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BIOGRAPHY

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Diego Ratto, an Italian composer and sound designer currently based in Los Angeles, CA, boasts a diverse portfolio spanning film music, acousmatic compositions, music for video game, video-art installations, and concert music.

Recipient of numerous international awards and featured in multiple calls for works (see dedicated section), Diego holds a PhD in Music Composition from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

His educational journey includes studying film scoring at UCLA under Peter Golub and completing a Master of Music in electroacoustic composition at KMH - Royal College of Music in Stockholm (Sweden) in 2019.

During his time in Stockholm, Diego interned for film and video-game composer Johan Söderqvist (known for EA Battlefield, Madame Web, and 'In A Better World' - Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards).

Diego holds a Bachelor of Music in jazz guitar (2016) and electronic music (2017) from the Music Conservatory "A.Vivaldi" in Alessandria (Italy).

He had the privilege of studying composition under the guidance of esteemed mentors such as João Pedro Oliveira, Curtis Roads, Matteo Franceschini, and others.

In June 2018, Diego embarked on an artistic residency at the prestigious ICST - Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (Zhdk) in Zurich. This enabled him to deepen his knowledge of immersive 3D audio spatialization, utilizing ambisonics in conjunction with his previous experience in Spiral audio implementation for VR and video games.

In 2021, he was honored with a Fulbright scholarship to pursue further studies in Music Composition in the United States of America.

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