Sonic Close-Ups – Enrico Malatesta

Enrico Malatesta is a multi­disciplinary artist active in the field of experimental research placed between sound art, music and performance; his practice explores the relationship between sound, space and movement with particular attention to the multi­material possibilities of the percussion instruments. His research path is characterized by a strong emphasis on the ability to produce multiple information with simple actions, the motion and definition of the experience of listening and sustainability of the presence of the performer.

Although mainly active on solo projects, past and present collaborations include musicians such as Giuseppe Ielasi, Nicola Ratti, Renato Rinaldi, Attila Faravelli, Riccardo Baruzzi, Adam Asnan, Alessandro Bosetti, Luciano Maggiore, Christian Wolfarth, Ingar Zach, Burkhard Beins, Michael Vorfeld, Giovanni Lami, Sebastiano Carghini, Silvia Mai, and Seijiro Murayama, amongst others.

Since 2010 he’s been developing educational projects and workshops focused on active listening and based on the interaction between space, movement and the body, which have been presented in many academic and cultural institutions including, CTA,­ Centro Teatro Ateneo, Sapienza Università di Roma, Politecnico di Milano, Università degli studi di Udine-Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Seoul Foundation for Art and Culture-­Mullae Art Space / South Korea, Academy of fine Arts-Brera, Academy of fine Arts-Bologna.

Enrico Malatesta has presented his live work in festivals and leading venues throughout Europe, North America, Japan and South Korea.

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