Federico Placidi studied Double Bass at the Conservatory of St. Cecilia, Composition and Electronic Music at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna.
He studied in Paris at the Center de Création Musicale Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX), with Agostino Di Scipio, Trevor Wishart and Curtis Roads.
Together with Matteo Milani, he is the founder of U.S.O. Project aka Unidentified Sound Object.
He has been "artist in residence" at several electronic music institutes in Europe including the Centre de Création Musicale- Iannis Xenakis- (CCMIX) in Paris and the EMS (ElektroMusikStudion) in Stockholm.
He divides his activity between teaching, the composition and live performance.
He has collaborated as a composer and electroacoustic performer with various artists including: Ana Topalovic, Domenico Sciajno, Todd Barton, Andrea Young, Agostino Di Scipio, Alvin Curran, Thoranna Bjornsdottir, Andrea Valle, Natasha Barrett and many others.
He currently lives and works in Rome.