An Italian composer born in 1959 in Vérone.
After his studies in Italy with Azio Corghi in composition and Alvise Vidoline in electronic music, Marco Stroppa linked his compositional career to his activities within various institutions: the Centro di sonologia computazionale of Padua University (1980-1984), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1980-1984) and Ircam where he was a composer-researcher (1982), then head of musical research (1987-1990), regularly taking part in teaching activities. The founder, in 1987, of the composition and computer music workshop at the International Bartók Seminar in Szombathely (Hungary), he has been teaching at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart since 1999. He has also taught at the Paris and Lyons conservatories. From his earliest works, his music, in constant organic evolution, is grounded in two ways of exploring the sound phenomenon in all its dimensions: through the computer as a tool – also considered an instrumental extension (Traiettoria, 1982-1988), and through spatialisation (Spirali, 1988). His output includes solo pieces (Miniature estrose,1991-2001, 2005), with electronics (hist whist, 2009), works for ensemble (Metabolai, 1982; élet... fogytiglan, 1997), but also vocal pieces and radiophonic operas (In cielo, in terra, in mare, 1992).