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Marta Rossi

PhD Student

  • PhD in Computing and Games, SDI
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Creative, versatile and hard-working sound engineer and multimedia artist, with 10+ years of experience in live and studio sound engineering, composition and music production, live audio/video performances. Born in Rome, Italy, in 1985, is now based in South Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK, since January 2018.



2019 - MMus Master’s Degree in Sonic Arts, Department of Music, achieved with Distinction at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

2015 - Ableton Live Producer Diploma, Fonderie Sonore, Rome, Italy

2012-2015 - Studied Philosophy at the University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

2008 - Sound Engineering and Music Technology Diploma, Saint Louis College of Music, Rome, Italy



2018 Carlaw-Ogston Music Scholarship


Summary of works


Human AutomatArt, a Silent Chaos generative graphics installation made for Aberdeen’s Music Hall and co-commissioned by Aberdeen Performing Arts and New Media Scotland’s Alt-w Fund with investment from Creative Scotland

L’Oscuro Oceano dello Spazio Infinito, a Silent Chaos composition made for the Marischal College’s fountain in Aberdeen, commissioned by Sound Festival and in exposition for British Art Show 9 (BAS9)

The Silent Chaos streaming series The Secret Music of Plants, autogenerative compositions made by plants connected to the synths via biofeedback sensors


Macro, Silent Chaos studio album produced, by my label WDGAF

• Mixing, mastering and production by WDGAF of Daniele Santagiuliana’s studio album Confinement

• Production by WDGAF of Rvdra’s album KVRV! KVRV! KVRV!


Origins, a Silent Chaos audio/video performance created for Cryptic Glasgow and performed for the 25th anniversary of Cryptic Nights at the Glasgow CCA. Then performed for SoundFestival and the Listen Again Festival in Aberdeen, and for Radiophrenia Glasgow

Aletheia, an interactive audio/video composition involving self-built EEG devices made for the Master’s in Sonic Arts’ final project

The Secret Music of Plants live at the Duthie Welch Winter Gardens in Duthie Park, Aberdeen, for Wagon


Permutations, a Silent Chaos audio/video performance created for sonADA in Transit III and performed at the Kirk of St. Nicholas Uniting in Aberdeen

Synbals, a Silent Chaos live electroacoustic composition for synthesised cymbals, created for Shift/Enter and performed at King’s College Chapel, Aberdeen

Schizophrenia in Schizophonia, live performance created for the SERG’s conference Sonic Realities and performed at the Butchart Hall, Aberdeen. Also performed at the Hull’s Humber Street Gallery, England

Osclltr////012, Silent Chaos studio album released for the Berlin’s label Oscillator

Cotard’s Syndrome - The Waking Dead, Silent Chaos single for vv.aa. Forgotten Abandoned Desolated, released by Distorted Void


Hypernature, Silent Chaos live electroacoustic performance for Domenico Canino’s Hypernature art exhibition, Studio Sotterraneo, Rome, Italy

Sensorio Mutationes, live performance for art exhibition, Core Gallery, Rome, Italy

Micro, Silent Chaos studio album released by Eclectic Production

Annunaki, live performance for experimental theatre, Cappella Orsini, Rome, Italy

Le Arti Proibite, live performance for Ranya Art exhibition, Circolo Coda di Gallo, Rome, Italy

Sol Invictus, live performance for experimental theatre, Sala 1, Rome, Italy

Aleister Vol.1, live performance, 03:33 Basement Roma Est, Rome, Italy

Daedalus of Possibilities, Silent Chaos single for vv.aa. Labyrinth, released by Eighth Tower Records

Chains of Abyss, Silent Chaos single for vv.aa. Gatti Neri Che Cadono, released by GRCC


La Fine del Mondo, Silent Chaos a/v performance for experimental theatre, Cineteatro, Rome, Italy

Atlantis, Silent Chaos a/v performance for experimental theatre, Cineteatro, Rome, Italy

Radio Kaos Italy, a series of Silent Chaos live radio performance for experimental theatre, Rome, Italy

Silent Chaos live at Officinenove, Rome, Italy

Silent Chaos live at the contemporary art museum MAAM, Rome, Italy


Ilio in fiamme, Codex Æmeth live performance for experimental theatre, Cineteatro, Rome, Italy

Interstellar shuffle, Codex Æmeth single produced by Eclectic Productions

Codex Æmeth live set at Calcatronica Festival, Calcata, Italy


Original soundtrack for the independent short movie C-despair, director David Emanueli


Organised events


Aberdeen Occult and Avant-Garde Society, series of experimental arts nights at D2, Aberdeen, Scotland


Electric Cirkus - Independent festival of electronic arts, technical and artistic organisation, at Rampa Prenestina, Rome, Italy


Artughet, technical and artistic organisation of a synaesthetic event between art and music in Rome's ghetto art galleries, Italy.

Technical and theoretical organisation of philosophical weekly meetings with poetry and live music, Rome, Italy.




• Ableton Live Producer workshops, funded by the Aberdeen City Council

Modular synthesis workshop


Ableton Live Producer workshops for a community charity, Rome, Italy

Artistic residencies


Artistic residency at Cove Park for Cryptic Glasgow


Work experience

2020 - now

Relief sound technician for the Aberdeenshire Council


Live sound tech for Atmosphere Lighting and Sound, Aberdeen

• Seonaid Aitken and Big Band, a 9-pieces jazz band, Inverurie Town Hall, Aberdeenshire

• Conference at the Garioch Sport Center, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

• Stonehaven Highland Games, Aberdeenshire

• Fettercairn Show, Aberdeenshire

• Live on the Lawn, University of Aberdeen

2018 - now

Studio and live sound technician for Soundfestival and Scottish composers

• Soundfestival 2021, live sound tech for Late Night soundsession

• Soundfestival 2020, live sound tech

• Field sound engineer for the theatrical work Lost at Sea, under the direction of production of the composer and sound designer Pippa Murphy, Horsecross Arts, Perth

• Studio sound engineer for harmonium recording sessions with Kate Halsall for Sound Scotland at Bennachie Studio, University of Aberdeen

• Live sound engineer for sonADA in Transit III

• Production for recording sessions of clarinet and voice with Joanna Nicholson, for the Scottish composers Rebecca Rowe and Stuart Murray Mitchell, at Aden Park ARC Mac Studios in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire

2016 - now

Freelance graphic art, posters, cd covers, websites creation, video art

2008 - now

Freelance live sound engineer
technical organisation of nights and festivals
backline and live sound engineer
stage in the recording studio Legend Studio, Rome, Italy

2004 - now

Sound and energy engineer for Studio Tecnico Ingegner Marino Rossi (engineering studio), Rome, Italy

• Environmental acoustics surveys and technical reports building sites, commercial activities, and private residential.

• Energetic and acoustic certifications for commercial activities and private residential.

• Planning of buildings, spaces, and commercial activities' soundproofing

• Design for the installation of anti-noise measures in residential and commercial buildings

• Design of rediffusion systems for commercial activities

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Sonic Arts, MMus, Aletheia, University of Aberdeen

6 Sep 20186 Sep 2019

Award Date: 21 Nov 2019

Ableton Live, Ableton Live Producer, -, Fonderie Sonore

Award Date: 2 Dec 2015

Sound Engineering and Music Technology, Diploma, -, Saint Louis College of Music

10 Sep 200610 Sep 2008

Award Date: 1 Oct 2008