updated 24 January 2019

Marta Gentilucci

Italian composer born in 1973.

Marta Gentilucci was born in Italy in 1973. She studied as a singer (soprano) at the Conservatorio di Perugia while earning a masters in English and German literature. She then studied composition at the Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini in Florence. In 2004, she moved to Stuttgart to enroll in the composition classes of Marco Stroppa at the Musikhochschule, from which she graduated in 2007. The following year, she began studying composition with Chaya Czernowin in Vienna while pursuing a masters in composition and computer music with Marco Stroppa in Stuttgart (2008-2010). She participated in Cursus 1 (IRCAM’s course in composition and computer music) in 2009-2010, and Cursus 2 in 2011. She holds a doctorate in composition from Harvard University, where she completed her dissertation under the direction of Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutschku.

Marta Gentilucci has received numerous prizes and fellowships, and has participated in the Junge Künstler Festival in Bayreuth (2004), the Darmstadt Summer Courses (2006), the Centre Acanthes (2007), and the Kuststiftung Baden-Württemberg (2008). She has received commissions for compositions with electronics from the Akademie der Künste Berlin (ADK) and the Expermentalstudio SWR Freiburg. In 2010, she held a residency at the Electronic Studio Akademie der Kunst Berlin (ADK). In 2017, she returned to IRCAM for a research residency, during which she studied vibrato and tremolo in women’s singing voices. In 2018, she was a resident at the Expermentalstudio SWR Freiburg to write a piece for voice, percussion, and electronics. She was a fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in 2018-2019.

Her work has been performed in Australia, China, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, England, South Korea, Japan, and the United States by ensembles such as the Soloists of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble SurPlus, Interzone Percettible, Ascolta, ensemble cross.art, Ensemble Experimental, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Jack Quartet, the Chiara Quartet, L’Arsenale, Ensemble Nikel, the Elision Ensemble, Promenade Sauvage, and Dal Niente.

Her electronic music has been featured by the Seoul International Computer Music Festival in 2012, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival in 2013 and 2015, and the International Computer Music Conference in 2011 (Huddersfield, UK).

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Jérémie Szpirglas, Marta Gentilucci.

Liens Internet

(liens vérifiés en février 2021)


  • Marco LIUNI, Marta GENTILUCCI, Multifog: a Multi-Level Control Device for FOG Granular Synthesis in Max/MSP, 7th International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval, Málaga (Spain), June 21-24, 2010, http://articles.ircam.fr/textes/Liuni10b/index.pdf (lien vérifié en février 2021).
  • Marta GENTILUCCI, « Aspects of the Verdi’s Dramaturgy », dans Studi Monografici (Guido Zaccagnini, éd.), Conservatoire de musique de Pérouse (Perugia), 1999.


  • “…tutt’occhi” dans « Folk Songs » avec des œuvres de Luciano Berio, Farangis Nurulla-Khoja, Vito Žuraj, Mariana Ungureanu, Marko Nikodijevic et Jamilia Jazylbekova, Experimentalstudio des SWR, Detlef Heusinger, direction, 1 cd Neos, 2014, NEOS11316.