Signalling Distance #4: Lucio Capece
19 July 2019
Signalling Distance is a series of radiophonic performances that aims to explore the connections, disruptions and contingencies between being on stage and on air. Signalling Distance opens up a space for experimentation with the radio medium through live sound practices and, through the differences and similarities of the four instalments, traces the possible coordinates and contours of this experimental space. It seeks to rewire the relationship between concert stage and audience through the matrix of radio waves and through alternative modes of listening.
Argentinian musician based in Europe since 2002, specifically in Berlin since 2004. Since 2010 he dedicates to offer works focused in the Perception experience, that he performs mainly in solo and in the context of occasional collaborations based in the same interest. He composes his own pieces that may include improvisation and different ways of writing. Between the late 90 s and 2010 he offered music in the ́ context of Electro Acoustic Improvisation, focused in quietness, attentive listening
and granular material. He uses tools like Flying Speakers hanging from Helium Balloons, Speakers as Pendulums, Analog synthesizer, Sine Waves and Noise Generators, Drum
Machines, Ultra- Violet Lights, Sensors as much as the instruments that he has played for 25 years: Bass Clarinet and Soprano and Slide Saxophone.
Beyond instrumentation and tools, the main intention is to focus in the physical-social-spatial human experience.
Capece has played and released CDs and LPs with musicians like Mika Vainio, Radu Malfatti, Kevin Drumm, Keith Rowe, Vladislav Delay, Lee Patterson, Toshimaru Nakamura, Taku Sugimoto, Julia Eckhardt, Burkhard Beins, among others.
As a performer he has worked with Pauline Oliveros, Peter Ablinger, Antoine Beuger, Michael Pisaro, Christian Wolff, Phill Niblock, among others.
Reportage produced by Reece Cox.
Pictures by WOLOBAN.