatorio di Musica di Como, 2009)
  • MA in Composition (Conservatorio di Musica di Como, 2011)
  • MA II in Composition (Music Academy of Malmö, 2013)