Silvio Relandini graduated in Environmental and Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering at La Sapienza University of Rome. As a musician, he devoted himself professionally to music technology from the age of 17. Since 1995, he regularly holds courses and seminars throughout Italy at public institutions, music schools, exhibitions, festivals, courses of high musical specialization, and conferences on the following topics: Sound Science, Electronic Music Notation, Synthesis and Sound Sampling, Systems of Computer Assisted Composition, Virtual Orchestration, Sound Designing, Sound Engineering and of course Computer Science.
He has been the artistic director of numerous festivals of ancient music, jazz and dance in the years 1996-2004 in the cities of Rome, Camerino, Gradara, Assisi, Bevagna (PG), Ceccano (FR) and took part in 300 concerts and performances of dance. He has participated in numerous classical and jazz music productions since the late 1990’s where he also took care of the electronic production of scores for musical editions.
Professional experience in the field of Computer Science and Music Technologies
Since 1999 he has been the educational manager of MidiWare, leading Italian music technology distributor, and has been engaged in didactic research on the insertion of information technology support in all educational institutions. From 1999 to 2009, he was the Head of Education for Italy at Steinberg where he took care of the certification of specialized instructors on behalf of Steinberg (world leader in music software). Since 1999, through MidiWare, he has been the referent in Italy for Sibelius, a software house that produces the homonymous electronic music notation system, as well as the didactic advice, it also performs technical assistance and business development since 2000.
Since 2007, he has been the Beta tester on behalf of the software house Sibelius, Steinberg, and Celemony for the following music software: Sibelius, Cubase, Nuendo, Melodyne. In 2007 he was named product specialist Korg on the new digital recording systems.
Since 2011, he has been named Endorcer by Magix, a German company that produces sound technologies (Samplitude, Sequoia). Since 2012, he is a Certified Steininer Trainer (software and hardware certified learning).
Professional experience in the field of specialized training in musical technological innovation
From 1995 to 2001, he was in charge on behalf of the Institute. ital. Computer Science, the didactic coordination of 36 ESF vocational training courses in the field of music technology in the Lazio Region with the role of specialist professor in Sound Science and Musical Acoustics, Music Informatics, and MIDI sequencing. In 2005, he organized the first training course in Virtual Orchestration, attracting great interest in the academic world. In 2009, he held the Virtual Orchestration course at the S. Cecilia Conservatory of Rome, as part of the diploma in Applied Music, the first of its kind in Italy, which was held in a music academy.
In 2011 and 2012, he held a master of virtual orchestration at the V. Bellini Music Institute of Caltanissetta as part of the Grandi signatures for teaching event. From 2004 to 2010, he was the professor of music informatics at the Faculty of Information Science in Bologna. Every year, he takes care of the degree thesis in music technology for many students coming from the main Italian universities. From 2010 to 2013, he taught the digital creativity course at the University of Bologna (Faculty of Information Sciences). Since 2005, he regularly holds training courses for music teachers and musical technologies of Trentino in collaboration with the University of Trento and the Trento Film Festival which take place at the A. Rosmini Pedagogical High School of Trento.
From 2009 to 2013, he held the course of audio technique at the Germanic School of Rome (high school classes). In 2011, he held workshops and courses on technologies applied to cinema at the Puglia Film Commission – Cineporto di Bari.
He is the director of the Italian Institute for Musical Technology (IITM). On behalf of the Videoplay companies, Lambda Italia is responsible for training and updating the various technical figures related to sound aspects in the cinema and television sectors. In 2007, he carried out training on digital technologies to the technicians of AITS (Italian Sound Engineers), who deal with direct recording and audio editing for Cinecittà.
He followed the European project Net Music (2007-09), the Leonardo da Vinci European program as the head of music technology training for Universities and Conservatories . In 2011, he held professional refresher courses at the RAI dedicated to their audio technicians (Steinberg Nuendo courses).
In November of 2011, he designed for the Istituto Musicale V. Bellini of Caltanissetta the first level master’s degree in “Technologies applied to Music”, consisting of 456 hours of training reserved for students with a diploma or first level degree. This Masters program has been approved by MIUR in January of 2012 and has been running since September of 2012. Within the Masters program, they teach Sound Science, MIDI Protocol, MIDI Sequencing, Sound Sampling, Virtual Orchestration, Didactics and Pedagogy of Music Technologies. He has been nominated in the organizing committee of the master as an expert in music technology.
He regularly holds training courses and technological innovation, as well as workshops, in music for teachers of schools of all levels in Conservatories and Music Academies. He has taught in several including in the Music Institute of Valle d’Aosta, Conservatory of Cosenza, Conservatory of Rome, Conservatory of Pescara, Conservatory of Ferrara, Conservatory of Turin, Music Institute V. Bellini of Caltanissetta, Liceo Musicale Montanari of Verona, and Liceo Pedagogio Rosmini of Trento.
In 2012, he was appointed educational coordinator of applied music technology courses held at the Forum Academy within the prestigious recording studios of the Forum Music Village of Rome, founded in 1969 by Ennio Morricone and Louis Bacalov. For the academy, he designed the two-year Sound Engineer training course which is considered by many professionals in the field to be the most complete professional training course that is now possible to attend in Italy.
Since 2014, he has been teaching music technology at the Saint Louis College of Music in Rome as part of the academic courses of Composition applied to Images and teaches Musical Composition in the academic courses of Electronic Music. From the academic year 2014-15, he taught Virtual Orchestration (three-year contract) at the S. Cecilia Conservatory of Music in Rome.
In 2015, with the cooperation of the Forum Music Village of Rome, he planed the Second Level Master Film Scoring Performer with the aim of training musicians qualified to record and perform soundtracks.
Other professional experiences related to music technologies
From 2007 to 2010, he collaborated with Rainbow in the creation of the music column (realization of the virtual orchestration, scores, pre-production editing, post-production assistant) for the two animation films of the Winxs:
– Winx the secret of the lost kingdom , music by Paolo Baglio
– Winx 2 the film , music by Paolo Baglio
Since 2010, he collaborated as a technological music assistant in the production of film and video soundtracks (editing, sound designing, virtual orchestration, scores):
- 1 – 2011, L’Industriale , by Giuliano Montaldo, produced by Bibi Film and RAI Cinema, music by Andrea Morricone
- 2 – 2011, I fratellini d’Italia , animated film produced by Lanterna Magica and RAI Fiction , music by Rita Marcotulli, Paolo Pietrangeli
- 3 – 2011, Face Noir , videogame produced by Madorange, music by Vincenzo di Filippo
- 4 – 2012-13, A small southern company , film by Rocco Papaleo, music by Rita Marcotulli
Since 2009, he has collaborated with the Germanic Culture Institute in Rome and with the German publishing houses Barenreiter, Laaber-Verlag, in the electronic publishing (through Sibelius software) of modern editions of lyrical scores of the eighteenth century: – vol. XII Concentus Musicus: Niccolo Jommelli, Attilio Regolo , lyric opera
– Vol XIII Concentus Musicus: Holy Mary of the Soul: musik fur die parties der deutchen nationalkirche in Rome, Niccolo Jommelli, Pietro paolo Bencini
As a Sound Designer, he designed the Impronte Sonore event in which a study on soundscape and sound diffusion in 5.1 surround system is underway. The event has already been met with great success at the Città Sonore (Rome), MUV (Florence), creativity festival (Florence), Grape Juice Festival (Livorno) festivals.
In 2008, he created the Cubase 4.1 book for Hoepli, the official guide of Steinberg educational Italia .
In 2010 for the AB Editor, he created the book Sibelius 6, the step by step guide .
In 2011, he wrote the books Lessons of Cubase 6 , Sibelius 7 step by step , which he decided to publish for free on the IITM site for greater sharing and interaction with the many readers who have followed it for years.
In 2013, he wrote the book Lessons of Cubase 7 in ebook format with sample projects and exercises. He also wrote Sound Designing articles for the electronic magazine Sounday.
He has also been writing technical articles about the main software distributed at MidiWare.
Music notes for the magazine Music notes edited by the Ist . Musicale V. Bellini of Caltanissetta.
Created the blog http://tecnologiamusicale.wordpress.com dedicated to teaching music technology and visited every month by over 4,000 readers with 10,000 monthly readings of articles.