Portraits is a new series from Unexplained Sounds Group focusing on electronic and electro-acoustic music composers.
Each release creates a 'portrait' of three musicians by showcasing representative pieces of their recent musical journeys, serving as a guide for further listening and a means of exploring their work.
This first volume is dedicated to three Italian musicians: Gabriele Gasparotti, Daniele Ciullini, and Mario Lino Stancati. Gasparotti and Stancati are among the most talented emerging musicians on the Italian experimental scene, while Ciullini is a veteran of the post-industrial underground who, after a very long silence, returned to music in 2012.
Gabriele Gasparotti (05/09/1987) composes electroacoustic music on analog instruments.
He is the creator of the project Extrema Ratio (music inspired by the script of Alberto Cavallone’s lost movie Maldoror – Il dio selvaggio) and of the artistic collective Gasparotti Muga Muchū Morphing Theater – a multimedia project that aims at the interaction between music and the performative arts and is deeply influenced by surrealism and esoterism.
His video La nascita di Zelda v. 2.0 (Zelda’s Birth v. 2.0) was screened at the 76th Venice International Film Festival in the section Il futuro del corto d’autore (The Future of Art Shorts).
He is the founder of the record label Il Dio Selvaggio and his latest album is Istantanee vol.1 (Il Dio Selvaggio, Dio Drone, Dornwald).
Known also for the collaborative album with VITTORE BARONI / MAURIZIO BIANCHI / PIERMARIO CIANI "Musical Surgery" released in a very small Cassette edition in 1982 and re-released by OEC in 2018.
Daniele Ciullini is active since ever in the area of the tape-network with some self-productions and participations in compilations of labels and fanzines of the time, after a iatus lasting about thirty years, Daniele Ciullini returns to the music and live sets.
Unexplained Sounds Group presents some unreleased tracks made by using toy instruments, field recordings and automatic voices.
MARIO LINO STANCATI
Mario Lino Stancati (Italy, 1981) graduated in "Disciplines of the Arts, Music and Theater".
He is an actor, director, playwright, poet, musician and composer.
Not chained to any individual musical genre (he crosses progressive ambient, concrete music and avant-garde composition) and motivated to explore any form of experimentation with music, he developed methodologies and expressive practices capable of merging both vocal performativity and guitar playing.
1. Gabriele Gasparotti– Istantanea N. 9 4:02
2. Gabriele Gasparotti– Dal Treno Della Via Lattea 9:22
3. Gabriele Gasparotti– Istantanea N. 10 4:52
4. Gabriele Gasparotti– Notte E Nebbia 4:18
5. Mario Lino Stancati– Lenza D'oro 4:20
6. Mario Lino Stancati– Franava Due Metri Più In Là 5:28
7. Mario Lino Stancati– Sanguine Quaerendi Reditus 6:00
8. Mario Lino Stancati– Magma Grecia 5:32
9. Daniele Ciullini– Burning Night Flowers 4:49
10. Daniele Ciullini– Springtime Voice 4:14
11. Daniele Ciullini– There Is Nothing Here 4:07
12. Daniele Ciullini– End Is On The Floor 5:19
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