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about

Nuova Superficie is a duo of Giovanni Lami & Enrico Malatesta.

Horizontal actions in progress, a slowly change and a melt all over the course of the performance, this is the ground idea in the duo.
Sound originates from several speakers placed in the space in an eterogenous way, and – in general – from different diffusion points, amplified or not, analog or acoustic, in a non-referential movement.
The one and only need is to produce a simple sound-mass, seemingly static but unceasingly evolving through the labour of the musicians. They use their own instruments (as form and gesture) mainly on the surface, moving objects and working upon the skin of an amplified snare or directly in contact with the tape of the reel-to-reel recorder, trying to activate what is already present there, but it's still quiescent.

As the sound they make, the live proposition is more a performance than a gig, the work on the space is crucial as the setup of the speakers, often a really long set is played (4 hours), the act is like a sound sculpture or a site-specific action, where people can come back and forth moving in the space, staying as long as they wish. Their approach is like a bridge to other art contexts, this is the reason why they have artistic residencies or collaborations with theaters or not-music related festivals.

The aim is to transpose on a physical media a complex sound-space, in which each listening-experience can be free to evolve and wander and get lost. The sound is made from several diffusion points, recording the line and the ambience, and is mainly defined by sound's cusps on a dense texture, really homogeneous but rich in details and micro-perturbations.
It's a non-stop negotiation between details on the horizon and the horizon itself. It's a non-stop dialogue with a lack of balance.

The recordings come mainly from a residency in Milan at MTM Cavallerizza in May 2017, joined with previously studio recordings in Ravenna and Cesena.

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released June 18, 2018

Music by Giovanni Lami & Enrico Malatesta (Nuova Superficie)
Recorded by Nuova Superficie
Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi
Design & artwork by Yorgos Vourlidas (Opora)
Edition of 120 copies | CS | granny 19

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