Fernando Manassero


He composes music for prepared instruments, amplified sound objects, synthesizers and video. His work is characterized for its iridescent textures, densely populated by communities of small sound organisms.


In this music the listener dives into a dramaturgy of ephemeral gestures of great vitality, organized in translucid layers.


He is currently at the Master in Mixed Music Composition at Haute École de Musique de Genève, where he studies with Michael Jarrel, Luis Naón and Gilbert Nouno. He was part of Ircam Cursus, class 2019-20.


Further studies in composition with Chaya Czernowin and Steven Takasugi through a Fulbright – FNA grant, as well as Juan Carlos Tolosa and Gerardo Gandini. 


He has a degree in music composition from National University of Córdoba, Argentina. He worked as a teacher at the bachelor in Music at Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


His music has been programed in Europe, South America and the US.


He has been commissioned and programmed by Manifeste Festival, Klang Basel, Archipel Festival, Attaca Festival and Colon Theater Experimentation Center, Cervantes Theater, Contemporary Music Festival of Buenos Aires, and Harvard Group for New Music, and worked with ensembles such as Ensemble Vortex, Ensemble Phoenix, Ensemble Adapter, Arditti, reConvert, Suono Mobile, Ensemble Tropi, trio Musica Impura, among others.


He lives and works in Geneva.