Alessandro Massobrio studied music, philosophy and bioacoustics. He plays guitar with live electronics, custom software, test equipment for measurement and microphones.
His music has been performed, among other venues or festivals, at Issue Project Room, Cafe Oto, Logos Foundation, Netmage, Live!iXem, PEAM, O Artoteca, Ostrava Days, Detmold Concert Hall, Hoeve Lichtenberg, Stony Brook University, Gaudeamus Musik Week, Unerhörte Musik.
From 2015 he curates at Labor Neunzehn the new music series Cluster, devoted to sound investigation with a particular focus on contemporary languages, new music and extended techniques, which aims to offer an exchange platform for musicians, composers and electronic music performers in Berlin.
He completed the studies in theoretical philosophy and hermeneutics at the University of Turin with Gianni Vattimo and studied marine bioacoustics with Gianni Pavan at C.I.B.R.A. – the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioacoustics and Environmental Research of the University of Pavia. Additionally he holds a teaching qualification in philosophy. From 2010 to ’12 he attended composition master classes and private lessons at the Experimentalstudio des SWR Freiburg, especially with Mark Andre and Detlef Heusinger, a composition class with Pierluigi Billone at the Dipartimento Fieri-Aglaia at the University of Palermo, and in Warsaw, with Claus Steffen-Mahnkopf and Uroš Rojko, as a stipendiat of the Experimentalstudio.
His personal research addresses the topic of temporality in music/sound and the correlation between listening and thinking.
Parallel and/or Past Projects:
Flushing Device (guitar+live electronics, electronic music, field recording)
Massobrio / Besegher (live audiovisual, live cinema, film)
Andrea Dojmi / Flushing Device (live audiovisual, live cinema, film)