Pietro Riparbelli


Pietro Riparbelli
is a philosopher, composer and sound-multimedia artist based in Livorno (Tuscany). His compositions have been published by Touch (UK), Radical Matters Ed/Label (IT), Actual Noise/20buckspin (US), Afe Records (IT), Boring Machines (IT), Old Europa Cafe (IT).
He is working in Italy with the Enrico Fornello Contemporary Art Gallery. Riparbelli’s performances and installations have been presented at D’Amelio Terras contemporary art gallery (NY), Equinox Festival (London), Nuit Blanche (Paris), Magazzino d’arte moderna (Rome), Palazzo delle Papesse (Siena), Flora (Florence), Fundació Tàpies (Barcelona), Base progetti per l’arte (Florence).
He works with performances, sound installations and recorded works and in the last three years has been collaborating through selected projects with Massimo Bartolini, Nico Vascellari, Philippe Petit, Fabrizio Modenese Palumbo, Influx, Francisco Lopez, L’Acephale, Christina Kubisch, Seth Cluett, Burial Hex, Yannick Franck and others.
He is a curator/executive producer of the independent music label Radical Matters – Editions Label with the new series “Metasound” and he his the curator of the project AEDO “Curatorial and Sound Practice” to investigate the dimension between music and contemporary art.


Pietro Riparbelli’s study of the phenomenology of perception with particular reference to the dichotomy between the visible and the invisible is closely connected to his conceptual address of the ‘sonic landscape’. He delves into deep investigation of particular places, taking in the history of the location as well as the current site specifics to reconfigure a sonic panorama (or diorama) through its inherent transcendental aspects in order to create a dimension beyond the purely or merely sonic: a total perceptive and receptive capturing of the place and its visible and invisible tangents, transporting the listener to a new and hitherto literally unheard form, kind and ‘content’ of sensory experience and therewith: perception. From a specific time and place, to another (listening) time and place and in between, found in Riparbelli’s transmutation and compostional interpretation: an altogether new and invisible (maybe even: non-existing) ‘vista’…




Pietro Riparbelli: “Three Days Of Silence – The mountain of the Stigmata

(Gruen 102/12)