Taxonomy + Polvere
- Scatole Sonore - 2006
Taxonomy - A global taxonomical machine - 2005 (Ambiances
VVAA - I suoni della narrazione/Ixem incontra Roma - 2004 (cdr)
arg - arg - 2002 (Sirr.ecords)
VVAA - Cosmonaute - 2002 (Anorack records)
VVAA - Sotto il sole di Roma - 2000 (Sonagli) (with Zic & Dura Figura)
in Rome, graduate in astrophysics, self-taught bassist, Graziano Lella
studies sax at the SMPT (Scuola di Musica Popolare di Testaccio, Rome).
Always interested in avant-gardes in all artistic forms and expressive
languages, he organizes, starting from 1992, many concerts and cultural
events with the Cervello a Sonagli association.
After a first experience as bassist in a punk band, from 1997 he plays
bass guitar in the art-rock group Dura Figura and takes part, as a saxophonist,
in many performances which connected music and visual arts with the open
collective Ask the Dust. Moreover he takes part in some workshops with
important innovative musicians like Tim Hodgkinson, Ken Hyder, Amy Denio
At the same time he dedicates himself to improvisation practice both with
a consolidated formation, the radical improvised music Zic quartet, and
with many musicians of experimental area. Fascinated by the timbre-dynamics
possibilities of electric bass, with the Zic quartet he developes his
own vocabulary through a prepared instrument.
Subsequently he introduces in his work the use of self-made amplified
objects supported by live electroacoustic treatments and pre-elaborated
Actually he works in a solo project called arg. With arg he carries out
electroacoustic and concrete/acousmatic music compositions with a personal
compositional approach which “appropriates” heterogeneous
materials and put them in a dialectical relationship with the possibilities
offered by new technologies. In october 2002 Sirr.ecords label (Portugal)
releases his first solo cd: arg. In 2003 he founds the electronic improvised
music trio Taxonomy with Elio Martusciello and Roberto Fega. The first
group's cd, A global taxonomical machine, is released by Ambiances Magnétiques
He is a founding member of IATO and iXem musicians' collectives.
In 2004 he begin the collaboration with the filmakers Carlo Hintermann
and Luciano Barcaroli (of Citrullo Int.).
Since 2005 he collaborates with the theatre company Psicopompo Teatro.
Starting from 2006 he plays in an audiovisual collective together with
Taxonomy and the videoartists Studio Brutus and Citrullo International.
Their work H2O has been selectioned and presented in many international
movie & audiovisual festivals.