Born in San Benedetto del Tronto, IT.
Live and works in Berlin, DE.


/ Short Bio

Davide Luciani is an Italian electronic music composer and media designer, based in Berlin since 2011. He has a background in the Italian noise-rock scene with projects dating back to 2005. “Calming Counts” is Luciani’s first solo release. His solo practice places acoustic instrumentation into analogue/digital synthesis to create works that bridge the territories of noise, drone rock and minimal music. His approach to electroacoustic music – which he voices with guitar, piano, strings, accordion, synthesisers, VST sorcery and loopers – has a distinct harmonic hue, with layered repetitive patterns and instrumental polyphonies.

As sound and visual designer he has directed and curated a wide variety of projects from soundtracks to space design. His collaborations have been hosted at highly regarded institutions and venues such as Venice Biennial, Berlin Atonal, Ström Festival, Bayreuth Festspiele, Museum Omero, Tresor and MUSMA. Luciani was a member of the label/platform Dromoscope and has collaborated as visual artist with Grün (Daniele de Santis) and Claudio Rocchetti. In 2014, together with sound artist Fabio Perletta, he co-founded Mote, a multidisciplinary design studio whose practice addresses arts and music.

Discography
XYZ – An ABC Of The Tapeworm As Mixed By Dale Cornish / The Tapeworm / 2019
Davide Luciani / Calming Counts / The Tapeworm / 2019
Ghatanothoa / 9002 Demo / Self-released / 2009
Tund / Worst Moment in Porno / Ultra Hertz Records / 2009
Plaisir / The cosmic key & comic mood / Self-released / 2006


Soundtracks 
Dia Silla / P. Buatti / 2019
Il Museo chiude quando l'autore è stanco / P. Buatti / 2013
Carosello / J. Quintela / 2012
Sur Les traces de Lygia Clark / P.Anzichè, I. Dionisio / TFF - 2011 


/ Art Direction - Production - Curation
Phantom / Berlin, DE / TBA
Mote Studio / Berlin, DE / 2014 - On going

Dromoscope / Rome-Berlin / 2012 - 2014 
Ultra Hertz Records / Rome, IT / 2008 - 2010
Genstein Art Studio / Rome, IT / 2007 - 2010


Friends & Co.
Edition901 [ Music Label ]
Fabio Perletta [ Sound Artist ]
Paolo Buatti [ Director ]
Rabih Beaini [ Musician ]
Chloe Guerbois [ Artist ]
Andrea Belfi [ Musician ]
Silvia Luciani [ Artist ]
Dromoscope [ Music Label ]
Marta De Pascalis [ Musician ]
Claudio Rocchetti [ Artist ]
Grün [ Musician ]
Jorge Quintela [ Director ]
Persian Pelican [ Musician ]

/ Collaborations + Commissioned works
"Acqua Alta: En Clave de Sol" / Tomas Saraceno – STS / Labiennale / Venice, IT / 2019
ON AIR / Tomas Saraceno – Studio Tomas Saraceno / Paris, FR / 2018
Red Morpheus / Martina Stock / Berlin, DE / 2017
Black Mountain / Mockridge, Rupprecht / Bayreuth Festspiele / Berlin-Bayreuth, DE / 2016

Leaving the Shore / Claudio Rocchetti / Bozen-Berlin, IT-DE / 2015
Fabricated Freedom / Wallplay Gallery / New York, USA / 2015
Carosello / Jorge Quintela / Porto-Rome, IT-PT / 2013
Entropia di una sistemazione Semplice / S. Luciani, G. Ballatori / Omero Museum, Ancona, IT / 2013
Autodafe / S. Luciani, G. Ballatori / Ascoli Piceno, IT / 2012
Icaro / S. Luciani, G. Ballatori / Ascoli Piceno, IT / 2012
Sur Les Traces de Lygia Clark / P. Anzichè, I. Dionisio / Turin, IT / 2011


Get in touch and say hi, email me here 

/ Installations — Performance — Screenings (Selected)
Tresor / +4Bar / Berlin, DE / 2017
ABC Week / Löwen Palais / Berlin, DE / 2016
The harder we fight the higher the wall / Kookoo / Berlin, DE / 2016
Sinagoga Studio / Kaunas, LT / 2016
Musma Museum / Matera, IT / 2015
Wallplay Gallery / New York, US / 2015
Ström Festival / Copenhagen, DK / 2014
CTM Festival / Berlin, DE / 2014
Berlin Atonal / Berlin, DE / 2013
Cannes Festival / Cannes, FR / 2013
Museo Omero / Ancona, IT / 2012
TFF Festival / Turin, IT / 2011
Krake Festival / Berlin, DE / 2011
MIT Festival Auditorium Parco 
della Musica / Rome, IT / 2009