Alessandro Bosetti

 
Alessandro Bosetti (born 1973 in Milan) is a composer and sound artist who focuses is in the fringe area between spoken language and music, working on the musicality of spoken words and unusual aspects of spoken communication, producing text-sound compositions featured in live performances, radio broadcastings and published recordings. In his work he moves across the line between sound anthropology and composition, often including translation and misunderstanding in the creative process. Field research and interviews build the basis for abstract compositions, along with electro-acoustic and acoustic collages, relational strategies, trained and untrained instrumental practices, vocal explorations and digital manipulations.
Bosetti created a series of highly compelling sound works where relational aesthetics meets innovative composition and published more than a dozen of cd's of his own music along with countless other collaborations.  Since 2000 he has been a key Ars Acustica figure, and created a vast body of electro acoustic and text sound works for institutions as WDR Studio Akustische Kunst, DeutschlandRadio and GRM among many other . Pieces like Il Fiore della Bocca (Rossbin/DLR 2005)—a work on the vocality of the mentally and physically impaired— and African Feedback—a collaborative scrutiny on experimental music in West Africa—(Errant Bodies Press, 2004) have received wide recognition and are considered classic contributions to the genre. Alessandro Bosetti is an emotional performer that has consistently toured in Europe, Asia and the United States as a soloist, leading his speech ensemble Trophies with Tony Buck and Kenta Nagai and in collaborations with fellow vocal performers as Jennifer Walshe and Tomomi Adachi and with pianist Chris Abrahams.

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Alessandro Bosetti - Thèses/Voix
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A collection of texts by Alessandro Bosetti, between theory, poetry and score, all of which breathe in concert with a series of sound projects and often focus on the voice from different angles and perspectives.
Alessandro Bosetti - Stille Post - Radio Works – 2003-2011 (box set 4 CD)
2016
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
sold out
A selection of radiophonic works from 2003 to 2011, completed with a 36-page booklet and 4 essays by Bosetti himself, Gregory Whitehead and Ksenija Stefanovic.
Alessandro Bosetti - Autumnal Sisters - 7 Mask Mirror improvisations (DVD)
2016
bilingual edition (English / Korean)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Autumnal Sisters recollects seven performances by Alessandro Bosetti, in solo and teaming up with writer Kim Taeyong and video maker Orolo. It is the first extensive document of Bosetti's work with MaskMirror, a musical instrument which takes language rather than sound as it's main material.
Alessandro Bosetti - Renard (vinyl LP)
2013
Frac Franche-Comté - Sound Houses Series
A chamber music project on LP by the Italian composer, sound artist and performer, inspired by an African divination ritual.
Alessandro Bosetti - African Feedback (+ CD)
2007
English edition
Errant Bodies - Audio Issues
Audio project documenting the artist's travels in West Africa, pursuing cultural differences, the place of music, and the languages used to get at sound. Includes texts and audio CD.


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