Alvise Vidolin (1949) was born in Padova where he carried out scientific and musical studies. He teaches Electronic Music at “B. Marcello” Conservatory of Music in Venezia and Electronic and Computer Music at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica delle Scuole Civiche di Milano.
He is co-founder and member of Centro di Sonologia Computazionale (CSC – University of Padova), teaching Computer Music at the Department of Electronic and Computer Science, where he is conducting a research in computer assisted composition and performance. Co-founder of the Italian computer music association (AIMI), he was president in the years 1988-90, and now is member of board of directors. Since 1977 he has often worked for La Biennale di Venezia, promoting the computer music by congress (ICMC 1982), workshops, commission of musical works, concerts and exhibitions. Between 1992-1998 he worked as director of the musical production at the Centro Tempo Reale in Florence. He is member of the scientific committee of Luigi Nono Archive.
He gave his services to several important Italian and foreign institution and he worked for several composers such as Claudio Ambrosini, Giorgio Battistelli, Luciano Berio, Aldo Clementi, Wolfango Dalla Vecchia, Franco Donatoni, Adriano Guarnieri, Luigi Nono, Salvatore Sciarrino on the electronic realisation and performance of their works (La Biennale di Venezia, CCOT Festival a Taipei, Donaueschinger Musikstage, Festival d’Automne a Parigi, Festival delle Nazioni di Città di Castello, IRCAM di Parigi, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Milano Musica, Münchener Biennale, Musik-biennale Berlino, Salzburger Festspiele, Settembre Musica Torino, Wien Modern; i teatri Alla Scala di Milano, Almeida di Londra, Alten Oper di Francoforte, Comunale di Bologna, Dell’Opera di Roma, Opera Bastille di Parigi, Opéra National du Rhin di Strasburgo, Staatstheater di Stoccarda, Theatre National de Chaillot a Parigi, etc.).
He has written various scientific and popular essays.