Bands Worth Watching

 

XX+XY


XX + XY is a duo formed by Roman Sladzana Bogeska and Joseph Pradella. Their main activities are based on the visuals, the characteristics of which are the slow but steady movement of abstract forms. One characteristic of their work is the audio visual LUMA project, made also on DVD and can be purchased directly off their website. In addition they also handle the audio portion, with interesting results.

 


Alessio Ballerini


Alessio Ballerini is without a doubt one of the most important artists of the Italian experimental scene. We got to meet in Rome, where he performed. His music is composed mainly by the use of electric guitar and the digital manipulation of field recordings. His music really touched my heart. Alessio, in addition to dealing with music, he also co-founded with Francesco Giannico, the AIPS (archive Italian soundscapes) which is a group of Italian artists who are in charge of audiovisual installations connected with soundscapes.

 


Quiet Ensemble

The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of Quiet Ensemble is the originality and desire to experiment with new forms of sound. Again, this is a duo of Fabio di Salvo and Bernardo Vercelli resident in Rome, and with whom I have already had the pleasure of working together with. One of their projects that intrigued me the most is undoubtedly “Natura Morta” in which the only musical instruments are electric energy contained within the fruit! To listen to live is really an experience.

 


Teho Teardo


Rome and Italy can be considered proud to have an artist like Teho. His music is awesome—great attention to detail and full of charm. He is a great talent and it is for this reason that he composed the music for several films (such as Il Divo by Paolo Sorrentino) but the list is really long so I invite you to visit his official website.

 

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