His works have been presented at Centre Pompidou in Paris, Amsterdam Dance Event, Venice Biennale, New York Computer Music Festival, Bozar Bruxelles, Rewire Festival Den Haag, Impuls Tanz Vienna, Dom Moskow, Seoul International Music Festival, Emu Fest Roma, Monaco Electroacoustique, Teater des Flors Barcelona, Serralves em Festa Porto, August Tanz Berlin, Champaign-Urbana University, Illinois, Sonic Circuits Washington, Centro Mexicano de Musica y Artes Sonoras, Ina Groupe de Recherches Sonores in Paris, Logos Foundation in Belgium, STEIM Amsterdam, IEM Graz, OMI New York, the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag, Conservatory of Padua, Rome and Turin. He’s been invited professor at the University of Sussex, Uk and Tallin, Estonia.
He graduated in Nuclear Physics at the University of Trieste, completed the master “Art, Science and Technologies” with Jean Claude Risset and Claude Cadoz, he obtained a PhD degree at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven with Armin Kohlrausch and graduated in electroacoustic music composition at the Institute of Sonology, Royal Conservatory of Den Haag with Paul Berg, Joel Ryan, and Richard Barrett. In his works, he has assisted Alvin Lucier, Devid Behrman, Nicholas Collins and Trevor Wishart. In the years he also worked Philips Research, Eindhoven, and Auro Technologies Belgium creating software for their audio application.
He was part of the Sonology Electroacoustic Ensemble and has released his works on CD/DVD as “JesterN’ for Dobialabel, Modisti, Bowindo, SONMA Archive, Setola di Maiale and Hybrida records. He has improvised with Evan Parker, Butch Morris, Karl Berger and composed for the choreographies of Ola Maciejewska.
He has been the artistic director of the AESON festival Italy and has received awards and grants from the Nederlands Fonds Podium Kunsten, Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia, ResArtis together with Thamgidi Studio Fundation and Beijing Studio Center. He's part of the Federazione CEMAT for Electroacoustic Music in Italy and AIXIA, Italian Federation for Artificial Intelligence.
Alberto Novello's practice takes place at the limits of technology, where expression is fragile, between invention and unreliability. He composes evolving architectures, where electricity branches into itself creating unpredictable results: if a system doesn't break, then it can be used to explore new languages, possibly made of imperfections and glitches, to remind us that human knowledge is limited, our science subjective and technology transitory. His productions range from digital system to analog modular synthesizers, using brain sensors to drive lasers and stochastic visuals or exploring new circuit designs. Alberto's creations aim to bridge the gap between pop culture and scientific research in order to connect with everyone.