Giulio Aldinucci (I)

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Giulio Aldinucci (born in 1981 in Siena) is an Italian composer. He has been active for years in the field of experimental electroacoustic music and in the research on soundscape.

He composed eight albums.

In addition to his contribution to various collective works, he wrote music for theatre, video art and cinema. His music is featured in many compilations, including Sound at Work – electronic music and labour created by Tempo Reale, the Italian electronic music research centre founded by Luciano Berio, and the special edition of The Wire Tapper that celebrates the 50th issue with a selection from the series’ 20 year back catalogue, among others.

Giulio Aldinucci began composing in his teenage years. He has a musical and an academic linguistics background. In 2001 he started the project Obsil (the word Obsil stands for observing silence): under this name, he released three albums between 2006 and 2011.

In June 2013, taking their cue from Gianmarco Del Re’s column on Fluid Radio, Giulio Aldinucci and Attilio Novellino translated the Postcards from Italy project into an album published on CD by Oak Editions, a live event at Cafe Oto (London) and a special installation at SoundFjord Gallery (London) by AIPS collective & Gianmarco Del Re.

In 2015 was released Spazio Sacro (Sacred Space). Seven tracks characterized by field recordings taken in places that are related to the idea of sacred in different ways. The starting point is a reflection on how human rites define new soundscapes (e.g. processions, architecture of churches and cathedrals or ruins of isolated mountain sanctuaries).

His fifth album Borders and Ruins was released in 2017. The album is a reflection on the instability of borders and their impact on the relationship between people and territory. It is also a sonic diary focused on the relationship between people and the territory.

Disappearing in a Mirror was released in 2018 on vinyl and cd. This work shows a peculiar approach on ambient drone music and raises the very personal question of identity.

His eighth album Shards of Distant Times was released in 2020 on vinyl and cd. The work examines the more inner borders between the self and the world and looks at the porous membrane between past and present while simultaneously tackling the internet as sound.