Vincenzo Vasi – Ooopopoiooo – Ondanomala- 17 gen 2018
Intervista telefonica a Vincenzo Vasi degli OoopopoiooO, già theremin di Vinicio Capossela e Mike Patton, su Radio Antenna Febea, Reggio Calabria. Registrata live il 17.01.2018 durante la “Ondanomala” trasmissione ideata e diretta dal giornalista musicale Filippo Sorgonà.
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OoopopoiooO propose surrealist and dadaist music for theremin, voices and electronic and electro acoustic bric-a-bracs.
The project was born in 2012 once that Vincenzo Vasi met Valeria Sturba.
Vasi – alien lycanthrope, eclectic and inspired musician – active on the international music scene since 25 years, famous for his unic approach to sperimentation and for the collaborations with Vinicio Capossela, Mike Patton and Roy Paci.
Sturba – young composer and multi-instrumentalist landed on the planet Earth 25 years ago on a little sugarloaf made spaceship full of coloured instruments – active with original projects (Vale & the Varlet, S.T.U.R.B.A.) and member of the “Grande Abarasse Orchestra” of John De Leo.
OoopopoiooO | Electronic, Ambient, Pop, Noise
Since their born, the OoopopoiooO lived an intense concertistic activity in Italy, Europe and Americas. In 2015 they published their first album, homonym, with Tremoloa Records, label of the guitarist and producer Asso Stefana.
OoopopoiooO – Mister Theremin (Official Video)
Further than the theremin, instrument in which they are the highest representatives, in their auditive Luna Park you can find about everything: violin, electric bass, keyboards, minisynth, toys, cardboards, gummy pigs, percussions, snare, suggestive voices as well as mellow and terrifying.
Al this instruments distributed in two almost specular sets, the large use of the loop station and of electronic music played live, bring the acoustic mass of this unusual duo at the levels of a little orchestra, able to host all their parallel worlds in a kind of floating multiverse, that put himself in between of pop and auditive experimentation, crossing often very “far” artistic universes.
Their collaborations find space even in the world of literature (Ermanno Cavazzoni, Stefano Benni), of visual arts (Cosimo Miorelli, Luigi Minguzzi, Massimo Ottoni, Frame by Frame Animation Studio), of the sound addition to the silent films (in 2014 they win the festival “Rimusicazioni”, of the independent and experimental scene ((Enrico Gabrielli e Calibro 35, Surgical Beat Bros, Luke Fishback -Lucky Dragons, Martin Benavides, Edoardo Marraffa, Sebastiano De Gennaro, Filippo Monico etc.).
OoopopoiooO is an across-the-board project that stepped already on a big variety of festivals like Young Jazz for Umbria Jazz, Isole che Parlano, Verucchio Festival, B-classic (Tongeren, Belgium), Electromagnetica Theremin Fest (Santiago del Cile), Flussi, Dancity, Hai Paura del Buio? etc.
Every concert of OoopopoiooO is an experience of sounds and visions, where you can easily lose yourself in dreamlike atmospheres and leave yourself be cradled by impalpable sounds but even surrend to the rhythm and the lightness of the songs.
OoopopoiooO live at Spazio Aereo
Vincenzo Vasi – multi-instrumentalist, versatile composer with a surreal style – plays bass, theremin, marimba, vibraphone, electronic tools, toys and voice – is considered one of the most eclectic musicians in the field of the eterodoxes musics, but not just. His style ranges athwart touching various genres, from the electronic experimentation to the author pop. Active since 1990 in the field of the music research with different projects like Trio Magneto, Ella Guru, OoopopoiooO, Gastronauti, Switters, Orchestra Spaziale, Etherguys, his name appears on more of sixty discographic recordings. He works permanently with Vinicio Capossela, Mike Patton, Remo Anzovino, Mauro Ottolini & Sousaphonix and Roy Paci, producer furthermore of the album VINCE VASI QY LUNCH (Etnagigante / v2).
Vasi lately published the album of theremin solo “Braccio Elettrico”, “PerFavoreSing” with the piano player Giorgio Pacorig and OoopopoiooO togheter with the multi-instrumentalist Valeria Sturba.
He played with Chris Cutler, Tony Coe, Butch Morris, Antonello Salis, Pierre Favre, Phil Minton, Paolo Angeli, Gianluca Petrella, Cristina Zavalloni, Otomo Yoshihide, Lol Coxill, OminoStanco, Steve Piccolo, Wang inc., Joey Baron, Ikue Mori, Lukas Ligeti, John Zorn….
Valeria Sturba – multi-instrumentalist and composer – plays violin, theremin, voice, electronic tools, looper and effects. Her musical horizons range from author music to rock to tango, from improvisations to electronics, saving a strong inclination for the minimalism. She took part of discographic recordings, silent movies soundtracking, soundtracks composing and readings. She joined the festivals UmbriaJazz, Electromagnetica Theremin Fest, Dancity, Hai paura del buio?, Aterteater, LugoContemporanea, RoBOt, Flussi, Bergamo Jazz. Her principal projects are OoopopoiooO, duo with Vincenzo Vasi where she develops the research on the theremin and electro acoustic experimentation; Vale and the Varlet, electropop duo with the singer Valentina Paggio; S.T.U.R.B.A., avant jazz quartet with Pasquale Mirra, Vincenzo Vasi and Francesco Cusa, where her compositions dunk into wide spaces of radical improvisation. Currently she is part of the “Grande Abarasse Orchestra” di John de Leo. She worked with Ermanno Cavazzoni, Tristan Honsinger, Enrico Gabrielli, Giancarlo Bianchetti, Pepe Medri, Fabrizio Puglisi, Diego Cofone, Mauro Ottolini, Daniele Faraotti, Stefano Benni, Enrico Fazio, Filippo Monico, Sebastiano De Gennaro, Edoardo Marraffa, Remo Anzovino, Tiziano Popoli, Dimitri Sillato, Cristiano De Fabritiis, Fabio “Reeks” Recchia, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Luke Fischbeck…
“…Due virtuosi italiani del theremin, Vincenzo Vasi e Valeria Sturba, uniscono le forze per imbastire quello che è con ogni probabilità l’esordio più strambo dell’anno…” MUCCHIO SELVAGGIO
“…Un lavoro davvero interessante e sconvolgente, che indaga le infinite possibilità espressivo-melodiche del Theremin…” SMALL CHANGE REVIEW
“…OoopopoiooO: CANNIBALI DEL THEREMIN!…” GIORNALE DELLA MUSICA
“…. Un album davvero ottimo, studiato nel minimo dettaglio e dove tutto sembra al posto giusto, che ricorda ancora una volta come la ricerca dell’originalità non richieda necessariamente di sacrificare il gusto per la melodia sull’altare dello sperimentalismo…” JAM ONLINE
“…Non vi curate di noi e ascoltate!…” MENTI IN FUGA