Teho Teardo – Composer
Teho Teardo is a musician, composer and sound designer with an interest in developing the possible connections between electronic and acoustic sounds.
Teho collaborated with artists such as Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten), Girls Against Boys, Lydia Lunch, Cop Shoot Cop, Alexander Balanescu, Wire, Mick Harris, Mario Brunello, Jim Thirlwell, Erik Friedlander and many others.
Teho is also one of the most active Italian composers for cinema and has created many soundtracks for renowned directors such as Oscar winners Paolo Sorrentino and Gabriele Salvatores, Daniele Vicari, Andrea Molaioli, Roberto Faenza.
His soundtracks have won him many major awards and great critical acclaim. The compilation album Music, film. Music includes incidental film music from the international hit and Cannes jury prize winner Il Divo by Paolo Sorrentino, for which he also won the David di Donatello Prize, Italy’s most prestigious prize, as well as the Ennio Morricone Prize at the Italian Film Festival. Morricone himself presented the prize and said of Teho’s music: ‘Experience tells me that sooner or later those who seek will find and in the passages between searching and finding there are important moments, moments such as the ones we hear on this beautiful album’.
Teho created the music for Voyage au Bout de la Nuit, the very successful theatre piece inspired by Céline’s masterpiece, with the celebrated actor Elio Germano. Other theatre work includes Ingiuria, a collaboration with the Balanescu Quartet, Blixa Bargeld and Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio. With cellist Mario Brunello, Teho reworked J.S. Bach’s Art of Fugue combining the sound of a string quartet with electronics, where tradition met the sounds of our age. He released two albums with Blixa Bargeld titled Still Smiling and Nerissimo and two EPs, Spring and Fall.
Teho created the music for four plays by Enda Walsh, Ballyturk, Arlington, Grief is the Thing with Feathers and Medicine.