The first time I ever met (and heard a great live by) Fabio Orsi I gave him a copy of Occulto Issue Zero and then I ran away. A week later he visited my studio with his friend and collaborator Valentina Besegher, a video artist and graphic designer. Since then me and my partner in crime Du Champ have been fancying about inviting them to perform together. The chance finally came and we are especially lucky cause they’ve recently released with Silentes a collaborative audiovideo project called “Hunt Me Tender”. They will present it at West Germany this Friday, 25th May, on the occasion of the second edition of Occulto Fest.
“I put a hand over roots and leafs of trees and threaded my stare in between the openings of nature, I found you and felt the beauty slipping between my fingers, why did you ask me to go? Why did you leave me alone?”
FABIO ORSI /w VALENTINA BESEGHER
Fabio Orsi is an electronic musician from Taranto (Southern Italy) specialising in atmospheric drone. In his compositions the languages of popular tradition meet the avantgarde approach, creating an original and charm mix. His talent has been recently revealed in a series of publications received by an enthusiastic chorus of critical approval. Among them “Wo Ist Behle?”, released in 2011 by Boring Machines
On the occasion of his performance at OF 2012 he’ll present Hunt Me Tender, an audiovideo project in collaboration with Valentina Besegher released by Silentes. The work explores with super8 and sound recordings the slow steady flow of the events, lights and shadows in everyone’s life as well as a “crystallization of life”, a kind of captivity of the soul into an embalmed body. The super8 films have been taken from the family archive of the musician Fabio Orsi and edited by the visual artist Valentina Besegher, who shooted the original movies of the embalmed animals in their natural habitat, the plants and the woods. Fabio Orsi uses field recording, instruments and environmental drones.