Long Bio

Paolo Tortiglione is an Italian composer, musicologist and IT certified professor, chair of Armony-Counterpoint-Fugue and Composition and Screen Music at Napoli’s Conservatory of Music “San Pietro a Majella”,  whose works and Film music have been performed in the most important contemporary music festival such as: Athens (Olympia International Festival), Seattle (Esoterics Spectra Festival) Boston ALEA III Contemporary Music Festival, Sacramento (Contemporary Brass Festival), Grenoble Institute, Naples Contemporary Music Festival, Assisi Festival, British Music Information Center, Milan’s Pomeriggi Musicali, Stockholm & Uttersberg (X° Electroacustic Music Festival), Athens National Gallery, Milan theatre Elfo Porta Romana and San Lorenzo alle Colonne, Rome Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, Edinburgh University Contemporary Music Festival, Miami University, Iowa State University, Musica Duemila, Sweden Vaxjo Media Artes Festival, Rome Ensemble Musica Oggi, Gorizia Festival, Sofia Musica Nova, Rome Festival Nuova Consonanza, Milano Triennale, NED Ensemble, Italian Cultural Institute of Tokyo, Latina Forme del Suono, Cemat Foundation, Bogotà University of Music, Eisenstadt Conservatory of Music etc. These have been broadcast by the Second Channel of Swedish Radio, first Channel of Greek Radio, Italian RAI Radio3, Radio Seattle, Swiss Radio Second Channel, TV satellite.
His works, several times awarded worldwide with many first prizes in several national and international composition prizes (such as Athens III Olympia Composition prize, Boston Alea III, Prague Jihlava International, Trieste II Organ Composition Prize, etc.),  include pieces for solo instruments, Video Art, solo Organ, Orchestra, Oratorio, Ballet, Theatre, Film, advertising, Chamber music for various ensembles and Electronic Music. He has also worked for a long time as film, ballet and theatre/stage music composer and taught dozen of music technology and Computer Science master classes in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Olso, Stockholm, Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich, Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, Dubai, New York, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Wien, Brno, Prague,  Helsinki, Budapest, Manchester, London, Leeds, Birmingham, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Poznan, Bogotà, Bruxelles, etc.

Paolo graduated with 4 degrees in Composition, Organ, Electronic Music, and Choral Conducting and Composition with PhD in Composition at Rome’s Accademia Santa Cecilia. He studied Composition with Azio Corghi, Organ with Arturo Sacchetti, Piano, Choir and Band conducting, Sacred Polyphony and Electronic starting at Naples Conservatory of Music and then in Milan. During the years he moved in Rome to complete the degree in Musical Paleography and Semiography also being for 25 years church organist. After following the Electronic Music course with Alvise Vidolin at Venice Conservatory, the experience with Azio Corghi has been the most important for his creativity: the very long time of the relationship with him started early in 1987 and finished in 1996 with the Santa Cecilia Master Degree in Composition (Rome).
Since he was deeply interested in the artistic implication of modern scientific theories he also studied Computer Sciences and for a very long time, he was a freelance teacher and a worldwide consultant of large internet computer-networks and multimedia broadcast low-level systems for distributing music via Internet. Starting from 1996 he is working for IBM as senior trainer achieving, as SME, 16 IBM certifications and more than 35 credly badges

As theorist and journalist, he has published more than 120 articles about computer music programming, mathematics, music theory, film music, music notations, music analysis, etc.

He has published also several books and articles for Ricordi, DeAgostini, Berben, Rugginenti, Volontè, Curci, Davinci-Edition. His book in 4 languages, Semiography and Semiology of Contemporary Music (ISBN: 9788876656163), with specific chapters about Electronic Music notation, can be obtained via Amazon.

After teaching for decades at Milan’s Conservatory of Music (Composition, Applied Music for Film, VideoGame, Stage, Animation), currently he is full tenure track professor of Composition and Music Analysis, back at Naples’s Conservatory of Music San Pietro a Majella where he started his music childhood .