Eric Maestri

  • Composer

Eric Maestri (1980) is an Italian composer currently living and working in France. Even so, in musical terms, he has no belief in the existence of borders. Eric writes instrumental, vocal, electroacoustic, mixed-media, and collective works; his publisher since 2011 is Suvini Zerboni (Italy). The first work in his catalogue that he recognizes is La musica che non ho in mente [The music that I don’t have in my mind] (2001), a musical-theatre composition. Eric Maestri is a co-founder of /nu/thing, a composer’s collective whose activities are documented in the blog and the members of which have composed collective works.

In recent years Eric Maestri has worked in close collaboration with different ensemble. He is the founder and artistic director of ensemble L’Imaginaire, with which he has produced more than 40 concerts and two editions of the festival based in Strasbourg, His music has been performed in different countries.

Eric Maestri was trained at the conservatories of Brescia and Turin, where he obtained his “diploma di maestro di musica” in composition. He then specialized at the Strasbourg Conservatory and at IRCAM. He also holds a PhD in composition from the University of Huddersfield (UK). He received the Fondazione de Sono Scholarship (2011–13). On a musicological level, Eric is interested in the history and analysis of electroacoustic and mixed-media music. He teaches at Paris 8 University, Vincennes-Saint-Denis where he is member of CICM lab.

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