Michele Bargigia is an Italian pianist, composer and music psychologist. He began studying the piano at a young age and continued his studies at the Claudio Monteverdi Conservatory of Cremona. After graduating with honours in piano at the Lizard Academy in Padua, his passion for composition led to him obtaining a specialist degree in composition for Film Music at the Francesco Venezze Conservatory of Rovigo, with honours and academic recognition. Alongside his musical studies he studied psychology, obtaining a degree in clinical-dynamic psychology at the University of Padua and another in neuroscience at the San Raffaele University in Milan. He is currently a researcher of the Psychology of Music and has undertaken in-depth research on musical archetypes, demonstrating that certain well-coded emotive responses always correspond to different types of harmonies, rhythms and timbres; he is using this research to maximise the emotive impact of film scores and its pairing with images. Michele has a very active career as both a pianist and an arranger for various formations, including a collaboration with Tony Pagliuca (Le Orme). He has also worked on film scores, composing and arranging for the symphony orchestra for the musical “Le Magie di Omnia”. He currently has various music therapy projects based on piano improvisation. He believes that improvisation itself, or rather impromptu compositions, represent a fundamental element of his style and specialisation.