BiographyAfter being awarded an MPhil at the Centre for Music and Science (University of Cambridge), Gabriele Cecchetti joined the Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab (EPFL) as a doctoral assistant in 2019. In Rome, his hometown, he previously graduated in physics (Università ‘La Sapienza’) and as a cellist (Conservatorio ‘S. Cecilia’). His research interests lie on a spectrum spanning from music analysis and performance to the mathematical and theoretical modelling of the cognitive underpinnings of the experience of music. For his master’s project, he focused on a small-scale information-theoretic model of tonal affinity based on psychoacoustic and neuroscientific insight. Within the ERC-funded project ‘Principles of Musical Structure Building’ he will engage with matching theoretical and computational approaches with empirical cognitive and psychological frameworks.
He is also an experienced musician with a particular devotion to chamber music, and has been extensively involved in music teaching over several years of collaboration with the educational programs of the National Academy ‘S. Cecilia’ in Rome.
Università "La Sapienza" (Rome)
Diploma Accademico II Livello (MPerf)
Music Studies (Cello)
Conservatorio "Santa Cecilia" (Rome)
Music and Science
University of Cambridge
Conference presentations2020 Brain, Cognition, Emotion, Music (BCEM). "Perceptual equivalence in preparing global harmonic closure in the Jazz idiom".
2019 Gruppo di Analisi e Teoria Musicale (GATM). "Exploring tonal hierarchies with an information-theoretic approach to cognitive similarity".
2019 Società Italiana di Musicologia (SIdM). "'Tacendo dicea'. The early modern sound of Petrarchan speaking silence".