For those who don’t know it, Giétz! is a comic about how Jazz music came to Italy in the 50s, a story about a young boy and his trumpet on his way to world fame. I made this book together with Andrea Campanella about two years ago and it’s been a little success (at least for us). We won two prices and the book was reprinted after a year (which is quite rare for little known Italian authors like us).
It took me some time to be able to think about a new project. I even had times when I considered abandoning comics altogether. But as you know I have a new project!
Music Makers of the World has a couple of common traits with Giètz!: both stories are about music and have a young man as a protagonist. So on one hand I like to think about MMotW as an evolution of Giètz! a more personal take on the comic-about-music theme. On the other hand MMotW will be a completely different story, much more surreal and absurd, focusing on the present (and on the future) more than on the past. The story will be full of surreal landscapes, monsters and nighmares, crazy inventions and all those things that I love to draw!
So I think this Giétzcover illustration perfectly represents where MMotW comes from, and now let’s turn the page and think about the future!
I don’t know how many saw it, and I can only imagine that few will have actually wondered what it was supposed to be.
Anyway the answer is quite simple: it was a teaser trailer for an album, by some guy whol likes to call himself kurodama, who incidentally is me, or at least one of my identities.
It’s now out! Spam is the New Dada, my latest musical endeavour, can be downloaded for free from Savant at the following address:
On the 30th of April 1993 the Cern officially announced that the world wide web would be free for anyone to use. The internet as we know it was born.
It is now a big part of our lives, information flows in a continuous stream, and we flow with it, always connected.
There is no growing without pains. The singnal that once used to be loud and clean, is getting harder and harder to find, drowned in a sea of gaggeling noise.
Noise is what Kurodama likes to deal with, and the decay of information sometimes, unintentionally produces constructs of surrealistic beauty.
“Spam is the New Dada” is about that, about signal and noise, interference, information decay, content to bullshit ratio and about spam mails that deconstruct language to a point where it almost seems to mimic the work of the artistic avantgarde.
The irony of it all is that spam is much older than the internet itself. The first unsolicited advertising mail was send on the 3rd of May 1978.
You have randomly been picked to recieve this message. It’s all part of our plan.
Cover and booklet design for the experimental music release 45″. A project that was initiated by me together with Andrea Beggio, and also contains my contribution as a musician (with the Kurodama moniker).
I’ve been using 8tracks for quite some time now. It’s my daily companion at work, or actually I should say that it’s our daily companion since we’re all listening to it where I work. It’s a great way to find good music, discover some new stuff or just quickly play something fitting for a certain moment in the day.
Since I like it so much I’ve decided to create some mixes myself as well, here’s the first two one. They’re both chiptune oriented, soon I’ll post some more, including also other styles and genres.
Since I see myself primarily as an illustrator, I decided to create some illustrations for my recently released EP It’s the End. I did one drawing for each track, trying to expand the idea of the music into the visual dimension.