Collisions promo - TDS

Performed live in the in the amazing and evocative location of Theatre of Silence in Tuscany, nearby the city of Pisa where the duo is located, Masses and Sea Motions is made of solid and brilliant grooves supporting a texture of synthesizers and dreamy melodies, creating an evocative crescendo from sunset to twilight.
 An involving journey enriched by a creative video editing led by the eye of a drone camera.

Collisions @ roBOt festival Oct 4, 2014

What a great night that night!

Steps of Light

Live performance with Ester Lamneck for clarinet and gesture controlled electronics.

The End of the World

The End of the World is a planetary project created in 2012 by Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta, with seventy-one artists, musicians, photographers, philosophers and poets from eleven countries. The project is presented in December 21 2012 at the Streaming Museum, which was created by Nina Colosi, acting in New York City, Internet and public spaces all over the world. Here it is the separated presentation of each one of the participants.


This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


It’s not by chance the first piece of SUØN1, a sort of ‘memory’ from the musical-informatic story of Leonello Tarabella and his iper-instruments, has been dedicated to Joseph Beuys. This “thinker artist” gave us the gift of the idea of the social sculpture and how to use the world over all the dimensions: as “matter” and not only as “background”. By reading over, under and between the lines of Tarabella’s works, an hosmotic process grows in the listener mind which recalls the ideas organized improvisation is based on. The image and suggestions of the “new” instrument, still continue to astonish us: a precise step on the route of the multiple creativity attitude beloved to Beuys, along the groove of Lev Theremin’s experience with a very nice the duo improvisation with Lydia Kavina. This is not a matter of manipulation but, rather, true creativity self evident during the live performance: a texture of horizontal shapes and vertical parameters. Layers and episodes which give memories of imaginary landscapes.
Letizia Renzini notes from CD cover

Letizia Renzini
notes from CD cover

Collisions DVD

Collisions is a music project born in 2010 from the meeting of two opposite sound sources: the digital technology of Leonello Tarabella and the organic drumming of Alessandro Baris. The result is a musical dialogue of structure and improvisation with it's own artistic identity. This video consists of 10 different scenarios.
The technology used consists of two gesture recognition systems that Leonello Tarabella has developed in his research activity since 1998 at the ComputerART Lab of the National Council of Research, in Pisa, Italy. Information produced by gesture recognition systems is sent to a computer for controlling interactive computer music performance written as algorithmic composition programs. This make it possible to affect sound processing and sound synthesis which gives expression to rhythm, melodies, timber and effects. This approach to computer music is meant to leave room for improvisation during the performance, such as it happens in jazz music.
The video editing & DVD mastering is by Giuliano Kraft. Sound Engineering is by Ivan Antonio Rossi.
Recorded and filmed live at Teatro Comunale, Lari (PI), Italy 2012 EMA Records elinEMAR002

Cd Collisions


"springUP" is dedicated to the thought of Joseph Beuys. if the ideas of the German Maestro had impregnated the felt of his hat that now, transported by the wind of time, makes an aerial sowing. The springups are the new generations of artists that, each one with its own peculiarities, gets power, energy and creativity by the four plants/symbol of Beuys: rosmarine, bay, olive tree, oak. This project has been commissioned by Baronessa Lucrezia De Domizio Durini, curator of the opera and artistic memory of Joseph Beuys.

KITE: the G.MARCONI project

On december 12, 1901 the Italian scientist Guglielmo Marconi esthablished the first wireless radio-telegraphic communication across the Atlantic Ocean beyond the horizon, beetwen Poldhu in Cornwall (England) and Saint John's, Newfoundland, Canada. The simple 3-dots ... message ('S' letter in Morse alphabet) was received using an antenna consisting of the cable of a kite properly designed. In the occasion of the centenary of that event, this work was commissioned by Fondazione Marconi, performed live at Sala Farnese (Bologna), in Boston, and at Villa Griffone (BO). KITE has been awarded by Premio per l'Arte Tecnologica 2001, handed by Marconi's daughter Principessa Elettra Marconi.


This book is the result of many years of teaching at Pisa Univerisity, Computer Science Faculty.

Questo volume è una guida approfondita allo studio dell’informatica musicale dove i princìpi di acustica, gli strumenti matematici e le metodologie informatiche che stanno alla base delle diverse teorie e realizzazioni sono presentati con semplicità ed accuratezza, ricorrendo ad analogie tratte dall’esperienza quotidiana. Con ricchezza di illustruzioni e grafici, il testo integra aspetti tecnici, osservazioni filosofiche e riferimenti storici ai personaggi che hanno contribuito all’evoluzione dell’informatica musicale nel corso dell’ultimo mezzo secolo. Uno strumento indispensabile agli studenti dei Conservatori di Musica e dei Licei Musicali per la completezza delle tematiche trattate.  La traccia di un percorso didattico per i docenti di musica elettronica. Una lettura stimolante per il musicista professionista che intende avvicinarsi all’affascinante mondo della computer music.

Musica Informatica is an invaluable introduction to computer music. This book’s comprehensive scope achieves something few other introductions accomplish. By examining the philosophy, history, and technological developments of this rapidly changing field in a logical manner, Tarabella ensures that this text will be relevant for many years to come. From acoustics and psychoacoustics through general concepts of analysis and synthesis techniques, every idea is clearly and logically explained with accompanying illustrations and figures of exceptional lucidity and ingenuity. The author, a world-renowned expert in the field, clearly understands what the fundamental concepts of computer music are and how best to describe them to neophytes.
Cort Lippe: Buffalo University, Faculty of music

This volume on computer music is a compact yet comprehensive look at the technical and historical foundations of the field. Clearly written, with helpful illustrations and examples from the development of computer music, this book is bound to become one of the standard overview references for this important and growing area where music meets technology.
Robert Rowe: New York University, Steinhardt music dept.

Whether you are teaching yourself or using the book as the basis for an introductory course on computer music, Tarabella’s view of the history of music as the history of musical instruments brings clarity and historical perspective to the technical information on acoustics, signal processing/analysis, computer music languages, and interaction. The unique perspective of Leonello Tarabella’s book Musica Informatica is that, of all the arts, it is Music that is most strongly linked with the history of scientific thought and technology. Music is made with “instruments” which in their construction, in their principle function and in the modality of their use reflect the complex of knowledge from the historical period in which they were generated.
Carla Scaletti: Kyma, Symbolic Sound Corporation, Urbana, IL

This book has been edited in 1993 by Jackson Libri. It has been used as text book in course of Computer Music at University of Pisa and in some Italian Conservatories of Music. Nine chapters (plus a glossary) deal with the basic topics of Computer Music: - Musical Acoustics, Analysis and synthesis of digital sound, AnalogToDigital an DigitalToAnalog conversion, MIDI, Musical Languages, Interaction, Hystorical references.