Born in Catania in 1962. Moved to Rome in 1980. Worked with Italian composers such as Sylvano Bussotti, Aldo Clementi, Franco Donatoni, Luca Francesconi, Adriano Guarnieri, Francesco Pennisi and Fabio Vacchi. Particularly significant his long term collaboration with Alvin Lucier and Salvatore Sciarrino. He has inspired a whole generation of composers from all over the world to imagine new works for flute: Giancarlo Cardini, Emanuele Casale, Luigi Ceccarelli, Philip Corner, Laurence Crane, Noah Creshevsky, James Dashow, Giuliano D’Angiolini, Fabrizio De Rossi Re, Mario Garuti, Simon Holt, Toshio Hosokawa, Juste Janulyte, Ricardas Kabelis, Bernhard Lang, Mary Jane Leach, Claude Lenners, Gabriele Manca, Yan Maresz, Rytis Mazulis, Mario Pagliarani, Maurizio Pisati, Fausto Romitelli, Nicola Sani, James Saunders, Salvatore Sciarrino, Stefano Scodanibbio, Matthew Shlomowitz, Howard Skempton, Lucia Ronchetti, Yoshihisa Taira, Emiliano Turazzi, Jacob TV and Caspar J. Walter have written new works for him. Among the long list of first performances he took part,  remarkable the ones by Terry Riley, Arvo Part, Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Curran and Kevin Volans. Performed at International Festivals all around the world: Venice Music Biennale, Pacific Music Festival (Sapporo-Japan), Musica (Strasbourg), Beethovenhalle (Bonn), Settembre Musica (Torino), De Yjsbreker (Amsterdam), IRCAM - Festival Agorà (Paris), Rachmaninov Hall (Moscow), Temporada (Buenos Aires), Festival d'Automne (Paris), Rikskonserter (Stockholm), Illikhom Theatre (Tashkent-Uzbekistan), Takefu Festival (Japan), Akademie der Künste (Berlin), Maerz Musik (Berlin), The Warehouse (London), Festival Archipel (Geneve), NUMUS (Aarhus), Orpheus Foundation (Gent), Auditori (Barcelona), Musica Nova (Helsinki), ULTIMA (Oslo), Ensem (Valencia), Wien Modern, Jauna Muzika (Vilnius), MusikHaus (Wien), Berliner Philarmonie (Berlin), Teatro alla Scala/Musica per la Resistenza (Milano), Orestiadi di Gibellina, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, New Directions (Lulea-Sweden), Bartòk Festival (Szombathely-Hungary), Philarmonie (Luxembourg), Centro Cultural São Paulo (Brazil), Rassegna di Nuova Musica (Macerata), Ukho Music (Kiev), Tectonics Festival (Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens Greece), Auditorium Stelio Molo RSI (Lugano, Switzerland). In 1990 he was one of the founders of Alter Ego, Italian leading group for contemporary music. Released  cds and vinyls with BMG Ariola, Ricordi, Capstone, EdiPan, Stradivarius, Die Schachtel, Mazagran, Mode Records, Megadisc, God Records, Atopos, Touch, Another Timbre, Modern Love, ANTS. He's author of a unique discographic project on minimalism in 3 parts and 7 cds (REPEAT!, by Die Schachtel 2007, Loops4ever by Mazagran 2011 and Again&Again by ANTS Records 2020).