Xing presents the new LP Ehm by Canedicoda and Renato Grieco, seventh release of XONG collection – artist records. The release is on white vinyl, in a limited numbered edition of 150 copies. The collector’s edition consists of 15 copies, each accompanied by a robe designed and tailored by Canedicoda, in screen-printed fabric.
Ehm bypasses the problem of articulation and meaning. Canedicoda and Renato Grieco, both also known under other artistic guises (Ottaven and kNN), are the sound forgers who have combined these spaces of presence and present in a paralyzed intersperse. A composition in the making, sensitive, which almost builds itself. Backgrounds of the environment, silence and noise ferment in a flow of micro-dynamics, moments of intangibility and turning nodes. Ehm is concrete music and tactility of hearing: powder sound. In that sleep cycle where the dream occurs only to be forgotten. In search of a non-narrative, Canedicoda and Renato Grieco propose stasis as will. A two-part suite, whose titlesspeak for themselves: A): “It is possible that the focus falls on an impalpable matter. I address the body of the volume, as if it could take and not take place at the same time. They are not hairs but teams.”, and B) “Readily exposed to the cold and folded in three moments. A space, a sharp pain shrowded in the air: contact generates rustles. The sound of nothingness, the name we would like to give to void for a moment, rising beard.”
Sounds by Canedicoda and Renato Grieco
Recorded and edited by Renato Grieco at KU studio, Naples
Mastered by Riccardo Mazza
Cover by Canedicoda
Artwork by Xing,
Order at Sound Ohm HERE.
Or the 15 pieces limited edition HERE or HERE.
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Also I forgot to mention the releases of this last years..
The pleasure of loosing
C-20 published by the czeck-republic label Stoned to Death.
The Pleasure of Loosing by Ottaven
for the Los Angeles based Jungle Gym Records – C-37 – check their amazing catalog!
[JGT65] "Oscar's House" by Ottaven
A split tape with R.Pierre, together again with Jungle Gym Records – C-60.
[JGT87] "Split" by Ottaven / R. Pierre
A track for Pool position compilation by Second Sleep, catalog number 100 – together with Alice Kemp, Renato Grieco, Ottaven, Charmaine Lee, Francesco Cavaliere, Primorje, Rudolf Eb.er, Aniello.
As Primorje – together with Matteo Castro – we got our second lp out on Kohlhaas – with the cover by the magico Federico Lupo.
Hoof Stand by Primorje
Musica per un giorno (Anno 8)
@ Triennale >> Fondazione Lazzaretto in Milano – Last 25>26 february 2023.
Musica per un giorno (Anno 7)
@ Cango // Virgilio Sieni + Xing + Toast Project Space in Firenze – Last 28>29 december 2022.
Again once per year together with Roberta Mosca our 24 hours piece – expanding – observing – breathing – perception of time – perception of being. This idea of luckiness if we want, this elastic idea of open and close your eyes. It’s important how during the action blocks of time are disappearing. I breafly try to record parts of the audio – but why? Is documentation so fondamental? yes, it is. But i prefer or need to simply be there.
Thanks so much to Xing for the great support.
A new edition of 26 pieces from the Wings Serie – available at the shop.
How are you?
How do you feel the web?
Attract / sucked down?
Feeded / satisfy?
I want to be happy.
We have a lot of cool tools.
We have a lot funny or glummy mask.
I’m lately not uploading so much news here – a bit is here on instagram – but i think it’s fine.
There is a lot of life going on and we are often over bombed of requests.
This is more or less a sort of dairy – for me, to remember, to check back what happened.
Few days ago i randomly received an old photo of me – i was in czech republic and i was around 18-19 yo – at an ALF happening, with my skateboard.
Looking a the photo i coudnt recognize myself at all.. how i look, my clothes, my expression.
i had a fixed strong smile. Pretty weird.
I looked so happy – and i dont remember almost anything from that day, maybe just a place – something call PEKLO – in Plzen.
By the way i did a lot in those last pandemic years..
I’ll try to put some photos and text abput what happend in the next days
All the best!
LIVE ARTS WEEKS 2021 >>>>>>> HERE.
Last may in Marseille for the premiere of Portraits de voix at the fabulous GMEM with Alessandro Bosetti & Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart.
– What do you want from me ?
– I’d like to make a portrait of your voice.
– It’s my portrait then ?
– No. I think that you and your voice are not the same thing.
Very glad to be into this new epic piece from Alessandro Bosetti, with the creation of a tailor-made costumes and a multi-dressing-carpet scene.
Here below a video introduction to this story
I gave 3 CVC / fabric collage pieces / as part of the scene of Sull’azione salutare del magnetismo animale e della musica by Annamaria Ajmone @ Cimitero monumentale della Certosa, Bologna #artcitybologna – with Felicity Mangan & Cristina Rizzo.
Crossing my fingers – next week i’ll finally be at Centro Pecci for La stanza dell’animo temperato, a sort of workshop / meeting / installation organized in collaboration with Dynamo Art Factory. My action will be part of Protext! an exhibition curated by Camilla Mozzato e Marta Papini. The catalogue of Protext! is published by Nero Editions with interviews to all the artists involed in the exhibition.
C.U.O.R.E. is a project by Margherita Morgantin with the support of Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary and Xing.
C.U.O.R.E. is also part of:
VIP = Violation of the Pauli exclusion principle
SOTTO LA MONTAGNA, SOPRA LA MONTAGNA
winner of the VIII edition of the Italian Council (2020).
I gave my contribution to this Margherita’s project with an edition of 50 t-shirts – in 2 different model. The exhibition will go on from 1st february to 14th march 2021 in Trevi (PG). You can find an interesting talk about this project on the ATP Diary page here.
Happy to announce i’ll be working on the costumes and the scenography for Portraits de voix, a new piece by Alessandro Bosetti with the Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart.
This work will be produced by GMEN-CNCM-Marseille, co-production Neue Vocalsolisten, Nouveau Theatre de Montreuil, La Soufflerie, Deutschlandfunk Kultur and with the technique sponsorship of the Fondazione Bonotto. From 23 to 26.03.2021 we’ll be in Stuttgart DE @ Theaterhaus, for a rehersal residency. More info here.
I would say this 2020 was a special year.
Weird, complex and unpleasant but dense, demanding and somehow revolutionary.
This year the Musica per un giorno project i have together with the contemporary dancer Roberta Mosca took place in a total privat version up in the mountains close to Biella. Rosazza is name of the little town and it’s a quite magical place. We got the opportunity to spend our 24 hours into the beautiful old house of the senator Federico Rosazza (1813-1899). I still feel happy. I have to be happy because it was special. Thanks a lot to Xing for the great support and thanks a
lot so much to Roberta Mosca – for sharing with me such an important timing.
At the beginning of december together with Roberta i had a talk about this project with the artist and curator Angeliki Tzortzakaki.
The talk was edited and it’s online on Atp Diary.
Here below a link to the end, of course is just the audio but those are the last 24 minutes of our 24 hours session. It has been our year number 5 and we have 19 more to go, before the project will be completed.
So see you in summer 2021 at Triennale Milano.
Out now on the shop the 5th edition of the musica per un giorno fanzine. 80 pages and as usual it comes with a screenprinted cardbor cover. it’s the paper version of the 24 years project together with Roberta Mosca. It’s a sort of personal diary: each time before the performance we repress it in a small edtion (between this year 36!) adding new contents and images collected during the year. In this 5th edition we also have 2 new contributions from Silvia Fanti from Xing / Bologna and Frida Carazzaro from Museion / Bolzano.
with the support of XING: MUSICA PER UN GIORNO
19/12/2020 >> 20/12/2020 >> from 12:00 to 12:00
The 24 years performance i’m doing together with Roberta Mosca.
Once per year we perform a 24 hours piece and this is our year number 5 of 24.
It’s about space, sounds and the perception of time.
All the infos >>>> HERE. <<<<
We'll have the possibility to host a very restricted audience. It will be in a pretty special place into the mountains and due to this pandemic period make all your best considerations and reserve your place in advance.
For the occasion will be also published the paper version zine n.5 of Musica per un giorno in edition of 36 copies with screenprinted cover.
All the best
During spring 2020 the lovely Marcone from Volume – a vinyl shop based in Milano – asked to some of his friends to create a serie of mixes with music we love. The collection is called Ora d’aria and HERE there is the my one called Slow down yellow card. In that period i clearly felt that we as society have so much to slow down with our rythms. Take your time to relax and think.
On another side here we are with a chaotic sound portrait: it’s a mix i made for the Der Nor of Dennis Tyfus and it’s called La guerra del cadetto. This second one is more like a brutal sound collage than an actual mix of different songs. Young drummers cutted in loops – all digital assembled – play it with volume, ok? HERE.
I also suggest to check HERE the ten audio episodes of the singing habits of the happy cardellino from my sweet Valentina Lucchetti: 10 narrative landscapes of sounds from movies, natural descriptions, old radio feelings and selected soft songs. Each chapter is 45 minutes long. The whole project was weekly created for the Psyco-Medical-Tapes, the online radio by Spettro, mainly curated by Francesco Fonassi. The Spettro streaming radio is HERE and the mixcloud page is HERE.
Tonight in Prato with Kinkaleri @ Ex Cinema Excelsior.
I did the music composition for HellO > a solo version of the OtellO > danced by the young and talented Michele Scappa.
Working on the music for OtellO by Kinkaleri.
We’ll have a first preview – a sort of parallel solo version – called HellO at Crisalide next 6th sept 2020 >>> Then in Prato
It’s a while i’m not posting here
Life is a post.
Post life i’ll probably post.
In the past i use to post more.
More ghosts like this in this post, ok?
By the way in the last 2 years i did a lot of custom-made furnitures together with Valentina Lucchetti. We decided to call this duo project EDIZIONI BRIGANTINO.
Brigantino is a beautiful rock into the sea in Salina, a place were we like so much to be.
Brigantino is also a slimmy sailing ship – un veliero veloce!
Feel free to get in touch!
26/10/2019 >>> a soft night in Pistoia – INSCAPE, curated by and @ Nub project Space together with Jung an tagen and Lorem. Check both links – i love the work of both of them!
I recently played some of my tunes as Tambour Doux / Ottaven during the 3rd screening / appointment of Avalanches #19 – a video exhibition by Carlos Casas curated by Davide Giannella at Triennale di Milano. I could work on some field recordings from Carlos and some short extracts from traditional Pamir music culture. Bravo Carlos, as much as he can he keeps on coming back to a small village called Hichigh, to keep filming how people lives there and how life is changing along the time. It’s a pretty far away and isolated area, clean air and strong roots. I’m glad to see how Carlos’s point of view is delicate and non-invasive at all..
Here is also the video from a march 2019 concert as Tambour Doux filmed by Ursss.
The beginning of september i have done some new drawings so here we are with a new serie of screenprinted t-shirts. As always my tshirts are manufactered here in Italy and hand-screenprinted in my studio. >> shop here <<
From 10 to 20 october i’ll be in Torino at ISOLA with a new batch a tees and my collaged pullovers.
It’s a lovely bar / restaurant / studio – via goito 15.
Pass there by to say hello!!
2 food projects done together with Valentina Lucchetti:
We builded up a camp kitchen at Freaky Shit Festival at the amazing Spettro / Brescia.
Cooking food for the artists and the audience – a quite tough 48 hours session – almost non-stop – almost dead but never had so much miso soup before: fully happy and the festival had a pretty good line-up!
The second one was this last august in Lithuania at Braille Satellaite, a quite incredible festival fully wrapped into a beautiful nature. We totally had to improvise to create our proper cooking space with the material provided by the festival, we went to a farm market in Vilnius to buy food, rent big pots and search for whatelse could be usefull to worked on a 3 days menu. Nice, it’s a new experience.
Both situations – of course no photos of the food – we were always so much busy, probably next time?
To spend so much time into the socialmedia-life is boring..
Bruno in Venezia came to Milano so we had a temporary bookstore called Bruno in Garage. It was april 2019. In one night i did 20 benches for this Bruno’s shop and then everyhing went back to Venezia. Even if i’m really used to improvised this was the first time i talked about lampo design
Last march i had the pleasure to walk around the marvellous Orto Botanico in Palermo during Passeggiate in Blu – a special project by In fact and in fiction.
I could collect few leaves and twigs – to work then on a tiny and basic video system for a night solo concert at Baco about photographs – a small gallery in Palermo.
Thanks to Manlio, Valentina Lucchetti, Gloria Pasotti, Studio Tomo and Baco.
Presenting a new tshirt edition at my favorite place in Faenza: Clandestino – Arbusto.
Please soon or later go there – All the food and the way they prepare drinks is so pretty and so amazingly honest and fabulous.
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Last week of june i’ll play as Ottaven some shows around Italy together with Piotr Kurek.