A composer, conductor, pianist, and musical saw/Vietnamese dan bau soloist, Luciano Chessa has worked in Europe, the United States, Asia, Australia, and South America. His notable compositions include Set and Setting, a San Francisco Contemporary Music Players commission premiered by Steven Schick and the SFCMP (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2014) and A Heavenly Act, an opera with original video by Kalup Linzy commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and premiered by Nicole Paiement’s Ensemble Parallèle. Recent record releases include PETROLIO, a monographic CD of chamber music (Stradivarius, 2015) and the double LP Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners (Sub Rosa, 2013), featuring an orchestra with which Chessa has toured worldwide