Attila Faravelli is an Italian sound artist and electro-acoustic musician based in Milano. His solo music is released by Die Schachtel, with Andrea Belfi he is half of the duo Tumble (Die Schachtel), he plays with Nicola Ratti (Boring Machines) and builds sound installations with the artist Nicola Martini (Presto!? records).
He presented his work in USA, Europe and China. In 2010 he partecipated at the Architecture Biennal of Venice. In 2012 he’s been chosen as the curator for the italian month for the Sounds of Europe project. In his live set he uses modified speakers to open up the stage and to relate sound and space.
He is founder and curator for the newly born Aural Tools project.
Matija Schellander is an Austrian composer and improvising musician based in Vienna. He mostly uses double bass, modular synthesizer,and speakers: processing input, moving air output. In 2012 Schellander released his first solo CD "sum šum" (The Manual, Seoul, South Korea).He regularly works with Maja Osojnik in their electroacoustic duo Rdeča Raketa (mosz records, god records) and plays with the ensemble Low Frequency Orchestra (founded by Angelica Castello, Thomas Grill, Maja Osojnik and Matija Schellander). Schellander's music is conceptual, but it never dismisses the non-rational, sensual communicational possibility intrinsic in music. In recent years he has focused deeply on music for double bass solo.
In Bologna they will present "Freie Aerophone", Aural Tools #2.
Aural Tools is a series of multiples who’s aim is to document the work of selected musicians by investigating specific processes (material and conceptual) of sound production, a series of acoustic devices for relating sound to space, to the listener and to the body in alternative ways than CD’s or LP’s.
In the widely used Hornbostel-Sachs musical instrument classification, the freie aerophone (Zeitschrift für Ethnologie, 1914) is an instrument in which the vibrating air is not contained within the instrument itself, for example a siren or a bullroarer.
The bullroarer, usually consists of a wooden slat that produces a roaring sound when swung around one’s head on the end of a string or rope. It has been used in religious ceremonies and as a toy since the Paleolithic period, with examples found in Ukraine dating from 17,000 BC. It has been found also in Europe, Asia, the Indian sub-continent, Africa, the Americas, and Australia.
Aural Tools #2 is based on Matija Schellander’s solo pieces for double bass, “the drill” and “matija schellander”, that make extensive use of indistinct low pitches resonating a space, and sound projections by circular movement of the performer with the instrument.