photo Rosaria Loiacono
ALESSANDRO PIERPAOLO BARIS
Alessandro Baris is an Italian-American multi-instrumentalist, composer and electronic music producer based in Bologna, Italy. .
Raised in the country side town of Esperia, Alessandro’s childhood was immensely influenced by its surrounding natural environment. This connection deeply touched his soul – impacting his approach to music and his love for experimentation across a variety of genres. Intimate and intense, detailed and evocative, his musical language is a continuous research through a process of deconstruction and reconstruction, somehow influenced by the endless life-cycle.
He was introduced to music when he took to learning the drums; then later, the guitar. He also studied Electronic Music Production and Sound Processing at the Conservatory of Music, Tempo Reale and Rai in Florence.
2022 sees the release of Alessandro’s debut solo album “Sintesi” anticipated by the singles “Last Letter to Jayne” feat. Lee Ranaldo, “Embers” feat. Emma Nolde and “Nival ” feat. Lisa Papineau.
His solo work is also tightly connected to visual art, indeed he has collaborated with visual artists Luigi Honorat, Fabio Volpi and Elisabetta Cardella who have designed and developed the visuals for the singles and the live set.
Over the years his versatility and commitment to music and sound leaded him to work extensively live and in studio with a with range of bands and artists in Europe and the United States including Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), L’Altra, Lisa Papineau, Pinhdar, A Toys Orchestra, Egle Sommacal (Massimo Volume), JoyCut, Pulseprogramming, C’mon Tigre, Collisions, Lisa Papineau, Comfort, Paul Savage (Delgados, Mogwai) with notable performances and festival appearances that include: CMJ (New York), Europavox (Wien) Proximos (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Eurosonic (Groningen), Tanned Tin (Valencia), Robot (Bologna), Centre des Arts (Paris), Kento’s (Shanghai), Club101 (Beijing), Sala Nasti (Madrid), Schubas (Chicago), Monk (Roma), Ancienne Belgique (Brussels), Tedx (Luxembourg), Petit Formant (Barcelona), Cameo Gallery (Brooklyn) amongst others.
Alessandro is also active as a composer and performer on soundtracks for silent films – his soundtrack renditions include Un Chien Andaloù, Berlin die sinfonie der großstadt , Das cabinet des Dr. Caligari and La Jetèe .
As an established drummer a special support to Alessandro’s work and sound comes from his endorsement with UFIP cymbals.
photo Paolo Panzera
“melodic and driving, though also ambient and richly detailed” – All Music
“Last Letter To Jayne, sang by Lee Ranaldo, is a prayer standing on few hanging chords played by a synthesizer .The vocal lines by the ex Sonic Youth change it constantly and makes you feel like floating on a sea of voices” – La Repubblica XL
“Eclectic e imaginative” – Sentireascoltare