Alessandro Bosetti

is an Italian sound artist, composer and performer currently based in Berlin.  His main focus is in the fringe area between spoken language and music.
Since 2001 he has been engaged in major radio art productions with almost all national radios in Europe, and created a vast body of work of hybrid, award winning, text-sound and radio compositions . Among them, 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) are considered classic contributions to the genre. Field research and interviews often build the basis for his abstract compositions along with electroacoustic and acoustic collages, relational strategies, trained and untrained instrumental practices, vocal explorations and digital manipulations.



A Coloro Photo of the Horse



In speech-loop music such as A Coloro Photo of the Horse spoken or sung phrases are repeated over and over and embedded in a musical texture created, in this case, by the drums, fretless guitar and electronics of my ensemble Trophies.  Durations are often stretched to the extreme and looped, sung or spoken phrases tend to disappear from the listener’s perception after a while.
Those speech melodies have been carefully transcribed from recordings of Audrey Chen or Christian Kesten reading the my written texts in person or on the phone. The phrases become like little fragments of attitude as seen though a magnifying glass, a crystallization of pitch by mean of repetition. The rhythmical structure is generated by the same strings of casual speech, there is no pulse, no ‚one‘  beat but nevertheless rhythmic determination is all pervading.
Voices which are between song and speech but not embracing either completely are central to my music. Far from being just ‚what comes out from the mouth‘ the notion of voice has a much broader nature for me.
Audrey Chen: voice
Photo by Kimberly Young