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Litania

Francesco Giannico
Review
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Francesco Giannico is an italian electroacoustic musician, videoartist and webdesigner. He is co-founder of the Italian Soundscapes Archive (AIPS) and Oak Editions Label. He’s graduated in “Musicology and Musical Heritage” at the University of Lecce with a thesis on “History of film music”.He published his works for many labels and he collaborated with many artists like: Bruno Dorella, Amy Denio, Kim Cascone, Thollem McDonas, Zac Nelson, Stefan Bonitatibus , Ben Chatwin, Mary Levykina, Anna Aleksandra Waliszewska. Fabio Orsi , Alessio Ballerini.His musical approach is better described as a cinematic journey which pushes the boundaries of digital media even further by incorporating smooth melodies and gentle textures. More canonical instruments such as guitar and piano are constantly present into Francesco Giannico’s music, within interrupted structures or long and dreaming
sonorous carpets.During the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 he created with Alessio Ballerini the network “Archivio Italiano dei Paesaggio Sonori” to promote and diffuse the soundscapes culturewww.archivioitalianopaesaggisonori.itThurston Moore wrote (from Sonic Youth): “…Even less jazzic is Folkanization by Francesco Giannico. This young Italian electro-acoustic composer in whose work we can hear tendrils of everything from Luigi Nono to Toru Takemitsu. Filled with odd details, the music is fascinating.”DSC_0086DSC_0087DSC_0090 DSC_0088DSC_0129 DSC_0138 DSC_0135 DSC_0134 DSC_0132 DSC_0131 DSC_0140 DSC_0141

credits

released 30 June 2014
for my son and my father – thanks E.M.All music composed by Francesco Giannico
Photography by Francesco GiannicoCoffee Stains on Vellum – Jeff Hogue
Layout and Design – Mark Kuykendall
Letterpress by Rachel Ann Dennis