AIPS presents: Postcards from Italy //
Enrico Coniglio + Barbara De Dominicis + Giovanni Lami
Alessio Ballerini + Fabio Perletta + Pietro Riparbelli
Giulio Aldinucci + Alberto Boccardi + Attilio Novellino

Postcards from Italy

Sunday 16 June 2013


Door Times : 8pm

Tickets : £8 adv / £10 on the door


The Italian Archive of Soundscapes (AIPS), is a collective of sound artists formed in 2010 by Alessio Ballerini and Francesco Giannico in order to document the changing face of the Italian soundscape and to promote the ecology of sound through a variety of workshops, soundwalks and soundmapping projects covering different Italian cities including Taranto, Bisceglie and Rome.

With Postcards from Italy, a new project launched by Giulio Aldinucci and Attilio Novellino, each of the participant artists have taken field recordings in their respective cities and areas, which were then redistributed amongst the group on an anonymous basis in order to be reworked and processed. The resulting multifaceted sonic snapshots of the Italian peninsula will be the first official release of AIPS’ new Oak Label and it will be available, for the first time, at Cafe OTO.

For this especially conceived event, the musicians will use their field recordings as raw material for three live sets taking their own personal and very distinctive approaches to sound into uncharted territories by mapping out new immersive environments.

To coincide with the event, a special installation by the AIPS collective will take place at SoundFjord (14 June - 21 July). The show aims to explore the concept of identity linked to that of place by focusing on sound recordings of areas in Italy affected by earthquakes, landslides and man-made environmental disasters, alongside those of the new towns borne in their wake interspersed with music that explores space and meaning in other ways.


Giulio Aldinucci (Nomadic Kids Republic) is a composer based in Siena (Tuscany). In addition to his musical research that focuses on different synthesis methods and the use of field recordings, he also writes music for acoustic instruments. He released three albums under the moniker Obsil and is currently releasing under his own name.


Alessio Ballerini (Time Released Sound, Zymogen, Crónica, Laverna) explores real and imaginary landscapes by using field recordings, guitar, piano and digital composition, so that the sound finds its beauty in the harmonic ambient substrate. In 2010, he founded AIPS [Archivio Italiano Paesaggi Sonori] together with other Italian sound-scapers. He has collaborated and shared the stage with Alva Noto, Lawrence English, Oval,, Enrico Coniglio, Senking, Erik Skodvin, Giuseppe Cordaro, Francesco Giannico, TU M’, Pietro Riparbelli...


Alberto Boccardi (Fratto9 Under the Sky) is an electronic musician based in Milano. He is also a music composer for dance, theatre and short films. He has toured Europe, Russia, and the US and played guitar for Ben Frost in "Music for 6 guitars". His latest project, San Lupo, is a collaboration with Nicola Ratti, Matteo Bennici, Attilio Novellino and the Antonio La Motta chorus. A 12 inch split with Lawrence English is scheduled for May.


Enrico Coniglio (Touch, Psychonavigation, Crónica, Silentes, Laverna, Fluid Audio) is a guitarist, environmental sound recordist and sound artist, with an interest in the landscape aesthetics. Starting from his curiosity in experimenting within tonal variation of ambient and atmospheric music, with particular reference to the soundscape of the Venetian lagoon, his music aims to investigate the loss of identity of places and the uncertainty about the evolution of the territory. Together with Leandro Pisano, Enrico Coniglio runs the net label Galaverna.


Barbara De Dominicis (Baskaru, Fluid Audio), besides using her voice, loves collecting sounds, manipulating them and inventing sound textures. Her most recent projects include the solo album Anti-Gone, Parallel41, a collaboration with Julia Kent and Davide Lonardi, and Self Made Worlds, a joint project with Aude François. Barbara is now working on a new solo album based on rediscovered private memories, such as old photographers and letters.


Giovanni Lami (Palustre records, Zymogen, Felt, Impulsive Habitat, Fratto9 Under the Sky, Crónica) is a field recordist and musician from Ravenna, with a background in photography, now working within the soundscape and sound ecology boundaries. His experience with large format cameras proved instrumental when conducting his sonic explorations on location. Beside his solo work he is currently involved in a number of collaborative projects including Lĕmŭres (with Enrico Coniglio) and Terrapin (with Shaun McAlpine).


Attilio Novellino (Valeot Records, Small Doses) explores the intersection between dissonance and melody by using analog and digital instruments, field recordings, harsh distortions and white noise. His music aims to induce a specific phenomenal state, in which the solemn weightiness of sadness meets the fog of a melancholic joy, while building a psychoacoustic and chaotic dimension, a kind of hidden world created by the subtle perception of the ‘feel’.


Fabio Perletta, (Murmur Records, Farmacia901) Fabio Perletta is a sound & multimedia artist living in Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy. His works include electronic music, installations and graphic design. Widely influenced by physical phenomena, human perception and psychology, his sound focuses on the discovery and the representation of the invisible. Over the years he has collaborated as musician/curator and shared the stage with international artists such as Vladislav Delay, Richard Chartier, Yann Novak, AGF/Antye Greie and others. He runs the Farmacia901 record label.


Pietro Riparbelli (Touch, Radical Matters) is a philosopher, composer and sound-multimedia artist based in Livorno (Tuscany). Curator and executive producer of the meta-curatorial practice platform "Metasound", spin-off of the publisher Radical Matters - Editions / Label directed by SG, to investigate the dimension between music and contemporary art. His compositions have been published by TOUCH (UK), Radical Matters Ed/Label (IT), Aurora Borealis (UK), Actual Noise/20buckspin (US), Afe Records (IT), Boring Machines (IT), Old Europa Cafe (IT). He shows his installation work at Enrico Fornello in Milan.

AIPS: Postcards from Italy | Trailer from Gianmarco Del Re on Vimeo.