MAURIZIO GIRI is a professor of composition as well as a teacher of Max/MSP programming techniques at the conservatories of Rome and Frosinone. He is an instrumental, electroacoustic and multimedia composer of music, specializing in digital sound and video processing and computer-assisted composition. He has written computer applications for algorithmic composition and live performance, and has published numerous tutorials on MaxMSP. He was artist in residence at the Cité Internationale des Artes in Paris, and at GRAME in Lyon. He is also an associate member of the Nicod Institute at the Ècole Normale Supérieur in Paris, where he is currently collaborating with other faculty members on a textbook on the philosophy of sound, entitled "Knowledge of Sound".