Roberto Musci

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Roberto Musci (born March 27, 1956 in Milan, Italy) is an Italian music composer, performer, saxophonist and guitar player.

Musci studied saxophone and guitar. From 1974 to 1985 he travelled around the world to study African, Indian, and Near & Far Eastern music, to make field recordings and collect musical instruments. He has recorded LPs and CDs for different European labels (including Raw Materials, Victò,[1] Lowlands, Gonzo Multimedia,[2] Leaves,[3] Island Records, Music from Memory, Soave and Recommended Records with musical techniques derived from plunderphonics and musique concrète.

Works[edit]

Soundtracks for videos and video installations[edit]

He has composed and played music for:

He has also composed and played music for commercial spots:

Soundtracks for dance[edit]

He has composed and played music for:

  • Tanzfabrik Berlin[5]
  • Los Angeles Choreographer&dancers[6]

Live soundtracks for silent movies[edit]

He performed live soundtracks for silent movies [7]

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[8]
  • Monica Castiglioni's movie Rita incontra una amica[9]
  • Elisabetta Sgarbi Non chiederci la parola – Il Gran teatro montano del Sacro Monte di Varallo

Videomaker[edit]

He also made videos for :

  • Walter Prati [10] & Giancarlo Schiaffini
  • Lilliana Bancolini ( As time goes by )[11]
  • Morgan [12][13]
  • Massimo Cavallaro [14]
  • Arnold Marinissen [15] Dutch percussionist(with Massimo Mariani)
  • Raw Material Label : " Alchemy",[16]"Tribute to Zugakousaku ",[17] "Thales ' dream",[18] "Chronophotography".[19]

Radio broadcasts[edit]

From 80' he broadcast ethnic & experimental music from Italian National Radio Stations ( Rai )[20][21] and Radio Popolare[22][23]

Festivals[edit]

  • At Time Zone Festival (Bari, Italy 1995 [24]) he performed the live soundtracks of Silent Movie " Der Golem ", directed by Carl Boese and Paul Wegener
  • At Palazzina Liberty (Milano, Italy )[25][26] 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 [27][28] 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 " (Gonzo 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 )

Musicians[edit]

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

Press & books[edit]

  • "Plunderphonics, Pataphysics & Pop Mechanics" by Andrew Jones (Safpublishing.co.uk)
  • "Studio Azzurro" book and DVD by Studio Azzurro
  • "Computer Music e Improvisação" by Jorge Lima Barreto (Artigos Meloteca 2009)
  • "Music, Electronic Media, and Culture" by Simon Emmerson (The MIT Press)
  • "Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo: The Secret History of Yodeling Around the World" by Bart Plantenga ( Routledge )
  • "Solchi sperimentali Italia" by Antonello Cresti (Crac Edizioni)
  • "Ghettoraga" by Luca Ferrari (http://ghettoraga.blogspot.it/)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

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