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.
“Stille Post – Radio Works – 2003-2011 is a 4 CD/ecopacks, box + 36-pages booklet that includes the bulk of my compositional work of over a decade in which I found shelter in the simultaneous intimacy and distance of radio. I feel happy, thrilled and relieved to be able to share those five pieces wich form a coherent unity and trace a personal itinerary while making use of translations, misunderstandings, travels, microphones, headphones and sonorous telephone games as creative tools. It includes five radio compositions: Arcoparlante (Deutschlandradio Kultur 2009), Gesualdo Translations (Deutschland Radio Kultur, 2007), A Collection of Smiles (WDR Studio Akustische Kunst, 2011), The Whistling Republic (WDR Studio Akustische Kunst, 2003) and Campanas (Islas Resonantes, 2008).”
“Bosetti gives himself up to the entropy of sound, music, voice, self and situation. He allows himself (while inviting us) to become lost, bewildered, disoriented. He wants to sing his own special song, and yet that song turns out to be a song of disappearance and dissolution. He sings through complex echo chambers and infinity mirrors, reflections of bodies and voices and ‘rules', sometimes weaving, other times colliding, navigation by dead reckoning, and sheer intuition”
Le coffret, qui trace un itinéraire personnel où les usages de la traduction, des malentendus, des voyages, des microphones, des écouteurs et des jeux téléphoniques sonores sont les outils de la création, rassemble cinq compositions radiophoniques : Arcoparlante (Deutschlandradio Kultur 2009), Gesualdo Translations (Deutschland Radio Kultur, 2007), A Collection of Smiles (WDR Studio Akustische Kunst, 2011), The Whistling Republic (WDR Studio Akustische Kunst, 2003) et Campanas (Islas Resonantes, 2008).
Alessandro Bosetti (born 1973 in Milan, lives and works in Marseille) 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