An Italian born multi-instrumentalist, ethno-musicologist, composer, arranger, producer and sound designer in several musical fields including medieval, Mediterranean, oriental, world, ethno-electro and improvised music. He has studied extra-European traditional folk and classical music for several years (from 1970 to 1982) at the Conservatory of Music in Marrakech (Morocco) and at the Benares Hindu University in Varanasi (India) and subsequently with various masters of different eastern musical traditions.
While living in South of France (for 7 years) and in Paris (for 15 years), he has been the leader or a member of a wide range of music and theatre ensembles and has performed extensively in Europe, in the USA, in Canada, in the Middle East, in Africa and Asia. He has composed for the theatre and the ballet, as well as for shadow plays, television, documentaries, feature films and fashion shows. As a composer or as session musician he has recorded more than 30 CD’s and has appeared in many radio and television broadcastings. Since 2006 he lives in Ubud, Bali, and he is currently working in his home-studio on personal projects that combine the sample computer based electronic music production of today with the acoustic sound of ethnic instruments of the oriental world as well as producing and collaborating with local and visiting artists.