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I focus on interactive and intelligent music systems. My research takes an interdisciplinary approach, at the meeting point between informatics, musical composition and systematic musicology.
I obtained my Ph.D. in Music and Technology at University of Kent, in the UK, and my B.A. and M.A. in Systematic Musicology at University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. I have experience with 15 programming languages. My area of interest targets the creative industry. I have 18 years’ music creation experience. My art includes musical pieces, installations and performance.

Most Recent

2015–to date, Musical-Moods. Research grant €244,269. Project Manager and Principal Investigator. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action, Global Fellowship. University of California Irvine & University of Rome Tor Vergata. At: http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/195788_en.html
2015–to date, Project Scientist. Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, at Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata.
2015–to date, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Dance. University of California Irvine, USA.
2015–to date, VIVO+. Project Manager and Consultant. ERDF funding €40k. Cultura Futura. ITAC srl, Accademia Nazionale di San Luca. At: http://www.vivoplus.net
2015–2017. Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Department of Department of Cognitive Sciences. University of California, Irvine, USA.

Last project

2004–2014, Video Interactive VST Orchestra (VIVO). Defining, implementing and evaluating a new category of music-related software, namely wakeful musical systems, through creative practice in a number of case studies. The term wakeful means here “sign-bearing”, in relation to the potential of computers and human beings to interact in terms of exchange of signs. The research on wakeful systems draws from semiotics and psychology for implementations of new music technology, with the aim of extending the investigation on the human capacity for interpretation. This investigation has shown that the users can experience a phenomenon of collective musical embodiment, in VIVO. The University of Kent has released the software as open source under the GPLv3 license. The research involved more than 50 artists across 11 projects, disseminated through more than 30 venues and 12 publications.

Publications

2017, Paolizzo, F. Enabling Embodied Analogies in Interactive Music Systems, in Proc. of A Body of Knowledge: Embodied Cognition and the Arts. Irvine: University of California. arXiv:1712.00334 [cs.HC]
2017, Paolizzo, F. Johnson, C. G. Autonomy in the Interactive Music System VIVO. arXiv:1711.11319 [cs.HC]
2017, Alessandrini M., Micarelli A., Viziano A., Pavone I., Costantini G., Casali D., Paolizzo F., Saggio, G. Body-worn triaxial accelerometer coherence and reliability related to static posturography in unilateral vestibular failure. In: Acta Otorhinolaryngol Italica. Vol.37 (3), pp. 231–236.
2016, Paolizzo, F., Tomaselli, E. VIVOflip [computer program]. Rome, Italy: Itac srl, Cooperativa Punto e a Capo and Fabio Paolizzo. At: http://www.vivoproductline.com/index_en.php
2015, Paolizzo, F. The Electroacoustic Bonding [CD audio]. CD Baby, UPC: 190394144883.
2015, Paolizzo, F., Spina, L., La Sala delle Meraviglie. Accademia Nazionale San Luca, Rome, Italy. VIVO+Musuem. Permanent exposition space roll out. ITAC srl.
2014, Paolizzo, F. The Acousmatic Years [CD Audio]. CD Baby, UPC: 889211085040.
2013, Paolizzo, F. VIVO (Video Interactive VST Orchestra) [Downloadable Program]. GPLv3. Canterbury, UK: University of Kent. At: http://fabiopaolizzo.com/pub/
2013, Paolizzo, F. VIVO: a Wakeful Instrument for Collective Musical Embodiment. Ph.D. Thesis. Canterbury, UK: University of Kent. At: http://fabiopaolizzo.com/paper2013a/
2011, Paolizzo, F. Wakeful Software and Wakeful Musical Instruments: a Theoretical Approach to the Implementation. In: Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2011). Istanbul, TR, September [Online]. At: http://fabiopaolizzo.com/paper2011a/
2010, Paolizzo, F. VIVO (Video Interactive VST Orchestra) and the Aesthetics of Interaction. In: Wolf, M. and Hill, A. eds. Proceedings of Sound, Sight, Space and Play 2010 (SSSP2010). Leicester, UK: De Montfort University, June. At: http://fabiopaolizzo.com/paper2010b/
2010, Paolizzo, F. VIVO (Video Interactive VST Orchestra): An Interactive and Adaptive Musical Instrument for Self-Reflection in Music. In: The International Journal of the Arts in Society. Vol. 4(6), pp. 149–159. At: http://fabiopaolizzo.com/paper2010a/
2010, The International Journal of the Arts in Society. Vol. 4(6). Associate editor.
2008, VIVOtube [Downloadable Program]. GPLv3. Canterbury, UK: University of Kent. At: http://fabiopaolizzo.com/pub/
2006, Paolizzo, F. Musica e Interazione. Dipartimento di Arti Musica e Spettacolo (DAMS). Rome, IT: University of Rome Tor Vergata. Master Thesis. At: http://fabiopaolizzo.com/paper2006a/

Presentations and Concerts

2017, Sempre Libera 2, Embodied. University of Rome Tor Vergata, University of California, Irvine, Master in Sonic Arts, Theatre of Tor Bella Monaca. Rome, Italy. Intermedia performance curator and composer.
2017, JazzXchange. XMPL, University of California, Irvine, USA. Music director for Intermedia performance.
2017, JamXchange. Department of Dance, University of California, Irvine, USA. Music for Dance performance.
2016, A Body of Knowledge. University of California, Irvine. Irvine, CA, USA. Panel presentation.
2016, Sempre Libera / Always Free. University of Rome Tor Vergata, University of California, Irvine. Rome, Italy. Intermedia performance curator and composer.
2016, Pathways To Possible Worlds. CalIT2, University of California, Irvine, USA. Talk and performance.
2016, Emerse. XMPL, University of California, Irvine, USA. Intermedia performance series.
2016, Music and Moods Workshop Series. School of the Arts, University of California, Irvine, USA. Curator.
2016, ICIT Colloquium: Fabio Paolizzo — Musical Moods Project. Department of Music, University of California, Irvine, USA. Speaker.
2016, Seminar on Giving and Dance Teaching Practices. Department of Dance. University of California, Irvine, USA. Speaker.
2015, La Sala delle Meraviglie. Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Rome, IT. VIVO+Musuem. Permanent exposition space roll out. ITAC srl.
2015, Call 4 innovators @Expo 2015. Ara Pacis, Rome, IT. VIVO+Musuem. Product launch presentation. ITAC srl, Roma Capitale, Unioncamere Lazio, Lazio Innova.
2015, Conservatory of Rome “Santa Cecilia”. University of Californa Irvine. Music performance.
2015, Master in Sonic Arts, Summer school. University of Rome Tor Vergata and University of California Irvine. Rome, IT. VIVO+. Workshop presentations and teaching assistant.
2015, Performing the Space: Integration Among the Arts. Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia. University of California Irvine and University of Rome Tor Vergata. Rome, IT. Music performance.
2015, LPM. Nuovo Cinema Aquila. Rome, IT. VIVO+. Workshop presentation, demo and music performance. ITAC srl and Master in Sonic Arts.
2014, Flow Machines: Creativity and Universality in Language. Sony CSL, Université Pierre et Marie Curie. Paris, FR. Poster presentation.
2014, From Interactive Music Systems to Natural Language Processing. University of Rome Tor Vergata. Workshop presentation.
2012, Collective. Rome, IT. Case study and music performance. PhD research, University of Kent.
2011, ISEA. Sabanci Center. Istanbul, TR. Conference presentation.
2011, LPM. Nuovo Cinema Aquila. Rome, IT. Case study and music performance. PhD research, University of Kent.
2011, Audio and the Interactive Arts. University of Kent. Medway Campus, UK. Conference curator and presentation.
2011, Velodrone. Creative Campus Initiative in support of the Olympic Games of London 2012. Slipstream programme. Fuse Medway Festival. National daily newspaper: The Guardian. Rochester Castle, UK. Project manager and case study. PhD research, University of Kent.
2010, SSSP. Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre of De Montfort University. Leicester, UK. Conference presentation.
2009, Le 5 Giornate di Roma. Rome, IT. National television broadcast: TG3. International television broadcast: Sky TG24. Project manager and music performance leader.
2009, I Fisici. Hotel delle Palme. Centro delle Arti Teatrali. Palermo, IT. Music performance leader.
2009, All Composers. Sheffield University. Sheffield, UK. Workshop presentation.
2009, Laptop Music (unrelated to: Aesthetic Dimension of Visual Culture). Prague Castle, CZ. Music performance.
2009, Out of the Box. City University. London, UK. Music workshop.
2009, Art in Society. Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti. Venice, IT. Conference presentation.
2009, Siana. Télécom & Management SudParis and Théâtre de l’Agora. Evry, FR. Conference presentation.
2008, Emufest. Conservatorio Santa Cecilia. Rome, IT. Conference presentation and music installation.
2008, Exposicion Internacional de Zaragoza. El Faro. Zaragoza, SP. Theatre music performance.
2007, Mut/azione Sonora. Bertold Brecht Theatre. Formia, IT. Project manager and music performance.
2005, SoundLAB Channel. http://www.newmediafest.org/ Digital museum, musical composition.
2005, Sculpture. Hotel du Departement. Montauban, FR. Music installation.
2005, Sinestesia, Pittura e Musica. University of Rome Tor Vergata. Rome, IT. National television broadcast: RAI Doc. Students supervisor and music performance leader.
2004, Colloqui2. Studi Aperti Roma. Rome, IT. Music installation.
2004, Colloqui. University of Rome Tor Vergata. Rome, IT. Students supervisor and music installation.
2003, What’s Next. Goethe Institute. Nuova Consonanza. Rome, IT. National radio broadcast: Radio RAI. Finalist of the contest for musical composition.
2003, Nuit Bleu. Saline Royale d’Arc et Senans. Doubs, FR. Music performance.
2003, Il Pensiero Elettronico. Teatro Massimo. Palermo, IT. Music performance.
2002, The Science of Sounds, UCM. University of Naples. Caserta, IT. Music performance.
2001–05, Tor Vergata d’Autore eds. I, II, III, IV and V. Metadiapason, with: Giancarlo Schiaffini, Eugenio Colombo, Guido Baggiani, Walter Branchi and Mario Bertoncini. University of Rome Tor Vergata, Conservatorio Santa Cecilia, Conservatorio di Frosinone. Rome, IT. Conferences curator and music performances curator. Conference presentations and music performances.

Awards

2015–2018, Musical-Moods. Research grant €244,269. Project Manager and Principal Investigator. Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action, Global Fellowship (Research Fellow). Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. At: http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/195788_en.html
2010–2011, Postgraduate Experience Awards. University of Kent, UK. Interdisciplinary event funding.
2008–2010, Full Scholarship for Ph.D. Research, University of Kent, UK.
2007, Premio Sebastiano e Rita Raeli for top performance, University of Rome Tor Vergata, IT.*
2001–2006, Full Scholarship for B.A. and M.A. studies, University of Rome Tor Vergata, IT.

Education

2014–2015 Master in Sonic Arts – Sounds Arts and Technologies. University of Rome Tor Vergata.
2013, Ph.D. in Music Technology. University of Kent, UK. Supervisors: Paul Fretwell (School of Arts), Colin Johnson (School of Computing).
2006, B.A. (Hons) and M.A. (Hons) in Systematic Musicology, summa cum laude. University of Rome Tor Vergata, IT. Supervisors: Giorgio Nottoli, Agostino Ziino. Long-term studies with: Gino Stefani, Gianfranco Dalmasso, Guido Zingari, Agostino Ziino, Kazimierz Morski, Giorgio Nottoli.
1996, Diploma in Computer Programming for Accounting and Finance. F. Crispi. Palermo, IT.

Teaching

2017–2018, Spring, Fall. Course design and Instructor. Performance Project: Musical-Moods, Mood Technology for Creative Practice. University of California Irvine, USA.
2016, Co-Teaching Dance Improvisation. University of California Irvine, USA.
2014–2015, Junior Secondary School Teacher in Music Practice, Music Theory, History of Music. I.C. Gramsci. Pavona, IT.
2008–2010, Graduate Teaching Assistant in Interactive Media, Music Composition and Audio Application Development. University of Kent, UK.
2009–2010, Group leader in Interactive Music. Interactive Music Group. University of Kent, UK.
2006–2008, Secondary School Teacher in Electronic Music. C. J. Piaget high school and D. Pagano high school. Rome, IT.
2003–2006, Teaching Assistant and Graduate Teaching Assistant in Electronic Music. University of Rome Tor Vergata, IT.

Designing modules, setting and marking coursework. Delivering lectures and practicals. Supervising and coaching both undergraduate and graduate students in individual and team work. Curating external artists’ activities related to the class. Community outreach work for the institutions. Refining teaching skills, tasks and methods.

Curatorial

2006–2011, Independent curator.
2000–2004, Curator for Metadiapason.

Curating experience in arts events, conferences, seminars and workshops. Funding identification and application, consideration of local and trans-local economic and social bodies through a prior understanding of targeted economies, social issues and needs. Exchange and collaboration with institutions (local, non-local and international), in terms of joint-research support and mutual contributions. Dissemination of specific projects, human resources and facilities to gain public visibility and spread critical awareness.

Administration

2013–to date, EU funding & proposals management. Collaborating with various institutions worldwide for projects to be carried out within National and European funding schemes (University of Rome Tor Vergata, University of Kent, Eurecom, Queen Mary University of London, Technische Universiteit Delft, Bitwig, EON Reality SAS, Re-compose GMBH, Engineering Spa, Bmat Licensing Sl, SIAE, etc.).
2007–2008, System Administrator. Murmex, CNA (National Confederation of the Craft Sector and Small and Medium Enterprises). Rome, IT. Voispeed, GAT and MySQL. Improving efficiency and productivity in the adopted technologies.
2002–2004, Office Services Assistant. University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. Working in the student administrative office for the office services management.

Current Research Groups

2017–to date, JazzXchange. Irvine, USA.
2016–to date, Computational Language Laboratory. School of Social Sciences. Department of Cognitive Sciences. University of California, Irvine, USA.
2016–to date, Moods Ensamble. Giancarlo Schiaffini (trombone), Eugenio Colombo (sax), Francesco Lo Cascio (vibes), Alípio C Neto (sax), Fabio Paolizzo (VIVO interactive music system, composition).

Programming languages

Education: C++, BASIC, COBOL.
Research: Max/MSP/Jitter, Pure Data, Csound, Matlab, Python.
Web: Processing, Processing.js, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, ActionScript (Flash, AIR).
Markup: HTML, CSS.

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