FRANCESCO TONINELLI

ARTIST STATEMENT

I’m an Italian classical musician naturalized into electronic and experimental realms, where I try to create powerful and touching objects involving my main interests: religion, mythology, the rural world; in general: the past.

Through an alchemical and hallucinated use of microphones, tapes and machines I forward to the speakers musique concrète heavily influenced by cinema and game sound design, often resulting in bizarre and baroque layerings of recognizable sounds and impactful gestures.

Such a narrative approach finds sometimes a natural extension in stage works where sound, words, objects and movements conspire plots of love and pain for the spectator.

 

The combination of those symbols can be read and create explosive meaning, but the intention is always to simply cause fears and tears.

 


 DISCOGRAPHY

As composer/performer

Tempo Reale Festival 2020, Copenhagen jazz festival, Living Room Torino, Skuc Lubiana, Copenhagen Independent Lables Music Fest, Sala Vanni, Koncertkirken, H15, 5e, Mayhem, Ambient Noise Session.

 

As interpreter and collaborator

Festival Sanatorium Dźwięku (music by Peter Ablinger), Royal Danish Academy of Music (music by Marcela Lucatelli), Murate Art District (graphic works by Kirsten Stromberg).

 

Releases

El jardin de los senderos que se bifurcan su Falt (Francia, 2020)

Plan sequénce su Howard Records (Polonia/Danimarca, 2021)

Addio esseri di polvere on Holidays (Italy, to be released)

Semeion Kai Theras by Ensemble Ektos on Another Timbre (UK, to be released)

 

Radio features

Hong Kong Community Radio The Lake (DK)

Fango Radio (IT)

Start FM (LT)

 

Prizes and open calls

Musicalettronica.it, call for works #10

The Lake Radio

First price at music price “Città di Scadicci”, percussion instruments soloists, 2014 e 2018.

 

Selection of current and past collaborations

Renato Grieco, Michal Biel, Gianluca Elia, Hein Westgaard, Irene Bianco, Ignacio Cordoba, Aurelijus Uzameckis, Niklas Fite, Asger Thomsen, Valeria Miracapillo, Francesco Pellegrino.

 

As sound engineer

Ytterlandet, Blutwurst, Tobia Bondesan, Michaela Turcerova, Michal Biel, Howard Records, Along the Wind, Via Negativa

 

Formation

Bachelor degree in Music Performance at RMC Copenhagen achieved maximum grades.

 

Among the teachers

Jacob Anderskov, Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard, Morten Buchert

 

Among individual & elective courses

sound art (Jacob Kirkegaard), videogame sound design (Bjorn Jacobsen), mixing (Louise Nipper), film sound design (Marco Saitta), acoustic and recording techniques (Andrea Pellegrini), mastering (Renato Grieco), field recording and field recordings. based composition (Ludwig Berger), improvised music (Nicola Hein), percussion instruments (Henrik K. Larsen)

 

More private formation and workshops

Multichannel spatialization on Acousmonium by Motus (Tempo Reale, 2019) Composition workshop with Michael Pisaro, James Fei, Soeren Kjaergaard (RMC composers camp, 2018)

ISAR improvised music residency curated by BlueRing Collective (2017) Percussion instruments lessons with Edoardo Giachino (2015-2017)

 

Other occasional meetings

Le Quan Ninh, Tom Buckner, Jack Wright.

 

Francesco Toninelli

Musician / Composer / Performer

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