Torba – Musica Convenzionale CD (Edizioni Aaltra – EAa001)
TORBA – MUSICA CONVENZIONALE Edizioni Aaltra, 2019
1. musica convenzionale (39’12”) Composed and recorded by Mauro Diciocia, 2017/2018
Mastered by Pentti Dassum
Sound sources: field recordings, 1⁄4” tape and tape-loops manipulations, piano, guitars, cello, pedals and digital processors, handmade oscillators, radio AM/FM and various circuit bent gears
Musica convenzionale took slowly life in Berlin, Germany, where Mauro spent about eight years before moving in a small village nearby Lecce (southern Italy) where he currently resides. The material contained in this forty-minutes track outlines a sort of manifesto designed to (re)organize the results of the sound/aesthetics research carried under the moniker torba in the first ten years of activities of the project. Musica convenzionale, at the same time, represents the first chapter of a trilogy (informally) called Le Musiche.
Torba is a solo project by Mauro Diciocia, a crude sonic collage that combines sounds and techniques hijacked from the musique concrète/tape music tradition with a modern and acousmatic approach to noise music and post-industrial soundscapes. Active since 2009, torba is an object in perpetual motion where the only constant element is represented by the organic use of field recordings/found footage and their manipulation through magnetic tapes and digital processors.
He released material on labels such as Angoisse, Total Black, a dear girl called Wendy, Mazurka Editions, Fragment Factory, Monorail Trespassing, Cønjuntø Vacíø among others.
He shared the stage with Sewer Election, Damien Dubrovnik, Puce Mary, Croatian Amor, Ketev, Dave Phillips, Gordon Ashworth, Pedestrian Deposit, Neutral, Arv & Miljo, Tommi Keränen, Fejhed, Umpio, Rashad Becker, Händer Som Vårdar, MAAAA, Broken Lights, Daniel Löwenbrück, Marcellvs L and more. https://t-o-r-b-a.tumblr.com | https://soundcloud.com/torba
Edizioni Aaltra is a record series born as an organ of dissemination and promotion within the project Aaltra, a (non-physical) container based in Lecce focused on adventurous sonic languages. Active since February 2018, the collective Aaltra offers an ongoing program of live performances, workshops, readings and temporary installations in a multidisciplinary (non-)space configured, at the same time, as sound-art gallery, listening/projection room and incubator of new ideas. Musica convenzionale is the first release of the series.