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 is currently an MFA candidate for Sound Studies and Sonic Arts at the Universität der Kunst, Berlin.
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.
“Calming Counts” is Luciani’s first solo release released for The Tapeworm.
He played as opening act for artists such as Eli Keszler, Rashad Becker, Jan Werner, Marta De Pascalis amongst others.
As sound and media designer, he has directed and curated a wide variety of installation projects. 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. In 2014, together with sound artist Fabio Perletta, he co-founded Mote, a multidisciplinary design studio whose practice addresses arts and music.
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
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
Installations — Performance — Screenings (Selected)
"Siblings" / Ohm Gallery / Berlin, DE / 2019
Permantent Scultptures and Ligh Installation / Tresor, +4Bar / Berlin, DE / 2017
"The harder we fight the higher the wall", with Chloe Guerbois / Ohm Gallery / Berlin, DE / 2016
"Almost became invisible and slowly disappear" , with Claudio Rocchetti / MUSMA Museum / Matera, IT / 2015
AV performance with Grün / Ström Festival / Copenhagen, DK / 2014
AV performance with Grün / CTM Festival / Berlin, DE / 2014
AV performance with Grün / Berlin Atonal / Berlin, DE / 2013
"Entropia di una sistematione Semplice", with Silvia Luciani, Guido Ballatori / Museo OMERO / Ancona, IT / 2012
"Sur les traces de Lygia Clark", with Paola Anziche and Irene Dionisio, TFF Festival / Turin, IT / 2011
Dromoscope Session / Krake Festival / Berlin, DE / 2011
with Quiet Ensemble, MIT Festival Auditorium Parco della Musica / Rome, IT / 2009
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