C.AL.MA - Live set

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AV Performance
Behind the name CALMA Carlo and Alessandro are hidden, two young guys bound together by a strong friendship and love for vinyls, Chicago house and Detroit techno. The name CALMA reminds the state of mind of these two artists towards music and towards what music gives them.
In 2004 they buy a second hand console and start mixing and proposing themselves in private parties.
In 2005 they move to Bologna and in this city they have the chance to be known playing in happy hours and small clubs.
In 2007, thanks to the cooperation with Shape Ass., they enter full force in the Bologna electronic scene, becoming resident djs in the well know party “Playhouse goes to kindergarten”, source of useful feedbacks, necessary to grow up in technique and sound, that now goes from funky and tech-house to deep techno.
Their style is unique for the great ability to decline the bass kick, always knowing when it’s time to go deep and dark or even to abandon themselves to happier funky drifts.
They partecipate as dj in the second editions of roBOt Festival in Bologna, but in 2011 the propose a new project: a live performance, in which Carlo manages drums and percussions instead Alessandro plays synthesizers and all the melodic pattern of the groove, in a show in which one is essential for the other.
The chance of making a live performance represents for them a music evolution, a new impulse in searching innovative genres and styles characterized by the use of classic instruments, vocal sessions and acoustic “home-made” experiments. All this makes their music for sure unique and dynamic, something different, difficult to catalogue it an single musical style.


LPM 2012 Rome
  • 31.05.12 | LPM Live Performers Meeting - May 31 / June 3

Technical rider

  • Duration: 60 min.
  • Type: AV Performance
1 X TABLE 2m x 1m (one Pav possibly) minimum height 1m
1 X MACKIE STAGE MIXER series vlz or similar, 6 or more channels (Allen Heat
Xone 92 or Pioneer djm 800 alternatively)
2 X HIGH QUALITY STEREO MONITORS (volume control on live mixer)
1 X MUTLIPLUG 6 x 220 volts


Registered by
8 April 2010

  • Italy Bologna


roBOt Festival

6th edition

Bologna 24 September; 2nd - 5th October 2013

www.robotfestival.it [http://www.robotfestival.it/]

roBOt festival is an international event dedicated to digital arts and electronic music, which will be held from 2th to 5th October 2013 at Palazzo Re Enzo in Bologna, Italy.
call4roBOt is a call for research aimed at those who wish to present an artwork relevant to the content of the festival.

The theme of roBOt06:

So-called Big Data phenomenon has focus on the relationship between individuality and cumulonimbus of information. Nearly a new waste crisis.
Moreover, experts invite us to criticize and reshape the encyclopedic knowledge organizations, systems and infrastructures because of web information are guided by criteria that are too tied to market interests.
We have to build new paradigms. There can no longer be trusted.

Okay, so: destroy cardinal points.
Let's skip the certainties, tumble barriers, assign the boundaries, sky falls.
Deactivate the autopilot.
Rekindle the memory and try to repair the error system.

But .... is it even possible?

While Matrix was holding the rudder, where are we shipwrecked?
Without the algorithms that have deceived us, how can we orient ourselves in the jungles of www? How not to get lost in the nebulae alphanumeric? Does anyone know how to use a compass?
Where have we put our more intimate? Data, memories, images, songs, tastes, preferences? And the access keys? Where are they?

For the 2013 edition roBOt festival search eclectic solutions able to induce uncontrolled, hidden, irrational and hallucinatory feelings in the viewer using, just to mention a few examples: the fog, smoke, condensation, the labyrinth, the distortion, psychedelia, and conversely the technicolor, saturation, mythology, heat.
roBOt invites its participants to outline, through the digital arts, forms that embodying the primal instincts, fears and feelings of a post-modern Spleen, generated by the lost of inibitions.


• Installations

• Videos & Animations

• Live Performances

• Photography

• Design Projects and self production


Marcella Loconte

marcella@shape.bo.it [marcella@shape.bo.it]

Federica Patti

federica@shape.bo.it [federica@shape.bo.it]

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