Rusconi, Roberto David
London-based awarded composer and sound designer Roberto David Rusconi is a visionary producer and creator sculptor of immersive music for opera and theatre, dance and art’s galleries. His practise is informed by shamanism, ritualistic practices, music embodiment and 3D sound projection. With a PhD awarded at Kings College London and prestigious fellowships, residencies and commissions at Experimental Studio Freiburg and Centre Henri Pousseur. He has been supported by Arts Council England, The Bliss Trust, The British Council, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, Pro Helvetia, PRS foundation among many others. Rusconi has been invited to represent UK at Wien Modern, La Biennale di Venezia and Ultraschall Festival Berlin. With a forthcoming opera, “Dionysos rising” and a ballet, “Kirke; the first witch”, he is keen on experimenting co-creative process and engagement of the demanding critical and reactive new audiences. He participated in creations for “Rambert Dance”, and an award winning commission “Calyx” for Phoenix Dance Theatre. Spanish National and Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Klangforum Wien, Phace and Contrechamps, Minguet, JACK and Kairos quartets among many others, have performed his solo, ensemble and orchestral work, all published by Verlag Neue Musik Berlin. He produces music for film, dance, TV series and documentaries under many aliases. He works in team with visual artists and photographers for AV installation in art galleries and Berliner techno producers on his new vision for immersive surround environments.
"Roberto David Rusconi‘s music is an exciting range of melody, ambient sound, spoken French text and menacing other-wordy effects, like an intimation of birdsong or the strident breathing of a dinosaur."
Calyx review by Mike Dixon, Dance Europe March 2017
"Roberto David Rusconi’s music above all pursues an experimental approach to timbre. His instrumental idiom, particularly when combined with live electronics and electroacoustic, creates a beguiling sense of musical space and time. He is a cultivated and passionately engaged musician, with a strong and individual aesthetic viewpoint and a unique taste and poignant melodic creativity."
PhD supervisor report by Prof. George Benjamin