Leonardo Secco

Residence: Montréal, Canada

Leonardo Secco starts to explore pop and folk music at the age of 15; studies in violin and classic guitar will follow and later, of composition and sound synthesis at the Escuela Universitaria de Música in Montevideo-Uruguay. In 2005 he decides to settle in Québec to study electroacoustic music, obtaining a degree in 2007 at the Université de Montréal (UdeM). In 2008 and 2009 he wins two study grants from the Université de Montréal. He’s presently finishing a Master’s degree in electro-acoustic composition at the UdeM supervised by Robert Normandeau, exploring the use of algorithms to create new sounds. He teaches electro-acoustic composition at the UdeM within the Musiques Numériques Program. Leonardo Secco has been finalist at the Concurso de Composition Destellos 2009 (Argentina) and has been selected for the Festival Internacional de Música Electroacústica Ai-maako 2009 (Chili).

Date: August 1, 2010

Source: JTTP 2010