Born in Gualdo Tadino (Italy) in 1973, Marta Gentilucci is a composer.
Marta Gentilucci studied singing in Italy and composition in Germany under Marco Stroppa. She holds a PhD in composition from Harvard University in the United States, supervised by Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutschku.
She was selected for residencies at IRCAM, the Experimentalstudio des SWR and the Akademie der Künste‘s electronic studio in Berlin. Her music has been performed internationally and her electronic music was selected for the Seoul International Computer Music Festival, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, as well as for several editions of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC). Marta obtained the ICMC’s “Best Paper Award” in 2018, and the “Best Piece – Regional, Europe” in 2019. In 2018-2019, she was a Fellow of the Harvard Radcliffe Institute (United States).
Among her most recent activities, IRCAM and Neue Vocalsolisten commissioned two new pieces for voice and electronics from her, both created during the MANIFESTE Festival (Paris, 2020) and then presented at the ECLAT Festival (Stuttgart, 2021).
The project Marta Gentilucci is working on at Villa Medici bears on creation of an audiovisual installation with the American photographer Susan Meiselas. A collaborative project born of the desire to create the image of an ageing woman’s body as seen through our eyes and ears, in the form of “cartographies of the body”, tracing a map of the skin, wrinkles and expressions that speak of a life lived, but still full of energy and possibilities.