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Liuzzi / Massaro / La Volpe / Martusciello: Elica Multisensory Improvisation (Creative Sources)

A fascinating Italian project using improv techniques on voice, bass clarinet, prepared guitars & banjos and live electronics, allowing each musician to generate sounds by using their senses to listen and reflect on the world around them, from Elio Martusciello (live electronics), Chiara Liuzzi (voice), Francesco Massaro (reeds & electronics) & Adolfo La Volpe (guitars & objects).

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UPC: 5609063406993

Label: Creative Sources
Catalog ID: cs699
Squidco Product Code: 30691

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: Portugal
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Chora Studi Musicali in Monteroni di Lecce, in Puglia, Italy, by Valerio Daniele.


Chiara Liuzzi-voice, sound objects

Francesco Massaro-bass clarinet, live electronics

Adolfo La Volpe-prepared guitar, unprepared acoustic guitar, prepared and bowed banjo, portuguese guitar, objects

Elio Martusciello-live electronics.

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Artist Biographies:

"Italian musician, performer and researcher, involved in different aspects of music making. She dedicates to the study and teaching of voice, as an expression of personality, in repertoires ranging from ancient and popular music to jazz, contemporary music and vocal improvisation. After classical song study, jazz, contemporary and music therapy studies in the Italian Conservatories of Music, she perfected her vocal technique with Sheila Jordan, Meredith Monk, Steve Lacy, Irene Aebi, Stefano Battaglia, Paolo Damiani, Joelle Léandre, Abbey Lincon, Bobby McFerrin, Cassandra Wilson, Bruno Tommaso, Liliana Poli, Amelia Felle, Luisa Castellani, Roberta Invernizzi, Gianni Lenoci, Roberto Laneri."

-Chiara Liuzzi Website (

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"Musician, philosopher and independent 'Pataphysics teacher, a fan of the trappist movement, he survives since long plugged to a metal pipe with holes and keys. Prone to the blues, he collects and catalogs weightlessness and jasmine scent."

-Francesco Massaro Website (

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"Adolfo La Volpe: multi - instrumentalist, improviser, composer, sound artist

He studied among others with Mick Goodrick, Joe Diorio, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Barney Kessel, Joelle Leandre, Carlos Zingaro, Jean Derome, Joanne Hetu, Markus Stockhausen and Gianni Lenoci, under whose guidance he obtained the academic degree of II level in musical disciplines - jazz music at the Conservatory of Monopoli, and also a first level master in "jazz music and new musical languages".

He also practices and studies some traditional music and related musical instruments (oud, Portuguese guitar, Irish bouzouki, Turkish saz, banjo, Corsican zither, etc.).

He is currently a member of numerous ensembles active in artistically different fields, from jazz-derived music to world music, from traditional music to rock and radical improvisation, and also of the dance company "Qualibò", ​​for which - in addition to composing and performing the stage music - he was in charge of the musical direction of the "Visioni di (p) arte" Festival, as well as the dance section of the Municipal Theater of Ruvo di Puglia.

He has held concerts in Italy and abroad (France, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Turkey, Russia, China, Poland, Algeria, Denmark, Israel, Kuwait), recorded - among personal projects and collaborations - about fifty cd, published by Italian, Dutch, English and Canadian record labels, and played - among others - with Eugenio Colombo, Gianni Lenoci, Steve Potts, Stefano Battaglia, Daniele Di Bonaventura, Pino Minafra, Paolo Damiani, Michele Rabbia, William Parker, Karl Berger, Kent Carter.

He composed and performed music for contemporary dance, theater, cinema."

-Adolfo La Volpe Website (Translated by Google) (

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An Italian electroacoustic and experimental composer, musician and visual artist who studied photography with Mimmo Jodice, visual art with Carlo Alfano, Armando De Stefano and Rosa Panaro. He teaches electronic music at the Conservatory of Music in Naples and is active in the fields of acousmatic and traditional composition, live electronics, sound installation, audiovisual and multimedia art, and improvised computer music. He was a founding member of the electronic and composer collectives IATO and OAS.

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track listing:

1. Smell 8:17

2. Sight 8:55

3. Flavour 7:40

4. Hearing 10:10

5. Touch 5:38

6. Insight 7:48
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"We live in a world that influences us through the sense organs. ELICA is a research project that uses an original improvisational technique to allow each musician to generate sounds by carefully listening to the world around him, not only using the hearing organ, but also all his sense organs."-Creative Sources

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