Luciano Maggiore / Louie Rice / Ryoko Akama
(Palermo 1980) lives and works in London. Active musician in the field of electroacoustic music, in recent years he has developed a strong interest in the mechanisms of sound diffusion, using speakers and several analogue and digital devices (walkmans, CD players, tape recorders) as principal instruments. His interest is focused on the architectural and psychoacoustic as well as dynamic and directional values of sound with a strong emphasis on fixed sounds.
Electronic and acoustic systems - utilising the physicality of the medium, signal chain and spatial context to create disruptive audio, performance and installation. He is one third of VA AA LR who recently threatened a trapped TUSK audience with their sinister marching speakers.
"I am a sound artist/composer/performer who approaches listening situations that magnify silence, time and space. My work aims to offer quiet temporal/spatial experiences, and is connected to literature, fine art and mixed media (technology). I employ small and fragile objects such as paper balloons and glass bottles in order to create tiny aural and visual occurrences that embody ‘almost nothing’ aesthetics. I compose text scores and perform a diversity of alternative scores in collaboration with international artists."