After majoring in philosophy, Dante Tanzi went on to study composition, electroacoustic music, musical informatics and musical analysis. Since 1985 he has been working at L.I.M., the Musical Informatics Laboratory of the Computer Science Department, University of Milan as audio and MIDI technical coordinator. Besides taking an active part in the many cultural and artistic initiatives of the laboratory, he has participated in research projects on the development of s/w tools for musical and multimedia performance and pilot projects for the recuperation of musical heritages. This variety of experiences has led him to explore the intersections between Humanities and Musical Informatics, while investigating the relationships between compositional activity and scientific experimentation. This investigation, in turn, has been influenced by a general reflection on the changes in the communicative processes brought about by digital technologies.
Date: March 28, 2003