Antonio Forte is a composer, interdisciplinary sound and visual artist, and educator from Providence, RI. He carries out visual and sonic processes which inform, illuminate, and give rise to each other. He studied Fine Art at SACI in Florence, Italy. He holds a BA in Music from American University, in Washington, DC, where he also studied sculpture, and holds an MFA in Music Composition from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, VT.
Photograph by Samuel F. Hollister
He is Music Director at Quest Montessori School in Narragansett, RI, where he teaches music and visual arts to students in grades 1 through 8, and is the conductor of the OrQuestra. He has been a teaching artist through programs at BEAM camp, RISCA, and the Artists' Exchange, and has been a guest lecturer/performer at University of Rhode Island, American University, and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School. Antonio spent six years on faculty at the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School, where he taught composition and piano.
Antonio's compositions have been performed by groups including Aurora Chamber Orchestra, The City of Tomorrow, Hapax Trio, Mobius Percussion, INTERFERENCE new music collective, Quince Ensemble, and Trio Lunaire. He has created original scores and sound design for documentary films, podcast series, and theatre productions.