Libero Mureddu is a pianist, improviser, composer and music technologist based in Helsinki, Finland.
Born in Milan in 1975 and based in Helsinki since 2003, he has studied composition at the Conservatory "G. Verdi" of Milan and music technology at the Centre for Music and Technology, Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki. He is currently doing his artistic doctorate at the MuTri Doctoral School at the Sibelius Academy. In his research, Libero Mureddu investigates the role of embodied knowledge in a free improvisation performance, and how this knowledge can be observed, analysed, and used to develop free improvisation languages. Libero Mureddu's doctorate is generously supported by the Kone Foundation.
A versatile musician, during the past twenty years his musical experiences in the European scene have ranged from contemporary and experimental music, to jazz and popular music. He is currently leading 'Septad', a Helsinki-based ensemble that gather together improvisers coming from jazz and contemporary music backgrounds. Other active projects are the duos 'Chamber Music from Mars' with cellist Aino Juutilainen and 'Tiny and Anxious' with flutist Livia Schweizer. Since 2017, he regularly visits Berlin to perform within the local improvisation scene.
His current artistic practice intersects between free improvisation languages, composition, algorithms, and artificial intelligence, to create innovative, unexpected and challenging performative frameworks.
Since 2009 Libero Mureddu is the general manager of the NYKY Ensemble, the contemporary music ensemble of the Sibelius Academy. The NYKY Ensemble is nowadays considered as an important member of the Finnish contemporary music scene.
Active as a teacher, he teaches free and electroacoustic improvisation at the Sibelius Academy. Libero Mureddu is the Sibelius Academy's representative of the METRIC (Modernising European Higher Music Education through Improvisation) project, a cooperative forum between several European conservatoires that focuses on curriculum development and cooperation in the field of improvisation in higher music education.