Maurizio Martinucci (aka TeZ) is an Italian multimedia artist and producer, living and working in Amsterdam, who has collaborated with, amongst others, Scanner, Kim Cascone, Taylor Deupree, Honor Harger, Luca Spagnoletti and Domenico Sciajno. He uses technology as a means to explore synesthesia and the relationship between sound, light and space. He focuses primarily on generative compositions with spatialized sound for live performances and immersive environments. In his works he’s always adopted custom developed software, original techniques of sound spatialization and visualizations realized with various analogue and digital methods. In recent years his research has extended to the ideation and creation of specific architectural structures and unconventional sound and light propagation methods to enhance immersivity.
TeZ is also the brainfather of the “Optofonica” platform for Synesthetic Media and Sound Spatialization which has extensively showcased in various festivals and venues worldwide with exhibitions, screenings and performances. He established the Optofonica Laboratory for Immersive ArtScience in Amsterdam in 2009 together with his fellow artists Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand.