Teresa Rampazzi (31 October 1914 – 16 December 2001) was a composer, pedagogue and pioneer of electroacoustic music in Italy. A former avant-garde pianist, she decided to devote herself to electronic analogue music at the age of 50. Together with optical and programmatic artist Ennio Chiggio, in 1965 she founded the N.P.S. Group (Nuove Proposte Sonore). The Group became one of the main Studios active in Italy alongside Pietro Grossi’s in Firenze and Pisa and Enore Zaffiri’s in Turin. Rampazzi approached Computer Music in the early Seventies, thanks to her close friend and colleague Pietro Grossi; at the time she was 60 years old. In October 1972, the Conservatory of music of Padova appointed her the new Electronic Music Course, of which she was a strong advocate (it was the third course in Italy after Grossi and Zaffiri’s ones). Teresa taught to her students analogue techniques during her lessons at conservatory, whereas at the newborn CSC (Centro di Sonologia Computazionale), she produced Computer Music. After the death of her husband in 1984, Rampazzi moved to Assisi and later to Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza), where she continued to compose.
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