Home Studio: 130 Fort Washington Ave, 4J





After decades working in film sound,


wih headquarters in New York City and Rome.

His name csn be found in over 80 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 idioms, 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 music 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 worldwide,

also featured in films, documentaries, advertising, art videos,

Luigi performs from time to time with his ensemble,

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.