Massimiliano Cerioni (Italy, 1986). Composer, sound-art performer, audio engineer. He studied electronic music with Michelangelo Lupone, and graduated from the A. Casella conservatory of music in L’Aquila (Italy). His music composition career started in 2008, and includes several works – electroacoustic and instrumental music, sound-art and intermedia performances, music for dance and soundtracks – which have been performed in Italy and abroad into different contexts such as concerts, festivals and competitions. From 2008 until 2015 he was also employed as audio engineer and researcher by societies like Agorà SRL and institutions like CRM of Rome, INA-GRM of Paris and GMEM of Marseille. In 2013 He taught music at the Gullace Talotta high school in Rome. In 2014 he performed at ICMC in Athens. In 2015 he placed 1st in the Italian national arts prize competition Premio Abbado – category “electroacoustic music composition”, with the piece Oltre il carico di rottura dell’anima (2013). He has received artistic commissions by the Musical Researches Centre of Rome for writing two pieces for dance: ScontrINcontri in 2014 – music for a duet 2nd placed at Premio Roma Danza 2015 that has been written by the choreographer Valerio De Vita – and Molten Kinematics in 2016 – written for an improvisation made by the breaker Niels Storm Robitzky with the dancer Antonella Abbate. In 2016 he started working with the director and videomaker Andrea Alessi. He plays didgeridoo and custom-made instruments such as Metastring, an augmented electroacoustic monochord first appeared at Tempo Reale festival (Florence, Italy) in September 2017. In addition, he leads independent research projects about music technology design, audio spatialization and physical modelling synthesis.