BEMYDELAY, MAURIZIO ABATE, CHRS GALARRETA, DORA BLEU, EXOTERRISM
BeMyDelay is the moniker of Marcella Riccardi, composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist living in Bologna, Italy.As solo, she released two records (“To the other side” in 2011 and “Hazy Lights” in 2013) from Boring Machines. Riccardi’s past projects include Italian cult band MassimoVolume, post-folk band Franklin Delano and psych-pop band Blake/e/e/e as well as many collaborations with musicians including Rhys Chatham’s G3, Califone, Starfuckers, Stefano Pilia, Father Murphy, The Poison Arrows, Tom Carter and many others. From 2004 until now she played three coast-to-coast tour in US, many European tours and more than one hundred gigs in Italy with her bands or alone.
MAURIZIO ABATE live
Maurizio Abate is a self-taught guitar player active since the early 2000s and especially fond of any string instruments.
His research and instinctive approach to experimentation, together with the primordial intensity of sound, have brought him to explore different forms of expression, ranging from blues, folk, electronic and psychedelic music.
Since 2006, he has released several records, both as solo efforts and collective projects, and toured Italy and Europe several times.
He is also involved in producing, recording and mixing records of other musicians and kindred spirits.
CHRS GALARRETA live
Sajjra Chrs Galarreta is a Peruvian musician, composer and installation artist. In his sound-based works he uses broken electrical appliances, hand-made audiovisual instruments, field streamings and -recordings, feedback systems, the induction of errors in the software-hardware, and musical instruments. He researches and highlights the acoustic qualities of bodies and spaces, and transduces imperceptible physical phenomena to an audible dimension –as electromagnetic fields, sub-aquatic sounds or otoacoustic emissions, among others.
DORA BLEU live
Through the echoes of an acoustic guitar and vocal expressions, Dora Bleu explores intimacy as the place where the capitalist war state replenishes itself. Her work is neither fully composed nor improvisational. The songs follow an inner sense of narrative time, and are simultaneously tonal and atonal. The guitar is sparse, tense, atmospheric, suggestive of without enacting melodies, sometimes droning or dissonant. The vocals contribute to uneven compositions filled with stark silences and bent notes. The songs intend to violate the concept of genre, to erupt trauma within storytelling, and to evoke vulnerable and unprotected dreamlike states of the in between.