João Orecchia

João Orecchia is an artist and performer who makes things with sound. Sometimes those things sound like music. Sometimes they sound like nothing at all.

Through experimentation and improvisation Orecchia investigates the materiality of sound, seeking a balance between computer technology, hand-made electronics and real world sounds like the human voice, field recordings and traditional musical instruments.

Orecchia’s background as a self-taught musician is in improvised performance and composition for video art, film and theatre. His practice extends to public performance and intervention and his recently completed master’s degree in Digital Arts brought a shift towards a more spatial and physical approach to composition, where sound, vibration, space, music and audience become connected in experience.

Orecchia has released several recordings, been nominated for a South African Film & Television Award for sound design and published a sound work in the latest issue of the Leonardo Music Journal.
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João Orecchia Discography Tracks


blank 005 João Orecchia - Motherless Brooklyn album art João Orecchia Motherless Brooklyn(CD, Album) blankrecords blank 005 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
OE 021 João Orecchia - Hands & Feet album art João Orecchia Hands & Feet(CD, Album) Other Electricities OE 021 South Africa 2009 Sell This Version
OE050 João Orecchia João Orecchia Presents Original Music Remixes And Outtakes From The Motion Picture Inxeba (The Wound)(Cass, Album) Other Electricities OE050 US 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

01-11, wallace143 João Orecchia - PhonoMetak Series # 9 album art Evan Parker & Walter Prati / Lukas Ligeti & João Orecchia Evan Parker & Walter Prati / Lukas Ligeti & João Orecchia - PhonoMetak Series # 9(10", Ltd, Num) PhonoMetak Laboratories, Wallace Records 01-11, wallace143 Italy 2011 Sell This Version