Francesco La Camera

He graduated in Arts and Humanities from the University “La Sapienza” of Rome with Prof. P. Petrobelli, with a degree in History of Music on “Sound documents: their reversal and restoration”; he received his PhD in “History and Analysis of Musical Culture” at the University “La Sapienza” in 2010. In 1992, moreover, the Diploma of “Sound engineer and recording” at the APM (School for Advanced Musical Studies) of Saluzzo and attended an internship at the studios of the WDR in Cologne.
In 1986 he started his career as sound engineer at the Testacoda Studio in Rome, with production of radio programs, commercials and jingles. For the same company handled the wiring of a recording studio in Milan (1987) and the rebuilding of the studio in Rome (1988 and 1992). In 1993 he began collaborating with the company Alcatraz in Rome with the role of sound engineer on tour of pop music (Vasco, Carboni, Dalla, Jovanotti, Venditti), and the composer Marco Frisina at the Forum recording studios of Rome (“The treasure and the Bride”, “Jacob”, “Joseph”, “Moses”). Following a competitive selection process, in the years 1997-98, was signed to contract by the Theatre Comunale of Bologna for manage the recording of operas and concerts.
In 1992 he began his consulting activities in the conservation and reissues of audiovisual archives. He has collaborated with important institutions such as I.R.Te.M, Nuova Consonanza, Scelsi Foundation, Domenico Guaccero Archive Foundation, Carmelo Bene Foundation. From 2006 to 2008 he collaborated with the CFLR (now part of ICPAL) at the OPTIMA project for the study of optical media. He is currently a member of Commissione di tutela for Istituto per i Beni Sonori ed Audiovisivi in Rome.
As a sound engineer has worked with Sonus srl of Rome, at the production of many performances, recordings, and broadcasting for classical music concerts and operas, such as: “Eleonora” Roberto De Simone (San Carlo Theatre winter 2000), the summer season of Teatro San Carlo in 2002 and 2004, Accademia di Santa Cecilia and the Spoleto Festival from 2003 to 2007, the production of records and concerts by the band of the Carabinieri (1999-2001, 2006) and Marina (2008 and 2009), some events of the September festival Music / MITO with and the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala.
For Societas Raffaello Sanzio, in the years 1999-2001 has designed the show “Il Combattimento”, and engineered “Voyages au bout de la nuit”. He also worked on the design of production “Tragedy Endogonidia.” From 2003 to 2007 he was the assistant to James Lock: they started collaboretion on the festival of Accademia di Santa Cecilia and Spoleto, and continued with some recordings of Italian and foreign artists (including Uto Ughi and the Juilliard Orchestra). From 2003 to 2006 he was the chief engineer for Sonus at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia.
Since September of 2006 started a collaboration with Andrea Bocelli: he is currently working as Orchestral Sound Engineer. Organizes and teaches classes on: amplification and recording of classical music, reissuing and remastering of analog media. From 2006 to 2010 he held the course “Methods and techniques of sound restoration” at the Master in “Sound Engineering” at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata).
He is currently a member of AES and IASA.