Roberto Musci

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Roberto Musci (March 27, 1956 in Milan, Italy) is an Italian music composer, performer, saxophonist and guitar player and video maker. From 1974 to 1985 he travelled around the world to study African, Indian, and Near & Far Eastern music, make field recordings and collect musical instruments. He combined non-European music , recorded " on field " and played with ethnic musical instruments , with contemporary music ,with musical techniques derived from plunderphonics and musique concrète to create a personal musical language with which he tells stories and feelings related to his travels. He has recorded LPs and CDs for different European labels , including: Raw Material[1] Victò,[2] Lowlands, Gonzo Multimedia,[3] Leaves,[4] Island Records, Music from Memory, Soave[5] and Recommended Records). He composed and played music for films , videos commercial spots , dance, live soundtracks for silent movie , music for poems and theater . The LP "Water messages on desert sand", was Grammy-nominated in the UK in 1987.

Works[edit]

Soundtracks for videos and video installations[edit]

He has composed and played music for:

Commercial spots[edit]

Soundtracks for dance[edit]

He has composed and played music for:

  • Tanzfabrik Berlin[7]
  • Los Angeles Choreographer&dancers[8]

Live soundtracks for silent movies[edit]

He performed live soundtracks for silent movies[9]

Music for Poems and Theatre[edit]

Soundtracks for Movies[edit]

He made soundtracks for movies (with Giovanni Venosta) for:

  • Silvio Soldini's movie L'aria serena dell'Ovest
  • Alessandro Amaducci's movie Spoonriver
  • Stefano Canzio's video "Sua Intermittenza"
  • Andrea Gropplero's movie Pidgin[10]
  • Monica Castiglioni's movie Rita incontra una amica[11]
  • Elisabetta Sgarbi Non chiederci la parola – Il Gran teatro montano del Sacro Monte di Varallo

Videomaker[edit]

He also made videos for :

University meetings and lessons[edit]

Lessons in Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen (Kostanz ,Germany), 3 videos for the exhibition : about Algerian music , about French-Algerian war and about my ethnologic and musical research.[22]

Radio Broadcasts[edit]

From 80' he broadcast ethnic & experimental music from Italian National Radio Stations ( Rai )[23][24] and Radio Popolare[25][26]

Festivals[edit]

  • At Time Zone Festival (Bari, Italy 1995[27]) he performed the live soundtracks of Silent Movie " Der Golem ", directed by Carl Boese and Paul Wegener
  • At Palazzina Liberty (Milano, Italy )[28][29] from 1997 to 2002 "Senza Parole Festival" live soundtracks of Silent Movies with : Keith Tippett, Chris Cuttler, Jon Rose and Claudio Gabbiani
  • At the 32nd Bourges International Festival[30][31] he performed the piece "Music for Labyrinths" for voice & electronics at Maison de la Culture ICEM Serie : Federation Italy 01/06/2002

Discography[edit]

  • "The Loa of Music" (Raw Material, 1983)
  • "Olympic Signals" Giovanni Venosta (Raw Material, 1984)
  • "Water Messages on desert sand" (with Giovanni Venosta) (Recommended Records, 1986)
  • "Urban & tribal portraits" (with Giovanni Venosta) (Recommended Records, 1988)
  • "Doublings & Silence" (Auf Dem Nil / Recommended Records Italy, 1988)
  • "Munen Muso 1" ( Network 77 Sud Africa, 1990)
  • "A noise, a sound" (Recommended Records, 1990)
  • "Rer Quarterly vol 2" (Recommended Records, 1991)
  • "Losing the orthodox path" (with Giovanni Venosta & Massimo Mariani) (Victò, 1993)
  • "Debris of a loa" (with Claudio Gabbiani) (Lowlands Records, 1995)
  • "Quang-go voice" (with Giovanni Venosta) (Island Records,UK, 1999)
  • "Massimo Cavallaro's Giù al nord /Uomo" (music for Antonio Albanese theatrical pieces (RP, IT, 1999)
  • "Steel water light" (with Chris Cutler, Jon Rose, Claudio Gabbiani) (Recommended Records, UK, 2001)
  • "Claudio Gabbiani's Night nursing" (Auditorium Records,IT 2003)
  • "Art Bears revisited" (with Giovanni Venosta & Massimo Mariani) (Recommended Records, 2004)
  • "The day after the end of world party" (with Massimo Mariani and Steve Duncan) (Auditorium Records, IT, 2005)
  • "Persistence of vision" (with Claudio Gabbiani and Roberto Zorzi) (Raw Material, IT, 2006-2007)
  • "Hotel gadgets" (Raw Material, It, 2009)
  • "Alchemy "(Raw Material, It, 2010)
  • "Thales' dream" (Raw Material, It, 2011)
  • "Maps and Diagrams – When The Rain Comes" (Leaves, Lithuania, 2012)
  • "Chronophotography" (Raw Material, It, 2013)
  • "Endogamic : Pandara Box 2 Antonio Murga & friends" (Endogamic, Spain 2015)
  • "Vampyr and other stories" (Recommended Records, 2015)
  • "Third Ear Band v Roberto Musci:Mosaic,a tribute to Third Ear Band"(Multrimedia, UK,2016 )
  • "Tower of silence " double LP ( Music From Memory, Netherlands 2016 )
  • "The Loa of Music complete sessions " double LP ( Cinedelic - Soave Records, Italy 2017)
  • "Urban & tribal portraits " reissue on LP ( Cinedelic - Soave Records, Italy 2018)
  • "Water messages on desert sands" reissue on LP ( Goodfellas Records, Italy 2018)
  • "A noise a sound" reissue on double LP ( Cinedelic - Soave Records, Italy 2018)
  • "Chee Shimizu - MFM "( Music from Memory Japan 2018 )
  • "Astolfo on the moon" cassette ( Wannamarchi.club - NKT Records, U.K. 2018)
  • "Lion's drums" LP , Harold Boué - Abstraxion ( Biologicrecord, France 2019)
  • "Justin Davey - We're Alright " ( U.S.A.,2019 )
  • "Wannamarchi club Summer Expo 2019 - Jellyfish " ( U.K.,2019 )
  • "Losing the orthodox path" reissue on LP ( Cinedelic - Soave Records, Italy 2018)

DVD[edit]

  • Antologia di Spoon river by Alessandro Amaducci[32]
  • Non chiederci la parola by Elisabetta Sgarbi[33]
  • Video and sensitive Environments by Studio Azzurro[34]

Musicians[edit]

He has played in studio and in live concerts with many Italian and European musicians, including:

Press & Books[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ shttps://sites.google.com/view/robertomusci/music/digital
  2. ^ http://www.victo.qc.ca
  3. ^ http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15936/Third_Ear_Band-Mosaic_(with_Roberto_Musci).html
  4. ^ http://leaves.lt/maps-and-diagrams-when-the-rain-comes-lvx001/
  5. ^ https://soave.bandcamp.com
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6-c2EHTtok
  7. ^ https://www.tanzfabrik-berlin.de.
  8. ^ http://www.lachoreographersanddancers.org/LAChoreographersAndDancers.org/index.html
  9. ^ http://jazzosphere.pagesperso-orange.fr/musci.htm
  10. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHPrr-3CQeg
  11. ^ https://vimeo.com/18118979
  12. ^ http://www.walterprati.it
  13. ^ http://www.amicidellamusicamilano.it/artisti/b/LILIANABANCOLINI.html
  14. ^ it:Morgan (cantante)
  15. ^ http://www.inartemorgan.it/
  16. ^ https://twitter.com/cavallaromax
  17. ^ http://www.arnoldmarinissen.com
  18. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjkufEjOHcY
  19. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvJ8hGON6OA
  20. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHqMk_lKn-w&list=FLrrz1Dj8_RK0tVcN6N2AFqw&feature=mh_lolz
  21. ^ https://vimeo.com/48196541
  22. ^ https://www.zeppelin-university.com/
  23. ^ RAI
  24. ^ http://www.rai.it/
  25. ^ it:Radio Popolare
  26. ^ http://www.radiopopolare.it/
  27. ^ http://www.timezones.it
  28. ^ it:Palazzina Liberty (Milano)
  29. ^ http://www.milanotoday.it/eventi/location/palazzina-liberty/
  30. ^ Printemps de Bourges
  31. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140529212912/http://www.imeb.net/IMEB_v2/index.php
  32. ^ http://www.alessandroamaducci.net/node/32
  33. ^ http://www.elisabettasgarbi.it/film/nonchiederci/non-chiederci-la-parola---il-gran-teatro-montano-del-sacro-monte-di-varallo.aspx
  34. ^ https://www.studioazzurro.com
  35. ^ http://www.giovannivenosta.it/index.html
  36. ^ http://www.claudiogabbiani.com
  37. ^ http://www.mmt.it
  38. ^ http://www.banffcentre.ca/faculty/faculty-member/3123/giorgio-magnanensi
  39. ^ http://www.massimomariani.eu
  40. ^ http://www.papimoreno.com/zanisi.html
  41. ^ de:Tiziano Tononi
  42. ^ http://www.jazzineden.it/artista.asp?n=2&num=47&t=TizianoTononi
  43. ^ http://www.jazzineden.it/artista.asp?n=2&num=46&t=DanieleCavallanti
  44. ^ it:Sandro Cerino
  45. ^ http://www.discogs.com/artist/539606-Sandro-Cerino

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