Paolo Gatti

August 2024

Paolo Gatti

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Paolo Gatti is a composer and performer in the field of electronic music. He studied guitar and piano. He is graduated (B.SC) in environmental engineering, sound engineering (Post Graduate Master) at “Tor Vergata” University of Rome and computer music (B.A and M.A.) at “Santa Cecilia” Conservatory of Rome. Some of his compositions have been performed in Italy: at “Argentina” theatre, at the “Emufest”, at “MAXXI” museum, at “Cariplo Factory” in Milan, at “Palazzetto dei Nobili” in L’Aquila at “Museo della Mente” in Rome and worldwide: at the IFIMPAC 2016 in Leeds (UK), at the NYCEMF 2016 in New York at the ISSTA 2017 conference in Dundalk (Ireland), in Valletta (Malta) at “Science in the City” 2017, in Mexico City at “MUSLAB “ 2017, at the“Cica Museum” in Gimpo (South Korea), at the “Circuits Festival”, St. James Cavalier Center of Creativity, Valletta (Malta). In 2015 his work for violin and electronics called “Poltergeist” was one of the awarded compositions at the end of the “Claudio Abbado, Premio Nazionale delle Arti”. In 2017 his composition Senhalte earned a special mention at the “Forum Wallis, Swiss contemporary music festival”. 

Paolo Gatti main research in the field of music composition is focused on the development of musical architectures and counterpoints formed by micro-samples that are consciously juxtaposed without the presence of algorithms. His aim is also the application of these techniques and principles to different styles and genres of music ranging from Art Music to Popular Music. 

In the recent years he composed his music through several discographic projects (such as The Broken Bench, Gawtarks, Volcanism); He recorded for “VideoRadio”, “Neuma Records”, “Folderol Records”, “Senhalte Productions”. Paolo Gatti has composed music for theatre shows, dance performances, short movies. In 2020 he founded the netlabel “Senhalte Productions”. After winning a scholarship in 2016, he lived in Malta for 8 months during 2017, working as music composer at PBS Radio.

Paolo Gatti has also a huge experience as Professor of Music. From 2010 to 2014 he taught electronic and computer music at “Absonant Training Center” of Rome. From 2015 to 2017, He collaborated with the “Mondo Digitale” foundation, leading computer music courses and since 2018 he is in charge as the coordinator of the english version of the Master in Sonic Arts handled by the University of Rome, Tor Vergata. Within the formative offering of the Master in Sonic Arts, he teaches Electroacoustic music composition and Technologies and techniques for live electronics. Since 2020 he teaches Music at “Istituto Pantheon” (Design University situated in Rome). Paolo Gatti has lead lectures in the field of electronic music composition in Italy (University of Rome, Tor Vergata) and abroad ( University of Malta, Dundalk College of Music).