The Sea

<<An almost obsessive attention to what is “soundscape” (studied, reinterpreted, distorted), a long list of collaborations with Italian and world champions of the experiment (from Bruno Dorella and Amy Denio), the flattering attention and accolades given to him by a giant like Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. The electro-acoustic adventure of Francesco Giannico  shows on the field and with the facts its four quarters of nobility>>. (from Robot Festival)

Electroacoustic musician,  videoartist and webdesigner; Francesco Giannico has been graduated in “Musicology and Musical Heritage” at the University of Lecce (Italy) with a thesis on “History of film music”.

In 2010, he founded AIPS – Archivio Italiano Paesaggi Sonori together with Alessio Ballerini. In 2013, always with Ballerini he founded Oak, an art music label.

His musical approach is better described as a cinematic journey which pushes the boundaries of digital media even further by incorporating smooth melodies and gentle textures. More canonical instruments such as guitar and piano are constantly present into Francesco Giannico’s music, within interrupted structures or long and dreaming sonorous carpets.

In recent years he has exhibited for:
SOUNDFJORD – London with AIPS Collective (Postcards from Italy) // MACRO MUSEUM in Rome (‘Sleephonia’ with A.Ballerini) // FONDAZIONE CERERE (‘Chronicles’ with A.Ballerini) // MADRID MUESTRARTE EXPOSICION COLLECTIVA (‘Locus Solus’ project with Nicola Colonna) // MAXXI MUSEUM in Rome // RAI RADIO 3 LIVE // BERLIN MADAME CLAUDE // ROMA – MLAC – Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Sapienza Università, CINEPORTo Bari Apulia Film Commission

About him Thurston Moore wrote (from Sonic Youth): “…Even less jazzic is Folkanization by Francesco Giannico. This young Italian electro-acoustic composer in whose work we can hear tendrils of everything from Luigi Nono to Toru Takemitsu. Filled with odd details, the music is fascinating.”

He published his works for many labels and he collaborated with many artists like: Bruno Dorella, Amy Denio, Kim Cascone, Thollem McDonas, Zac Nelson, Stefan Bonitatibus , Ben Chatwin, Mary Levykina, Anna Aleksandra Waliszewska. Fabio Orsi , Alessio Ballerini.

education
-2006 Degree in Musicology and Musical Heritage with a thesis in History of Film Music (Preisner’s music in Kieslowski’s movies)
-2008 Master Management and Enhancement of Cultural Heritage
-2009 International Summer School “Communication, Design & New Media”
-2009 Sound Design Course
links
www.francescogiannico.com
www.archivioitalianopaesaggisonori.it
vimeo.com/francescogiannico
www.youtube.com/user/markhamn
soundcloud.com/francescogiannico

lecturer (workshop)
2015 TRIESTE SOUNDSCAPE PROJECT
2015  VIBRATIONS – LA STRADA DEL FERRO (FOLLONICA)
2014 RIMINI SONORA WINTER TALES – ACOUSTIC ECOLOGY WORKSHOP +Sound Installation
2013 BOLOGNA SOUNDSCAPE PROJECT – ACOUSTIC ECOLOGY WORKSHOP + live performance
2013 RURAL SOUNDS – NOTTE NERA 2013 SERRA DE CONTI –  ACOUSTIC ECOLOGY WORKSHOP + live performance
2013 MILANO- SOUNDSCAPE PROJECT – ACOUSTIC ECOLOGY WORKSHOP + live performance
2012 ROMA – MAINOFF FESTIVAL – ROMA SOUNDSCAPE PROJECT II – ACOUSTIC ECOLOGY WORKSHOP + live performance
2012 BISCEGLIE (BA) SOUNDMAP OF YOUR CITY – ACOUSTIC ECOLOGY WORKSHOP
2010 ROMA SOUNDSCAPE PROJECT – PIGNETO – ACOUSTIC ECOLOGY WORKSHOP + live performance
2010 TARANTO – SONORAPULIAE – SOUNDMAP OF YOUR CITY ACOUSTIC ECOLOGY WORKSHOP