Author of chamber, electronic, orchestral, sacred and scenic music for the theaters, as well as a great deal of music for the piano. In his compositions, he has always attempted to keep a connection with popular music, particularly with traditional Sardinian music, transporting its characteristics into a cultured context and blending them with elements typical of jazz and contemporary music.
After having completed his classic studies in Sassari, he earned a diploma in Piano from Ferrara and in Composition and in Electronic Music from Bologna. He has also studied choral music and choir conducting, organ and organ composition and jazz music.
He broached the sacred genre, recovering the ancient liturgical methods and reviewing them with the styles and languages of today's music. At the Accademia Musicale Chigiana of Siena, he extended his study of music for films under the guidance of Sergio Miceli and Ennio Morricone, for two years running (1993-1994) earning the Diploma of Merits and taking first prize in the course (1993). He won a great many national and international composition prizes (including first prize in the second edition of “Concorso Internazionale di Composizione a favore della Musica Innovativa di Ispirazione Popolare Sarda”, a Special Mention at the first edition of the Concorso Internazionale per la Composizione di Musica per Film, the “Mario Nascimbene” prize, the Noferini prize and the Zucchelli prize, third place at Margola and Varenna); he has also taught complementary harmony and composition analysis and new technologies, music for cinema and music laboratory for cinema and the television.
He won the post he now holds (for examinations and qualifications) as teacher of complementary harmony, theory and technique of harmony at the "Venezze" School of Music of Rovigo.
He has taught in various Schools of Music including: Cagliari, Trento, Verona, Matera, Foggia, Fermo, Pesaro. He held a seminar of music for cinema at the School of Music of Fermo in May 2010 and a music course for cinema in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15.
In the same school he was coordinator of the department of Theory, Analysis, Composition and Conducting and member of the academic council. Finalist in the Listz Competition for Pianists-Composers of Bellagio, 2014 edition. On 27 November 2014 was premiered in the Hall of Portraits in Fermo, within concert Music and Poetry-The Melologue in contemporary music, his composition “ Ti amo”, melologue for narrator, flute and cello. November 26, 2015 was premiered in the Hall of Portraits in Fermo concert Inventions of a voice-Music and Poetry, his composition “Lament for Diotima”, melologue for narrator, soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax. March 23, 2017 was premiered in the Church of Santa Cristina in Bologna, in the concert ‘Conoscere la musica, concerti di primavera-Trio Eclettica’ , his composition ‘Chorale, variations and fugue for trio per violin, cello and piano’ The third prize in the edition 2017 of Composition Competition ‘Cengio in Lirica’ with his opera ‘L’ultimo sogno di Calaf’ The second prize in the edition 2017 of Composition Competition ‘A. Manoni” with his opera ‘Le silence éternel’ December 10, 2017 was premiered in the Goethe Institute in Bologna, in the concert ‘Liedabend’, his composition ‘Ich denke deine’ for soprano and piano The member of SIMC (Society of Italian Contemporary Music) The member of giury of International Festival of Uta City (2018)
He collaborates with the journal "Colonne Sonore", specialised in music for cinema, for which he also prepared a monograph on Nino Rota. He is included on DEUMM as a composer.
Conferences include: - “Ipertestualità e Multimedialità nel Teatro” (Hypertext and Multimedia in the theatre) Sala Estense, Ferrara 27 April 1999; - “Colonne Sonore e Musiche di Frontiera-La musica di Ennio Morricone” (Soundtracks and frontier music - the music of Ennio Morricone) Bologna University, Faculty of Musicology (D.A.M.S.), 30 March 1995 (Intervention on music for the cinema of the Maestro); - “Guida all’ascolto:Il Gaspard de la Nuit” (A listener's guide: Gaspard de la Nuit) by Maurice Ravel. Bologna University, Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages and Literature, 27 January 1995. He has published for Berben, Ut Orpheus, Ars Publica, Map Edizioni.
Pieces for piano including Aqua, Prèlude, Valzer onirico, Archetipi, Nocturne, Frammenti da un Album. [Chamber music including Ost for string quartet (2011 revised 2017) Golden Forest Songs for Shakuhachi flute, violin, cello and piano (2010) Pantomima for oboe and piano (1990)] Inno a Santa Clelia Barbieri, on text by Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, for choir and organ, official hymn of the celebrations (1993) Derrière ton voile (on the text of Song of Songs) for mezzo-soprano, english horn and organ (1994) La voce della pioggia for tenor, string quartet and piano (1997) Tre ritratti for flute and guitar (1999) Variazioni su un’antica ninna-nanna for Celtic harp (2008) Gioghende for soprano, guitar, string orchestra and percussion on popular Sardinian texts (2001) Animas for two tenors, two basses, two bassoons, three horns, four cellos and percussion on sacred texts of popular Sardinian tradition (2002). Rapsodia Eolica for piano and orchestra (2004). Electronic music, scenic music for theatre, including Albatross (1999), Il potere delle lune (2000) Music for radio drama Amburgo 1944 (1990) Stabat Mater 2010 for soprano, contralto and string orchestra [no. 9 and 10] (2009) Fairyland (on E.A.Poe texts) for soprano, percussion and string orchestra (2015) Chorale, variations and fugue for trio, violin, cello and piano (2015) La sposa bambina, opera (2016) Il sogno di Calaf, opera (2017)
[Songs, arrangements and orchestrations for different genres.] (from a catalogue of more than 190 compositions)