La Jovenc

Real Name:
Giovanni Dal Monte
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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.
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Albums

GDM201 La Jovenc - Lo Fi Apocrypha album art La Jovenc Lo Fi Apocrypha(CD, Album) Sonica Botanica GDM201 Italy 2003 Sell This Version
GDM 044 La Jovenc - The Opposite Of Orange album art La Jovenc The Opposite Of Orange(CD, Album) Giovanni Dal Monte GDM 044 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
GDM033 La Jovenc - Superanima album art La Jovenc Superanima(CD, Album) Sonica Botanica GDM033 Italy 2009 Sell This Version
GDM 290 La Jovenc - Perverse Or Polymorphous album art La Jovenc Perverse Or Polymorphous(CDr, Album) Not On Label GDM 290 Italy 2011 Sell This Version
PAOL210837 La Jovenc - Mater album art LJVNC* Mater(CDr, Album) Atmosphere Records (IT), Sonica Botanica PAOL210837 Italy 2017 Sell This Version

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