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Veniero Rizzardi

Veniero Rizzardi is an Italian musicologist and cultural historian, full professor and chief librarian at the State Conservatory of Padua, and adjunct professor at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. His main research interests are the genetic analysis of the compositional process, the history of sound technologies, and the social history of sound. He has lectured extensively in Europe and in the United States, published numerous essays and books on twentieth-century music, including one on Miles Davis’s recorded work, and also curated editions of previously unpublished music by Luigi Nono and Bruno Maderna. Together with A.I. De Benedictis he has edited the writings of Luigi Nono (English ed. in preparation for University of California Press) and a volume on the Studio di Fonologia of RAI, Milan and the beginnings of electro-acoustic music in Italy (RAI-ERI 2001). He has co-founded the Luigi Nono Archive in Venice, where he is member of the Managing Board and of the Scientific Committee, and the music review AAA/TAC. He has also been active as a curator and concert producer at the University of Padua. Email:

Books and Journal Articles

LMJ27 Audio Companion

Sonic Commentary: Bonus Ghost Tracks

December 2017