MARCO MONFARDINI
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From the mid 80’ies Marco Monfardini works as a media artist dedicating his activities to sound research and video. He launched the music projects SCHNITT, THEMA, DRAMA, MINOX, TECHNOPHONIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND 4D KILLER. Marco Monfardini collaborated with national and international artists as Steven Brown and Blaine Reininger of Tuxedomoon, Lydia Lynch, Nobukazu Takemura,The Gentle People, Krisma, Daedalus and Murcof. In the 90’ies he sets up the independent music labels SUITE INC. and SUITETEQUE – which focus on the promotion and distribution of electronic music. In 2000 Marco launches under his moniker DRAMA the media project DRAMASCOPE which combines music, video and photography, participating at the 56th edition of Festival del Cinema di Venezia, Kulturama Festival in Belgium, Electronism Festival in Spain and several other important international and national festivals. Marco Monfardini starts collaborating in 2006 with the german artist Amelie Duchow and they launch in 2007 their audio/video project SCHNITT, an artistic collaboration developed from the common interest for electronic music and visual art. In 2009 collaborates with the artist Arianna Carossa for the audio video part of installations and exhibitions in contemporary art spaces and galleries. In 2010 he creates the platform for audio video artists SYNC www.site-sync.com  In 2010 with the project Schnitt he presents SYNCHROPATH an audio/video project focused on a synchronism as a method of composing. With Synchropath, Schnitt participates at several international festivals as the Elektra Festival in Montreal, Gogbot Festival in Holland and at the Open Source Art Festival in Poland. 2011 for  the presentation of  the lighting installation GROWING BY NUMBERS at the Grattacielo Pirelli in  Milan, the duo Schnitt accompanies the event with a site specific sonorization. In 2011 Marco creates the sonorous part for the installation “ Trasfigurazione”  from Emilio Cavallini at the Triennale Milano. In 2015 he presents DETECT at the ex Tribunale in Florence, a project which examines the subject of inaudible sound, generated by electromagnetic emissions, deriving from   electronic devices and being inaudible to the human ear. DETECT det:scan is released on a trasparent 10” vinyl.  MEMORY CODE is the current project by Schnitt with the central focus on the visual memory. The audio visual live performance has been presented in contemporary art museums and audiovisual festivals throughout Europe and in Korea. In collaboration with Gianluca Sibaldi the duo SCHNITT presents the site specific audio/video performance SCANAUDIENCE for the opening of the LEV Festival in 2019; the live performance is based on the realtime scanning of the audience.