Silvia studied composition at Mozarteum Universität after completing a 5-year degree in electronic engineering. She holds a PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London, where she has worked as Associate Lecturer. Her research focusses on the disruption of the boundaries between audience and performers through the use of visual elements and technology. Silvia investigates ways to create temporary less hierarchical communities within the performance space. Her music is performed internationally by ensembles such as Neue Vocalsolisten, and soloists such as pianist Anna D'Errico. Her work is performed at festivals such as Venice and Salzburg Biennale, MATA, ECLAT and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Silvia also performs with hybrid electroacoustic instruments she designs and produces. She was Fellow in residence at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Le Vivier, In Vitro Residency and at the Centre for Human-Computer Interaction in Salzburg (Austria). In autumn 2020 Silvia was in a EASTN-DC residency at the ZKM to develop an installation with the IoTs and, in 2021, at the Center for New Media Culture in Riga (Latvia) through EMAP/EMARE and at the experimental Studio of the SWR in Freiburg (Germany). In May 2022, she will be in residence at the electronic music studio of AdK (Berlin, Germany). Silvia has taught Composizione Musicale Elettroacustica at the Conservatoire "Nicola Sala" (Benevento, Italy) and at the Conservatoire "Guido Cantelli" (Novara, Italy), and currently teaches at the Conservatoire "Benedetto Marcello" (Venice, Italy).
'[...] definisco l’inconscio come l’ipotesi della non coincidenza del soggetto con la coscienza razionale e me ne servo come punto d’appoggio per scardinare altre certezze metafisiche sulla soggettività, specialmente quella femminile'.