Teho Teardo is a musician, composer and sound designer. He began playing clarinet at the age of 8, but a few years later punk declared the end of the clarinet and so began another, more interesting, age as a guitar player. From then on Teho collaborated with artists such as Blixa Bargeld (Einsturzende Neubauten), Girls Against Boys, Lydia Lunch, Cop Shoot Cop, Alexander Balanescu, Wire, Mick Harris, Mario Brunello, Jim Thirlwell, Erik Friedlander and many others.
Teho Teardo is a musician, composer and sound designer with an interest in developing the possible connections between electronic and acoustic sounds.
He is also one of the most active Italian composers for cinema and has created many soundtracks for renowned directors such as Paolo Sorrentino, Daniele Vicari, Andrea Molaioli and Gabriele Salvatores.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 and Oscar 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 succesful theatre piece inspired by Céline’s masterpiece, with the celebrated actor Elio Germano.
Other theatre work includes Ballyturk by Enda Walsh for which he won the irish Theatre Award, the Matchbox by Frank McGuinness, 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 an album with Blixa Bargeld titled Still Smiling, and the duo are currently playing a series of concerts throughout Europe.
Just recently Teho won the prize for the best soundtrack at the Pula Film festival for his music on You Carry Me.
Actually he’s involved in “Voyage au bout de la nuit”, from Céline’s masterpiece, an incredible pièce he realized with the extraordinary actor Elio Germano.
This is what Ennio Morricone had to say about 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." – Ennio Morricone