Luciano Maggiore (Palermo 1980) is an electroacoustic musician living and working in Bologna. In recent years he has developed a strong interest in the mechanisms of sound diffusion, utilizing speakers and various analog and digital media (walkmans, CD players, tape recorders) as his primary source. Maggiore's interests runs between architectural values and directional, dynamic and psychoacoustic sound, placing a strong emphasis towards fixed sound.
He works regularly as a duo with Enrico Malatesta and Francesco Brasini.
His work is published by Senufo Editions and Boring Machines.
Today, alongside his solo career, with discs produced by Anticipate (U.S.), Preservation (AU), Megaplomb (IT), Die Schachtel (IT) and concerts in Europe and North America, he works on valuable collaborations such as the soundtrack-band Ronin where he plays guitar since 2006, the duo “Bellows” with Giuseppe Ielasi with whom he shares a radical sound research and the duo FaravelliRatti with Attila Faravelli in which the guitar loses its horizons in the colleague’s world of prepared speakers. With them he has produced several records for Italian and foreign labels.
He’s also, with Fatima Bianchi, the co-founder of FeN Bureau, an art entity for the production of video and sound installations.
Nicola Ratti works as an architect in Gru Architetti, a multidisciplinary team based in Milan, he runs the art/installation branch of the office.