Giorgio Nottoli is an Italian composer, musician and academic. Born in Cesena in 1945 he completed his musical studies at the Conservatory "G. Rossini" in Pesaro. He studied composition with Domenico Guaccero and Mario Bertoncini, guitar with Carmen Lenzi Mozzani and electronic music with Walter Branchi. Self-taught as a designer and researcher, has completed his apprenticeship in science, collaborating with various researchers, including Giuseppe di Giugno, Guido Guiducci and Silvio Santoboni. From 1968 he worked as a performer (lute and guitar) until 1975 and as a composer and researcher so far. Since 1975, conducts research in the field of science and technology, in the field of acoustics and computer music.
He was professor of electronic music at the Conservatory of Frosinone "L.Refice" from 1974 until 2003.
He was Professor of Electronic Music at the Conservatory of Rome "Santa Cecilia" from 2004 until 2013. At this Institute from 2006 to 2013, he served continuously in charge of coordinating the Department's "New Technologies and Music". Always at the Conservatory in Rome, he was a member of the Academic Council from 2010 to 2013.
From 1999 to 2006 he was Professor of Electronic Music at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata". He has held this position for the Faculty of Arts, as part of the degree course in "History, Science and Techniques of Music and Performing Arts". Since 2007 he is professor of history, analysis and electroacoustic composition at the Second University of Rome "Tor Vergata" for the Faculty of Engineering as part of the "Master in Sonic Arts."
The major part of his works are realized by means of electro-acoustic media both for synthesis and processing of sound. The objective is to make timbre the main musical parameter and a "construction unit" through the control of sound microstructure. In the works for instruments and live electronics, the aim of Giorgio Nottoli is to extend the sonority of the acoustic instruments by means of complex real time sound processing.