Datum: vrijdag 24 april
Alberto Boccardi is an engineer and electronic musician. He got his BA in aerospace engineering at Politecnico of Milan and his diploma at the International Academy of Music at Milan conservatoire.
He played bass and drums since his 14s in punk, hardcore and crossover bands. He recorded 2 CDs with Brainsick band, playing in numerous festivals in all Italy.
He’s looking to recreate deep emotional soundscapes working with minimal elements and focusing on the suspension and on the contrast between sound and silence.
He is a founding member of Any Better Place, a performative / installative audiovideo group. anyBetterPlace has been selected as finalist for Muv (Florence ’10) and for NAO Performing Festival (Milan 10). They performed also in Edvisk festival in Stockholm (Sweden, 09) and in the Danish Pavillion for Biennale 11 Venice.
Witxes (FR) is a sonic entity crashing popular music into singular music since 2010. Based around Lyon (Fr), this schizophrenic project finds its way in the balance between improvisation and passionate sound research. Witxes live performances usually offer a much more physical and hypnotic take on the studio works by building walls of sound then focusing on the cracks and interstices but, depending on spaces and moods, can also deliver a minimalist and sharp sound sculpture.
Since its inception, the project has released two albums, Sorcery/Geography (2012 – Humanist records) and A Fabric of Beliefs (2013 – Denovali Records | Denovali Festival) – both mastered by australian sound artist Lawrence English – as well as a couple EPs. Witxes has performed on european stages with the likes of Tim Hecker, The Haxan Cloak, BJ Nilsen, Chelsea Wolfe, Barn Owl, Julianna Barwick,Duane Pitre (artist page), Christina Vantzou, Colin Potter(NurseWithWound), AUN, Julia Kent, Lubomyr Melnyk, and many more.