claudio rocchetti: inside the body of sound
The work of Claudio Rocchetti is a deep plunge into thick sound, investigating its innermost workings. Using a variety of devices such as turntables, audio cassettes, samplers, radios, and microphones, often incorporating other objects and traditional instruments, Berlin-based Rocchetti builds compelling structures that employ sound as sheer matter, mass, and impact. “I have a very direct approach to sound, trying to act on instruments and devices,” he says.
The tarry, mesmerizing hues that characterize his “music objects” are grounded in layers of sound detritus,…
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