Marcenaro, Odilon

Odilon Marcenaro

Odilon Marcenaro (b. Amsterdam, 1968) began his musical studies on the recorder and bassoon, before embarking on a degree course in Music Technology at the Utrecht Conservatoire's Academy of Art, Media and Technology. He graduated in 1996, specialising in sound design, computer aided composition and sound recording. In the late 1980s he was active in the rise of independent cassette labels such as working for the independent collective STAALPLAAT and co-founding the Yggdrasil label.

After undertaking work experience at the electronic music studios of the University of Amsterdam and the Sweelinck Conservatoire, he followed Professor Leigh Landy to Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds, where he worked as a researcher into Music Technology for visually impaired users. During this time he was active as composer and sound diffuser for a number of ensembles, most notably Idéefixe Experimental Sound Theatre, Ensemble La Zetetique (Leigh Landy/Jos Zwaanenburg) and the Cornelius Cardew Ensemble.

From 1996 - 1998 Odilon took up position as Head of Music at the North Shropshire College in Oswestry, teaching A level Music and Music Technology, and music for students with acquired brain damage for Headway. In 1998 he became Studio Manager for the languages section of the BBC World Service, working first in the European and then in the Eurasia/Former Soviet Union regions.

In 2001 Odilon took up his current position at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where his fields of interest include sound recording in ambisonic format, acoustic ecology and alternative controllers.