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SCHNITT & Gianluca SibaldiDE+IT

SCHNITT & Gianluca Sibaldi<sup>DE+IT</sup>
SCHNITT & Gianluca SibaldiDE+IT

Photo credit: Ben Ganino

SCHNITT is a collaboration born from the individual interests, visions and styles of German-born Amelie Duchow and Italian-born Marco Monfardini, resulting in a truly unique form of expression. The duo works at the intersection between music, art and science, with a strong focus on the cohesiveness linking audio and video. Custom-made, innovative software and electronic devices allow SCHNITT to develop complex A/V installations and site-specific live performances adapted to various exhibition venues. Their use of abstract media elements, combined with their respective perceptions toward technology, creates an equilibrium between their work’s form and concept.

Born in Pistoia, Italy, Gianluca Sibaldi has spent the past several decades composing scores for film and television, producing albums and crafting sound artifacts and multimedia performances for events and installations. Furthermore, he has been exploring creative uses of computers and software since the early days of mass market computing. Sibaldi develops applications for real-time interaction between gesture, sound and image in the context of multimedia dance-theater performances, modern art installations and autonomous interactive exhibitions for various venues. He also owns Stage Studio, the recording studio he founded in his hometown.

Presented with the support of the Italian Institute of Culture in Montreal

A creative project spawned from the collaboration between SCHNITT (Amelie Duchow and Marco Monfardini) and Gianluca Sibaldi, SCANAUDIENCE is a site-specific live performance where the audience, scanned in real time with a proprietary device, becomes the main protagonist and directly influences the audiovisual output; MUTEK-specific sound and visual dimensions are thus generated under the artists’ direction.

Presented with the support of the Italian Institute of Culture in Montreal


The duo SCHNITT, consisting of experimental musician Amelie Duchow and visual artist Marco Monfardini, in collaboration with Italian composer and sound engineer Gianluca Sibaldi.


Invisible Recordings
Yatra Arts
Suite Inc.


Detect (Cyclic Law, 2022)
Memory Code (Sync, 2019)


The brainchild of Gianluca Sibaldi and SCHNITT uses a proprietary scanner in order to “read” an object, architecture or living being and translate it into sound and video images.