Massimo Magrini was born in Lucca ( Tuscany , Italy ) in 1966. He had a long degree in Computer Science in Pisa University , with a thesis on musical applications of the Object Oriented paradigm. He studied electronic music with Alfonso Belfiore (professor at the State Conservatory of Florence). He collaborated with the Computer Music Lab of the CNUCE Institute of the Italian National Council of Research (CNR) for some years, developing hardware and software tools, composing his interactive computer music and playing it in various countries ( Italy , Spain , Greece , Cuba etc.). He also collaborated with private companies developing software for musical devices based on digital signal processing. During late 80s, he played in a local electronic band (Jesus Blood), using self built analog and digital synthesizers. Besides these activities in 1992 he created his Bad Sector musical project, trying to discover dark sonic areas and focusing his attention on the melting point between ambient, experimental, noise and minimal music. He has released various CDs and vinyls, always having good responses from international underground electronic music magazines and listeners. As Bad Sector, he performed live in Italy , France , England , Germany , Czech rep., Austria , Belgium , Australia and Russia . During 2002 he also started a collaboration with the Italian video-artist Giacomo Verde, creating the multimedia group called XEAR and working on interactive installations / electronic-theater scores.
Janne Waage Berset. Batcheeba has been working with sounds for more than 15 years. She has a deep passion for noise and silence. She is involved in several projects such as KRAFFT with Andreas Brandal, Volt with Tania Stene, Cult Of Twins (COT), Bob and Lauras Jazz Sensation and FRzo with Gird_09. She had her first track released on Quasipop Records ( «A Million Ways To Spend Your Time»)
Big City Orchestra is a long running art/anti-art group based generally in California . They have an ever rotating cast of musician and nonmusician members. One of the most idiosyncratic and original groups of the past two decades, BCO is not your standard Orchestra. Situated in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, the band has released an enormous catalog of recorded material over the past two decades. Formed in the late 1970's the ensemble continues to maintain a free-flowing roster of artists from around the world that collaborate on specific projects. Categorizing the Orchestra into any given genre can be a task, as releases continue to surprise even the most devout listener. There is never any way to precisely classify the next BCO release. An album of authentic sea-shanties? A wall of noise? A shimmering downpour of lullabies whispered to the wind? A humorous or thought-provoking album of Sound Collages? Vocal excursions set to make Rod McKuen blush? We press play, leaning forward with slight apprehension. We await the first wave of blissful deception. We are perpetually rewarded.
Blind Cave Salamander are: Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo, Paul Beauchamp, Julia Kent, Marco Milanesio. Blind Cave Salamander is a project by Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo and Paul Beauchamp often backed up by sound designer, producer and engineer, Marco Milanesio and cello player Julia Kent. An unusual mix of electronica, strings and guitars, drones and field recordings; a collection of finely wrought sounds that at times lean towards hypnotic lullabies and at others towards abstraction. A hybrid of the natural and the synthetic of which, like the Proteus, the pale-skinned, cave-dwelling amphibian that lends its name to the project, Blind Cave Salamander unravel shadowy, nocturnal landscapes. special guests and collaborators so far: - Andrew Liles: lounge, fashion, metal and beef - Colin Potter: live sound - Fabiana Antonioli: live visuals - Fovea Hex: sounds and music (live) - Jochen Arbeit: "Soundscapes", sounds and music -Julia Kent: cello, voice, arrangements (studio and live) -Marco Milanesio: recording, mixing, production, sound design - Nurse With Wound: "Soliloquy For Lilith", sounds and music -Michael Begg: electronics on "Troglobite" -Paul Wallfisch: piano on "Troglobite" -Pietro Riparbelli: instrumental transcommunnication action on "Nietzsche Fabrik Sessions/Transmission" -Ruth Bayer: "Splash"