Composer (born in 1975)
Born in 1975, Mauro Lanza studied piano in Venice and electronic music at IRCAM. Tinted with irony, his compositions have always been the result of a continual, growing effort towards an intimate fusion of classical instruments with other, less conventional, sound sources (synthesis via physical models, toy instruments, sound effects, and various non-identified found objects). He likes the lucidity and inhuman character of formalized processes and often works with computer algorithms. An artist-in-residence at the Villa Médicis in 2007-2008 and elsewhere(Fresnoy, Civitella Ranieri, Akademie Schloss Solitude), Mauro has also worked as a teacher IRCAM, McGill University, ESMUC, and UdK. Ricordi, Milan, publishes his music. In 2014, he was awarded the Franco Abbiati award by the National Association of Italien Music Critics.