Well-known internationally for his uncommon repertoire, Daniele Lombardi has worked extensively on the music of the twentieth-century historical avant-gardes, including first modern performances of a large number of compositions of Italian and Russian Futuristic music. The musicological interest underlying this research has led him to write on this subject articles and the book Il suono veloce. Futurismo e futurismi in musica (Ricordi-Lim, Milan 1996).
He is also an expert in contemporary musical notation and performing praxis (see his books: Spartito preso, Vallecchi, Florence 1981 and Scrittura & suono, Rome 1984). His extensive repertoire includes many works written in the last years, and many compositions which have been dedicated to him.