Sandro Mussida

Mussida’s work investigates the relationships between tradition and innovation in music, investigating active listening, the identity of musical languages and rites. his latest works involve historical, non-equal-tempered tuning systems questioning its perception by the western, standardized ear. On the intersection between acoustical / classical, electric and electronic fields, he writes for orchestra, chamber and solo instruments, electronics. His work is published by Sony Classical, Boomkat, Tapeworm, Blume Editions, Metrica, Soave Records, Curl, Die Schachtel.

Sandro Mussida at Hangar BIcocca, Milan

Selected Works

Campo, for 12 cellos, piano, quadraphonic audio, Norient Film Festival commission. live in Bern, 2022.

Prisma, for electric organ and tape, 2021

Rueben, Musica Per Tre Sistemi Di Intonazione (Music for Three Intonation Systems) for bass clarinet, electric guitar, cello samples, Label: Die Schachtel, 2020

EEEOOOSSS, Musica Per Tre Sistemi Di Intonazione (Music for Three Intonation Systems) for bass clarinet, electric guitar, cello samples, Label: Soave, 2018

Ventuno Costellazioni Invisibili, clear vinyl, limited edition, for two sets of tuned metals (6 triangles, 2 glockenspiels, gong, tam), electric guitar, Bb clarinets and flute, piano, violin. Metrica, IT. 2017. broadcasted on Rai Radio 3, BBC3 Radio UK, The New Hum (UK), The Sound Projector, Dark Entries (NL) and many others, 2017

Object Relations, w/ Mark Fell, 7' inch vinyl. Sandro Mussida, cello; Mark Fell, computer, label: Object Relations, Boomkat, 2016

Dare Voce, with Olivia Salvadori / CD, Sony Classical Italy. dec 2016 // press coverage includes Rai Radio3, Rolling Stones (IT), Schmopera (CAN), Electronic North (UK), Van Magazine (DE), Pylot (UK).


Vita Nuova, original score for 'B. o Vita Nuova', a film by Guy Massaux on Dante's Sonnets. Recordings at the BRN1 Studio Sofia w/ the Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra, June 2021

Interchange 2021 (Mark Fell), for 28 elements brass band (Alto Cornets, Cornets, Flugelhorns, Eb.Horns, Euphoniums, Baritones, Trombones, BsTrombones, Eb.Basses, Percussions). Premiered at Sheffield's No Bound Fest, October 2021

Protomusic#1, by Mark Fell, 45 speaker system piece at Gateshead Sage, Newcastle, UK, acoustic, folk, classical and popular instruments recording recreating the city soundscape, June 2018

Ondes, with Francesco Fabris @ EMS, Stockholm, on the qualities of acoustic and electric waves, for cello, Buchla 2000 synthesizers, August 2017

Time Diagram For Organ And Strings, by Mark Fell & London Contemporary, for Organ Reframed 2016, Composer: Mark Fell Organist: James McVinnie Orchestra: London Contemporary Orchestra Director: Robert Ames

Performances / Selected Venues (2016/18)

Het Hem, Amsterdam; Serralves Museum, Porto; Kremlin Theatre, Moscow; CCA Glasgow; Istanbul Congress Centre, Istanbul; Donizetti Opera Theatre, Bergamo; Gorki Theatre, Berlin; Cafe OTO, London; St.Mark Church, New York; Triennale Museum, Milan; Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice; Botanical Gardens, Rome; Regent Theatre, Toronto.