Cygni is an experimental improv duo comprised of sound/installation artist Fabio Perletta and sound designer Pierluigi Scarpantonio. Their music refuses any categorisation, working on the edge of different aesthetics and exploring the unexpected intersections between musique concrète and abstract beats. Their debut album Gesto, released in 2017 on the American LINE imprint, “is 11 skittering rhythmic/arrythmic loop-based compositions that scatter percussive elements across a sonic grid. Playful, spatial, pensive, yet dark” (Richard Chartier).
Gesto was created over the course of a two year improvised sessions recorded on two tracks, without any overdub, from 2015 to 2017. It is the result of the two artists’ visions of electro-acoustic music, combining their respective sensitivities into an intricate microcosmos of freeform sound grids. Employing different sound sources like synths, cheap electronics, samples and a vintage tape echo, the album floats between deconstructed textural dub and musique concrète, escaping any genre identity.
For listeners entranced by the rhythmic deconstructions of artists like Andrea Belfi, Bellows, Giuseppe Ielasi, Nicola Ratti, and Motion.
901 editions was born from the ashes of Farmacia901, an electronics & sound art label created in 2008 by Fabio Perletta, which has since released more than 30 close-to-silence, immersive and experimental music editions by internationally renowned artists such as Asmus Tietchens, Richard Chartier, Yann Novak, Nicolas Bernier and many more.
The newly established 901 editions picks up where its predecessor left off, with the aim to build up an explorative space where seemingly different music can coexist, in the form of sound documents representing the complexity and contradiction of the contemporary era. Delivering non-trendy editions with a strong inclination towards the notion of “beauty in sudden change” as its constitutive trademark, 901 editions focuses on creating a sonic dimension to deeply explore, meditate and reflect.
901 editions is based between Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy and Tokyo, Japan.
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Artists: Marc Behrens, mise_en_scene, Ken Ikeda, Emmanuel Allard, Sebastien Roux, Ennio Mazzon, Franz Rosati, Mogano, Luigi Turra, Celer, Roberto Crippa, Lorenzo Balloni, @C, Yann Novak, Robert Crouch, Adam Basanta, Noumeno, France Jobin, Fabio Perletta, Andrea Ricci, Tomas Phillips, Alexander Rishaug, Mark Cetilia, Darren McClure, Francesco Fonassi, Shinkei, Nicolas Bernier, Doron Sadja, Precocious Mouse, Hogo, Yukitomo Hamasaki, Gianluca Favaron, Miguel Isaza, Federico Placidi, Pjusk, Giuseppe Pradella, Inner8, Ubik, Mokuhen, TeZ, Yuki Aida, Erico Wakamatsu, Y:E:T, Phorm, Drøp.