ALESSANDRO PIERPAOLO BARIS
Alessandro Baris is an italian american musician, composer and electronic music producer based in Bologna, Italy. His style and works are detailed and intimate, evocative and tense with love for experimentation and a personal approach across a variety of genres. In his early teenage he was introduced to music learning drums, a few years later he also studied guitar and got graduated in electronic music production and sound processing at the Conservatory of Music, Tempo Reale and Rai in Florence.
In between 2004 and 2020 Alessandro has focused his work on being a member of Collisions, Comfort, Young Boy and Gold Mass; at the same time his versatility and commitment earned him attention from other musicians in Europe and US with which he has collaborated such as L’Altra, Lisa Papineau, Egle Sommacal, Pulseprogramming, C’mon Tigre, The Somnambulist, Kiddycar, Bad Sector, Jesse Elder, Paul Savage.
Alessandro has toured in United States, Europe and China, with notable performances and festival apperances including CMJ (New York), Proximos (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), Eurosonic (Groningen), Tanned Tin (Valencia), Robot (Bologna), Centre des Arts (Paris), Kento’s (Shangai), Club101 (Bejing), Sala Nasti (Madrid), Schubas (Chicago), Monk (Roma), Ancienne Belgique (Brussels), Tedx (Luxembourg), Cameo Gallery (Brooklyn) amongst others.
His musical aptitude and style led him to compose and produce live soundtracks for silent cinema and occasionally to compose music for brands. Since 2007 Alessandro has composed and performed live soundtracks for about twenty silent films and he’s been awarded for his soundtrack renditions of Un Chien Andaloù at Moviemento festival in Naples, and Berlin die sinfonie der großstadt at Rimusicazioni festival in Bolzano with Berlin’s music collective The Somnambulist. Today Alessandro leads a trio with fellas Beppe Scardino and Gabriele Evangelista for the live soundtrack of Das cabinet des Dr. Caligari.
A special support to Alessandro’s work and sound comes from his collaboration with UFIP cymbals.
“melodic and driving, though also ambient and richly detailed” – ALL MUSIC
“nervous and dragging as well as cinematic or delicate and wrapping” – RUMORE
“dreaming and evocative” – REPUBBLICA
“a refined balance in between electronics and acoustics” – SENTIREASCOLTARE