5 months in the underground, a deep site-specific

rationabiles_0On January the 28th, 2016, together with Stefano Castagna and under Francesco Fonassi invitation we’ve opened a 5 month sound-installation commissioned by Brescia Musei foundation.

Some informations here, further details on a specific in-depth article soon.

Exploring audio through intuitive sound processing, a personal explorative practice.

audio routing matrix

Software plus hardware routing processing. Using the audio card as a multichannel mixer,router,splitter.

The older I get the more I realise how central deep processing stays through my musical journey.
From the old times of footpedals to the actual combination of software and hardware processing, I’ve always been interested in using guitar as the source of an energy fluxus to excite and move the physical and virtual molecules located in resistors, processors and algorithms.
This has led me to devote much more time to experiment through these tools, which are usually not considered as musical instruments, than exercise my guitar skills and techniques, which have always been very poor and so will stay.
After more than 30 years in doing this I feel like that’s what it should have been.
I feel comfortable in such a fluctuating, unpredictable, deep and stimulant musical environment.
Sound exploration is able to activate many areas of my inner self.
This is what music means to me. Actually, is this really like this or when I’m listening to music I’m actually just looking for that magical, evocative potential that sounds are able to create in me ?

International Architecture Congress about Water and Landscape

Flos has performed for the International Architecture Congress about Water and Landscape that has been held in the amazing San Pietro in Mavino medieval church in Sirmione.
Architect Daniel Vasini has been directing the event.
Our installation has been focused on working on the evolution of waterdrops and has been used as a background of the works and for opening the two sessions.

Italian day of contemporary art. Perfomance with Steve Piccolo in Puegnago del Garda.

On Saturday, October the 10th, I will perform an improvised set as Flos with Stefano Castagna together with Steve Piccolo.

It will be an authentic first time: even if I know Steve since a long time and we’ve always thought about doing something together, this is going to be our first time ever. Not a single note will be rehearsed. More a performance than a gig, for sure.

There are going to be more reasons to make me happy: I’ll be in the beautiful Leonesia art foundation, there’ll be many great artists and friends with me ( included the deep Albano Morandi, unconscious sparkle for the idea of the sound board) and I’ll have the pleasure to spend some time with Radu Dragomirescu. Radu is an intense man, who has been working and sharing time and creativity with two artists who I deeplu love and admire: Paul Celan and Emil Cioran.
I feel blessed to have the chance to cross their halos through this man.
I remember when I had the same opportunity with Jorge-Luis Borges many years ago, while having a tea in a remote town in Spain.

Site-specific installation in Santa Giulia Monastery – Brescia – Oct. the 3rd

Thanks to the adventourous attitude of Brescia Musei, we have been asked to set up a site-specific sound installation in the occasion of Brescia’s might of the culture.

The event wil happen on Saturday, Oct. the 3rd in the magical atmosphere of Brescia’s most ancient Monastery’s heart: San Salvatore.

The sound installation will reveal itself through three layers of time, sound and position.

Me and Stefano Castagna ( as Flos) will have the plasure to perform with Agustina Mosca ( didgeridoo) and Laurie Amat ( voice).

Two consecutive sets are scheduled: 9 pm and 10,30 pm. If interested please get in touch with info@bresciamusei.com to book your seat

SenderFlos on its way to Flussi

Being invFlussi_2015_logo_webited to play at Flussi for the second time in three years is a deep pleasure, connected to both the human and musical sides of myself.

Flussi is certainly one of the major music and media arts festival in Europe; 36 Artists from all over the world performing on three different stages, workshops, installations, lectures and more; all being hosted by an amazing organization made possible thanks to the sensitivity and care of a very active and generous group of lovely humans.

Through them Avellino town is able to express an impressive uniqueness.

Senderflos is headlining the first day of the festival, opened by the amazing Herman Kolgen, from Canada.

SenderFlos first album preview: The Eyes

The Eyes for webLast summer, Stefano Moretti – aka Sender –  invited Flos ( me and Stefano Castagna) to join him to produce an album which could blend his electronic identity with Flos’ organic one.

Everything started with a long session made at Ritmo & Blu magic studio.
After that both the producers Stefano Moretti and Stefano Castagna have gone through a very deep and detailed post production.

Their ability to join in such a strange production impressed me immensely.
Blending pure electronics, intuitive improvisation, found sounds, raw and primitive timbres all together to generate a readable and structured music has rarely offered me such a spontaneous, fluid and natural result.

It’s been a honor to work with these two great producers.

More details and Full preview on Soundcloud

Here is the album on iTunes