Giovanni Lami (Ravenna, Italy, 1978) is a field recordist and musician from Ravenna in Italy, who works within the soundscape and sound ecology boundaries. He is also involved with Zymogen label, working with artists such as Nicola Ratti, offthesky, Ten and Tracer, con_cetta, Letna and Marihiko Hara.
Since 2009, he has founded several projects, attending many workshops and teaching others about soundscaping and field recording techniques.
With his various projects, Giovanni has played in several venues including: Conservatorio B.Maderna (Cesena), DalVerme (Roma), Mu.Vi.Ment.S. Festival 2010 (Itri), Fondazione Giorgio Cini (Venezia), Festival C/off (Faenza), Schiume Festival (Venezia), Kernel Festival (Desio), NerosuBianco (Cesena), Tagofest VI (Massa), Florence Live Looping Festival (Firenze), Flussi2011 (Avellino), Spazio Elastico (Bologna), Barbur Gallery (Jerusalem), Rogatka (Tel Aviv), The Zimmer (Tel Aviv), Kreuzberg Pavillon (Berlin), Homework Festival (Bologna), Ravenna Festival (Ravenna).
Giovanni graduated in Food Science and Technologies and in Photography. It was his photography qualification that first got him into the field of art, with numerous exhibitions in places such as Ravenna, Modena, Genova, Roma, Acireale, San Sebastian in Spain and Dhaka in Bangladesh. He also secured a couple of artistic residencies in Basque Country and Norway as well as had books published and working with companies from UNESCO in Ethiopia to Dead Meat clothing and also OnOff, a photo agency based in Rome.
Presently working in the field of sound, Giovanni's influence as a photographer lends itself perfectly to composing his sonic explorations. The infinite universe of sound is as long and broad as the visual possibilities available in photography.
His work with sound is based around this ethos as not only is there an infinite world of sound available to explore, there is also the wider capabilities unlocked through digital and realtime signal processing.
♢ Past Releases:
- Looking for Pleasure Destroyed Yourself, Palustre records, box of mini cdr x2
- GW Ep, Palustre records, mini cdr
- WMfY, Audio Gourmet, digital download
- Killing HF Harlow, Fratto9, cd
- in Sirenis, Danilo Montanari Editore, 12" LP deluxe
- I Misteri, Impulsive Habitat, digital download
♢ Next Releases:
- split w/Sublamp, Felt, c-40
♢ RFaS is me.
♢ Lemures is me (laptop, live electronics, quadraphonic control) and Enrico Coniglio (laptop, live electronics)
♢ alineH is me (field recordings, microphones, contact mics, laptop programming, delays looper echoes tubes and other stuff) and F.G. (guitars)
::: NO MERCY FOR HUMAN :::