A B O U T
Zeno Baldi is an Italian composer, also active as sound designer and electroacoustic performer.
His music has been presented at Festivals such as London Ear Festival, Società del Quartetto di Milano, MATA (New York), Firenze suona contemporanea, TransArt (Bolzano), Casa del Quartetto (Reggio Emilia), Smog (Brussels), in venues like the Royaumont Abbey, Le 104 (Paris), Teatro La Fenice (Venice), Musiikkitalo (Helsinki), Piccolo Teatro (Milan). He has worked with several Ensembles (Divertimento, Linea, Mdi, Zeitfluss, Schallfeld, Ex Novo, Quartetto Maurice, a.o.), Orchestras (OPV, Teatro la Fenice) and soloists (Marco Fusi, Heather Roche, Manu Mayr, Juliet Fraser and Jimmy Holliday). As a performer, he presented electroacoustic sets in venues like Legroom (Manchester), Villa Romana (Florence), Mart (Rovereto), Triennale (Milan).
Graduated from the Kunstuniversität Graz and the Conservatoire “G.Verdi” in Milano (Studies with Klaus Lang and Gabriele Manca), he took part in the Session de Composition Voix Nouvelles 2013 (Fondation Royaumont), the ManiFeste Academy 2014 (IRCAM, Paris), he was composer in residence at Rondò concert season 2017 (Milan), composer in residence at Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte 2018, and is the 2019/20 Marcello Lotti Italian Fellow in Music at the American Academy in Rome.
Upcoming projects include new works for Ensemble L’Arsenale (MA/IN Festival / SIAE Classici d’oggi) and for piano/percussion quartet Yarn/Wire (NYC).
Divertimento Ensemble recorded a Portrait CD of his music (“Bonsai”), released in 2018 by Stradivarius Label.
His scores are published by Casa Ricordi.