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4! (Patrizia Oliva / Carlo Mascolo / Domenico Saccente / Felice Furioso): Factorial (Creative Sources)

Free electroacoustic improvisation from the Italian quartet of Patrizia Oliva on voice, electronics, bawu, & objects, Carlo Mascolo on prepared trombone, Domenico Saccente on accordion and prepared piano, and Felice Furioso on drums, cupa cupa, contrabbassa, & sounded objects, using voice and unusual instrumentation to guide unusual and forward-thinking improv.

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UPC: 5609063405323

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs532
Squidco Product Code: 26191

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2018
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Labsonic, in Matera, Italy, by Francesco Altieri.


Patrizia Oliva-voice, electronics, bawu, objects

Carlo Mascolo-prepared trombone

Domenico Saccente-accordion, prepared piano

Felice Furioso-drums, cupa cupa (friction drums), doublebass, sounded objects

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Artist Biographies:

Patrizia Oliva: "I'm a singer, autor, improviser of experimental music that crosses electronics, electro-acoustic, free jazz and performing arts. Since 2003 I began to perform with the name of Madame P. I mostly use the voice as the main source of my music, along with several electronic instruments, bawu flute, objects. I work on the radical and experimental music side, uncompromising, my search is not standardized. What leads me to make music today is to try to be conscious expression of the cosmos.

In 1998, after a trip in San Francisco, where I was close to various experimental musicians, back to Italy I started to play bass and gave name Allun to a performative 4tet female group, then I started different collaborations with different musicians.

In those years I have worked with the musician Andrea Marutti from the label Aferecords.I organized shows in my home art/space called Lab12, north of Italy, where I recorded and organized many concerts from electronic to experimental music, improvised music to folk music.

In May 2007 I gave life to a duo named Camusi along with the drummer and musician Stefano Giust; he also run a label called Setola di Maiale. Our first and only self-titled full-album was released on April 2007 and it was recorded at Lab12. Today, Camusi is a project totally identified with the performative act of the concert.

In 2008 a new trio called Gravida born, an improvising psichedelic/noise female trio, with Maryclare Brzytwa (USA) on flute, piano, voice, eletronics, laptop, IOIOI on electric guitar, voice and electronics. We had recorded our first album on Incisioni Rupestri and, on January 2010 a second album come up from Setola di Maiale, it's a special edition with two guest, Konoko Nishi a japanese koto player and Stefano Giust on objects and voice.

In 2010 my track "Blue" from the album Arberia went on a movie "This Moment is not the Same", a film documentary about arts by Marion Neumann, 98 min., Werner Penzel Filmproduktion München.

In the autumn of the same year, I create a blog named Tone Um. In this page I want to show my research in field-recordings.

Gamra is my latest quartet with Paed Conca (CH) on clarinet and electric bass, Eugenio Sanna on electric guitar and Stefano Giust on drums: our music is landed in the field of improvised and contemporary music. We have a record out on Setola di Maiale, published in 2011 and the second one called "Pow" out on 2016 by Setola di Maiale.

Memento Mari it was a collaboration I did in 2012, a multimedia project directed by Patrizia Lugo.

In 2012 I attended with two of my music pieces in the movie under the name of Hazor directed by Miro Mastropasqua. This film was recently awarded in 6 different countries in the world.

In 2013 I was part of a vocal ensemble acqua sfocata utilità del fuoco ed altre risposte concentriche directed by Alessandro Bosetti, a 5 hours live performance at Spazio O, in Milan.

In December 2013 I was part with Camusi, at the Hanoi New Music Festival, very first festival of new music in Vietnam, incredible experience shared with many different musicians from Vietnam, Danmark, Germany, Sweden.

Consolidated in 2014, but started the year before, it's my collaboration with the radio broadcast program named Curved Radio - hosted on 2SER 107,3FM, an Australian radio based in Sydney - led by Gayle Austin.

After a concert in Milano at Moonshine, I start a collaboration with the guitarist Alessandra Novaga, also I start to be involved in a very unique orchestra called TAI-NO ORCHESTRA, a large Orchestra with so many interesting artists, musicians, video makers.

In the past I woks as a singer and composer for and with the dance/circus company blucinQue/Cirko Vertigo, based in Grugliasco, Torino. This collaboration start in 2015 to the 2018.

In 2018 I composed the music for the short film Memoria Data, 12″, directed by the filmaker Lori Felker, Chicago. The film it was commisioned by Media Mixer Chicago, Lab80, Cinescatti Italy.

I've play music, among others, with: Evan Parker, Tomeka Reid, Herb Robertson, Gino Robair, Edoardo Marraffa, IOIOI, Ken Hyder, Illi Adato, Armando Battistoni, Splinter vs Stalin, Tommy Greenwood, Guido Mazzon, Tristan Honsinger, Astray Navigation, Paul Baran, Pamelia Kurstin, Nora Keyes, Radikal Satan, Cherry Blossom, Rinus Van Alabeek, Angelica Castello, Jeff Gburek, Julia Kent, Claudio Parodi, Stefania Pedretti, Xabier Iriondo, Bruno Dorella, Jason Williams, Beppe Scardino, The Giants of Gender, Roberto Bellatalla, Alberto Novello, Marco Colonna, Giorgio Pacorig,Nick Mazarella, Maryclare Brzytwa, Gustavo Costa, Henrique Fernandes, Fabrizio Puglisi, Renato Ciunfrini, Nicola Guazzaloca, Jacopo Andreini, Angelo Contini, John Godbert, Stefano Giust, Nick Mazzarela,Edoardo Ricci, Luca Sigurtà, Paed Conca, Kanoko Nishi, Mario Rechtern, Linda Sharrock, Maurizio Bianchi, Michele Anelli, Eric Arn, Eugenio Sanna, Roberto Fega, Silvia Kastel, Ninni Morgia, Gianni Mimmo, Vincent Davis, Lori Felker, Anthea Caddy, Liz Albee, Rudi Fischerlehner, Paolo Sanna, Elia Casu, Francesco Guerri, The Norman Conquest, Agnes Szelag, Luca Bernard, Carla Bonacci, Giovanni Falvo, Marco Cristofolini, Alessandro Bosetti, Silvia Bolognesi, Helene Labarriere, Nina De haney, Josh Kopeček, Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Tra My, Pham Thi Hue, Nguyen Xuan Son aka Sonx, Kim Ngoc, Lotte Anker, Ewald Oberleitner, Jakob Riis, Terje Thiwång, Henrik Frisk, Stefan Östersjö, Meriheine LuotoBurkhard Beins, Jean Demey, Christian Vasseur, Bruno Romani, Fabrizio Testa, Roberto Bertacchini, Roberto Masotti, Gianluca Lo Presti, Massimo Falascone, Roberto Del Piano, Angelo Contini, Filippo Monico, Luca Calabrese, Walter Prati, Mario Arcari,Virgilio Villoresi, Fabio Volpi, Rosarita Crisafi, Andrea Grossi, Fabio Mina, Pat Moonchy, Ferdinando Faraò, Eloisa Manera, Martin Mayes, Beba Fink, Mia Zebelka, Philippe Petit, Robert Skrzynsky, Chiao-Hua Chang, Christina Ruf, Sophie Fishwick, Paolo Pascolo, Lori Felker.

I've been play through Italy, USA, Scotland, UK, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Slovenja, Belgium, Austria, Vietnam and Croazia."

-Patrizia Oliva Website (

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"Carlo Mascolo is an improviser musician with different skills and versatile languages. He plays jazz, world music, computer music and the creative music in the direction of research of new sound textures, from solo to the ensemble. Carlo Mascolo is the founder of the "Kerlox Dynamic Band - transcultural music" and he has been playing with the collective Embryo since 2006. He is the art director of the Free Flow Festival in Italy since 2012. As educator, he was teacher of Jazz Trombone at the Conservatory of music "Nino Rota" in Monopoli (Italy) and teacher of Brass at the ESNCM in Jerusalem, at the AlKamandjati music center and in the refugee camp of Al-Amari, Qalandia, Jenin and Nablus (Palestine) . He played in several festivals and many clubs in Europe and worldwide (Italy, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, Belgium, Holland, Turkey, Palestine, Morocco, Colombia, Argentina, U.S.A., Portugal) with Embryo, Christian Burchard, Michele Lomuto, Gianni Lenoci, Steve Potts, Antonello Salis, Marcello Magliocchi, Mik Quantius, Lothar Stahl, Jens Pollheide, Lori Goldston, Nicola Guazzaloca, Suricato, Pacho Davila, Moktar Ghania, Allen Blairman, Yuri Parvenov, Abdul Moimeme, Yedo Gibson, Vasco Trilla, Jean- Marc Foussat, Luiz Rocha, Nicolas Chientaroli, Dirar Kalash, Mia Zabelka, Carlos Zingaro, Ada Rave, Renato Ferreira, George Hadow, Paulo Chagas, Okay Temiz, Hakan Ali Tocker, Marshall Allen, Charles Gayle and many others."

-Music Plus (

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Domenico Saccente is an Italian pianist and accordion player, trained at Conservatorio Dei Babbi Natali Esistenti in Matera, Italy. He is a member of 4! and Kerlox Dub Band.

-Squidco 11/18/2020

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Italian drummer and percussionist Felice Furioso is a member of 4!

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track listing:

1. Intona Suoni 5:33

2. Tic-tac 5:36

3. Istant Frame 5:23

4. Sintonia 6:55

5. Cave Caverna 8:23

6. Sta Per 4:47

7. Peraltro 2:54

8. Berillio 2:56

9. 4! 6:00
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Free electroacoustic improvisation from the Italian quartet of Patrizia Oliva on voice, electronics, bawu, objects, Carlo Mascolo on prepared trombone, Domenico Saccente on accordion and prepared piano, and Felice Furioso on drums, cupa cupa, contrabbassa, sounded objects, using voice and unusual instrumentation to guide unusual and forward-thinking improv.

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