Mauro Bagella was born in Rome.  He studied Composition at Santa Ceclia with Domenico Guaccero and Electronic Music with Giorgio Nottoli and Riccardo Bianchini. He also studied Double Bass with Giampaolo Simoncini, Baroque Vocal Technique with Fausto Razzi and Diphonic singing with Tran Quan Hai.   Graduated in Philosophy at La Sapienza, he has been teaching Theory and Practice of Music as well as Computer Music at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome since 1983. He has written numerous instrumental works, vocal and electroacoustic, music for theatre, dance, radio and the web. He has published the following CDs; Zone di Confine (Artis), Il Libro deli Armonici (Galzerano); Di Danza 1 and Di Danza 2 (both for Galzerano). For music theatre he has composed: L'ultima Domanda, based on a libretto by M. Monna taken from Asimov's; radiophonic cycle Fantascene; the first part of the work on Che Guevara: Che - "Cambiare la prosa del Mondo", text by L. Pestalozza; opera for children L’ingordigia Punita original text with M. Monna; and the multimedia opera Arione, text and staging by M. Monna. He has worked with choreographers D. Capacci, S. Nifosi and P. Scoppettuolo, creating music for ballets: Il Labirinto del Mondo, Tawantinsuyu, Porto Sicuro, Volo fra Pensieri di Luce. Repeatedly called to EMS (Electronic Music Studio) in Stockholm, he has composed several works including Söder Mälarstrand 61, for guitarist Magnus Andersson. As part of his research into sound, he has devised and patented a system for the production of harmonics for the piano, the P.O.P.System - Overtones Production System, presented to Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt in 1994. He has performed in concerts as a countertenor in the group Recitar Cantando  directed by F.Razzi. He has also conducted with S. Tamburini the association Musica Verticale, organizing festivals and curating exhibitions and publications.

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Marialisa Monna was born in Rome. She graduated in Arts at La Sapienza writing her thesis on Ethnomusicology, supervised by Diego Carpitella. She studied Composition at Santa Cecilia with Boris Porena and Conducting under the guidance of Daniel Paris. She attended seminars by Sergiu Celibidache in Munich (1980), Silvano Bussotti in Fiesole (1981-'82), and Karlheinz Stockhausen in Rome (1981). In 1982 she became professor of Music History at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza in Rome, where she has taught since 1978 and where she currently teaches courses in Music History and Methodology with a Historical Approach, Theory and Technique of Musical Communication, Musical Language of the 1900's, Ethnomusicology. She collaborated with the RAI on several occasions, as a musical consultant for the TGTre Nazionale and author for the Terza Rete of the Radio. She has given seminars at universities and training courses on the relationship between music and dance in the twentieth century. She has published articles, essays in specialized magazines and updated the catalogue of works by Goffredo Petrassi for Suvini and Zerboni. She has published the following books: Giuliana dai Capelli di Fuoco (Nuova Eri,1990), a reconstruction of the history of the Accademia Nazionale di Danza from its foundation; Il Corpo Parlante - Viaggio nella Danza del Novecento, (Galzerano, 2001) taken from a radio programme of the same name, written and produced for the RAI RadioTre. Because of her commitment to teaching, Galzerano decided to publish the series Arte Spettacolo Strumenti in 2003 together with the book, Come Affrontare un Esame di Storia della Musica- Cenni Metologici, followed by, Introduzione ai Linguaggi della Musica- Musica Oralità Scrittura (2005 ), the result of personal research into the global formative contribution of music and the properties of musical communication. She has always played an artistic role in music theatre, for which she composed a series of short works that she named Melogrammi. She collaborated with Mauro Bagella on L'ingordigia Punita (2003), L'ultima Domanda (2002) and Arione (2004), works based on her original texts and music by the roman composer. She also directed the latter two which have been repeatedly performed. Together with Mauro Bagella and Donatella Vici, she founded Emmebifactory in 2002.

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Donatella Vici was born in Rome, has lived in Paris and Oslo and currently lives and works in Rome. Graduated from art school in 1974, then from the Istituto Centrale id Restauro in Rome, she attended a course in Graphic Technique at the  Calcografia Nazionale . She has been practicing Art since 1984, using graphics and collage techniques, with a particular interest in paper as a material. A journey that culminates in 1988 with the exhibition Lo Spazio del Presente, displayed at Galleria Sala 1 in Rome with the work In Principio, a maze of Japanese paper in the shape of an equilateral triangle with a base of 8,5 metros and 2 metros high. The work was the beginning of a series of installations until 1991 when different materials such as water, ice and glass were used, delving into their transformation. Her first solo exhibition Il Luogo della Complessità, curated by Simonetta Lux and Ignazio Venafro, was inaugurated in 1990 at the Museo Laboratorio at the Università La Sapienza in Rome, where she presented the work Mutamenti, a large installation consisting of three metal tanks containing three different stages of transformation (water, glass and paper dust). Since 1991, Vici's artwork has enriched with new techniques: using photographic images, and dedicating herself to the creation of videos and video installations. What now matters is the theme of moving images processed by a computer. In 1994 she is present at the Norsk-Video Festival in Oslo; in 1995 she participates at the event entitled "Corto Circuito" in Naples during the Festival Europeo della Communicazione Audiovisiva Breve and in 1997 in Palermo for the festival L'immagine Leggera. Even her solo exhibitions are intensified and in 1995 at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris inaugurates Le Silence du Temoin Muet and in 1996 at the Galerie Jacques Coeur in Montpellier opens the exhibition Les Habitants. Since 1997 she began studying electronic composition in relation to images and works with the French composer Christine Groult. She attended a course in electroacoustic composition at the Conservatory of Ville de Pantin (Paris). In 1998-99 she returned to Italy taking a new path by shifting her focus on urban performance and a different use of billboards, producing a series of projects in this direction. In 2000 she founded the cultural association Bluklein of which she is president and organizes a restoration centre for modern and contemporary art. In 2002, she became founder and president of the cultural association, Alizarin dealing with design concepts for public entities. In 2006, in Viterbo, in the Church of Sant'Egidio al Corso, she presented a panorama of her work in the exhibition Confronto di artiste - Un'Avventura dello Spirito with the painter Shina Paula  Argenti.

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