Claudio Rocchetti is one of the most active european avant musicians of the last half decade. Apart from his main solo project he is also part of 3/4HadBeenEliminated with Tricoli and Pilia, half the duo Olyvetty with visual artist Riccardo Benassi an he melts togheter with noise-funk duo G.I.Joe and Stefano Pilia into In Zaire power quartet. He also played in projects with Jooklo Duo (as Hypnoflash), double bassist Klaus Janek and with Mattin, Bowindo, Fabio Orsi and MB among others.
His work is mainly focused around concrete pastiches as the result of hardware live manipulation, turntable feedbacks and various recorded sources and objects.

He released records on Hundebiss, Hapna, Die Schachtel, Presto?!, Soleilmoon and Holidays Records.
He is also the founder (with Kam Hassah) of Musica Moderna, a label focussed on field recordings, sound poetry and sound art (

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. The tarry, mesmerizing hues that characterize his “music objects” are grounded in layers of sound detritus.
From techno rhythms to slow melodies, edgy constructions to samples of choirs and strings, Rocchetti builds layered structures of elusive elements whose sources are often hidden, and enacts a mirror play which may cause dizziness.


For some time now Claudio Rocchetti has been one of the most active and interesting electronic musicians in national and European scenes: be it because of his research on sound, as an emotional and compositional element, but also materially on analogical and electronic instruments, or because of his technical, improvisational and expressive capabilities be it in the studio or live, and the tight net of collaborations and participants active between Bologna and Berlin. (digicult)

Selected Works

Claudio Rocchetti // Pointless Vanishing Point (2014)
Claudio Rocchetti // The Carpenter (2009)
Claudio Rocchetti // Another piece of teenage wildlife (2008)
Claudio Rocchetti // These are the days (2007)
Claudio Rocchetti // The work called kitano (2003)
Claudio Rocchetti // But speak fair words (2003)
In Zaire // White Sun Black Sun (2013)
In Zaire // Self titled (2011)
In Zaire-Skull Defekts // Self titled (2010)
OLYVETTY // Nothing to eat (2009)
OLYVETTY // Im leeren (2008)
3/4HadBeenEliminated // Oblivion (2010)
3/4HadBeenEliminated // Theology (2007)
3/4HadBeenEliminated // The Religious Experience (2007)
3/4HadBeenEliminated // A Year of the Aural Gauge Operation (2005)
3/4HadBeenEliminated // Self titled (2004)

Labels: Holydays, Presto!?, Die Schachtel, Second Sleep, Sound Of Cobra, Tannen, Hundebiss, Soleilmoon, Hapna, Bowindo, Musica Moderna, Boring Machines, Bar la Muerte, Wallace

Complete Discography

Compositions broadcasted by Radio Rai, Sverige Radio, Radio Onda Sonora, Resonance FM.

Selected Live Performances and Installations

2015: Embodies with Atelier Impopulaire for Dries Van Noten
2015: Biennale, Venezia with Aldo Tambellini and Andrea Belfi
2014: Codalunga at Ex Aula Bunker, Roma with Atelier Impopulaire
2014: Care/of, Milano with Sandra Gibson & Luis Recorder
2013: The Promise Garden (installation, Venice + Rovereto)
2012: Transmission V (In Zaire)
2012: Triennale, Milano (Olyvetty)
2011: Netmage 11, Bologna (In Zaire)
2010: Ambienti Digitali, Cappella di Sant’Uberto, Venaria Reale (To)
2009: Phonorama, Galerie Mazzoli, Berlin
2009: No More Minute, Macro, Roma (In Zaire)
2009: Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne
2008: Gnam, Roma (3/4HadBeenEliminated)
2008: Care/of, Milano (OLYVETTY)
2008: Netmage, Bologna (OLYVETTY)
2007: Flora, Florence (OLYVETTY)
2007: Santarcangelo dei Teatri, Sant’arcangelo (3/4HadBeenEliminated)
2007: VeniceEurope, Mestre
2007: From the Concrete Music to the Object Sound, Venice (OLYVETTY)
2006: Nextech, Florence (3/4HadBeenEliminated)
2006: Sonambiente, Berlin (OLYVETTY)
2006: Epsilonia Festival, Paris
2005: Transmediale, Berlin
2005: Sound is the Place, Bologna (3/4HadBeenEliminated)
2004: Ixem, Venice
2004: Oreledivieri, Udine (Bowindo)
2004: Risonanze, Venice (3/4HadBeenEliminated)
2004: Centras4tallin, Tallin
2003: Italian Live Media, Bologna (3/4HadBeenEliminated)
2003: Superfici Sonore, Florence

Soundtracks and other media:

Aicha (documentary, 2011)
MDJ, Libertà in esilio (documentary, 2008, Ilaria Alpi prize)
hkdreaming (w/e.g.0., dvd, audio/video improvisation 2004)