Lorenzo Pagliei is composer, electronic musician, pianist and orchestral conductor. After his musical studies in Italy (best Diploma in 2000 at the Master Course in Composition at Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome – President of the examination board Luciano Berio), he moved to Paris, selected by the Reading Panel of Ircam – Centre Pompidou. His music focuses on frameworks of different kinds of tempi : various temporal layers are often superimposed at different speeds, creating a polyphony of sound curtains mutually sliding. The flux of time is never regular or linear but curved ; the curvature principle extends to musical details often constituted by micro-variations of a simple material. In electronic music, particularly relevant in his catalogue, he tries to realize what is not realizable with acoustical instruments: for example the synthesis of unrealistic sounds or materials, the hyper-amplification of objects or acoustical instruments, the use of the space as the main way to open the hearing and to add value to live performance.He has been composer in research at Ircam, where he invented a family of electroacoustic instruments called Geecos. With these instruments, musicians can perform real time sound synthesis and modulation of inner details of sound only by means of hands’ gestures on a surface.