Luca Formentini

Luca Formentini

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Guitar player for accident, he prefers to call himself a guitar-user. His approach has always considered strings as sound sources to be processed in real time to explore the emotional potential of sound. The resulting sound defines the instrument itself. Processing transforms strings’ vibrations to often unrecognizable timbres and textures, while other times it can reveal the hidden and surprising properties of the most subtle noise coming from wood and metal; processing is an essential part of the played instrument. His very free and emotional approach to guitar brought him to collaborate with musicians coming from different contexts and countries like Markus Stockhausen, Holger Czukay, Jean-Francois Zygel, Steve Lawson, Frank Vigroux, Steve Jansen, Theo Travis, Tellef Ogrim… He has published two albums under his name and has taken part to several collaborations and ensembles, mostly in intuitive music and improvisation. He's got back to audible activity after five years of playing with silence ( 2007-12).
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