The fifth edition of Sonosphere brings another sonic bath of experimental, ambient, minimal
and avant-garde musical adventures. Deep vibrations and sonic meditations for an easily
Worm is very excited to host Riccardo La Foresta and Able Noise!
Riccardo La Foresta is a percussionist and sound artist from Modena (Italy) whose research
of the last years wants to question the role of the drum as a percussive instrument.
Resonances and vibrations generated treating the drum as an aerophone, create acoustic
drones, ancestral melodies and complex beats that drastically distance the instrument from
traditional drumming. The ongoing process of his research is focused on the development of
a system called Drummophone.
His sound performance is a hybrid act between the fields of sound art, improvisation,
acousmatic music and drone music.
Able Noise is George and Alex’ experimental baritone guitar and drum duo, based between
The Hague, the Netherlands and Athens, Greece. Through the use of voices, tapes and
alternative methods of playing their instruments, they create a minimal and visual musical
performance. Their output has been primarily focused on live concerts, letting their music be
shaped by the physicality of their playing, the acoustic and aesthetic properties of the space,
and the dynamics formed between themselves and their audience. Their recorded work
relies less on their respective instruments, and more on an assemblage of field recordings,
out of context snippets of concerts, and memos of pieces to be, all of which are processed
and warped through tape, employed as an instrument of its own. Their recorded debut was
released on tape in October of 2020 through the Glasgow tape label GLARC.