Heart is sea, language is shore. Whatever sea includes, will hit the shore
Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī
Luca started to be interested about music at the age of 5, first studying violin, then piano, keyboards and samplers, working in hip hop as well as in jazz or improvisation contexts, playing with his brother Fabio in Italy and Germany.
Since 2008 he has developed the passion for photography, video art and cinema.
As video maker he works in the dance world, with the dancer-choreographer Claudio Gasparotto, and in the music one with original productions together with his brother. Hi last film work is “Second Wind” (2018, 51’36”), a documentary about wind and its sounds, shot and recorded together with his brother Fabio in different part of Italy.
Emiliano is musician, sound artist, researcher and teacher.
Graduated in Guitar at Conservatory of Rimini and in Music Pedagogy at Conservatory of Bologna, he had firstly several experiences as guitar player. From 2011 he works in the field of Soundscape Studies and Soundscape Composition, nationally and internationally, through solo project and collective projects (Ground-to-Sea Sound Collective, Migrant Landscapes, Vin Voix Valais, RIU Project) making concert, site-specific installation and workshop (“Camminate Sonore”, “Lonus Loci”). Winning artist of the Prix Giuseppe Englert 2015 (CH), he attended workshop on soundscape with composers Albert Mayr (time and soundwalk), Pierre Mariétan (listening) and Bernard Fort (field recording). He collaborates with the associations FKL-Forum Klanglandschaft (I, D, AU, CH), CES- Collectif Ecologie Sonore (CH, F) and the research center for electronic music Tempo Reale (I).
After the Master in Semiotics at University of Bologna, he achieved his PhD in “European Cultural Studies”, specialty Semiotics, at University of Palermo defending a dissertation on the Intersemiotic Translation between Music and Wine. As researcher is interested in Semiotics, Sound(Scape) Studies and multimodal-polisensorial phenomena, field in which he wrote several scientific papers. He did visiting research period at Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis (FR), Université de la Bourgogne (FR), ECAV-Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais (CH) and CSI-Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation/Ecole des Mines ParisTech (FR).
He held lessons and workshop about Soundscape and Semiotics at the University of Bologna (IT), the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna (IT), the Conservatory of Bologna (IT) and at the Université de Lausanne (CH). Actually, he is guitar teacher in Italian Secondary School and he collaborates with the chair of “Electroacustic Compositon” at the Conservatory of Bologna as contract professor in Soundscape Composition.
Fabio started to play flute when he was young. During the Conservatory years he began to experiment with improvisation, at first in a jazz context than in a musical landscape without borders; for him improvisation is the best tool that allows you to get in touch with the moment, with the situation, listening deeply what is happening outside and inside you while you’re creating music. He looks for a picture of the flute with no cliché exploring the sound textures, extending the possibilities with live electronics, synthesizer and pedal effects, with a focus on different kind of delays, harmonizers and reverbs.
In his work he often introduces field recording, in a harmonic way, meaning that different kind of recorded sounds can originate chords or rhythmical patterns he can play with. To do this he records specific sounds of the place, preferring the hidden, the less obvious ones, with several microphones, like standard, stereo, contact microphones or hydrophones to catch sound under the water surface.
Being attracted by different musical approaches and ideas, he studied North-Indian, Japanese and Persian music, also through the practicing of bansuri (the Indian bamboo flute), dizi, hulusi (two different kinds of Chinese bamboo flutes), duduk (Armenian oboe made of apricot wood), fujara (a big overtone flute from Slovak), khaen (a mouth organ from Laos and Thailand) and some other wind instruments.
Since 2007 he has started to collaborate with Markus Stockhausen, playing with him in several festivals in Italy and Germany. Stockhausen produced also his first album “Vìreo” recorded by Walter Quintus and released by the German label Aktivraum and features in his second an album, “The Shore” released by A Simple Lunch, recorded in collaboration with the percussion player Marco Zanotti. With Zanotti and the oud (and plucked string instruments) player Peppe Frana he’s working on electroacoustic improvised music, with influences from psychedelic and jazz-rock.
He works, also, with the Norwegian guitarist Geir Sundstøl, a pedal steel specialist, developing a drifting, multiform and changing soundscape. Furthermore he collaborated with Kudsi Erguner, Fabrizio Ottaviucci, Enzo Pietropaoli, Cristiano De Andrè and Vinicio Capossela.