ALESSANDRO BOSETTI: "HER NAME"
"Her Name" is a record founded on meetings and voices. Having toured extensively throughout Europe, China, Japan, and the U.S., Bosetti's performances consisted of some of the music you'll hear within. During the performances he sat, with a computer sitting on a table next to him, his voice at the aural focus, coming from his mouth in the middle of his face, he translated the recorded voices of the people he's met along the way. Those voices appear in this recording. However, many more things also appear: guitar, piano, harmonium, double bass, trumpet, electronics, cello and field recordings combine in small ensembles and reconstructed jazz groups to create songs (yes, really!) that take the listener on an amazing trip around this world and others. Recorded in Amsterdam, Sangha, Berlin, Milano, and Baltimore and featuring a full cast of guest musicians and vocalists such as Ernst Karel, Koen Nutters, Morten J. Olsen, Ana Djangouno Dolo, Ibe, Adachi Tomomi, Mariangela Tinelli, Paul Glazer, Ayako Fukunaga, Chico Mello, Fernanda Farah and Die Maulwerker, "Her Name" is a powerful record about the collective voice, cohesively honed into an amazing listening experience that speaks to everyone. Beautiful recordings craftfully mixed by Alessandro Bosetti and Giuseppe Ielasi and mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi.
"Her Name" is released in an edition of 500, packaged in an oversized die cut wallet and designed by Jim Schoenecker.
"Listening to this album can be compared to two scenarios - being inside of a mental asylum, full of unidentified people with strange stories to tell or watching a documentary about nomads. Either way, you're stuck motionless, waiting with baited breath for the next event to occur, until the story finally unravels itself." - Tom Sekowski, GAZ-ETA
Alessandro Bosetti was born in Milan, Italy in 1973. A composer, saxophonist and sound artist, he works on the musicality of spoken words and unusual aspects of spoken communication and has produced text-sound compositions featured in live performances, radio broadcastings and recordings for labels of experimental music. He works between sound anthropology and composition. Field research and interviews often build the basis for his abstract compositions. As a saxophonist he has developed an original instrumental language that incorporates extended techniques, noises, and a strong influence from electronic music. He has performed in all European countries, USA, and Japan, and his recordings have been released in Germany, Spain, France, Italy, New Zealand, and USA. He currently lives and works in Berlin. More information on his work can be found at www.melgun.net.