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Capece, Lucio: Zero Plus Zero (Potlatch)

With soprano saxophone and bass clarinet, Sruti box, electronics, preparations and applied objects, Lucio Cape releases this suite consisting of six structured pieces exploring the possibilities of those reed instruments.
 

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Lucio Capece-soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, sruti box, double plugged equalizer, ring modulator, sine waves


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UPC: 3491570001721

Label: Potlatch
Catalog ID: P112
Squidco Product Code: 15976

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2012
Country: France
Packaging: Cardstock gatefold foldover
Recorded in Berlin between 2009 and 2011.

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"Zero Plus Zero can be described as a suite consisting of six structured pieces, where Lucio Capece expresses his huge creativity by exploring the possibilities of his main instruments - soprano saxophone and bass clarinet with preparations - as some others such as struti box and various electronic devices. Lucio Capece keeps on working on his musical obsessions to unveil the richness of his sound material, highlighting what he calls "the hidden pitches in the noises and the noises hidden in the combination of pitched sounds" and the interconnection between the "inside and the outside of the music".





After having moved from Argentina, his native country, to Europe in 2002, Lucio Capece established himself in Berlin in 2004. Since then he has been quite active in the improvised and experimental music scene sharing projects with Burkhard Beins, Rhodri Davies, Axel Dorner, Kevin Drumm, Robin Hayward, Mattin, Toshimaru Nakamura, Taku Sugimoto, SLW... He is also much appreciated as a contemporary music performer being familiar with works by Phill Niblock, Christian Wolff, Pauline Oliveros and Michael Pisaro. On his last recordings, he can be heard with Mika Vainio (Pansonic), Radu Malfatti, Lee Patterson, Birgit Uhler and Chris Abrahams from The Necks."-Potlatch



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Artist Biographies

"Lucio Capece: Argentinian musician based in Europe since 2002, specifically in Berlin since 2004.

Capece followed education as a classical guitarist and jazz saxophonist finishing studies at the Ginastera Conservatory in Morón, Buenos Aires (9 years career), and took self supported private lessons in Bass Clarinet (Martin Moore) , Saxophone and Jazz improvisation (Carlos Lastra, Gustavo Alsberg, Quique Sinesi) in Buenos Aires, Lyon (France, with Louis Sclavis), New York (meetings with Marilyn Crispell, Gerry Hemingway, Tim Berne, Hank Roberts, Jim Black) and Chicago. (Lessons and concerts with Gene Coleman)

In Argentina he was part as a performer and composer of the ensemble Avion Negro and the trio Casual, working in the area of Contemporary jazz.

Since the late 90´s he offered music in the context of Electro Acoustic Improvisation, focused in quietness, attentive listening and granular material.

Since 2011 he dedicates to offer works focused in the Perception experience, that he performs mainly in solo and in the context of occasional collaborations based in the same interest. He composes his own pieces that may include improvisation and different ways of writing.

He uses tools like Flying Speakers hanging from Helium Balloons, Speakers as Pendulums, Analog synthesiser, Sine Waves and Noise Generators, Drum Machines, Ultra- Violet Lights, Sensors as much as the instruments that he has played for 25 years: Bass Clarinet and Soprano Saxophone, adding recently a 100 years old Slide Saxophone.

He has also written compositions for Ensembles working the same aspects in the context of traditional Instrumentations.

He has performed his own sound interventions in spaces like The Cathedral of Bern (Zoom In Festival, 2012) The Mambo Museum in Bologna (Live Arts week 2012),the German Pavilion built by Mies Van der Rohe in Barcelona, the Halle des Expositions built by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel in Evreux, France ( L ´Atelier series) the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin, and the Colón Theatre in Buenos Aires where he offered an interactive installation for children.

Beyond instrumentation and tools, the main intention is to focus in the physical-social-spatial human experience.

Capece has played and released CD´s and LP´s with musicians like

Radu Malfatti, Keith Rowe, Mika Vainio, Vladislav Delay, David Sylvian,Kevin Drumm, Lee Patterson, Christian Kesten, Sergio Merce, Toshimaru Nakamura, Robin Hayward, Taku Sugimoto, Ilpo Vaisanen, Julia Eckhardt, Tisha Mukarji, Annette Krebs, Andrea Neumann, Axel Dörner, Angharad Davies, Rhodri Davies, Burkhard Beins, among others.

He has released Cd´s and LP´s in labels like B-Boim, Editions Mego ( Austria), Another Timbre, Hideous Replica, Entr´acte, Leaf ( UK), PAN (Germany), Potlatch, Drone Sweet Drone (France), Formed ( USA), Mikroton , Intonema (Russia), Organized Music from Thessaloniki ( Greece), No Seso (Argentina), etc

His collaboration record "Trahnie" ( Editions Mego) with Mika Vainio was considered among the best 10 records of the year in the category "Outer Limits" by the magazine The Wire, in 2009.

He has worked with dancers and choreographers David Lakein (Amsterdam), Ayara Hernandez (Berlin) and doing interventions in public spaces in Buenos Aires together with the choreographer Andrea Servera (Ex member of the legendary collective "El Descueve")

As a performer he has worked with Pauline Oliveros, Peter Ablinger, Antoine Beuger, Michael Pisaro, Alex Arteaga, Christian Wolff, Phill Niblock as part of the Ensembles Q-O2 from Belgium, and Konzert Minimal from Berlin, together with the musicians Johnny Chang, Koen Nutters and Hannes Lingens.

He organises since 5 years the one day Festival "Perceptive Turns" in Berlin."

-Lucio Capece Website (http://luciocapece.blogspot.com/2006/11/lucio-capece.html)
7/10/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Some move upward uncertainly 5:38

2. Zero plus zero 15:18

3. Inside the outside I 18:42

4. Inside the outside II 12:44

5. Spectrum of One 5:35

6. Inside the outside III 20:35

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