Giuseppe Ielasi (born in 1974, lives near Milan since 1990) started playing guitar in 1988, and worked for many years in the area of “improvised music” (long term collaborations with Renato Rinaldi in the duo Oreledigneur, Thomas Ankersmit
, Michel Doneda
, Ingar Zach, Dean Roberts
Between 1997 and 2006 he has performed live with Taku Sugimoto, Jérôme Noetinger
, Mark Wastell, Martin Siewert, Nmperign, Brandon Labelle
, Nikos Veliotis, Alessandro Bosetti
, Gert-Jan Prins, Phill Niblock
, Oren Ambarchi
, and many others.
From 2007 on, his main interest has been in site-specific solo performances, still using guitars as primary sound sources but integrating microphones and multi-channel speaker systems in order to create complex networks for sound diffusion in relationship to space.
He recently started a collaboration with Austrian video artist Michaela Grill (US tour in 2007, participations at the Rotterdam Film Festival, Evolution Festival in Leed, FilmSoundFilm in Marfa,TX) and is more and more involved in performances and installations with Renato Rinaldi and Armin Linke
(ZKM Karlsruhe, Villa Romana Florence, Kunsthalle Berlin, Festival della Scienza Genova).
In 1998 he founded the “Fringes recordings” label, closed in 2005, and co-founded “Schoolmap Records” in 2006.
See also Bellows
(Giuseppe Ielasi & Nicola Ratti