Federico Pozzer is a composer, performer, and researcher. Strongly influenced by experimental music practices, his work currently explores how indeterminate and determinate changes in players’ breathing can shape certain aspects of a piece of music. His interest in the indeterminacy and timings of breathing led him to investigate the differences between voluntary and involuntary breathing, exhaling and blowing, and to categorise and question different types of instructions on performers’ breathing through composition, installation, and improvisation. Federico often collaborates with pianist Kate Ledger and wrote pieces for several musicians including flautist Kathryn Williams and composer-performer Joseph Kudirka. His works have been performed at MINIMALISM Festival 2.0 (London), Ostrava Days (Czech Republic), Splendor (Amsterdam), Constellation (Chicago), University of Huddersfield, KM28 (Berlin). In 2019 his CD ‘Breath’ was released by British label Another Timbre featuring composers and musicians Lucio Tasca, Kathryn Williams, Dejana Sekulić, Colin Frank, and Brice Catherin. His recordings have been broadcasted by Keith F’eM, Concertzender Radio, and Radio 3 and his scores have been published in IM–OS Improvised Music-Open Scores and THE MASS. He attended Donaueschinger Musiktage 2017 and Ostrava Days 2021. Federico is currently finishing his PhD at the University of Leeds where he is supervised by Dr Scott Mc Laughlin and Dr Mic Spencer. 

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