Davide Zannoni is a composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal, and percussion music. His idiosyncratic and hard to categorize compositional language includes elements from different musical traditions, in an alternation and often superimposition of harsh dissonance and lyricism.
Born in Italy, Zannoni played drums in rock and jazz bands and later worked as a percussionist at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra in Florence, Italy, under the direction of Zubin Mehta. He holds a Ph. D. from the University of Bologna and an M.A. from Queens College in New York. He now devotes himself exclusively to composition and lives in New York City.