Massimiliano Cerioni (Italy, 1986) is a composer, sound-art performer, sound designer and a native of Pomezia (Rome), currently living and working in Amsterdam as Music Specialist at Gracenote®. Since 2008 he writes electroacoustic music, sound-art and intermedia performances, audiovisual installations, music for dance, theatre and short movies. He leads independent research projects about music technology design, audio spatialization, physical modelling synthesis and musical semiology.
With Michelangelo Lupone he studied electronic music, and graduated from the A. Casella conservatory of music in L’Aquila (Italy). He has provided technical and artistical support for important societies and institutions from Italy and France (Agor Srl, CRM, INA-GRM, GMEM). In 2014 he performed at the ICMC in Athens. In 2015 he placed 1st at the Italian national arts prize Premio Abbado – category “electroacoustic music composition”. In 2014 and 2016 he received artistic commissions by the Musical Researches Centre of Rome for writing original music to be featured in two dance choreographies made by the choreographer Valerio De Vita and the breaker Niels Storm Robitzky respectively. He developed collective projects with several professionals: Andrea Alessi (Filmmaker), SaraBrown (performer), Manifesto Delle Visioni Parallele (artistic production collective), Maurizio Palpacelli (sound designer and luthier) and Michele Papa (composer and performer). 

Cerioni plays didgeridoo and custom-made instruments such as Metastring, a meta-instrument that first appeared in September 2017 at Tempo Reale in Florence, Italy. Metastring is an expanded electroacoustic monochord, which combines the piano string features with the electric transduction of sound, the diversified playing modes of the percussions and the live-electronics processing of the signal. It is a meta-instrument that tends towards the polyphony in spite of its monophonic mechanics, and promotes an instrumental approach that is oriented to a stratified view of the sound; according that, the quartet made-up by: “exciter-vibrating body-transducer-processor” actually becomes an organic acoustic source.