Cervignano del Friuli
ALESSANDRO SERAVALLE graduated in philosophy with a paper on Emil Cioran and he’s been active for over twenty-five years in the musical scene as composer and player. Some of his compositions were premiered on two different editions of the Festival for Contemporary Music Luigi Nono in Trieste.
Leader of the band Garden Wall, with whom he released eight records so far, ha claims himself “proudly self-taught” in musical composition. The struggle against every form of cliché is the trademark of his expressive research. He started an experimentation course within the realm of progressive rock as guitar player, singer and electronic sounds manipulator. Parallely to the Garden Wall activity he’s developing new forms of musical language with several projects:
With the album Logos (2010), he started Genoma, his innovative solo project whose second chapter, entitled Silenzioso, has been released in winter 2014 by Zeit Interference.
In Schwingungen 77 Entertainment he inter-crosses his guitar with Andrea Massaria and Enrico Merlin’s ones on electronic substratums of his ideation.
Another ensemble with Andrea Massaria is James Frederick Willett: improvisation, electronics and political lyrics in which the two guitar players are accompained by Alessandro’s brother Gianpietro Seravalle (electro-sick grooves) and the author of the lyrics, the philosopher Raul Kirchmayr. Their first record was released by Setola di maiale at the end of September 2017.
In the coreutic-visual-musical experiment named Agrapha Dogmata he’s flanked by the cellist and singer Mariano Bulligan, the percussionist Ermes Ghirardini, the dancer Laura Della Longa e the visual artist Luigina Tusini. The ensemble will be in studio for the recordings of their debut album during 2017.
He recently built up a duo with the pianist and keyboard player Giorgio Pacorig called Tzim Tzum, marked by the research in the field of free improvisation.
Further project is Bonsoir Trio, devoted to a peculiar form of ambient music with the bass player Mauro Bon and the guitarist Tony Longheu.
SeTe is a research music duo, in which Seravalle co-operates with the multi-instrumentalist from Modena Carlo Sebastiano Tedeschi. Bandcamp hosts their first work entitled “The book of job”.
With his brother Gianpietro Seravalle started a duo (Officina F.lli Seravalle) dedicated to a form of experimental new-psychedelia with a pronounced electronic feature with rock music contacts. Their debute “Ûs frais cros fris fics secs” was released by Zeit Interference in summer 2018.
Setola di maiale released in 2016 a work under his name including his first five Morphocreations (an expression from Henry Michaux), some sort of aural solliloquies centred on a sculptural-improvisative conception of sound.
Zeit interference released in October 2017 his solo electronic concept “Spielräume”.
Principium (Wmms, 1993)
Path of Dreams (Wmms, 1994)
The seduction of madness (Wmms, 1995)
Chimica (Wmms, 1997)
Forget the Colours (Mellow records, 2001)
Towards the Silence (Mellow records, 2004)
Alien(a)ction (Mellow records, 2007)
Assurdo (Lizard records, 2011)
λόγος (Ma.Ra.Cash records, 2010)
Silenzioso (Zeit interference, 2014)
SCHWINGUNGEN 77 ENTERTAINMENT
Act I: notes in freedom (Setola di maiale, 2013)
Morfocreazioni I-V (Setola di maiale, 2016)
Spielräume (Zeit interference, 2017)
The book of job (Bandcamp, 2016)
JAMES FREDERICK WILLETTS
James Frederick Willetts (Setola di maiale, 2017)
OFFICINA F.LLI SERAVALLE
Ûs frais cros fris fics secs (Zeit interference, 2018)
RECORDING APPEARANCES AS GUEST:
Pathosray - Same (Sensory records, 2007)
Il fauno di marmo - Canti, Racconti e battaglie (Andromeda relics, 2013)
NichelOdeon/InSonar - Ukiyoe (Snowdonia, 2014)
Massa Sonora concentrata - Boe (Setola di maiale, 2015)
Alessandro Seravalle’s tracks