Marco Buongiorno Nardelli
Marco Buongiorno Nardelli is a composer, computational physicist and media artist at the University of North Texas, a member of iARTA, the Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts and of CEMI, the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia, and a Parma Recordings artist. As both an Artist and a Scientist, his work is intrinsically inter- and cross-disciplinary: his work in Physics and in Art is the natural extension of his practices as a creative thinker: “At the core, I am doing the same thing; the tools that I use to achieve the end-goals are different, of course, but the conceptual framework is very similar. These two things talk to each other at a very deep level.” A fellow of the American Physical Society and of the Institute of Physics, his research activities range from the design and discovery of novel materials for 21st century applications in renewable energy, environment, nano-electronics and devices, to the development of advanced electronic structure theories and high-throughput techniques in materials genomics and computational materials design. As a music theorist and composer, he is a pioneer in the application of complexity theories and big data analysis tools to the structure of music as a generalized mathematical space. As an artist, he is internationally recognized for his music/new media installations, and his artistic research is rooted in the duality "music as data, data as music", including the translation of scientific data and processes into sonic, and potentially artistic, material.