David Monacchi, Fragments of Extinction – An Eco-acoustic Music Project on Primary Rainforest Biodiversity, ME edizioni, 2014, (128pg – see excerpt here).
ISBN 978-88-904688-8-9

David Monacchi, “Recording and Representation in Eco-Acoustic Composition”, in J. Rudi, ed., Soundscape in the Arts (Oslo: NOTAM, 2011) pp. 227–250.
ISBN 978-82-996867-4-7

David Monacchi, “A Philosophy of Eco-acoustics in the Interdisciplinary Project Fragments of Extinction”, in F. Bianchi, V. J. Manzo, ed., Environmental Sound Artists (Oxford University Press, 2016) pp. 158–167.

David Monacchi, Bernie Krause “Ecoacoustics and its Expression through the Voice of the Arts: An Essay” in A. Farina, S. Gage ed., Eco Acoustics: The Ecological Role of Sounds (Wiley, 2017) pp. 297-311


(Journals and Conference Proceedings)

David Monacchi,“Fragments of Extinction: Acoustic Biodiversity of Primary Rainforest Ecosystems”, in Leonardo Music Journal, Volume 23, The MIT Press, 2014.
ISSN 0961-1215

David Monacchi,“The Sonic Heritage of Ecosystems – Toward a formulation”. Proceedings of the SOIMA International conference Unlocking Sound and Image Heritage, Brussels, ICCROM, 2017.
ISBN 978-92-9077-264-4 DOI: 10.18146/soima2015

David Monacchi, “Fragments of Extinction – A Periphonic Audio-video Concert Based on 3D-soundscape Field Recordings of Primary Rainforest Ecosystems”. Proceedings of the EAA Joint Symposium on Auralization and Ambisonics, Berlin, Germany, 3-5 April 2014.
ISBN 978-3-7983-2704-7 (online)

David Monacchi, “Challenges and Perspectives on the Construction of SPACE, a Full- Periphonic Ambisonic Studio for Soundscape Composition”, in The Global Composition. Proceedings of the Conference on Sound, Media, and the Environment, Darmstadt-Dieburg/Germany, July 25 – 28, 2012.
ISBN 978-3-00-038817-0

David Monacchi, “Notes from Africa” – published online at Ear to the Earth – EMF, New York, May 2009.

David Monacchi, Ulmar Grafe, Almo Farina, “Acoustic Codes from a Primary Tropical Forest – Theory, Methods and Applications”, (2018, in prep.)

        Almo Farina, David Monacchi “A comparative analysis of 3D-audio recordings from primary forest areas in Amazon and Borneo”, (2018, in prep.)


Katharine Norman, Listening Together, Making Place, Organised Sound, Cambridge University Press, Available on CJO 2012 doi:10.1017/ S1355771812000143
Article excerpt, click here.
Full article available at:

Julie Becker, “Navigating Narrative Minefields”  ECSITE – Spokes #11

Jonathan Gilmurray, “ECOACOUSTICS – Ecology and Environmentalism” in Contemporary Music and Sound Art.



CD Eco-Acoustic Compositions – EMF Media-New York, Earth Ear (EMF CD 074)
Booklet here

CD Prima AmazoniaWild Sanctuary-California (WSI 056)
Booklet here



ICCROM – International Center for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, International Conference
“SOIMA-2015: Unlocking Sound and Image Heritage”, Brussels, BE – September 2015
Talk + concert  “Fragments of  Extinction – The Sonic Heritage of Ecosystems”.

ECSITE – European Network of Science Centers and Museums, Annual Conference
“ECSITE-2015 conference Food for Curious Minds”, Trento, IT – June 2015
Talk + listening sessions in the first prototype of Eco-acoustic Theatre “Fragments of Extinction – The intelligent sound of ecosystems”.

UCLA – University of California Los Angeles, Dean’s Lectures
Los Angeles, US – February 2014
Talk + concert “Fragments of  Extinction – An Environmental Sound-Art project on the acoustic Biodiversity of Rainforests”.

EAA – European Acoustics Association, International Symposium
“Joint Symposium on Auralization and Ambisonics”, Berlin, DE – April 2014
Talk + concert  “Fragments of  Extinction (Borneo 2012) – An ambisonic audio-video concert
based on rainforest ecosystem recordings”.

Society of Code Biology, First Conference
International Conference of “Code Biology” – Universitè Paris Decartes, May 2014
Talk  “Eco-acoustic Codes of Borneo Primary Forest

International Society of Ecoacoustics, First Conference
Symposium “Ecology and Acoustics” – Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, June 2014
Talk  “Fragments of Extinction – A New Recording Approach in Primary Equatorial Forests

WFAE – World Forum for Acoustic Ecology, International Conference
“The Global composition” – Hochschule of Darmstadt, DE – July 2012
Talk + concert  “A Full-Periphonic Ambisonic Studio for Soundscape Composition”.

AES – Audio Engineering Society, UK Conference
“Spatial Audio in Today’s 3D World” – University of York,  UK – March 2012
Poster “Challenges and Perspectives in the Construction of a Full-Periphonic Ambisonic Studio”.


(Granted specifically to the project Fragments of Extinction and his author):

FULBRIGHT Research fellowship (USA) at Center for New Music and Audio Technology CNMAT, University of California – Berkeley (2007)

Prize at the 35th International Competition of Sound Art and Electroacoustic Music of Bourges – France (2008)

Giovannini National Prize for Innovation, 5th edition – Prize for sound art and interdisciplinary innovation, to the presence of President of the Italian Republic – Rome (2013)

A complete (1998 – present) project’s CV of concerts, sound-art gallery and museum installations, symposia, talks, workshops, etc., is available here.

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