Leonello Tarabella
computer musician


computerART Lab of I.S.T.I/C.N.R
Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologia dell'Informazione
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Area della Ricerca di Pisa
via Moruzzi, 1 - 56124 Pisa, Italy

tel.  +39.050.315.2043
fax.  +39.050.313.2040
mob.  +39.335.674.5248


email: leonello.tarabella@isti.cnr.it



Leonello 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 music under the direction of Maestro Pietro Grossi who was pioneering the research at 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. 

His 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 music.

As a 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.