OOH SOUNDS late night
w/ Giuseppe Ielasi
FESTA – Manifattura Tabacchi
Created by Letizia Renzini.
Realized and produced by NAM – Not A Museum.
Reservation required: click PARTICIPATE to reserve your spot on Eventbrite.
Happening! ’s evening events feature electronic music performances curated by OOH-sounds, Michele Pardo Pauli’s Florentine record label.
Friday 25 September at 22:00
Free entry by reservation.
Access will be in full compliance with the measures that the Italian government is taking to combat the spread of COVID-19.
The scope of his interests continues to widen, ensuring that you never know quite what to expect when the latest Ielasi release – and there have been many over the last years – hits the deck.’ — (the WIRE, 2011)
Born in 1974, he grew up in the south of Italy and now resides in the outskirts of Milano with his wife and kids.
Ielasi is an electro-acoustic composer with a long respectful carreer that began in the 1990’s. From an initial practice as a free improvising guitar player he moved towards the careful manipulation of recorded sounds, completely abandoning the instrument in the mid 2000’s to explore minimal electro-acoustic abstractions or rhythmic and groove-based music, using tape loops, turntables, sampling and other electronics– he is also one of the most sought after mastering engineers in Italy.
He became involved in a nascent Milanese Improv scene that included Domenico Sciajno and Alessandro Bosetti, a scene he helped nurture by co-founding a succession of labels, chiefly Fringes and Bowindo.
Over the years his music has grown increasingly conceptually focused, despite his constant fascination with sound always providing the compositional trajectory. It’s not just Ielasi making decisions about sound: it’s as if sound is making decisions for Ielasi—thus finding him reluctant to paint himself in a conceptual corner.
He mostly plays solo, but also in Bellows (with Nicola Ratti), Rain Text (with Giovanni Civitenga) and in duos with Enrico Malatesta, Kassel Jaeger, Andrew Pekler and collaborates regularly with film maker and photographer Armin Linke (also editing his films). He has released records on 12k, Entr’acte, Senufo Editions, Dekorder, Holidays, Error Broadcast and a few other labels. He runs experimental music label SENUFO EDITIONS since 2010.
In his last work “Five Wooden Frames” — just out via Taylor Deupree’s label 12K— once again the guitar has become the main focus, both as an instrument in the traditional sense and as source of sound material.
Florence-based electronic label OOH-sounds [over our heads] is run by Pardo, co-founder of dub/electronic outfit Casino Royale.
Since 2016 we have released music by Shit & Shine, Bellows, Peder Mannerfelt, Shelley Parker, Georgia, Andrea Taeggi, Wesqk Coast, Jesse Osborne-Lanthier, Dale Cornish, Sim Hutchins, Oliver Coates, S P A T I A L, Holy Similaun and Voronoi among others.
OOH-sounds runs a monthly residency on Noods Radio UK http://noodsradio.com/residents/ooh-sounds and curated for Musicus Concentus the Florence experimental festival Hand Signed 2016 / 2017 ( Philip Jeck, Peder Mannerfelt, Valerio Tricoli, Beatrice Dillon, Mark Fell, Masayoshi Fujita, Kassel Jaeger, Nicola Ratti, Andrea Belfi, Bill Kouligas, Sam Kidel, Oliver Coates, Rian Treanor). https://hand-signed-series.tumblr.com