Whitemary, born Biancamaria Scoccia, is Abruzzese by origin but Roman by adoption. She started out in jazz, passing through Italian song, finally arriving at techno amidst samplers and analogue synthesisers. She is part of Poche, the all-female collective founded by Elasi and Plastica, an open and free space for the many female artists and producers who populate the Italian electronic scene to meet and emerge.
Indian Wells is the moniker of Pietro Iannuzzi, from southern Italy. Wells’ work draws inspiration largely from his own cultural background referencing elements of geographical, social and political isolation that etches across a range of technically composed, conceptually driven and emotive electronic music.
It’s not often that cutting-edge versatility works in unison with emotive dynamics: such is the intricately hinged practice of Alessandro Cortini, a singular presence in contemporary electronic music. Born in Italy, and now based in Berlin, Cortini’s notoriety first spiked once he joined the ground-breaking industrial rock group Nine Inch Nails. Primarily writing and arranging electronics for the band, he has more recently returned to the instrument that captured his attention in his youth, the guitar.
Turin-based media art collective SPIME.IM set out the corner points of where they are travelling: from 2050-style breathless machine funk and crumbling glitches, over hyper-charged synthesizers and fluorescent hardcore, to vast and forceful ambient: SPIME.IM’s leaping sound is crystal clear, balancinig human-scale harmonies with digital artefacts.
Earthphonia is a visionary tale, a journey that interprets nature by extracting rhythmic melodies and orchestrations from it.
An intense and vibrant sound experience, realised without musical instruments, through sampling and digital processing of noises and natural sound environments: the birds and biodiversity of the Po Delta, the sound of the roots of a forest, bees in the darkness of a beehive.
In “Earthphonia” the man-music relationship is overturned and the man-nature relationship ventures into the search for a new balance.
Luce Clandestina is the moniker under which Alessia Li Causi, a Turin-based DJ and designer, has been building and disseminating sound imagery since 2018.
In tension between dreamlike atmospheres and darker panoramas, her labyrinthine sets reflect an interest in a more hypnotic and contemplative dancefloor dimension, proposing tribal rhythms, left-field and techno experimentation.