Sonic Specters III: Katatonic Silentio, dieb13 (Struma+Iodine x AIL)

Sonic Specters. A cooperation between Struma+Iodine and AIL (Angewandte Innovation Lab)

Between Nostalgia and Anticipation New Series of Sound Performances, starting October 2023

Eerie atmospheres and flickering sound traces created by past audio sources and the coming times – for each event of the new series Sonic Specters. Between Nostalgia and Anticipation two musicians track down what has ceased to exist and what is yet to come. Oscillating between melancholic nostalgia and euphoric anticipation, linear concepts of time and space will be called into question. Does the past haunt the present and the future?

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Mariachiara Troianiello, the Milan-based sound artist behind the moniker Katatonic Silentio, works at the crossroads of electronic music, performing arts and sound studies. Both as alive performer and an independent researcher, she seeks to bridge different spheres and approaches to sonic production.

Active as a DJ for more than 15 years, her sets adopt multiple forms, fluctuating between an analogue past and a technological, fast-paced future. At times, her sets focus on pure abstraction, consisting of ethereal soundscapes that seek to transcend the tangible through a mix of musique concrète, world, spoken word, ambient or dub. At others, they come across as concrete and club-oriented, crossing techno, broken beats or drum n bass.


DIEB13 live

Turntablist, hacker, filmmaker, autodidact, composer, collageur, conscientious copyright objector, since the late 1980ies dieb13 has explored the possibilities of vinyls, casettes, vinyls, harddisks, ip-protocols etc. as material for collages and compositions. Using various playing techniques and his own lathe cutter, he has pushed the development of turntables as instruments aside ‘classical dj techniques’ and developed his very unique style.