Sascia Pellegrini is a member of the Music Faculty at SOTA. His expertise and research is in intermedia, and interdisciplinary arts, with a strong background in music composition and dance choreography: in his research he has a particular interest in the phenomenology of the act of performance and its implications upon interdisciplinary thinking and praxis.
He has conducted workshops and courses at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Baptist University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Singapore’s Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Lasalle College of the Arts (Singapore), the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and the University of Dundee (Scotland). Sascia’s contributions have appeared in symposiums, conferences, magazines and journals from the US, the UK, Lithuania, Slovenia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Japan.
In recent years, Sascia has developed a close collaboration with American composer Ben Boretz and Tibetan singer Yungchen Llamo. As a percussionist/composer, he has performed extensively in Italy, France, Germany, China, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong, where he lived for almost six years before moving to Singapore. He collaborated with major dance companies in Hong Kong and Singapore such as the City Contemporary Dance Company, Hong Kong Dance Company, Frontier Danceland Dance Company and choreographer Helen Lai.
Sascia holds a PhD Degree in Art and Design from Dundee University (UK); and a Master Degree in Arts, Pedagogy and Practice from Goldsmith University (UK). He is also a Composition and Integrated Arts Teacher at SOTA, Editor for the Open Space Magazine (NY), senior reviewer for IAFOR (The International Academic Forum), and reviewer for SAGE (Psychology of Music, UK).