High Bias #4
NAME: Alessandro Bosetti
BIO: Alessandro Bosetti was born in Milan, Italy in 1973. He is a composer and sound artist working on the musicality of spoken words and unusual aspects of spoken communication, producing text-sound compositions featured in live performances, radio broadcastings and published recordings. In his work he moves across the line between sound anthropology and composition, often including translation and misunderstanding in the creative process. Field research and interviews build the basis for abstract compositions, along with electro-acoustic and acoustic collages, relational strategies, trained and untrained instrumental practices, vocal explorations and digital manipulations. Recent projects include African Feedback (Errant Bodies press), the interactive speaking machine "MaskMirror" (STEIM, Kunstradio.at a.o. ) and an ongoing project on linguistic enclaves in the USA. Alessandro Bosetti lives between Berlin (Germany) and Baltimore (USA).
Do you read reviews of your work?
if i notice them yes. sometimes i don't buy the magazines and don't know about it. i wish journalists would drop a mail about it sometimes...
Do you reread them? Save them? Quote them?
Have reviews ever had an effect upon the way you approach your work? For better or worse? How?
after chewed they transform into organic compost that transforms into energy unless toxic.
Are there writers you hope will (or won't) write about your work?
yes, both cases.
Have you ever written to a reviewer or publication in response to a negative review of your work? a positive one?
i did it, but not in regard to positiveness/negativeness.
Are there reviewers who you consider to be your friends? Do they write about your work? How does that make you feel?
friends. a big word. well, why not.
Have you ever been told by a writer that they feel too close to you personally to write about your work? What was your reaction?
Have you ever felt that a writer was trying to get something out of you, or get back at you, or had some other ulterior motive in what they wrote about you? Please explain.
maybe it happenend. i forgot.
Have you ever published anything you wrote about someone else's music? How often? Do you continue to write about music?
very seldom. i write about stuff, constantly, not necessary music.
Do you think there was a time in the past when music journalism was better or worse than it is now? Why or why not?
at the times of brahms. they knew the grammar.
Anything you'd like to add?
Anything you want to ask me?
kurt, can I touch your fingers ?