More info here
July 27th, 2016 at 7 pm
at Santa Maria alla Scala
From July 8th until August 31st 2016, the Chigiana International Festival of Contemporary Music, in collaboration with Innerroom is hosting a temporary web-radio with a focus on radio-art.
On July 14th – 21st – 28th and August 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th starting at 0:00 until 12 p.m. there will be a 24 hours retrospective of radio works by Stefano Giannotti produced between 1989 and 2015.
June 11th, 2015, Saturday at 9 p.m.
OTEME will perform L’AGGUATO, L’ABBANDONO, IL MUTAMENTO at SPAM, in Porcari (Lucca) in association with Cluster Musica Contemporanea. The line-up is made of:
Valeria Marzocchi: flute, piccolo, voice
Lorenzo Del Pecchia: clarinetsMarco Fagioli: bass tuba, metallophone
Emanuela Lari: keyboards, voice
Stefano Giannotti: voice, guitar, banjo, keyboards
Riccardo Ienna: percussion
More soon. Stay tuned !
WORM Horspil – K7-7
Second in the 2016 batch of Horspil editions, produced in the WORM Klangendum studio. On the A-side ‘Capriccio’ (21:24 min) by Ergo Phizmiz, something he calls a ‘science-fiction-fantasia (isn’t that double fantasy?) on the perils of modern building schemes and the highs and lows of residential and commercial accommodation.’ Quite a lot of narration here, with the music as a secondary element, to my ears that is.
On the B-side a wonderful radio play by Stefano Gianotti, someone I came to know as an artist with a refined ear for subtle and small sounds, for the human voice, and toy instruments. AND a healthy dose of humour! ‘Impure Waves’ (32:29 min) is his contribution to this series, a wondrous and involving trip through music and speech, Steve Reichian voice-dubs, with no time for the listener to lose interest.
March 4th, 2016
Scuola di Musica Sinfonia, Lucca, at 9 pm.
For the season I VENERDI’ DI SINFONIA, Lecture-concert on 50 years of experimental music in Italy, curated by Antonello Cresti, Vittore Baroni and Stefano Giannotti. There will be the presentation of Antonello Cresti’s book SOLCHI SPERIMENTALI ITALIANI. With the participation of Bruno Romani - sax and composition, Andrea Selenio Pecchia – electronics, Laboratorio OTEME
Rebecca Franceschini, Angela Messina: flauti, voci
Domenico Piegaia: clarinetto, Gabriele Stefani: sax, voce, Pietro Phelan, Benedetta Bendinelli: violini, voci, Maria Lucia Marcelli, Claudia Di Terlizzi, Lucia Pera, Daniele Petroni: chitarre, voci, Thiago Tiribocchi: chitarra elettrica, Sofia Paterni: arpa, Arianna mandoli, Stefano Sestani: tastiere, Duccio Nieri: basso elettrico, Matilde Giannotti: voce
Second chapter of OTEME‘s discographic saga, the new CD L’AGGUATO, L’ABBANDONO, IL MUTAMENTO moves oblique on the edge between contemporary music and song-writing, art-rock and sound-art, scores written rigorously and free improvising.
The work, deeply contaminated by different cultural disciplines and experiences contains a history of nearly 25 years. This is certainly the time spent writing lyrics, composing the music, arranging and recording the pieces.
1. La grande volta (The Grat Vault) – Preview
2. Sarà il temporale (It Will Be the Storm) – Preview
3. Bianco richiamo (White Recall) – Preview
4. Camminavo (I Walked) – Preview
5. L’agguato (The Ambush) – Preview
6. L’abbandono (The Abandonment) – Preview
7. Il mutamento (Bolero secondo) (The Change – Second Bolero) – Preview
8. Dopo la pioggia (After the Rain) - Preview
9. Tracce nel nulla (Traces in Thin Air) – Preview
10. Un’altra volta (Another Time) - Preview
Valeria Marzocchi: piccolo, flute
Linda Matteucci: flute
Nicola Bimbi: oboe, English horn
Giorgio Berrugi: clarinet
Lorenzo Del Pecchia: bass clarinet
Marco Donatelli: bassoon
Maicol Pucci: trumpet, flugelhorn
Marco Fagioli: bass tuba
Stefano Giannotti: voice, piano, classic and electric guitar, banjo, Indian organ, Jew’s harp, percussion
Valentina Cinquini: harp
Emanuela Lari: voice, keyboards
Pierluigi Papeschi: electric guitar
Milko Ambrogini: bass guitar
Riccardo Ienna: drums and percussion
Written, composed and arranged by Stefano Giannotti between 1992 and 2015
Executive producers: Stefano Giannotti and Pierluigi Papeschi (2, 4, 8, 9)
Stefano Giannotti (1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10)
Art work by Tommaso Tregnaghi and Stefano Giannotti
Photographs by Lucio Ghilardi
Translations by Bonnie Eldred
Licensed for Ma.Ra.Cash Records, executive producer: Massimo Orlandini
World distribution: Ma.Ra.Cash Records, via Duse n.6, 27029 Vigevano
Sarà il temporale – Videoclip
Bianco richiamo – Rehearsal
September 20th, 2015 - EARTH CARDS & RAIN CARDS , for chromatic componium, at the Romanic Church of S. Quirico in Petrojo (Valgiano, Lucca), inside the art exhibition IL TEMPO SOSPESO by Emy Petrini and Beatrice Speranza – 6 pm.
October 2015 – OTEME‘s new CD release L’AGGUATO, L’ABBANDONO, IL MUTAMENTO - Maracash Records
November 7 – 15, 2015 – Composer-In-Residence at WORM RADIO, Rotterdam
November 10th, 2015 – ETHER, for radio waves, sampling and objects. A commission by WORM RADIO