“Composing, for me, means writing the invisible part of the iceberg,
giving a sound to what remains submerged, unheard”.

Interested in music in its multifaceted aspects, Federico Gardella has written music for the stage, for the concert hall, for the cinema, intertwining distant forms of art (from Japanese Noh Theater to electronic music).
His works have been performed by ensembles such as the Scharoun Ensemble of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Arditti Quartet, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, the Hilliard Ensemble, and presented, among others, at La Biennale di Venezia, at Casa da Música in Porto, at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and at the Tokyo Opera City.
He lives and works in Milan.


Livre d’arabesques for oboe and ensemble
Estroso/Innerlich for violin
Im Freien zu spielen for clarinet, violin, violoncello and piano
Islands for violoncello and piano
Tre studi sulla notte for piano
Tre studi per riscoprire l’alba for piano
Nebbiæfor ensemble