Claudio Rocchetti

OUR RELEASES

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Some Songs

Cascando
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Cascando

The work of Claudio Rocchetti is a deep plunge into thick sound, investigating its innermost workings. Using a variety of devices such as turntables, audio cassettes, samplers, radios, and microphones, often incorporating other objects and traditional instruments, Berlin-based Rocchetti builds compelling structures that employ sound as sheer matter, mass, and impact. The tarry, mesmerizing hues that characterize his "music objects" are grounded in layers of sound detritus. From techno rhythms to slow melodies, edgy constructions to samples of choirs and strings, Rocchetti builds layered structures of elusive elements whose sources are often hidden, and enacts a mirror play which may cause dizziness.
(Musicworks)

Claudio Rocchetti è ormai da anni uno dei musicisti elettronici più attivi e interessanti del panorama nazionale ed europeo: sia a causa del suo lavoro di ricerca sul suono, come elemento non solo emotivo e compositivo, ma anche materico sugli strumenti analogici ed elettronici, nelle sue potenzialità tecniche, improvvisative ed espressive sia in studio che dal vivo, anche a causa della fitta rete di collaborazioni e partecipazioni proficue sull'asse Bologna-Berlino. (digicult)

In solo o in collaborazione, Claudio Rocchetti non è la scoperta di nessuno. Si è fatto da sé, consolidando una fama oggi riconosciuta a livello internazionale ed espressa non solo in release per uno stuolo di ottime etichette (da Hapna, Soleilmoon, alle nostrane Bowindo, Die Schachtel, Setola Di Maiale fino al forza4 del recente The Carpenter) ma anche in una pletora di collaborazioni e progetti. 3/4HadBeenEliminated innanzitutto, formidabile fucina avant-impro bolognese, poi le esperienze con In Zaire, Olyvetty, Vrooom!, Hypnoflash. (Sentireascoltare)

Selected discography/Discografia selezionata:
In Zaire (one sided 12", holidays, 2011)
3/4HadBeenEliminated Oblivion (cd, die schachtel, 2010)
In Zaire/Skull Defekts (split lp, holidays, 2010)
the carpenter ( lp/cd, presto/holidays/wallace/boringmachines, 2009)
OLYVETTY nothing to eat (10", a dear girl called wendy, 2009)
another piece of teenage wildlife (cd, die schachtel, 2008)
OLYVETTY im leeren (7", hundebiss, 2008)
3/4HadBeenEliminated Theology (cd, soleilmoon, 2007)
3/4HadBeenEliminated The Religious Experience (lp, soleilmoon, 2007)
OLYVETTY as all-encompassing as a hole (2lp picture/limited, 2007)
these are the days (lp, smallvoices, 2007)
Zurich Against Zurich harsh dub box (6 floppy disk, lonlongchaney, 2007)
davidleeroth (mc, longlongchaney, 2007)
3/4HadBeenEliminated A Year of the Aural Gauge Operation (cd, hapna, 2005)
pocket progressive (w/l.sigurtà, fhievel, cd, creativesources 2005)
3/4HadBeenEliminated (cd, bowindo 2004)
the work called kitano (cd, barlamuerte 2003)
but speak fair words (cdr, s'agita recordings 2003)

Main Projects :
Claudio Rocchetti solo – equalradio.blogspot.com
3/4HadBeenEliminated – shiftingposition.org
OLYVETTY – olyvetty.blogspot.com
In Zaire - http://inzaire.tk/
Hypnoflash - troglosound.altervista.org/hypnoflash.htm
Zurich Against Zurich - geocities.com/zurichagainstzurich

Compositions broadcasted by Rai Radio 3, Sverige Radio, Radio Onda Sonora, Resonance FM, Deutschland Radio.

Soundtracks and other media:
Aicha, directed by Lisa Tormena (documentary, 2011)
MDJ, Libertà in esilio, directed by Matteo Lolletti (documentary, 2008, Ilaria Alpi prize)
 


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