Zeno Baldi is an Italian composer and sound artist.
His music has been presented at Festivals such as London Ear Festival, Società del Quartetto di Milano, MATA (New York), MA/IN – Matera Intermedia, TransArt (Bozen), Casa del Quartetto (Reggio Emilia), Smog (Brussels), in venues like the Royaumont Abbey, Le 104 (Paris), Teatro La Fenice (Venice), Musiikkitalo (Helsinki), Piccolo Teatro (Milan). He has worked with ensembles – Divertimento, Linea, Mdi, Zeitfluss, Schallfeld, L’arsenale, Ex Novo, Quartetto Maurice, Azione_Improvvisa, Yarn/Wire, OPV Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro la Fenice, and soloists Marco Fusi, Heather Roche, Manu Mayr, a.o. As a performer, he presented electroacoustic sets at Legroom (Manchester), Villa Romana (Florence), Mart (Rovereto), Triennale (Milan).
Graduated from the Kunstuniversität Graz and the Conservatoire “G.Verdi” in Milano, he took part in the Session de Composition Voix Nouvelles 2013 (Fondation Royaumont) and the ManiFeste Academy 2014 (Ircam, Paris).
He was composer in residence at Rondò concert season 2017 (Milan), composer in residence at Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte 2018, Marcello Lotti Italian Fellow in Music at the American Academy in Rome 2019-20, Fellow at Bogliasco Foundation 2021, Styria Artist-in-residence 2021, and awarded the “Premio una vita nella Musica – giovani“ 2021 (Teatro La Fenice, Venice).
He received commissions from Ulysses Network – Creative Europe, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, Fondazione Spinola-Banna per l’Arte, Fondazione Teatro La Fenice, Fondazione I Teatri – Reggio Emilia, De Sono Associazione per la Musica, Associazione Veneta Amici della Musica, Siae Classici di Oggi.
Divertimento Ensemble recorded a Portrait CD of his music (“Bonsai”), released in 2018 by Stradivarius Label.
His scores are published by Casa Ricordi.
photo: © Michele Degani