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Giulio Aldinucci (born in 1981 in Siena) is an Italian composer. He has been active for years in the field of experimental electroacoustic music and in the research on soundscape.[1]

Giulio Aldinucci
OriginSiena, Italy
GenresContemporary classical music, experimental, ambient
Years active1999 to present
LabelsKarlrecords, Home Normal, Time Released Sound, Dronarivm, Nomadic Kids Republic

He composed six albums released by the labels Karlrecords (D), Home Normal (UK/J), Time Released Sound (USA), Dronarivm (RUS) and Nomadic Kids Republic (UK/J). Furthermore, he made six EPs and six collaborative albums with The Star Pillow, Ian Hawgood, Francis M. Gri, Francesco Giannico and Pleq published by Midira (D), Home Normal (UK/J), KrysaliSound (I), Dronarivm (RUS) and Eilean (F).

In addition to his contribution to various collective works, he wrote music for theatre, video art and cinema. His music is featured in many compilations, including Sound at Work – electronic music and labour[2] created by Tempo Reale, the Italian electronic music research centre founded by Luciano Berio, and the special edition of The Wire Tapper that celebrates the 50th issue with a selection from the series' 20 year back catalogue[3], among others.



During the period 2006–2011 he released three albums under the moniker Obsil (the word Obsil stands for "observing silence"[4]). His first album, Tarsia, was released in August 2012 by the Anglo-Japanese label Nomadic Kids Republic (Home Normal sister label).

In June 2013, taking their cue from Gianmarco Del Re’s column on Fluid Radio, which profiles the most interesting sound artists and musicians currently operating within the Italian electroacoustic scene,[5] Giulio Aldinucci and Attilio Novellino translated the Postcards from Italy project[6] into an album published on CD by Oak Editions, a live event at Cafe Oto (London)[7] and a special installation at SoundFjord Gallery (London)[8] by AIPS collective & Gianmarco Del Re. The Italian presentation of the Postcards From Italy project took place at Spazio O' in Milan on 1 February 2014[9]. The Postcards from Italy album was included on the 2013 "Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape" by A Closer Listen.[10]

His third album, Spazio Sacro (“Sacred Space” in English), was released in 2015 by the North American label Time Released Sound released. The seven tracks that compose Spazio Sacro are characterized by field recordings taken in places that are related to the idea of “sacred” in different ways. The starting point is a reflection on how human rites define new soundscapes (e.g. processions, architecture of churches and cathedrals or ruins of isolated mountain sanctuaries). The audio material has been manipulated and the music has been written in a constant dialogue with the artist's personal memories, especially those from childhood, when in his area (a small village in Tuscany, Italy) religious rites still marked the pace of the community life throughout the year.[11]

His fifth album Borders and Ruins was released by Karlrecords in 2017. The album is a reflection on the instability of borders - borders as an extreme attempt to discriminate and rationalize that turns into a source of chaos and cultural ruins on both sides - and their impact on the relationship between people and territory. It is also a sonic diary focused on the relationship between people and the territory.[12]

His sixth album Disappearing in a Mirror was released by Karlrecords in 2018 on vinyl and cd. Where its predecessor Borders and Ruins was a reflection on the instability of borders, Disappearing in a Mirror raises the very personal question of identity. The album focuses on the fluidity of the identity concept, highlighting the harmonious coexistence of contradictory elements and the transitional features that characterize every transformation. It is a reflection on the current situation of change and disruption and at the same time it is a gaze into the human timeless soul and its inner soundscapes.[13]

His composition Mute Sirens was awarded with an honourable mention at the 18th International Electroacoustic Composition Competition Música Viva 2017.[14]




  • (2018) Giulio Aldinucci & The Star Pillow Hidden CD, digital (Midira)
  • (2018) Ian Hawgood & Giulio Aldinucci Consequence Shadows CD, digital (Home Normal)
  • (2017) Francesco Giannico & Giulio Aldinucci Reframing CD, digital (Eilean)
  • (2017) Giulio Aldinucci & Francis M. Gri Segmenti CD, digital (KrysaliSound)
  • (2016) Francesco Giannico & Giulio Aldinucci Agoraphonia CD, digital (Dronarivm)
  • (2015) Pleq & Giulio Aldinucci The Prelude To CD, digital (The Long Story Recording Company)


Various ProjectsEdit

Obsil project AlbumsEdit

  • (2006) Obsil - Points CD, digital (Disasters by Choice Records)
  • (2009) Obsil - Distances CD, digital (Disasters by Choice Records)
  • (2011) Obsil - Vicino CD, digital (Psychonavigation Records)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Giulio Aldinucci". 16 July 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Tempo Reale - Ricerca, Produzione e Didattica Musicale - Tempo Reale - Ricerca, Produzione e Didattica Musicale". Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  3. ^ "The Wire Tapper 50 - The Wire". The Wire Magazine - Adventures In Modern Music.
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  5. ^ "POSTCARDS FROM ITALY BY GIANMARCO DEL RE". Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  6. ^ "AIPS Collective ~ Postcards from Italy". 23 October 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
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  8. ^ "Exhibitions". Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  9. ^, Site by 3form -. "O'- Associazione non-profit per la promozione delle ricerche artistiche". (in Italian). Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  10. ^ "ACL 2013: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape". 21 December 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Giulio Aldinucci". Time Released Sound. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
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  14. ^ Hamido, Omar. "Winners of the Música Viva 2017 competition - Miso Music Portugal". Retrieved 12 January 2018.

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