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Claudio Parodi

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Claudio Parodi has a classical training and played jazz. He joined the improvisers’ scene after meeting Barre Phillips. Since some years he plays cheap electronics alongside his piano. He organized contemporary art exhibition Intersezioni. He played and recorded with Barre Phillips, Serge Pesce, Patrick Vaillant, Migueù Montanaro, Alain Joule, Edoardo Ricci, Eugenio Sanna, Guylaine Renaud, dancer Laura Banfi, Steve Piccolo, Nino Locatelli, Filippo Monico, Bilux, Roy Paci, DJ Jimmy, DJ Squamo, painter, bass and drums player and vocalist Patrizia Oliva, Giuseppe Ielasi, Cathy Heyden, Jake Kaluna, Roberto Laria, Echo Logico, Roberto Agosta, Mira Calix, poet Marino Ramingo Giusti, Bruno Dorella, Stefania Pedretti, Eleonora Papapietro, Saitoh Tetsu, Bruno Gussoni, Alberto Belli, poet Serge Pey, Riccardo Molpurgo, Paolo Porfiri, Martin O’Loughlin, Marco Cinque, poet Lance Henson, Knarf, Pop, Saalschutz, Suonatori di Sogni, Ron Anderson, Carla Bozulich, Leyna Papach, djwjm, Anna Troisi, Nels Cline, Lullo Mosso, poet Enzo Minarelli, Maramao, Lello Colombo, Claudia Cancellotti, Anna Zecca, Pierpaolo Cimino, Le Quan Ninh, Martine Altenburger, dancer Valerie Metivier, La Fanfare de la Touffe, Ababacar (Abdou) M’Becke, Federick Colombie, Dudu Kouate, DBPIT, Lendormin, Agente Orange, CRAMS Improvisation Collective, Adam Bohnam, Adrian Northover, The Feral Choir (conducted by Phil Minton), Anatrofobia, Sybille Kunz, dancer Cristina Negro, Massaccesi, poet John Clarke, Petri Huurinainen, Jan Mclachalan, Paul Hubweber, Xabier Iriondo, dancer Antonella Morassutti, Laura Catrani, Tomaso Olivari, Anne-Liis Poll, Anto Pett. He played under the direction of dancer Julyen Hamilton. He opened for Ufomammut www.ufomammut.com/ Otolab www.otolab.net He played in Prauxparodie, musical poetry duo with former Voci Atroci Luca Albrecht Praussello. Among his projects, Half Clouds, improvisation duo with wonderful virtuoso Michel Doneda on soprano sax; Duopoly, improvisation duo with Jon Dobie (founder and tour manager of B-Shops for the Poor and Sonicphonics; he runs the No Wave label) on guitar and sax. He intensely played with Alessandro Buzzi (drums, electronics) as a duo, in La Protezione – with Luigi Valenziano (dubmaster, CD player, tapes) – and in Burzi Snack Bar – with Riccardo Kalb (electric bass, electronics); the duo played in Arrivano le Streghe!, street theatre piece by Teatro del Piccione. He is the author of the music for the videos Malegantus (directed by Alberto Ghiara) and Frammenti Sonori (directed by Francesco Bianchi and Claudio Rossi), second prize in 1998 at VIII videodance international festival Il Coreografo Elettronico and mentioned at the second edition of Genova Film Festival. He played in Manoeuvre Directe with Michel Doneda, Ly Thanh Tien (dance, poetry, trumpet, diapoems) and Maki (guitar, tapes). He played in Sun Circle Moon, a project led by Jacopo Andreini (sax, drums, bass) and Harlan Lyman (drums). He played in a multi-media project with Mirella Carbone (diapositives). He organized Seminario sulla Libera Improvvisazione Saitoh Tetsu & Michel Doneda, with partial financial help from Centro della Creatività Comune di Genova. He plays in Taliban project by poet Alberto Masala, playing with Fabiola Ledda, Maurizio Carbone, Riccardo Pittau. He played in Macchina Disorganizzata n° 6 (a project by Cane Capovolto) playing with Massimo Bressan, Luca Pagani, Simone Perna. His new project is de Manincor/Rispoli/Parodi, improvisation trio with actresses Anna de Manincor and Anna Rispoli on voice. He resulted among the most accomplished musicians on piano (Improvisation Special Mention) and among the accomplished musicians on feedback (electronics) at 2002 Ibla Grand Prize. Under the name rabbia he runs an activity of recordings releasing and events organisation: with Alessandro Buzzi he runs the rabbia series, booking Anatrofobia, Giancarlo Locatelli. He played in Animates with Pascale Moret-Astier (improvised dance), Ly Thanh Tien and Roland Ossart (mélisson). He played in Isola (conversation), a project by Carlo Natoli (concept for video and audio, live electronics) for Fabrica Musica, with Gaetano Santoro (tenor and baritone sax). The performance Rifl-Esso (Francesco Calandrino, computer visuals; Luca Pagani, computer visuals; Claudio Parodi, cheap electronics) was selected for the Selected Artist exhibition at Chiangmai First New Media Art Festival http://iceca.chiangmai.ac.th/events (Thailand), performed online at CMU Faculty of Architecture and twice at CMU Art Museum and performed live at PEAM ’03 Pescara Electronic Artists Meeting www.artificialia.com/peam2003/ The Cdrom of the performance was presented at The Performance Open during Performance Art Festival + Archives (Cleveland, Ohio, USA) www.performance-art.org He plays piano and feedback in a trio with Mat Pogo (vocals, megaphone) and s.drò (electric guitar, objects). He played tarogato (Turkish clarinet) in the performance senza smàni (a pag. 777 di teleVideo) with Francesco Calandrino (performance coordinator, alto sax, acoustic guitar, electric bass) and Luca Pagani (acoustic guitar, electric bass). His records Loneliness and 11’39"+5’00"=20’00" were broadcast at le placard #6 last 72 hrs http://placard95.dokidoki.fr/placardgaiteprog.html His own version CD of The Madness (for Clarinet, Bass Clarinet and four Pianos) was played during I suoni della narrazione/iXem incontra Roma festival www.ixem.it His piece Ti bàttan… (per Elena) was played during Electrolune www.decadanse.org/rencontres04/electrol.htm His piece Autres Miroirs edited version 1 for raita (Tunisian reed) and eight channels diffusion tape took part to Les Maitres Sonneurs during 34e Festival International des Musiques et Créations Electroniques Synthèse www.imeb.net His performance feedback solo + video was presented at YouAreHere Festival 2004 in Nottingham www.yah.org.uk His work La Morte – The Death was diffused during the MAF 05_FEB opening event http://thailand.culturebase.org/MAF05 He plays feedback in Fete Foreign www.feteforeign.com/ a project by Barre Phillips featuring Barre Phillips on conduction and doublebass plus 24 musicians. Fete Foreign had its world premiere at Angelica Festival Internazionale di Musica quindicesima edizione 2005 www.aaa-angelica.com/ and was presented at Festival des Musiques Insolentes 2006 www.mdlc-lef.com He plays Turkish clarinet, raita (Tunisian reeds) and shon (Thailand mouthorgan) in trio with Manuela Barile (voice) and Alessandro Buzzi (snare drum). His work Mu edited version 2 has been diffused at Festival Synthese 2005 www.imeb.net He played during the laboratorio/meeting of PX Piombino_eXperimenta, playing with Pietro Riparbelli, _dies, DBPIT, les champs magnétiques, Domenico Sciajno, kinetix. His piece Outside my Window takes part to the studios coordinates by Frederic Nogray at the Art School of Blois. His piece …sorry you can’t get through… was diffused during Zeppelin 2005 http://ocaos.cccb.org/zeppelin2005/call.html His piece Mu took part to Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin http://art-action.org to XI Festival Primavera en La Habana 2006 and to IMMarts TechArt06 Exhibition www.immarts.com He plays Turkish clarinet and feedback in Dono Celeste, along with Alessandro Buzzi (drums), Enrico Ghezzi (keyboards), Anthony Millner (voice), Giampaolo Piras (electric bass), Carlo Segalerba (keyboards), Diego Zappia (electric guitar). His piece jm2lbmojh,+2wwffr;vj;gy;pi; (from a text by Ly Thanh Tien) for Piano was performed by Rodney Waschka II during Arts Now Series at North Carolina State University. He played Turkish clarinet in … Open…, led in 2004 by Jean-Marc Montera and in 2006 by Jean-Marc Montera and choreograph and dancer Michèle Riccozzi (featuring Lelio Giannetto on doublebass) www.curvaminore.org He played feedback in I, Norton, Opera Conduction by Gino Robair (featuring Fabrizio Spera on drums). He was invited presenter at First International Society for Improvised Music Conference 2006 www.isimprov.org where he was guest at Thomas Buckner presentation (performing The Producer Speaks by Robert Ashley and an improvisation – article at http://www.the-improvisor.com/New%20ARTICLES/ISIM%20Conference.html ) and had Thomas Buckner as a guest at his own presentation. He played Turkish clarinet in Un Bel Gioco Dura l’Oco by Lorenzo Capello (featuring Claudio Lugo on curved soprano sax). He played feedback in a conduction prepared for two days by Tristan Honsinger, then for one day and conducted by Fabrizio Puglisi www.spmii.it He was interviewed by Radio Calolzio www.radiocalolzio.it His piece I Fiori di Piombino for solo feedback was exhibited at FILE 2007 www.file.org.br/ He was invited presenter at ISIM Second Annual Conference www.isimprov.org where he presented his project solo Turkish clarinet and performed in Patterns of Living and Sounding by Marc Jensen (featuring Viv Corringham on voice).

OvO: Assassine (Bar la Muerte 2001)
Loneliness (collector’s item CDr)
11’39"+5’00"=20’00" (CDr rabbia)
Loneliness on Frammenti, sonorità in-tagli… (CDr + artbook Musica Moderna Records)
Enzo Minarelli/Luca Pagani/Claudio Parodi: Musicamimica Musicamimica (ovvero far musica
con la mano nella lingua dell’antico Egitto) nuova versione (miniCDr rabbia)
D.B.P.I.T.: The Outstanding Story of Mr. Mallory (Sweet Farewell 2004)
La Morte – The Death mp3 at Tamara Lai: sacrifier le Sacrifice sacrificing
www.tell-a-mouse.be/sacrifice/sacrifice.htm selected for FILE 05/06, Web Biennal 05, ART TECH
MEDIA 06 and Eighth International Digital Art Exhibit www.artedigital8.cubasi.cu
Notturno Inquieto mp3 at www.aferecords.com
Claudio Parodi/Francesco Calandrino: Parodia del dito (Setola di Maiale SM890 2006)
Life Goes On… on ISIM International Society for Improvised Music Compilation CD 1, Spring 2006
I Fiori di Piombino (Radical Matters - Editions/Label - Web editions series - RMWE021 - www.radicalmatters.com 2006)
I Fiori (Sound Sources) (Radical Matters - Editions/Label - Web editions series - RMWE015 - www.radicalmatters.com 2006)
Per vent’anni pellegrino
Spostandomi ad est, ad ovest.
Tornato a Seken
Non mi son mosso d’un pollice.
SEIKEN-CHIJU private edition available only at the concerts
Silent Movie on Bend it like Beckett Sound Works (Art Trail/Sound Works 2006)
Horizontal Mover (homage to Alvin Lucier) (Extreme XCD 056 2006)
Vanja on Vanessa Van Basten: La Stanza di Swedenborg (Cold Current – Radiotarab – Noise Cult – Eibon
Records/CC-C0005 – RT004 – VAN068 – 2006)
Mu edited version 2 on ISIM compilation CD volume 2
Of Flesh We Are Made private edition available only at the concerts
A Ritual which is incomprehensible on Various Artists Extreme Sampler XLTD 010
A Ritual Which is Incomprehensible (to the smile of Pauline Oliveros) (Extreme XCD 062 2008)

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