Home Studio: 130 Fort Washington Ave, 4J
Office: 247 w 30 Street, 4F
As a sound designer/editor, Luigi's career began in theatre,
then he studied at Scuola A.P.M. in Saluzzo, Italy, and started working in films in Rome with industry professionals (Stefano Di Fiore and Fausto Ancillai over all).
He worked so far in over 40 films
presented and screened at festivals worldwide:
Cannes, Venezia, Roma, Torino, Locarno, Berlin, Toronto, BAFTA,
Tampa International, Hoboken and Academy Awards among others.
He also regularly works in TV and advertising,
often even as a sound recordist, following and controlling his sound projects in all aspects.
As a sound artist, his works have been premièred
at MACRO, Romaeuropa, Affordable Art Fair, No Longer Empty.
Luigi lectured about sound and music at universities in US and Italy (School of Visual Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology, University of Roma Tre, University of Calabria)
published essays on magazines and academic journals (Fatamorgana, Digital Music, Zetaesse among others)
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 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.
His chamber music, defined "uncanny" has been performed in Italy, Belgium, US,
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.
Since 2013 he is resident composer and Chief Sound Designer
at NY International Brazilian Opera company.
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.