Lab of I.S.T.I/C.N.R
di Scienza e Tecnologia dell'Informazione
Nazionale delle Ricerche
Ricerca di Pisa
Moruzzi, 1 - 56124 Pisa, Italy
Tarabella began his musical training as jazz alto-sax player and earned his degree in Computer Science
at the University of Pisa.
He started his work on computer
the direction of Maestro Pietro Grossi who was pioneering the research
CNUCE/C.N.R., Pisa and specialized
at the Electronic Music
Studio (EMS-MIT) in Boston and at the Center for Computer Research in
Musical Acoustic (CCRMA) in Stanford.
He currently coordinates the activities of
the computerART Lab of ISTI/CNR in Pisa and yearly teaches a computer music course at the
Computer Science Faculty of Pisa University.
research mainly concerns the design and implementation of gestural interfaces and languagues for algorithmic composition and interactive
computer music performaces.
In the quest of controlling digital
sound in real time, he
focused attention on designing and developing original touchless
man-machine interfaces using the technologies of infrared beams and real-time analysis of
video captured images. As a result of remote sensing
human body gesture, the human body itself becomes the natural and
powerful expressive interface able to give feeling to artistic
performances based on computer generated realtime electro-acoustic
musician he composes and performs his own computer music with the
systems realized: Madrid, The Netherlands, Shanghai,
Thessaloniki, NewYork, La Habana, Barcelona, Paris, La Biennale di
Venezia, Dublin, and on the italian national TV networks.