David Monacchi

Roles: Writer, Subject

DAVID MONACCHI Short bio David Monacchi (1970) is an eco-acoustics researcher, composer and interdisciplinary artist. He has been developing the project Fragments of Extinctionfor 15 years, conducting field research in the world’s remaining areas of undisturbed primary equatorial forest. The recipient of multiple awards throughout Europe and North America, Monacchi is pioneering a new compositional and science dissemination approach based on 3D soundscape recordings of ecosystems to foster discourse on the biodiversity crisis through educational and sound-art installations. His immersive Eco-acoustic Theatre invention has received the international patent in 2014 and is now being built in museums and public spaces. He has worked for 25 years in cross-disciplinary contexts and produced works for contemporary music, art installation, cinema, video-art, site specific public art, science and contemporary art museums, and is founding member of several scientific and artistic networks. An Erato-Farnesina fellow at Simon Fraser University – Vancouver (CA) in 1998 and a Fulbright fellow at University of California, Berkeley (USA) in 2007, Monacchi has taught at the University of Macerata (IT) since 2000, and is now professor of Electroacoustics at the Conservatorio “G. Rossini” of Pesaro (IT). The documentary film “Dusk Chorus – based on Fragments of Extinction” is now receiving awards in environmental and science film festivals throughout the world. A TEDx speaker in 2017, Monacchi is the recipient of the Artistic Research Residency 2018 at IRCAM (Paris).


Dusk Chorus

(IT, 2017, 62min)