Luigi Pizzaleo was born in Como (Italy) in 1971. After graduating in piano and Arts, he studied compostion with Edgar Alandia and Maurizio Gabrieli, then electronic music and composition with Michelangelo Lupone. His most recent activities as a composer are focused on new interfaces and intermedial works, as well as acousmatic and instrumental compositions performed in several important contemporary music festivals. Among the most noticeable results of his work as a researcher , may be mentionedthe Glass-harp, an instrument for electronic real-time improvisation, the Metis Inerface (a Tangible User Interface with a collection of applications for musical education, oriented to new musical languages) and OSQ, an Open Sound Control software interface/controller and recorder. He taught Electroacoustic Composition at the Conservatory of L’Aquila and music technologies in other italian Conservatories. After getting his PHD at the University of Florence, he published a study on MEV-Musica Elettronica Viva (LIM-Libreria Italiana di Musicologia, 2014) and other essays on electronic music in Rome. He holds a class of Analysis and History of Electronic Music at the Conservatory “Santa Cecilia” in Rome.