Piero Bittolo Bon – SPELUNKER

Piero Bittolo Bon – SPELUNKER

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SPELUNKER is the solo project of Piero Bittolo Bon, a multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Ferrara, Italy. Using a custom made microphone system attached at different locations on his alto saxophone, Bittolo Bon captures unearthly resonances and vibrations from his acoustic instrument, channeling and sculpting these frequencies into trance-like polyrhythms, dreamy grooves and immersive soundscapes. Without the use of looping pedals or computer manipulation, Bittolo Bon feeds these captured tones into synthesizers, drum machines, and stompboxes in real time, further manipulating the raw material in his improvised performances. The layered and kaleidoscopic effect of his in-the-moment composing creates a sound world that conjures an elusive and seductive folk music orchestra from another planet. The original recordings were edited and curated by Maurice Louca, a key player in the Cairo and Berlin experimental music scenes (Kharkana, Dwarfs of East Agouza, Elephantine).


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Piero Bittolo Bon – augmented alto saxophone, amplifiers, voice, Korg MS20 mini, Korg Volca Beats, Koma Elektronik Field Kit Fx, bass flute

all the music was performed live with no overdubs

recorded and mixed in June 2018 by Franco Naddei @ Cosabeat Studio, Forlì
mastered in November 2019 by Antonio Castiello & Aldo De Sanctis @ Jambona Studio, Livorno

edited in November 2019 by Maurice Louca in Ferrara

Graphic design by Massimiliano Sorrentini
Illustration taken from “Brutte Facce” by Gabriele Forconi

thanks to Franco, Antonio, Aldo, Maurice, Max, Gabriele
Rabih Beaini, Daniele De Santis, Lisa Mezzacappa, Tommaso Rosati, Marco Politano,
Rampone & Cazzani Saxophones, Lombardi Amplification, Koma Elektronik

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