Home Studio: 130 Fort Washington Ave, 4J
As a sound designer/editor, Luigi's career began in theatre,
then he started working in films in Rome, learning the art of film sound with industry professionals from the iconic Italian cinema of the 60's and 70's.
He worked so far in over 60 films
presented and screened at festivals worldwide:
Cannes, Venezia, Roma, Torino, Locarno, Berlin, Toronto, BAFTA,
Tampa International, Hoboken and Academy Awards among others.
As a sound artist, his works have been premièred
at MACRO, Romaeuropa, Affordable Art Fair among others.
Luigi lectured about sound and music at universities in US and Italy,
published essays on magazines and academic journals
and created custom content for music softwares..
His musical world equally includes art music and popular idyoms, often in a border land between them.
Luigi started composing for electronics and small ensembles in the late 90's, producing demos and playing guitar and keyboards with several bands in Italy, also being composer in residence with some theatre companies.
After appearing in some compilations and split albums, he released a couple of full-length records as Mond (My My After World, 2004) and Appleyard College (Look At Me, Cold Current, 2006) before starting using his own name (Respirano, self, 2007; Scimmie, Cineploit, 2014)
and collaborating with the Italian band Maisie (Balera Metropolitana, Snowdonia, 2008; Maledette Rockstar, Snowdonia, 2018).
Starting as a guitarist and keyboardist, Luigi studied later with Ivano Morrone, Edgar David Grana, Ray Lustig, Conrad Cummings, Jude Vaclavik, Daniel Ott.
His orchestral and chamber music has been performed in Europe, Asia, US and South America,
also featured in films, documentaries, advertising, art videos,
and distributed worldwide on supports and digitally.
Luigi performs from time to time with some ensembles,
playing guitar, bass, keyboards and piano.
He lives and works in New York City.
Born in Cosenza (Italy) and living in New York City,
Luigi Porto is a composer and sound designer.