|Biografie||BESCHREIBUNG Diego Ratto: «SHOMO» / 07:32|
What people say is not always what they think, people act to exist in the society, to live a life that follows certain rules of standardization. Occasionally, particular events bring us outside our routine in which we are constantly immersed, almost to the point of drowning, and some thoughts emerge like interferences in our mind-set. Thoughts that create a different pattern in our steady life, that force us to stop and reflect, in a moment of reconnection with ourselves, as human being and part of the nature. How magical and refreshing is the place where it is allowed to reconcile with our body and mind?! But, how long can we hold out? There is always a point in which we have to come back to reality. However, what is reality? Is that what society suggests us to be real?
Diego Ratto (B. 1988, Alessandria, Italy) is a musician and composer currently based in Santa Barbara, CA. He received a Bachelor of Music in jazz guitar in 2016 and in electronic music in 2017 from Music Conservatory «A.Vivaldi» in Alessandria (Italy). He graduated from KMH - Royal College of Music in Stockholm (Sweden) with a Master of Music in electroacoustic composition in 2019. He is currently a PhD student in music composition at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), with Professors João Pedro Oliveira and Curtis Roads.
He has been awarded with the following prizes: Prix Russolo 2022 (finalist FTTB), Golden Lala Awards 2020 (Poznan, PL), Sound of Silences - Edison Studio / Romaeuropa Festival 2020 (Rome, IT), Musicworks Magazine Electronic Music Contest 2020 (Toronto, CAN), Wocmat 2018 International Phil Winsor Computer Music, Rimusicazioni Film Festival 2018 (Bolzano, IT), Prix CIME 2017 - International Confederation Music, Electroacoustic Contest EFME 2016 (Santa Fe, RA). In June 2018 he was offered an artistic residency at the prestigious ICST - Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology - (Zhdk) in Zurich.
|Photo Credit||Diego Ratto|