About me

I’m a post-doc researcher in Music Information Retrieval and Dance Perfomance Analysis at the Politecnico di Milano University, working at Image and Sound Processing Group (ISPG), Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioignegneria. I received my MSc degree in Computer Science at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna. After a long time working in music production and live concert, I had the chance to join the ISPG group. I received my PhD degree in 2013 at the Politecnico di Milano University. My doctoral thesis titled "Content-based macro-descriptors for music classification and multimedia information retrieval" describes novel methods on the application of Machine Intelligence for Music Semantic Description modelling.

In past years I have been in charge of the coordination of the Music Information Retrieval section of the ISPG group. My main research interest includes Music Information Retrieval, Music Emotion Recognition and Music Semantic description, ontology-based information management for modeling musical instruments knowledge, feature-based analysis of musical instruments and Networked Music Performance. Moreover in past three year I has been involved in the EU-founded project WholoDance (http://www.wholodance.eu) that aims to explore the use of high-end technology (Mocap, VR/AR, Deep Learning, Interaction Design, Joint Music-Dance analysis) into dance practice.

I am music addicted and I have been involving in music production as sound engineer in studio recordings and live concerts for several years. I like creativity and I like technology; I am very fascinated by the creative processes, especially in the digital era. I strongly believe that creativity and technology together can make the world a better place and, in this process, music and art, have the fundamental role to be “a lie that makes us realize truth”.

Music, creativity and technology: I try to have the three as part of my work. For this reason, I recently I combine my works on research with works in the area of interaction design, media art and Computer Music at the O3lab, a artistic collective I founded with some other great artists, and show production, show making and art direction at Gen Rosso International Performing Art Group (www.genrosso.com) and other big events.

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