Roberto Musci

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Roberto Musci (born March 27, 1956 in Milan, Italy) is a 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:

Live soundtracks for silent movies[edit]

He performed live soundtracks for silent movies [6]

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[7]
  • Monica Castiglioni's movie Rita incontra una amica[8]
  • Elisabetta Sgarbi Non chiederci la parola – Il Gran teatro montano del Sacro Monte di Varallo

Videomaker[edit]

He also made videos for :

  • Walter Prati [9] & Giancarlo Schiaffini
  • Lilliana Bancolini ( As time goes by )[10]
  • Morgan [11][12]
  • Massimo Cavallaro [13]
  • Arnold Marinissen [14] Dutch percussionist(with Massimo Mariani)
  • Raw Material Label : " Alchemy",[15]"Tribute to Zugakousaku ",[16] "Thales ' dream",[17] "Chronophotography".[18]

Radio broadcasts[edit]

From 80' he broadcast ethnic & experimental music from Italian National Radio Stations ( Rai )[19][20] and Radio Popolare[21][22]

Festivals[edit]

  • At Time Zone Festival (Bari, Italy 1995 [23]) he performed the live soundtracks of Silent Movie " Der Golem ", directed by Carl Boese and Paul Wegener
  • At Palazzina Liberty (Milano, Italy )[24][25] 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 [26][27] 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)
  • "Astolfo on the moon" cassette ( Wannamarchi.club - NKT Records, U.K. 2018)

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

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