Electroacoustic musician, videoartist and webdesigner; Francesco Giannico has been graduated in “Musicology and Musical Heritage” at the University of Lecce (Italy) with a thesis on “History of film music”.
His musical approach is better described as a cinematic journey which pushes the boundaries of digital media even further by incorporating smooth melodies and gentle textures. More canonical instruments such as guitar and piano are constantly present into Francesco Giannico’s music, within interrupted structures or long and dreaming sonorous carpets.
In recent years he has exhibited for:
SOUNDFJORD – London with AIPS Collective (Postcards from Italy) // MACRO MUSEUM in Rome (‘Sleephonia’ with A.Ballerini) // FONDAZIONE CERERE (‘Chronicles’ with A.Ballerini) // MADRID MUESTRARTE EXPOSICION COLLECTIVA (‘Locus Solus’ project with Nicola Colonna) // MAXXI MUSEUM in Rome // RAI RADIO 3 LIVE // BERLIN MADAME CLAUDE // ROMA – MLAC – Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Sapienza Università, CINEPORTo Bari Apulia Film Commission
About him Thurston Moore wrote (from Sonic Youth): “…Even less jazzic is Folkanization by Francesco Giannico. This young Italian electro-acoustic composer in whose work we can hear tendrils of everything from Luigi Nono to Toru Takemitsu. Filled with odd details, the music is fascinating.”
He published his works for many labels and he collaborated with many artists like: Bruno Dorella, Amy Denio, Kim Cascone, Thollem McDonas, Zac Nelson, Stefan Bonitatibus , Ben Chatwin, Mary Levykina, Anna Aleksandra Waliszewska. Fabio Orsi , Alessio Ballerini.
Giulio Aldinucci (born in Siena, 1981) is an Italian composer who works mainly in the field of electroacoustic music. His musical research always focuses on different synthesis techniques and on the use of field recordings. During the period 2006-2011 he has released three albums under the moniker Obsil (the word “Obsil” stands for observing silence). His first album, Tarsia, has been released in August 2012 by the Anglo-Japanese label Nomadic Kids Republic.
In June 2013, taking their cue from Gianmarco Del Re’s column on Fluid Radio, which profiles the most interesting sound artists and musicians currently operating within the Italian electroacoustic scene, Giulio Aldinucci and Attilio Novellino translated the Postcards from Italy project into an album published on CD by Oak Editions, a live event at Cafe OTO (London) and a special installation at SoundFjord Gallery (London) by AIPS collective & Gianmarco Del Re. The Italian presentation of the Postcards From Italy project took place at Spazio O’ in Milan on 1 February 2014.
In October 2013 his composition Come il mare was included in the CD Sound at work created by Tempo Reale the Italian electronic music research, production, and educational centre founded by Luciano Berio. The aim of this CD compilation is to investigate the relationship between sound and labour.
In September 2014 the Russian label Dronarivm released on CD his album Aer.
On May 18th 2015 the North American label Time Released Sound released on CD the album “Spazio Sacro” in two different versions: deluxe and digipack version. The seven tracks that compose Spazio Sacro (“sacred space” in English) are characterized by field recordings taken in places that are related to the idea of “sacred” in different ways. The starting point is a reflection on how human rites define new soundscapes (e.g. processions, architecture of churches and cathedrals or ruins of isolated mountain sanctuaries). The audio material has been manipulated and the music has been written in a constant dialogue with the artist’s personal memories, especially those from childhood, when in his area (a small village in Tuscany, Italy) religious rites still marked the pace of the community life throughout the year.