Giuseppe Ielasi and Domenico Sciajno are both prominent members of the Italian electroacoustic improv scene, not only as musicians, but also as concert promoters and organizers.
Ielasi started playing guitar in 1988, and began exploring the art of improvised music soon after. In 1998 he founded the well-respected Fringes label, in order to document his own work as well as that of other artists. In addition to his work on Fringes, he has recorded for such labels as Leo and Sonoris. Earlier this year, he released a superb solo CD-R on a small Greek label, Absurd. He has performed live with Taku Sugimoto, Jerome Noetinger, Dean Roberts, Thomas Lehn, Michel Doneda and Brandon Labelle.
Sciajno began his career as an acoustic bassist and composer, studying acoustic and electronic composition with Gilius Van Bergeijk and double bass in the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag in Holland. In 2000, he released a sublime solo bass disc on Fringes entitled Broken Bridge. He has collaborated with such artists as Alvin Curran and Joel Ryan, and sat in briefly with MIMEO when the all-star electronic orchestra performed in Bologna this past May.
Ielasi and Sciajno met in 1997, while searching for similarly minded musicians with which to collaborate. They began working in trio with Ruggero Radaele, later expanding to an acoustic quartet with Christian Alati, as documented on their Leo Lab release. Over the last few years, Ielasi and Sciajno have each moved separately towards a vocabulary of pure electronics. In July of 2001, Ielasi and Sciajno met in Palermo for a few days of intensive working and recording, the results of which are documented here.
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