Vallauri, Stefano Lombardi, (Dronero, 1973) studied Musicology (Bologna, MA; Lecce, PhD) and Composition. At present he is Research Fellow at the IULM University of Milan. Besides studies on particular authors, his research contemplates the aesthetics and analysis of music (academic and extra-academic), treating it as both a repertory of works and a system of experience and of communication. He is the author of numerous essays and co-editor of the book Federico Incardona. Bagliori del melos estremo (Palermo, 2012). From 2003 to 2007 he contributed to the Tuscan page of the daily newspaper «L’Unità». He frequently cooperates with contemporary music festivals, and has been musical director of radio programmes (for RAI Radio3) and theatrical productions.