Giannini (guitar, electronics), Roberto
Bertacchini (drums, percussion), Alessandro
Bocci (electronics), Dino
Bramanti (realtime processing).
Sinistri++ is a live collaboration project carried on by italian trio
(formerly known as Starfuckers)
and sound artist Dino Bramanti.
Sinistri++ is aimed at extending in space and dissecting in time the
fractured, disarticulated avant funk drive from Sinistri through Dino
Bramanti's real time processing network. The concept behind the project
is the search for an interaction between what is actually played using
traditional instruments and its further possible de-composition, fragmentation,
rebuilding and dislocation performed in real time using custom processing
network. The concept behind Sinistri++ is the addition of other possibilities,
dimensions and "channels" to raw Sinistri core, where the
idea of "adding channels" is open to multiple and diverse
intuitive implementation. It can be a simple live processing dimension
added to the trio's sound, reacting/opposing/interacting with it, or
a multichannel live sound spatialisation, physical dislocation of musicians
and so on. The project is part of a long term research from Sinistri/Starfuckers,
exploring strategies and techniques of dissociation between the musician's
will and the music itself he is creating. The musician's intention is
separated from the actual sound he is producing with his instruments
and hence he is stimulated to give up with the concept of having an
intention caging the sounds itself. Nobody, neither Sinistri nor Dino
Bramanti, have full, end to end knowledge about the whole process as
it happens. As a result, the music is freed from the intentions and
becomes something independent, almost autonomous from the musicians
involved in its creation.
This project (with some implementative variants) has been premiered
at Raum in Bologna, in November 2004 within Desco Music live series
and has been performed in May 2005 within Placard Festival, Bologna
edition, hosted by Galleria Neon.
Sinistri, formerly known as Starfuckers, is an experimental music unit
with drums, electronics, guitar and sometimes vocals, based in Italy.
Since their forming in the late 80's they've established a highly unique
musical language based on nonmetric rhythms and minimal riffs that bear
traces of proto-punk, black roots and contemporary classical music.
Sinistri "Free Pulse" Hapna 2005
Starfuckers "Infinitive Sessions" Dbk Works 2002
Starfuckers "Infrantumi" Lessness/Drunken Fish 1997/98
Starfuckers "Sinistri" Underground Records 1994
Starfuckers "Brodo Di Cagne Strategico" Helter Skelter 1991
Starfuckers "Metallic Diseases" Electric Eye 1990
Dino Bramanti/ampang is an one man sound and software design entity
working on the boundaries of composition and improvisation for live
electronics and laptop based custom programs. Its sound processing and
generation applications and machines are entirely designed and implemented
in MaxMSP, SuperCollider and Csound software environments.
Selected works and collaborations:
"Free Pulse" CD ( with Sinistri) Hapna Records 2005
"L'ospite ingrato, un'ossessione medicea" sound installation
in Orizzonti-Belvedere dell'arte, Forte Belvedere -Firenze (cat. Skira)
(with TIMET, M. Di Rosa and A. Bosshard) 2003
"quaalude - a quiet interlude" sound installation and natural
sound generator (with A. Borghi) 2002