Born in 1973 in Pisa, he studied at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatoire in Florence and the CNS de Paris. In 2000 he completed the composition and music technology course at IRCAM and in 2004, the Voix Nouvelles in Royaumont.
In 2006 he received the City of Salzburg Förderpreis, was commended by the IRCAM Reading Panel, and was in residence at the Academy Schloss Solitude. In 2007 he won the Takefu International Prize and became resident member of the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid. In 2009 he obtained the Carl von Siemens Foundation Förderpreis and in 2010, was professor of composition in Royaumont, Iowa University, and Takefu Academy. He won the Picasso-Miró UNESCO Medal in 2011 and the Villa Medicis residency in 2012. In 2015 he held a DAAD residency in Berlin. In 2016 he was made Chevalier of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
He has been invited to important festivals such as Darmstadt, Donaueschingen, Wien Modern, Musica Strasbourg, Venice Biennale, Milano Musica, Printemps des Arts in Monaco, IRCAM's Agora, Mata Festival in New York, and Huddersfield. As a composer and organist he has been recorded by Radio Tre, RadioFrance, SWR, and RSR. His works are published by RAI Trade and performed by ensembles such as 2E2M, Musikfabrik, Linea, Itinéraire, Alter Ego, Ensemble intercontemporain, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Klangforum Wien, Recherche, Ascolta, Next Mushroom Promotion, Ars Ludi, Ictus, Neue Vocalsolisten, OSN RAI, WDR, SWR, and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.
Selected works (since 2000): Prelude and Toccata for piano (2000), 'Abaq for five instruments (2001), Gagliarda for cello (2001), Il quadro e la cornice for five instruments (2001), Pro gramming Pinocchio for piano, live electronics and amplifier (2002), Study for organ (2002), (Quattro Piccole Cornici) for two instruments (2003), Bagatelle for three instruments (2004), Erpice for 12 saxophones (2004), Partita for eight instruments (2004), Peele, Legno Spine for 12 performers (2004), Sulle Scale for piano (2004), Azione, Variazione for six performers (2005), I funerali dell'anarchico Serantini for three or six players (2005), Macchina per scoppiare i pagliacci for double orchestra (2005), Ossa acida for four performers (2006), Puccini a caccia for ensemble (2006), Ricercare for organ (2006), Trio Sonata for three players (2006), Concertino d'autunno for seven players (2007), N.N. for six voices and six percussions (2007), Sonata a sette for seven players and amplifier (2007), Concertino di Aix for piano and ensemble (2009), L'Opera (Forse) for six players (2009), Liebestod for six voices (2009), Ogni gesto d'amore for cello and orchestra (2009), Corde vuote for piano trio (2010), Finito ogni gesto for six instruments 2010), Ballade no. 1 for organ, ensemble, electronics and amplifier (2011), Ballade no. 2 for ensemble (2011), Filastrocca for piano (2011), Walking for K. Haring for student ensemble (2011), Dormo molto amore for six voices (2012), Esercizio di pazzia for four players (2012), Fiori di ori for orchestra (2012), Ballade no. 3 for piano and ensemble (2013), Due sigle per Riccardo for piano (three interpreters) (2013), Due trascrizioni da Merula e Trabaci for string quartet (2013), Poemetto for ensemble (2013), Silence = Death (Democracy) for four percussionists (2013), ...And Here They Do Not for voice and viola da gamba / cello (2014), Missa super l'Homme armé for 12 players (2010-14), Esercizio di pazzia II for four players (2014), Giordano Bruno, opera (2014), Ballade no. 4 for viola da gamba and ensemble (2015), Ballade no. 5 for trumpet and ensemble (2015), Killing Bach for orchestra (2015), Ballade no. 6 Canzone for harmonica and ensemble (2016), Notturno sulle corde vuote for smart string quartet (2016), Sull'essere angeli for flute and orchestra (2017)