Veniero Rizzardi is an Italian musicologist and cultural historian, and adjunct professor at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. His main research interests are the genetic analysis of the compositional process, the history of sound technologies, and the social history of sound. He has lectured extensively in Europe and in the United States, published numerous essays and books on twentieth-century music, including one on Miles Davis’s recorded work, and also curated editions of previously unpublished music by Luigi Nono and Bruno Maderna. Together with A.I. De Benedictis he has edited the writings of Luigi Nono (English ed. for University of California Press) and a volume on the Studio di Fonologia of RAI, Milan and the beginnings of electroacoustic music in Italy (RAI-ERI 2001). He has co-founded the Luigi Nono Archive in Venice, where he is member of the Managing Board and of the Scientific Committee, and the music review AAA/TAC.