Daniela Fantechi (1984) was born in Florence, Italy. She studied Composition at Conservatory Luigi Cherubini of Florence, with Rosario Mirigliano and Paolo Furlani, and, at Kunstuniversität, in Graz, with Beat Furrer, Clemens Gadenstätter and Georg Friedrich Haas. She has attended several masterclasses and summer courses, such as Impuls and Acanthes, headed by Helmut Lachenmann, Beat Furrer, Dieter Amman, Tristan Murail, Daniele Bravi, Toshio Hosokawa, Mark Andre, Stefano Gervasoni, Mauro Lanza. Her compositions have been performed in Italy, Austria, Spain, Portugal, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium. She was in Vienna (January-March 2016) for the Artist-in-Residence Programm, by Kultur Kontakt, Österreich, and in Graz (February- April 2017) for the St.A.I.R, Artist-in-Residence Programm, by Steiermark, Österreich.
She is now a doctoral student at the University of Antwerp, within the docARTES program run by the Orpheus Instituut, in Gent, Belgium. Here she is also working as a Doctoral researcher within the research cluster Music, Thought and Technology .
She graduated with first-class honours in Master of Musicology at the University of Florence in 2009, and she specialized in Pedagogy and Music, for music teaching at the preschool and elementary school, with the course Musica Bambina, in Pisa. After that, she has been working on several projects with children at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa and in many schools in Florence and in Pisa.
In 2010, together with the trumpet player Marco Baldini and the clarinet player Edoardo Ricci, she founded Blutwurst, a collective of musicians, focused on radical improvisation and on the performance of contemporary composers’ graphic-scores. Since 2013 the collective began to work on its own projects, composing works entirely dedicated to the electro-acoustic exploration of unisons and drones. Their work Tenebrae has been released as CD by Tempo Reale Collection, in May 2016, and their work Yoğurt has been released as a vinyl by the English label Negative Days, in December 2016 (www.blutwurst.it, soundcloud.com/blutwurst).
From 2015 to 2018 Daniela, with Marco Baldini and Luisa Santacesaria, curated the series of concerts TRK, Tempo Reale (Firenze, Italy).
From 2015 she has been an editor for the website www.musicaelettronica.it.