Daniela Fantechi (1984) is an Italian composer and researcher. Her work focuses on the exploration of the sonic possibilities of acoustic instruments, combining aspects of traditional composition and extensive research on sound, through its modes of production. Her current research project concerns the composition of instrumental music implemented with specific use of piezoelectric microphones - low cost and low fidelity contact microphones. The use of this technology allows multiple explorations of the sound matter while disclosing a different perception of the proximity of sounds. Daniela is now a doctoral student at the University of Antwerp, within the docARTES program run by the Orpheus Instituut, in Ghent. Here she is also working as a doctoral researcher within the research cluster Music, Thought and Technology.