Laura Zattra (PhD) musicological expertise covers XX-XXI centuries music, electroacoustic music, collaborative artistic creativity, music and composition education, the interaction of music and technology, the analysis of compositional process. Other research interests include Italian music particularly of the post-World War II period and women composers.
She obtained her PhD in Music and Musicology at the Sorbonne Paris IV under the direction of Marc Battier and in Musical Sciences at Trento University under the direction of Rossana Dalmonte. She pursued post-doctoral studies at the University of Padova. She has worked at IRCAM in Paris (chercheuse invitée CNRS), De Monfort University (UK), Calgary University (Canada), McGill University, Padova University, conservatories of music and institutions as a researcher and teacher.
She is a member of the Associazione di Informatica Musicale Italiana, APM (Analyse des pratiques musicale) équipe at Ircam Paris, the Observatoire Musical Français, the Electroacoustic Music Studies Network.
Her writings include the book Studiare la computer music. Definizioni, analisi, fonti (2011), Renata Zatti. Invenzione musicale (2012); Musica e famiglia. L’avventura artistica di Renata Zatti (2010); the co-edition of Presenza storica di Luigi Nono (2011) and Vent’anni di musica elettronica all’università di Padova (2002) as well as articles and book chapters (Computer Music Journal, Contemporary Music Review, Journal of New Music Research, Organised Sound, Musimédiane).