Tuesday, April 20, 2021

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM ITALY

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM MALAYSIA


Fragility Talks 06 - Fondazione ICA Milano

Welcome to Fragility Talks series:

  • Q&A interviews focusing on fragility & resilience, the program explores economy, art & cultural and science 
  • Moderators: Christopher Schutte, Art Experiential and Innovation Director at Particle 
  • A series of 5 interviews, 30-minute each, guests are free to speak openly in a guided conversation to explore the topic 


FRAGILITY TALKS 06: Lorenzo Brusci, Sound Composer and CEO at MUSI-CO, and Prof. Matthew James Sansom, Pro Vice-Chancellor School of Arts at Sunway University



Lorenzo Brusci, Sound Composer and CEO of MUSI-CO and MUSSTdesign  

Lorenzo Brusci (born 1966) is an Italian sound-experience and sound space artist, based currently between Krakow (Poland) and Berlin (Germany). He studied Philosophy and Philosophy of Music at the Florence and Siena University. An overview of his compositional work can be found at www.soundcloud.com/lorenzo-brusci , at http://www.timet.org and www.lorenzobrusci.com

Since late 90′s Brusci started exploring the implications of dynamic sound and music space design within landscape and architecture, with the experimental music team Timet before (www.timet.org), then with the Giardino Sonoro project (www.giardinosonoro.com) and the SED studio – Sound and Experience Design – in Berlin and Krakow (late 2008). In 2009 He founded with Lorenzo Coppini Architettura Sonora(www.architetturasonora.com), as a division of B&C Speakers.

To control and materialize the abstract forces of mechanical and electroacoustic technology through B&C experience and know-how, resulted into a systematic development of many of the shapes and experience design concepts he had developed since the Giardino Sonoro and SED times. His continuous research and his resourceful approach to experience design allow him to constantly push new boundaries in space and product design, creating and inspiring some of the most interesting innovations in the audio and technology design industry. In 2013 he finally founded with composer and music engineer Simone Conforti MUSST, Multisensing Space Studio, (www.musstdesign.com): Sensorial Space Design and Algorithmic Music at their most advanced and challenging stages.

Again with Simone Conforti, and longtime collaborator, computer scientist and methodologist Valentijn Borghuis, Lorenzo founded MUSI-CO, a team of research and development fully dedicated to Artificial Intelligence and Music generation. See here their demo Apps IMPRO and Musicfit.

Brusci has been a guest speaker and visiting professor at various schools, workshops and institutions including among others Siena University, Florence University, Politecnico University in Milano, Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, The Art Academy in Krakow, the Instituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Milan, the Architecture Triennale in Krakow, the Music Biennale in Venice, Royal College of Arts in London, ZHdK University – Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Zurich, the Attakkalari Biennal master classes in Bangalore, the Lebanese University and the Jesuit University in Beirut.


Prof. Matthew James Sansom, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Associate Dean - School of Arts

Matthew James Sansom is an international artiste working across a variety of media and contexts including sound, video, sculpture, installation, performance and musical composition. Working principally with field recordings and found sounds, Professor Sansom’s work has been exhibited and performed internationally, including the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, National Theatre of Prague, Victoria and Albert Museum, Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow), t-u-b-e galerie (Munich), Korean Institute of Culture, and Ely Cathedral. Commissions for his work have included sound-based sculptural installations for Liverpool City Council and an audiovisual work for the Four Seasons Hotel, Shanghai. He is a member of the Landscape Quartet exploring environmental participatory sound art and music, which has held residencies, exhibited work and performed in the United Kingdom, Sweden and Vietnam. He holds a doctorate in free improvisation and for 12 years led the Creative Music Technology programme at the University of Surrey, UK.

Research Interest(s)

  • Philosophy and aesthetics of creative process
  • Contemporary/popular and electronic music
  • Acoustic ecology
  • Improvisation
  • Sound art

Notable Publication(s)

  • Sansom, M. (2017). Under the aspect of eternity: A perennialist interpretation of free improvisational aesthetics and pedagogy. In J. Boyce-Tillman (Ed.), Spirituality in Music Education. Oxford: Peter Lang.
  • Sansom, M. (2016). Improvisation. In A. King, E. Himonides, & A. Ruthmann (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Music, Technology, and Education. London: Routledge.
  • Sansom, M. J. (2016). In the making: insights gained from ecological sound arts practice. Practice-Based Explorations of Music and Space, RMA 52nd Annual Conference. London, UK: Guildhall School of Music & Drama.
  • Sansom, M. J. (2016). Technology, the digital musician and higher education, In Sync? Music, teaching and learning in higher music education. Kristiansand, Norway: University of Agder and CEMPE/Norwegian Academy of Music.
  • Sansom, M. (2015). Dissolving dualities: Onto-epistemological implications of ecological sound art. Contemporary Music Review, 34(4), 267–280.
  • Sansom, M. (2007). Improvisation & identity: A qualitative study. Critical Studies in Improvisation/Études critiques en improvisation, 3(1)
  • Sansom, M. (2001). Imaging music: Abstract expressionism and free improvisation. The Leonardo Music Journal, MIT Press, 11.