Giovanni Costantini

Giovanni Costantini is the Director of the Master in SONIC ARTS. He obtained the degree in “Electronic Engineering” by the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and the Ph.D. in “Engineering of Telecommunications and Microelectronics” by the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” presenting a doctoral thesis titled “Systems and algorithms for the analysis, synthesis, processing, spazialization and the recognition of the musical signal”. He also graduated at the Music Conservatory in Piano with Vittoria De Donno and in Electronic Music with Giorgio Nottoli.
Since 1995, he is in charge of researches for the University of “Tor Vergata”, Faculty of Engineering, where he is Assistant Professor. His researching activity concerns mostly neural networks, patterns classification and signal processing, with special care to audio signal and biomedical signals. In particular, he supervised the realization of interfaces and systems for electronic sound synthesis and processing. Notable research is the SAIPH system, designed in cooperation with Giorgio Nottoli in 1998.
Since 2003, Giovanni Costantini teaches “Digital sound processing”, “Circuit theory” and “Neural networks” at Faculty of Engineering, and “Electronic Music” at Faculty of Arts. Furthermore he teaches “Acoustics and Psychoacoustics” and “Electroacoustic” at the Music Conservatory of Lecce “T. Schipa”; from 2004 to 2010 he also taught “Acoustics and Psychoacoustics” and “Musical Informatics” at the Music Conservatory of Rome “S. Cecilia”.
Since 1996, Giovanni is an active organizer of seminars on computer music and concerts of contemporary Music. He focuses his efforts on the widespread of electroacoustic music.
In 2004 he founded, with Prof. Mario Salerno, the Master on “Sound Engineering” at “Tor Vergata” University and was the Coordinator and Deputy Director up to 2010.
In 2006, he enriched his career becoming an associate researcher at the Institute of Acoustics and Sensors “Orso Mario Corbino” of the CNR, in Rome.
His over 100 scientific works have been published to international journals and presented to various conferences.
As a composer as he is, he performed to numerous electroacoustic music concerts.
His musical research is now directed in achieving both microstructure and macrostructure of sound, starting from real-time exploration and elaboration of acoustic materials.
Some of his composition were published by TWILIGHT MUSIC, inside the “XXI Musicale” project, on 3 audio CDs:
– All’interno del suono: dagli algoritmi alla musica (2007)
– Tierkreis e dintorni (2008)
– Through the eyes of Ovid. An electroacoustic voyage, 2050 years after Publius Ovidius Naso’s birth (2010, in collaboration with the New York University).