Giovanni Dal Monte

Real Name:
Giovanni Dal Monte
Giovanni Dal Monte (La Jovenc) has composed original scores for classic silent movies (Nosferatu by Murnau, Lulu, die buchse der `Pandora by Pabst) and soundtracks for the television and the film industry (for instance, his music is performed in the latest three films (Otto or Up with dead people, LA Zombie and Offing Jack) by cult director Bruce LaBruce, in soundtracks together with such musicians as Cocorosie and Antony and the Johnsons).

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 album art 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 album art 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 album art Giovanni Dal Monte Reformig The Substance(CD) Sonica Botanica GDM743 Italy 2013 Sell This Version
ALMAN15032 Giovanni Dal Monte - Visible Music For Unheard Visions album art Giovanni Dal Monte Visible Music For Unheard Visions(CD) Il Pomo Da Damo ALMAN15032 Italy 2015 Sell This Version

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