Marco Buongiorno Nardelli

Regents Professor


Composition Studies

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Physics Building 317

Marco Buongiorno Nardelli is a composer, installation artist and computational physicist who brings a platform for art/science integration rooted in his profound and extensive expertise in development of scientific and artistic software and his vision for sustainable community software development. He is Regents Professor at the University of North Texas, with academic appointments in both the Department of Physics and the College of Music Division of Composition Studies, a member of iARTA, the Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts and CEMI, the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia, and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute where he directs an initiative in “Music Complexity”. As both an Artist and a Scientist, his work is intrinsically inter- and cross-disciplinary: his work in Physics and in Art is the natural extension of his practices as a creative thinker: “At the core, I am doing the same thing; the tools that I use to achieve the end-goals are different, of course, but the conceptual framework is very similar. These two things talk to each other at a very deep level.” His scientific research activities range from the design and discovery of novel materials for 21st century applications in renewable energy, environment, nano-electronics and devices, to the development of advanced electronic structure theories and high-throughput techniques in materials genomics and computational materials design. As a music theorist he is a pioneer in the application of complexity theories and big data analysis tools to the structure of music as a generalized mathematical space. As an artist, he is internationally recognized for his music and new media installations, and his artistic research is rooted in the duality "music as data, data as music", including the translation of scientific data and processes into sonic, and potentially artistic, material. and