Paolo Armao was born in Turin, Italy in 1982. He is a sound designer with experience in creating audio contents, with a particular eye on storytelling and creative solutions in sound effects production. His work extends across a spectrum of visual media, from feature films to interactive performance to dance film and video games.
Paolo studied in Italy at the University of Torino and Virtual Reality and Multi Media Park School and in the UK at the School of Sound with various additional courses and workshops in the US and Canada. He developed his career in the film industry, designing sound for film, animation movies and documentaries including “Rust”, “La zuppa del Demonio”, “Simple Being”, “The Age of Rust”, and “Il Naturalista” (Cannes Festival 2009 selection).
He is involved in the European interactive arts scene through collaborations such as “FraMESHift”, directed by Renata Sheppard, “Cotrone” directed by Marcel.lì Antùnez Roca and “The VEP project” which premiered in 2010 at New York’s Judson Church as an Electronic Music Foundation production.
His transdisciplinary approach to sound has also brought him to exhibition and installation work including a collaboration with the Italian National Museum of Cinema and with the Studio Azzurro exhibition of “Fare gli Italiani”. His multi-channel installation “Sarà l’Italia” premiered in Italy in 2011 on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy.
Paolo lectures at the Animation Department at the Italian National Film School, sharing his approaches and creative solutions on sound design to support concept and story development. He is also Sound Design faculty at Experimental Film Virginia, where the focus is to support films that investigate the intersection between sound and movement.