London/Tuscany based composer, cellist, curator

Riding the razor’s edge between rigorous experimentation, innovation, and tradition, Mussida’s work investigates active listening, the identity of musical languages and rites. Central to Mussida’s work is the role of the performer, the experience of sound in a given space, and the relation of those sounds to memory and observation. His music involves historical, non-equal-tempered tuning systems questioning its perception by the western, standardized ear. On the intersection between acoustical/classical, electric and electronic fields, he writes for orchestra, chamber and solo instruments, electronics.

last releases

Rueben, Die Schachtel, 2021

part of the musica su tre sistemi di intonazione per campioni di chitarra elettrica, clarinetto basso, violoncello series

past releases

EEEOOOSSS musica su tre sistemi di intonazione per campioni di chitarra elettrica, clarinetto basso, violoncello

music on three tuning systems, for electric guitar, bass clarinet and cello samples

Ventuno Costellazioni Invisibili, for two set of tuned metals (6 triangles, 2 glockenspiels, gong, tam), electric guitar, Bb clarinets and flute, piano, violin. Metrica, IT. 2017

Dare Voce, with Olivia Salvadori / CD, Sony Classical Italy. dec 2016

FocalMusic, with MarkFell, Laura Cannell, Aby Vulliamy / cassette, ed.Tapeworms_dec 2016

Movimenti Lunari, Alessandra Novaga, Guitar, Ed.Blume

Object Relations #1, MarkFELL (electronics) / SandroMUSSIDA (cello): 7″ vinyl limited edition, Ed. boomkat 2015

La Chambre Des Jeux Sonores, for solo electric guitar, performed by Alessandra Novaga. Ed.Setola Di Maiale, 2014

HurlaJanus performing at Blau Studio, Milan for the serie Apparizione (#6), Live Recording, released Oct. 2015

©Rebecca Salvadori

Studi sui sistemi d’intonazione / Studies on intonation systems (electro-acoustic, 2013-present, ongoing)

Musica Per Due Pianoforti E Percussioni, for two pianos one quarter tone apart and percussions. for Simone Beneventi (percussions), Ciro Longobardi (pianos), 2017

Pyramid, for two electric guitars. with/for Stefano Pilia and Alessandra Novaga. 2017


old works

Touches for ebowed electric guitar, clarinet and cello samples, different tuning systems

In Memoria: for solo electric guitar and two loopers (or any electronic memory system).

Oniride, for solo percussions, live electronics, 7 eq filters, 8 mics

Studio Sul Movimento Dei Pianeti: for electronics on prepared piano pre-recorded samples

La Superficie Del Mio Inverno: for two clavicetri, koto, dobro guitar, two sinusoids, plasticbol, water

Kristal: for 4 performers, filtered church organ pre-recorded samples

curatorial & collective projects

TuttoQuestoSentire, Capalbio, Tuscany / Rome / London (2015-present)


Brother May, MC (UK), Mica Levi, composer (UK), Elena Colombi, producer (HL), Capitol K, producer & engineer, composer (FR), Iris Chan, performer (HK), Ghost and John, performers (HK), Nhu Xuan Hua, photographer, director (FR), Rian Treanor, electronic (UK), Karl D’Silva, saxophone (UK), Coby Sey, electronics (UK), Akihide Monna, drums (JP), Leah Walker, A/V (UK), Clare Salaman, nyckelharpa (UK), Vicki Swan, nyckelharpa (UK), Simon Allen, voice (UK), Niko Solorio, voice/film (US), George Finlay Ramsay, performer, director (UK), Sofia Mattioli, director (IT), Elisa La Marca, lute, theorbo player (IT), Mark Fell, electronic and media artist (UK), Ciro Longobardi, piano (IT), Simone Beneventi, percussions (IT), Paul Modler, spatial sound producer (GER), Mirco Mencacci, field recording (IT), Kid Millions, drums, composer (US), Crys Cole, voice, electronic,

(CAN) Oren Ambarchi, e.guitar, electronics (AU), Brittany Bailey, performance artist (US), Yann Binet, interactive media (FR), Courtney Lopes, dance artist (US), Alessandra Novaga, guitars (IT), Tribe Of Colin, electronic producer (UK), Justin F.Kennedy, performer (US), Isabella Carreras, costume design (UK), Will Guthrie, drums & percussions, composer , Jan Hendrickse, flutes, composer (FR), Lucy Railton, cello, electronic, composer (UK), Francesco Fabris, electronic, composer (ISL), Andre Vida, saxophone, composer (GER), Schneider TM, electronic producer (GER), Tomoko Nakasato, dance artist (GER), Giulio Corini, contrabass (IT), Stefano Cardo, bass clarinet (IT), Giorgio Sancristoforo, electronic artist (IT)

collaborative works

Pressure Observation, instrumental minimalia and spectral observations, with Simon Allen (percussions), Jan Hendrickse (winds, electronics). London (2016-)

Hurla Janus, musician’s collective investigating new practises of live performance and improvisation in relation to space, and audience. Milan (2010-2013)

selected works for theatre and film 

The challenge, short film, 2016 | dolby atmos composition with sound recordist Mirco Mencacci

Over The Rainbow, multimedia show, 2016 | surround sound soundtrack composition and live performance

Il Perchè Non Lo So. 2013 | a film upon the astrophysicist Margherita Hack. Ed. Sperling & Kupfer

15 miniatures for piano, cello, electronics

Study on planetary motion, for electronics on prepared piano samples

Alan Turing: A Staged Case History, 2012 | multimedia theatrical production on the British mathematician | Piccolo Teatro Milan | project and direction: Maria Elisabetta Marelli

Booting Computer History: for electronics and spatialization

The Imitation Game,: for electronics and spatialization

Leonard Kine Vs Olimpic Games,: for electronics and spatialization

Kristall, for four performers on pre-recorded church organ samples and live electronics

Schiller, I Masnadieri, 2011 | Teatro Argentina, Rome | project and direction: Gabriele Lavia

Il Suono Di Franz, for organ solo