Poltergeist (2014, violin and electronics)
Senhalte (2015, computer-generated sound)
Paolo Gatti is a composer, producer, and performer of electronic and electroacoustic music. His compositions have been performed at such events as Emufest, the BNL Media Art Festival of Rome, and the Riccardo Bianchini Festival. His music has been heard extensively throughout Italy in such venues as the Argentina Theatre, the MAXXI Museum, the Mind Museum (Santa Maria della Pietà), the Tor Bella Monaca Theatre, the Orsini Castle (situated in Avezzano), the concert hall of the Cimarosa Conservatory of Avellino, and the Ennio Morricone Auditorium of the Tor Vergata University of Rome. Gatti’s international performances include Leeds Music College during the IFIMPAC and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival in 2016. In 2015, his work for violin and electronics, Poltergeist, was awarded a Claudio Abbado National Prize. His music has been recorded on both the Video Radio and StudioloLaps labels.
Gatti has written music for theatre, working in collaboration with the S. D'Amico Theatre Academy of Rome. In 2017, he composed the original music for the theatrical show S.P.E.M., written and produced by G. Trippetta and C. Pelliccia, and performed at the Orologio Theatre of Rome. In collaboration with poets, Gatti composed music for performances at the Palabra en el mundo International Poetry Festival and the poetry show, Fede o Sete, written by G. Miani and produced by P. Cicirelli, performed at the Palazzetto dei Nobili in L’Aquila. He is the co-founder, along with F. Bianco, of the laptop duo“Frei”, which performs in festivals and events like Emufest and Slaps Pourri 2.0.
Paolo Gatti studied electric guitar with V. Grieco, classical guitar with M. Bonesi, and piano with R. Magni. In 2006, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering at the "Tor Vergata" University of Rome. His thesis entitled, “Polymeric Membranes for Fuel Cells Application,” was supervised by M. L. Di Vona). In 2008, he completed a post-graduate masters degree in sound engineering at the same university. His thesis entitled, “Automatic Music Transcription Based on Elman Neural Networks,” was supervised by G. Costantini. While completing his master’s degree, Gatti also collaborated with the Musical Audio Signal Processing section in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. From 2009 to 2014, he continued his studies in the electronic music B.A. program at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Rome. Under the guidance of G.Nottoli he completed his thesis entitled, “Laptop Music: History and Evolution of a Language.”He continued into the M.A. degree in electronic music under the guidance of M. Lupone and N. Bernardini where he completed his thesis entitled, “Where the Conscious Atomism Mediates between Unpredictability and Structure.” During his academic career, he also studied computer music with C. E. Cella, S. Petrarca, R. Santoboni and was a member of the technical staff of the "Emufest" (International Electroacoustic Music Festival of Rome). In 2008, he worked as an assistant engineer at the "24 gradi" recording studio of Rome. In 2011, he became an audio programmer at "N-Track" while attending Tempo Reale, a research center in the field of computer music based in Florence.
Paolo Gatti’s main research interests focus on the strict relationship between acoustic sources and electronic materials as applied to musical composition. Gatti has combined his artistic activity with his intense interest teaching music. Since 2009, he has worked as a computer music teacher in various schools and institutes such as Ro.Gi. Music School, Virtual Studio, and the non-profit organization Progetto Laboratorio. He teaches the Max MSP programming language at the Absonant Training Center of Rome, a certified center for teaching the application of new technologies to music and electronic music at the Euterpe Musical Academy of Rome. Since 2014, he has worked as a writer and editor in a musical webzine called Nucleo Art Zine and in 2015 began collaborating with the Mondo Digitale Foundation, which conducts computer music courses in secondary schools.