Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Sanfilippo, D. (2023). “The Aesthetics of Musical Complex Systems.” Organised Sound, 28(3), 1-11.
  • Sanfilippo, D. (2022). “Towards the Formalisation of Performance Modalities and Interfaces in Human‐Machine Interaction.” ECHO, a Journal of Music, Thought, and Technology, 6.
  • Sanfilippo, D. (2021). “Time‐Domain Algorithms for Low‐Level and High‐Level Audio Information Processing”, Computer Music Journal, 45(1), 24-38.
  • Sanfilippo, D. (2021). “Complex Adaptation in Audio Feedback Networks for the Synthesis of Music and Sounds”, Computer Music Journal, 45(1), 6-23.
  • Di Scipio, A. and Sanfilippo, D. (2019). “Defining Ecosystemic Agency in Live Performance. The Machine Milieu Project as Practice-Based Research.” Array Journal, (Agency), 28-43.
  • Sanfilippo, D. (2018). “Time-Variant Infrastructures and Dynamical Adaptivity for Higher Degrees of Complexity in Autonomous Music Feedback Systems: the Order from Noise (2017) Project.” Music/Technology, 12, 119-129.
  • Sanfilippo, D. and Valle, A. (2013). “Feedback Systems: an Analytical Framework.” Computer Music Journal, 37(2), 12-27.
  • Sanfilippo, D. (2013). “Turning Perturbation into Emergent Sound, and Sound into Perturbation.” Interference: A Journal of Audio Culture, 3.
  • Sanfilippo, D. (2012). “Osservare la Macchina Performante e Intonare l’Ambiente: Microphone di David Tudor.” Le Arti del Suono, 6, 70-82.

Peer-reviewed conference papers

  • Sanfilippo, D. (2022). Envelope Following via Cascaded Exponential Smoothers for Low-Distortion Peak Limiting and Maximisation. Proceedings of the 3rd International Faust Conference, Saint-Étienne.
  • Sanfilippo, D. and Parker, J. (2021). Combining Zeroth and First-Order Analysis with Lagrange Polynomials to Reduce Artefacts in Live Concatenative Granulation. Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Vienna, 238-244.
  • Sanfilippo, D. (2021). Constrained Differential Equations as Complex Sound Generators. Proceedings of the 18th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Turin, 167-174.
  • Bovermann, T. and Sanfilippo, D. (2020). Creative Use of Bitstream DSP in Faust. Proceedings of the 2nd International Faust Conference, Saint-Denis.
  • Sanfilippo, D. (2020). The Edge of Chaos Library: a Large Set of Faust Functions for the Implementation of Music Complex Adaptive Systems. Proceedings of the 2nd International Faust Conference, Saint-Denis.
  • Sanfilippo, D. and Di Scipio, A. (2017). Environment-Mediated Coupling of Autonomous Sound-Generating Systems in Live Performance: an Overview of the Machine Milieu Project. Proceedings of the 14th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Espoo, 21-27.
  • Clutterbuck, T., Mudd, T., Sanfilippo, D. (2016). A Practical and Theoretical Introduction to Chaotic Musical Systems. Proceedings of the International Conference on Live Interfaces, Brighton.
  • Sanfilippo, D. (2012). LIES (Distance/Incidence) 1.0: a Human-Machine Interaction Performance. Proceedings of the 19th Colloquium of Musical Informatics, Trieste, 198-200.
  • Sanfilippo, D. and Valle, A. (2012). Heterogeneously-Coupled Feedback Systems: the |. (Bar Dot) Project. Proceedings of the 38th International Computer Music Conference, Ljubljana, 220-227.
  • Sanfilippo, D and Valle, A. (2012). Towards a Typology of Feedback Systems. Proceedings of the 38th International Computer Music Conference, Ljubljana, 30-37.


  • Sanfilippo, D. (2020). Complex Musical Behaviours via Time-Variant Audio Feedback Networks and Distributed Adaptation: a Study of Autopoietic Infrastructures for Real-Time Performance Systems [PhD dissertation, The University of Edinburgh].
  • Sanfilippo, D. (2013). Aesthetics, Characteristics, and Implementation of Music Feedback Systems [Master’s dissertation, Conservatory of Naples].
  • Sanfilippo. D. (2011). Human-Machine Interaction Performance with Emergent Music Systems [Bachelor’s dissertation, Conservatory of Trapani].


  • Di Scipio, A. and Sanfilippo D. (2021). Machine Milieu. Toxo Records (Italy).
  • SEC_ and Sanfilippo, D. (2015). Fame d’Aria. Tsuku Boshi Records (France).
  • Di Scipio, A., Sanfilippo, D., and others (2014). Sculptures Musicales and other Devices. Die Schachtel Records (Italy).
  • Sanfilippo, D., and others (2010). Hopeful Monster. Die Schachtel Records (Italy).
  • Sanfilippo, D., and others (2009). Hums. Bowindo Records (Italy).
  • Sanfilippo, D. (2008). Premio Malattia. Creative Sources Records (Portugal).