Guido TattoniProf. Guido Tattoni earned his BA in Recording Arts with First Class Honours and his MA in Creative Media Practice at Middlesex University (London). Later on, he also graduated in Computer Science at Politecnico di Milano.

His research interests include generative compositional techniques, contemporary music, artificial intelligence, interaction design, sound and audio technology, space and movement and formal languages theory, which he investigates through his ongoing PhD Studies, based at the Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) centre of London College of Communication at University of the Arts London.

Since 2003, he has been working as a professional sound engineer, collaborating with artists and production companies at national and international level.

From 2003 to 2015, he worked in a variety of academic positions in the field of Sound at SAE Institute and in 2015 he moved to NABA as the head of its Design and Applied Arts Department, also teaching Sound Design in its BA in Media Design and Multimedia Arts. In 2019 he became Dean, thus extending his academic leadership to the whole Academy.

In his teaching practice, he finds blurring the boundaries between art and science particularly inspiring and challenging. If you wish to get in touch with him, you can contact him through this form.

Some of the most recent projects of his are:

Habla con Ella: an intensive workshop aiming to have creative/arts student experience how to “speak” to computers. It guides them in a practical journey from their natural language to the one of computers by exploring formal languages and grammar theory and by finally developing a software application. This workshop was selected by the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) to be presented at ELIA Academy’s conference (July 2017) at Central St. Martin (London) in one of the breakout sessions dedicated to Hybridity in Teaching the Arts.

Sonic Poetry: a two days experience where students are meant to translate a piece of poetry into a sound composition. The translational process employs a technique built on Cathy Berberian’s Stripsody.

Pimp my Axe!: a conference on modified musical instruments which explores the need for new sounds and forms of sonic expression from Leon Theremin and Luigi Russolo, to the contemporary practice of circuit bending. The conference was held several times in a tour of China’s major cities at the end of May 2017.

Postcards from an Aural Journey: a conference prepared for the 2016 A! Diseño mexican magazine congress. The lecture presents the relationship between sound and society from a media point of view, showing examples of how, through the medium of sound, it is possible to convey emotions.

Relaxing Orchestra: an in-house exhibition/installation of a students’ group work that he supervised, based on contemporary musical composition techniques, particularly addressing Pierre Schaeffer’s musique concréte. (See also the [__________] Orchestra project). 

Milan Vibes: an exhibition at Milan’s Triennale Museum of a set of students’ productions of his sound design course related to Milan’s territory, represented through sound.

NABA Soundscape Project: this website: an ongoing effort to archive and make available to the public a series of Soundscapes of our campus and of its surroundings. The project, which is led by him but completely student-maintained, builds on Raymond M. Shafer’s World Soundscape Project and The Tuning of the World and also includes the creation of soundscape music compositions using the sounds acquired on field.