Gianmaria Aprile

Gianmaria Aprile  guitar player of an instrumental band named “Ultraviolet Makes me Sick”; getting out of the province to reach Italian Indie scene and even the other side of the world, the far Australia, where far-sighted Camera Obscura records noticed the band and produced their first two records. He’s the owner of Fratto9underThe Sky records (www.fratto9.com), and is an active member of Luminance Ratio. He attended several courses of Soundpainting (that is the live composing sign language created in 1974 by New York composer Walter Thompson for musicians, dancers, actors, poets, and visual artists-www.soundpainting.com) with an orchestra called “Il Resto Del Gruppo”.Since  2010 he has been taking part in “Pipeline Trio”: an impro-free-jazz trio with Giancarlo “Nino” Locatelli (bass clarinet) and Simone Fratti (doublebass).

After studying at International Music Academy in Milan, he worked like sound engineer with a lot of bands (in tour with RUNI, A Toys Orchestra, Franklin Delano and he’s a resident engineer for Novara Jazz Festival and has worked with William Parker, Michael Nymann, Trilok Gurtu, Rova Quartet, Umberto Petrin, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble for Radio3 Rai).

He has concived and launched  the independent festival “TAGOFEST” – which he still manages- TagoFest has been involving more than 90 Italian bands and 50 labels, in collaboration with “TAGOMAGO” venue.

DISCOGRAPHY:
Luminance Ratio “Like Little Garrisons Besieged” CD (fratto9 under the sky, Boring Machine) 2009
Ultraviolet Makes Me Sick “Stuck In The Room Full Of Mirrors” CD (Urtovox) 2008
Ultraviolet Makes Me Sick “No freeway, No plan, No trees, No Ghosts…” (Camera Obscura, Urtovox) 2004
Ultraviolet Makes Me Sick “Soundproof” CD (Camera Obscura) 2000

SOUND ENGINEER:
Luminance Ratio “Like Little Garrisons Besieged” CD (fratto9 under the sky, Boring Machine) 2009
Ultraviolet Makes Me Sick “Stuck In The Room Full Of Mirrors” CD (Urtovox) 2008
Ultraviolet Makes Me Sick “No freeway, No plan, No trees, No Ghosts…” (Camera Obscura, Urtovox) 2004
Ultraviolet Makes Me Sick “Soundproof” CD (Camera Obscura) 2000

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