About - Zeno Baldi
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Photo: Michele Degani

A B O U T

Zeno Baldi is an Italian composer and sound artist.
His work is focused on the interaction between acoustic instruments and electronic devices.
His music has been performed by international ensembles/orchestra/solos such as –Divertimento, Linea, Yarn/Wire, Mdi, Zeitfluss, Schallfeld, Proton Bern, L’arsenale, Ex Novo, Azione_Improvvisa, Quartetto Maurice, Marco Fusi, Manu Mayr, Heather Roche, OPV Orchestra, Orchestra La Fenice (a.o.), and presented at London Ear Festival, Società del Quartetto di Milano, MATA (New York), MA/IN – Matera Intermedia, TransArt (Bozen), 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).
As a solo performer, he’s developing an electroacoustic project (2017- ongoing), exploring a new set up for each performance, including daw softwares, piezo-electric microphones, analogue pedals and synthesizers, midi-controlled solenoids, tactile transducers and feedback systems. He presented electroacoustic sets at Legroom (Manchester), Villa Romana (Florence), Mart (Rovereto), Triennale (Milan).

 

Graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz (KUG) and the Conservatoire “G.Verdi” in Milan, he was composer in residence at:
 Rondò Festival 2017, Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte (Progetto Musica 2018),  Italian Fellow in Music at the American Academy in Rome 2019-20, Fellow at Bogliasco Foundation 2021 Styria Artist-in-residence 2021, and awarded the Una vita nella Musica – giovaniprize 2021 (Teatro La Fenice, Venice).

 

He received commissions from Ulysses Network – Creative Europe, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, Fondazione Spinola-Banna per l’Arte, Fondazione Teatro La Fenice, Fondazione I Teatri – Reggio Emilia, De Sono Associazione per la Musica, Associazione Veneta Amici della Musica, Siae Classici di Oggi.

 

Divertimento Ensemble recorded a Portrait CD of his music ( Bonsai )  released in 2018 by Stradivarius Label.
His scores are published by Casa Ricordi.