Luca Maria Baldini
Luca Maria Baldini was born in Ravenna in 1985. Musician, sound designer and artist, he has trained through workshops with artists and musicians like Tommaso Colliva, Hans Zimmer (online workshop), Teho Teardo, Massimo Zamboni, Davide Ferrario, Xabier Iriondo and Giardini di Mirò. He has composed soundtracks for short films, installations and performances. His work has been exhibited in art galleries, national and international museums. He has performed his musical projects (In Between, Kisses From Mars e Simona Gretchen) on Italian and European stages. He was selected to participate to the 2018 Soundtracks residencies (curated by Giardini di Mirò) to work on live soundtracks for silent films. In 2018 he also created soundtracks for short films Intercity and Porpora, performed live soundtrack of the video project Memini and composed the music for the Ibrida Festival. In the summer of 2018 he also created a site specific soundtrack for Moon, a film by Duncan Jones, and with Simone Ricci for Potere, a short film by Guy Wilson. That same summer, he also premiered the live soundtrack performance of L’uomo Meccanico by André Deed (1921), commissioned by the Modena Music Centre with the supervision of Corrado Nuccini and Tiziano Bianchi. This soundtrack was also later performed at the ROBOT FESTIVAL X.
His research is focussed on the fusion of melody and electronic music, analog instruments and sound design.
As a sound artist, Luca Maria Baldini has created many sound installations. In 2014 he founded the Ukiyo-e duo with Silvia Bigi, working with aound and performance (winning the RAM 2015 award for best sound installation). With Ukiyo-e he created the opera Felicia (palazzo Rasponi), Take Your Time and Matelda, a site specific soundtrack for the 2016 edition of the Ravenna Festival (Yong artists for Dante), performed in the St Francis Cloisters.
For the stage he created the sound design and soundtrack of the play Alberi Maestri, the new production of theatre in landscape of the Pleiadi Productions company and the R500 project presented in Milan’s Biblioteca degli alberi. This year , with actress Fiorenza Menni, he performed the live soundtrack of the film Cenere (1916), directed by Cosimo Terlizzi. Cenere is the only moton picture featuring stage goddess Eleonora Duse. The project was commissioned and presented at Asolo Film festival.