I am thankful to Ravi and everyone at Drunken Boat for allowing me to gather these flowers, and to the eleven composers who eagerly accepted to be part of this Folio.
Luciano Chessa is active as a composer, performer, and conductor. His scores are published by RAI TRADE and Carrara and have been performed in Europe, U.S., and Australia. Recent compositions include A Heavenly Act, an opera with video by Kalup Linzy commissioned by SFMOMA. Chessa is the author of "Luigi Russolo, Futurist" (University of California Press), the first English monograph dedicated to Russolo's Art of Noises. He directed the reconstruction of The Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners, which he also conducts: this project received a 'Best of 2009' mention in The New York Times, and is touring internationally. Chessa teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.