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Clarinet, Soprano saxophone, Mixer- Saxophone feedback.
Lucio Capece is a musician born in Argentina. He plays bass
clarinet, soprano saxophone and a mixer in feedback controlled
by an inside amplified saxophone.
Since being a teenager Lucio Capece was strongly affected by
cinema directors and painters and visual artists like Andrei
Tarkovsky, Robert Bresson, Sergei Paradjanoff,Mark Rothko, Middle
age Russian Icons and László Moholy Nagy.
His research and studies have been focused in a music considered
as time itself, as a portion of living time. With no end, no
start, no developing. As well as an intense work into the characteristics
of sound, and the perception experience.
He considers that in his person this work obtains its stronger
experiences in real time composed music, so called improvised.
Where the composer deals with the performing time at the performance
itself ,allowing the instruments to play together with the performer,
suggesting and modifying the creative situation.
Lucio Capece does not feel himself identified with an specific
school.He plays at the moment mainly in improvised music projects
that go from extreme reductionism to noise, not considering
the amount of sound or silence as a main thing but the time
experience and the perception experience as main subjects.
In terms of instrumental playing he prepares his instruments
with plastic bottles, ping pong balls, water, different kind
of paper, particular analog electronic setups , etc, using also
personal extended techniques.His playing is strongly affected
by everyday electronic and mechanical sounds.
Capece ‘ s electro acoustic set consists in a mixer in
feedback modified by an inside amplified saxophone. The mixer
is settled in feedback connecting inputs to outputs. This feedback
is modified by another feedback produced by two small microphones
introduced into the bell of the saxophone. The microphones feedback
is modified changing the fingering in the saxophone, but not
blowing, modifying the parameters in the mixer, and by the sound
waves in the space going inside the instruments through all
it ‘ s openings. And so on.
started his studies as a classical guitar player getting his
certificate at the public Conservatory in Argentina (10 years
studies). As a saxophone and bass clarinet player he studied
in Argentina mainly the John Coltrane’ s approach to jazz
and classical techniques.Then he continued studying in France
for 9 months with Louis Sclavis in 1997, and in New York and
Chicago, in 2000, meeting several musicians related with Anthony
Braxton and Julius Hemphill approach, like Marilyn Crispell,
Gerry Hemingway, Tim Berne, Jim Black, or composition related
to improvisation with Gene Coleman.
Since 2000 he plays mainly improvised music and composed music
related to improvisation with the Q-O2 Ensemble directed by
Julia Eckhardt, from Belgium
( Projects with Phill Niblock,Pauline Oliveros, Christian Wolff,
Keith Rowe, Stevie Wishart, etc).
As an improviser he shares projects with Axel Dorner, Franz
Hautzinger, Domenico Sciajno, Julia Eckhardt, Rhodri Davies,
Robin Hayward, Sergio Merce,Yannis Kyriakide and Mattin.
He played in specific projects with Keith Rowe, Toshimaru Nakamura,
Giuseppe Ielasi, Gert Ian Prins, Alessandro Bosetti, Andrea
Neumann, Ignaz Shick, Sophie Agnel, Annette Krebs , Burkhard
Beins , Roberto Conlazo (Reynols) and others.
played and regularly tours in venues and festivals dedicated
to improvised an new music in Europe and in Argentina.
Happy New Ears, Ars Musica (Belgium), No Spaghetti (Norway-
Argentina), Experimenta (Argentina), Instants Chavires (Paris)
, House Musik Festival, Ausland (Berlin), Musee d Art Moderne
et Contemporaine (Strasbourg), Raum (Bologna), Red Rose (London),
Musica Genera (Sczeczin), Tonic and Knitting Factory (New York),
Cave 12 (Geneve), St Paul University , Hot House (Chicago) and
Lucio Capece lived , worked and studied in Buenos Aires, New
York, Lyon, Paris.
He lives in Paris since 2002, with periods of residence in Buenos
Aires and Berlin.
E-mail : email@example.com