Domenico Sciajno

Real Name:
Domenico Sciajno
Domenico Sciajno is an Italian musician working on the abstract and experimental fields.
Born in Torino, now based in Palermo (Italy), Domenico Sciajno studied 'Instrumental and Electronic Composition' and Double bass in the 'Royal Conservatory' of Den Haag in Holland.

Sciajno is a long-lasting experimentalist involved in the world of digital music and arts. His interest for improvisation combined with the influences of an academic education brought his research to the creative possibilities for interaction between acoustic instruments, indeterminacy factors and their live processing by electronic devices or computers. The wide spectrum of his experience brings him very close to the concept of performance, where he uses texts and electronics in combination with a choreographic use of the scene space and the projection of visuals made by himself.
His audiovisual compositions and performances bring visual and sonic material together using a completely personal and innovative perspective. In Sciajno’s language, field recording and computer-generated processes coexist in synergetic relations, opening the doorway to an imaginary world where complexity and simplicity alternate and combine in a mesmerizing and abstract symbiosis.
From 1992 he has been present as interpreter, improviser and composer in major international music and media arts festivals like, among others, Ars Electronica (Linz), Transmediale (Berlin), Donaueshingen Miziktagen (Germany), Musique Action (Nancy), Experimental Intermedia (New York), Electrofringe (Newcastle-Australia), Gaudeamus Music (Amsterdam), CalArts Festival (Los Angeles).

He gave lectures and workshops in some of the most renowed and qualified faculties/institutions worldwide, among others: Ecole des beaux arts (Nantes), D.A.M.S. (Torino), Polytechnic Institute (Troy NY), Harvestwork (New York), SAIC art school (Chicago), Sidney Conservatorium, RMIT Univ. (Melbourne), Royal College of Art (London), DMARK Univ. (Limerick), CalArts (Los Angeles).
Since 2004 he has a position as professor of Electronic Music in italian Conservatories of music (Trapani, Roma, Torino).

His musical and audio releases are documented by worldwide established or independent labels of experimental and electronic music.

He has developed Interactive Sound installations for art galleries and exhibitions and prestigious locations like: Gibellina Nuova (Italy), Museo Burri (Città di Castello), Museè de Beaux-Arts (Nantes), Museé de Strasbourg, Atrio del Quirinale (Roma), Musei Capitolini (Roma), Piazza del Duomo (Siracusa), ExKea (Stuttgart), Parco Archeologico di Agrigento (Italy).

Active in the development of experimental art, in 1995 he founded the association Antitesi and from 1995 and 1998 organized a concert series and festival (Antitesi in musica ‘95/‘96, Folk it out! ‘97, i(n)terazioni ‘98, Inaudito! ‘99). In 1997 he collaborated to give birth to the Fringes record label and in 2003 started together with other musicians the label Bowindo and founded the national collective iXem (italian eXperimental electronic music). He conceived and curated the nine editions of Live!iXem, festival of experimental electronic music and mixed arts from 2004 to 2012.
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LEO LAB CD 038 Domenico Sciajno - ...I Am Surprised While It Is Actually Happening... album art Alati*, Ielasi*, Radaele*, Sciajno* Alati*, Ielasi*, Radaele*, Sciajno* - ...I Am Surprised While It Is Actually Happening...(CD, Album) Leo Lab LEO LAB CD 038 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SR 01 Domenico Sciajno - May 15th album art Giuseppe Ielasi / Renato Rinaldi / Domenico Sciajno / Gino Robair Giuseppe Ielasi / Renato Rinaldi / Domenico Sciajno / Gino Robair - May 15th(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) Fringes Recordings SR 01 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
Fringes 06 Domenico Sciajno - Broken Bridge album art Domenico Sciajno Broken Bridge(CD, Album) Fringes Recordings Fringes 06 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
erstwhile 020 Domenico Sciajno - Right After album art Giuseppe Ielasi / Domenico Sciajno Giuseppe Ielasi / Domenico Sciajno - Right After(CD, Album) Erstwhile Records erstwhile 020 US 2001 Sell This Version
RS015 Domenico Sciajno - Our Ur album art Alvin Curran / Domenico Sciajno Alvin Curran / Domenico Sciajno - Our Ur(CD, Album) Rossbin RS015 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
bowindo 04 Domenico Sciajno - The D&B Album Featuring: Do Shine'o & Prinsjan album art Domenico Sciajno & Gert-Jan Prins Domenico Sciajno & Gert-Jan Prins - The D&B Album Featuring: Do Shine'o & Prinsjan(CD, Album) Bowindo bowindo 04 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
bw 07 Domenico Sciajno - Gelbe Tupfen album art Domenico Sciajno & Ralf Wehowsky Domenico Sciajno & Ralf Wehowsky - Gelbe Tupfen(CD, Album) Bowindo bw 07 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
(1.8)sec002 Domenico Sciajno - A Book Of Standard Equinoxes album art Domenico Sciajno, Kim Cascone Domenico Sciajno, Kim Cascone - A Book Of Standard Equinoxes(CD, Album) (1.8)sec.records (1.8)sec002 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
P-S 008 Domenico Sciajno - Merola Shoulders album art Domenico Sciajno + Lawrence English Domenico Sciajno + Lawrence English - Merola Shoulders(CD, Album) Phono-Statique Records P-S 008 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
BW12 Domenico Sciajno - Diospyros album art Domenico Sciajno | Gene Coleman Domenico Sciajno | Gene Coleman - Diospyros(CDr, Album) Bowindo BW12 Italy 2009 Sell This Version
BW11 Domenico Sciajno - Hyaline album art Domenico Sciajno / Kim Cascone Domenico Sciajno / Kim Cascone - Hyaline(CD, Album) Bowindo BW11 Italy 2009 Sell This Version
BW10 Domenico Sciajno - Sequens: Sequenza For Ensemble Of 16 Elements album art Domenico Sciajno Sequens: Sequenza For Ensemble Of 16 Elements(CDr, Album) Bowindo BW10 Italy 2009 Sell This Version
BW09 Domenico Sciajno - Doves Days In Palermo album art Domenico Sciajno Doves Days In Palermo(CD) Bowindo BW09 Italy 2009 Sell This Version
TIBIT034 Domenico Sciajno - Seascapes, Vol.1 album art Mark O'Leary, Domenico Sciajno Mark O'Leary, Domenico Sciajno - Seascapes, Vol.1(7xFile, MP3, Album, 320) TIBProd. Italy TIBIT034 Ireland 2013
BW015 Domenico Sciajno - udhv Gibel album art Francisco López / Domenico Sciajno Francisco López / Domenico Sciajno - udhv Gibel(CD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Bowindo BW015 Italy 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Domenico Sciajno - Pao album art Domenico Sciajno Pao(File, MP3, Single, 160) Tu M'p3 none Italy 2002
none Domenico Sciajno - Felbe album art Domenico Sciajno Felbe(File, MP3, Single, 192) Tu M'p3 none Italy 2003


BW14 Domenico Sciajno - Sonic Shuffle | The App Release album art Domenico Sciajno Sonic Shuffle | The App Release(M/Stick, Ltd, of + Box) Bowindo BW14 Italy 2013 Sell This Version