Giovanni Dal Monte
He has created compositions for exhibitions in museums and art galleries, short films, the theatre and dance companies. Under the name of La Jovenc, Giovanni Dal Monte has his music distributed by small labels in Europe, now he is searching for a proper label to work with.
Barry Adamson, who together with Angelo Badalamenti has composed many soundtracks for David Lynch’s films, has defined his music "superb" and John Zorn has written he really appreciates La Jovenc's music, Nicolette wrote "your music is fab".
The wish to get rid of the stereotypes typical of electronic music (usually considered a means, not a goal) has led La Jovenc to the re-elaboration into contemporary patterns of the essence of jazz, the classical repertoire, Sicilian folksongs, the rhythms of Gnawa music from Morocco… In a few words, any kind of music he feels attracted to.
At the same time, he has explored the glitch trends of today's electronic music, by making sampled birds and insects sing for example, thus creating original tango or boogie rhythms; or even by making the human body “play”, for instance by recording its physiological sounds according to polirhythmic patterns, with humour and inventiveness.
Giovanni Dal Monte was awarded the Avantgarde Italian Prize in 2006 and the Ixem Prize in 2007. He has played at the IxMae Festival in San Francisco and the Storung Festival in Barcelona, together with artists like Murcof, Scanner, Kangding Ray etc.
Giovanni Dal Monte Discography Tracks
|GDM001||Giovanni Dal Monte||Sulla Natura delle Cose (300xCD, Album)||Sonica Botanica||GDM001||Italy||2002||Sell This Version|
|GDM304||Giovanni Dal Monte||Birds Make Love With Electric Ladybugs (CDr)||Giovanni Dal Monte||GDM304||Italy||2004||Sell This Version|
|GDM743||Giovanni Dal Monte||Reformig The Substance (CD)||Sonica Botanica||GDM743||Italy||2013||Sell This Version|
|ALMAN15032||Giovanni Dal Monte||Visible Music For Unheard Visions (CD)||Il Pomo Da Damo||ALMAN15032||Italy||2015||Sell This Version|