albertobarberis11@gmail.com
alberto.barberis@conservatorio.ch
Electronic music and programming (Max/MSP - javascript)

from 2018, for the Master of Arts in Composition and Theory at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana

Live electronics

from 2018, for the student of the Master Courses at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana

Music technology

from 2017, for the student of the Master Courses at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana

Music technology and actual music

from 2017, for the Double Master CSI-DFA at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana

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Versatile artist, Alberto Barberis is active as composer, electroacoustic performer, code artist, programmer, sound engineer and electronic music teacher. Since 2017 he teaches 'Electronic Music', 'Music Technologies' and 'Live Electronics' at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana of Lugano (CH).

As a guitarist, he obtained the Diploma and the Master Degree at the Conservatories of Turin and Brescia (IT) studying, among others, with Maurizio Colonna, Giorgio Mirto and Bruno Giuffredi. He studied also engineering and composition, stimulated by his interest for algorithmic composition, electronic and computer music, code-art and digital-art. At the Polytechnic University of Turin (IT) he graduated in Cinema and Media Engineering.

After attending the courses of mathematician and composer Giovanni Albini he moved to Lugano (CH) where he graduated with full marks at the Master of Arts in Composition and Theory and then at the MAS (Master of Advanced Studies) in Composition at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana of Lugano (CH), under the guidance of Nadir Vassena , Giovanni Verrando and Sylviane Sapir.

Since 2012 he is the Assistant Artistic Director of the highSCORE New Music Center, and he is part of the collective of musicians linked to the FloatingForest Record, label of improvisational and experimental music. Frome 2012 he collaborates with electronic musician Alberto Ricca/Bienoise. Since 2019 he is the executive Producer of the Association for contemporary music OGGIMUSICA.

Recently he has worked with several contemporary music ensembles including Ensemble Recherche (D), Eutopia Ensemble (IT), and has participated in international festivals such as La Biennale di Venezia (Biennale Musica) (IT), ElectroPark Festival (IT), Nachtstrom (CH), Art Test Fest (IT), Lugano Musica (CH), Lugano In Scena (CH), Maggio Elettrico (IT), AFEKT (ET), Teatri di Vetro (IT), Oceano Indiano (IT), Festival Aperto (IT). He performed in important theaters such as Teatro Goldoni (Venice, IT), Teatro Argentina (Rome, IT), Teatro LAC (Lugano, CH), Teatro della Tosse (Genoa, IT), Teatro Valli (Reggio Emilia, IT), Teatro dell'Opera di Lausanne (Lausanne, CH).

He is the winner of the Werkjahr2017 of the Christoph Delz Foundation of Basel (CH), with a research project about the interaction between orchestral instruments and electronic devices, with which he created the show INVISIBLE THROUGH BACH, a concert-installation for resonant motorized metal plates, cello, live electronics and visual art.

From 2019 he collaborates with the singer and actress Elena Rivoltini, working in different projects of new music and theatre: L'incoronazione di Poppea (Biennale Teatro di Venezia 2019), and Oratorio Virtuale - Barocco Elettronico (Electropark Festival, Teatro India).

Alongside his artistic activity he develops applications and softwares for music creation, education and performance (tiascolto, EARME, Ormè, SOLO, FRAMES). In 2016 he won the Werkjahr 2017 of the foundation Christoph Delz (Basel - CH), with a research project on the interaction between orchestral instruments and transducers.

In his creations he combines acoustic instruments, electronic devices, digital art and programming with a personal 'biological tension'.

Pic. by Lorenzo Ubertalli