(São Paulo, 1966)
Fernando Iazzetta is a Brazilian composer and performer. He teaches music technology and electroacoustic composition at the University of São Paulo and is the director of NuSom – Research Centre on Sonology at the same university. His works have been presented in concerts and music festivals in Brazil and abroad. As a researcher he has been interested in the investigation of experimental forms of music and sound art. He also runs a record label and studio – the LAMI – at the University of São Paulo. He currently is a research fellow at CNPq, the Brazilian National Council of Scientific and Technological Development. Since 2010 he is the consultant for the Arts Committee at FAPESP – the São Paulo Research Foundation.
Although I have composed some instrumental and electroacoustic music, what interests me most in terms of art making is the collective process of creation. The most important part of what I’ve developed in the field of music and sound art does not refer to the individual and somewhat solitary work of composition, but to the interaction with other artists. My first significant experience in this sense happened some time ago during undergrad times when I had the opportunity to actively participate in a percussion chamber group (Piap ensemble). After that, I collaborated with several artists in the context of improvisation groups (with Silvio Ferraz, Rogério Costa and Cesar Villavicencio, among others); dance (with choreographer Ivani Santana) and experimental music (with Lílian Campesato and many other artists). My work at the University enabled an intense interaction with students working in various artistic fields. These students taught me much of what I know about art.