SoundMusicProduction studio in Trento (Italy).

Music services—composition, production, and sound design:

• Music and sound design for video (documentary, advertising, fiction, etc.)
• Ambient music and sound design
• Sound design for installations
• Mixing and mastering services
• Voice dubbing and voice-over
• Music for dance and theatre
• Audio restoration

Winter view of Mount Bondone from SoundMusicProduction studio.


I am Carlo Nardi, a music composer, producer and performer (guitar, live electronics, DJ). As a composer and producer I have worked for dance and theatre companies, and I have collaborated with important organizations, such as Fabrica (Benetton), MART, Fondazione Museo Storico del Trentino, and Universität der Künste (Berlin). In the past years I have dedicated myself especially to the composition of music for documentary film, installations, and stage.

As a performer I have participated in prestigious events such as Pistoia Blues, Berlinale, Porretta Soul Festival, Popkomm, Arezzo Wave, and I played numerous gigs, in particular in Italy and in Germany, both as a DJ and as a guitar player. I have recorded songs for several independent labels and, as Les Jeux Sont Funk, I have released the album “Erasing Rock” for Irma Records and the singles “Spike Lee” and “A Tribute To The J.B.’s” for Color Red Music.

Besides this, I am involved in research and teaching in the field of popular music. I received my PhD in Sciences of Music from the University of Trento in 2005. I am Research Associate at Rhodes University (South Africa) and I taught music production, DJing, methodology and arts marketing at CDM – Centro Didattico MusicaTeatroDanza in Rovereto (2014-2020). Between 2018 and 2021 I worked for the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. I have published academic articles and papers on themes such as music, technology, the senses in culture, and music for film and television. Between 2011 and 2013 I was General Secretary of IASPM, the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. In the past, besides Rhodes University, I taught also at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the University of Trento and the University of Northampton, School of the Arts.

Carlo Nardi, East London (South Africa) 2011.