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Alessandro Bosetti

Alessandro Bosetti (born in Italy, 1973) is a sound artist, composer and performer. He’s main focus is in the fringe area between spoken language and music. He created a series of highly compelling works where relational aesthetics meet innovative composition. Field researches, interviews and conversations often build the basis for his abstract compositions. Among them are pieces like Il Fiore della Bocca (Rossbin/DLR 2005), a work on the vocality of the mentally and physically impaired and African Feedback, a collaborative scrutiny on experimental music in West Africa (Errant Bodies press, 2004). Since 2001 he has been engaged in many major radio art productions with several public and net radios in Europe and USA, and created a vast body of work of hybrid text-sound and radio compositions. He also received commissions to compose pieces for ensembles as KNM Berlin and Die Maulwerker.

Alessandro Bosetti is an emotional performer that has consistently toured in Europe, Asia and the United States. He’s been presenting solo sets for voice and electronics blurring the line between electro acoustic composition, text-sound pieces, song and performance. Between 2007 and 2009 he created the speaking machine Mask Mirror with the support of STEIM in Amsterdam and Harvestworks digital centre in NYC and performed extensively with it. Since 2009, continuing his quest on the musicality of spoken language he’s been involved in exploring repetitive speech-loop forms as a solo artist and with his ensemble Trophies with drummer Tony Buck and guitarist Kenta Nagai.

Bosetti has published more than ten CD’s under his own name on labels as Errant Bodies Press, Monotype, Rossbin and Sedimental and many others in different collaborations. Two Trophies CD’s are awaited for the summer 2010 and a new radio composition on the overlooked Italian colonial past in Eritrea is currently being produced for DeutschlandRadio Kultur. Blow Up magazine has called Bosetti “One of the most anomalous and fascinating figures in the contemporary scene“, Dusted Magazine “A rewarding, unique and surprisingly responsive encounter.” For The Wire “Bosetti’s work has undjudgemental embrace, complex transvaluations and challenges our liberalism” Bosetti’s most recent Cd Zwolfzüngen has been listed as one of The Wire’s best 15 outer limits cd’s of 2010.

See also
Echzeitmusik Berlin (mikroton cd 14 | 15 | 16)
We Who Had Left (mikroton cd 19)

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