Composer, author, director, guitarist and performer. He studied composition with Pietro Rigacci and he was the assistant of Alvin Curran in “Crystal Psalms” and “Tufo Muto”. Between 1983 and 1990 he performed in several European countries with the chamber music group “Trio Chitarristico Lucchese”. In 1997 he started a collaboration with the Italian choreographer Roberto Castello. Between 1998 and 1999, he lived in Berlin as guest of DAAD (German Academic Exchange Program). In the year 2000 he has been guest of the Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf with a Stipend of the Ministerium of Brandeburg. In the year 2002 he has been invited to Worpswedewith a stipend of the Ministerium of the Niedersachsen and he has won the Karl-Sczuka-Preis (SWR, Baden-Baden) with his work TIME CHANGES. In the year 2007 he has got for the second time the Karl-Sczuka-Preis for his radiopiece GEOLOGICA. His repertoire ranges from performance, radio-art, dance theater to chamber music, orchestral scores, and songs.
Landscape, memory, life cycles, voices of people, languages; these are some of the main themes developed in Giannotti's work by him.