Artist: Andrea Borghi
Title: Selected Works: 2001 - 2006
Catalog Number: and.p32
Release Year: 2008 / 2018
Format: WAV / AIFF / FLAC / ALAC / AAC / MP3 / Ogg Vorbis
Andrea Borghi (b.1974) is an art teacher and sound artist based in
Pietrasanta, Lucca. Andrea graduated from the National Academy of Fine
Arts in Carrara. Starting as bass player and attended courses in piano,
composition and electronic music at the Giacomo Puccini Conservatory Of
Music in La Spezia. His activities in the field of sound art and installations
include being a founding member of the electronic improvisation quartet
VipCancro and running the label Lisca Records. In recent years his primary
artistic focus has been on the study of "substitutability" of materials and
producing sound directly from concrete discs - an approach he refers to as
"Discomateria". He is also experimenting with other materials such as
glass, plastic, metal, and more recently, marble. With Discomateria, sound
is generated in real time playing the discs on a prepared turntable.
Discomateria objects are also visual works of art in their own right.
In 2016, Andrea won first prize in the multimedia artist category at the
"Radical dB" festival, and recently held a personal exhibition of Discomateria
at the Kesselhaus Museum in Berlin, presented by Hyperlinear and N.K.
Apart from and/OAR (USA), Andrea's works have also been published by
other labels around the world such as Reductive (Spain), Observatoire
(Russia), Cipher Productions (Australia), SQRT (Poland) and Contour
Editions (USA). More recently, the CD "Fuochi Rituali di San Giuseppe" was
released by Unfathomless (Belgium) and a 3" disc titled "Sostrato" was
released by Marginal Frequency (USA).
Andrea also has a track featured on the a/O online homage project for
Michelangelo Antonioni entitled "Translations Of Opacity" ( and.p33 ), which
was intended to be an online counterpart to the double CD release entitled
"Trilogy And Epilogue" ( and/36 ).