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Biography Cera graduated with MA degree (Diploma) in Piano and Music Composition at the Conservatorio Cesare Pollini in Padova (Italy). He studied computer music at the Annual Programme of Composition and Musical Computing – IRCAM, in Paris.<ref>Official IRCAM Archives (referenced 10/09/15).</ref>

Since 2000, Cera has worked with several choreographers including Hervé Robbe at the Centre Chorégraphique National du Havre, Edmond Russo and Shlomi Tuizer,<ref>Edmond Russo and Shlomi Tuizer Official Site,</ref> Pascal Montrouge, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.

Installation sites have included Centre Georges Pompidou, Fresnoy Studio in Lille-Tourcoing, institutions and art centres in Italy and France. One example of his work is Reactive Ambient Music (2005). This installation is a sort of a waiting room where reused external sounds of other installations are mixed with music material and influenced by an automatic generated program.<ref>Andrea Cera. Reactive Ambient Music. Real time translation of everyday noises into music: A video (referenced 10/09/15).</ref> In 2004 he realized NightRun, an interactive installation based on the screaming of the visitors. They are here (2008) is an interactive video and sound installation created for the 104 centre in Paris, in collaboration with IRCAM.

Andrea Cera has worked on several research projects with IRCAM (Paris), NOTAM (Oslo), Integra Project, DIST (Genova). In 2011 he presented Urban Musical Game,<ref>Urban Musical Game.</ref> in collaboration with researchers from the Real-Time Musical Interactions team at IRCAM – Centre Pompidou, the design agency NoDesign and Phonotonic. For this installation, they used augmented sports balls to manipulate and transform an interactive music environment.<ref> A. Cera (2013) "Loops, Games and Playful Things" Contemporary Music Review, Volume 32, Issue 1, 2013, pp. 29–39 (referenced 23/06/15).</ref>

Since 2009, Andrea Cera has developed sound design tools. Examples of his work are the collaborations with a car manufacturer (Renault), a research team in sound perception and design (Ircam/SPD) (sounds for the electric vehicle), and Phonotonic.<ref>Phonotonic (referenced 23/05/15).</ref><ref>Phonotonic Video - Pick an object, dance and make music. (referenced 23/05/15).</ref>

Andrea Cera’s music is concerned primarily with hybridization (popular and avant-garde, normal and extreme states of mind, human and monstrous) and two-faced and ambiguous acoustic situations: " L’hybride, le monstre, le zombie, le double sont à la fois l’objet de mes pièces et le modèle de leur stratégie sociale ".<ref>A. Cera (2007) "Noir miroir. Ambiguïtés topographiques, sociales et interactives de la musique" Musique in situ, Circuit. Musiques contemporaines, vol. XVII, n. 3, Les presses de l’université de Montréal, 2007, pp. 29-38, p. 29. (referenced 10/09/15).</ref>

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