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Shaping the wavelength of cosmic sounds.
Fast enough to be seen, slow enough to be heard.
Merging spirituality and science in a new audio visual perspective.
The first of three concept EPs "ARMØNIA", beautifully illustrated by Serjan Burlak
), mixed and mastered by Davide Cristiani at
and published through the Japanese label
on September 17th, 2020, embodies the research, the unceasing curiosity and emotions of the musician and producer Lorenzo Setti aka ATŌMI.
His interest in science and ancient writings led the artist to encode a journey started from the planet’s orbit frequencies of the solar system, into music . A musical research that goes beyond the stringent scientific research and connects to the spiritual and philosophical world through the use of symbols.
Through the combination and the symbolic representation taken from different cultures, traditions and philosophies (from the Chinese elements to alchemy, from astrology to I Ching through the Indian chakras, hermeticism and the Pythagorean Tetraktys) the five tracks: Unveil, Evolve, Purify, IAM and OM speak of an ascending path. They go beyond the word and become symbolism, speaking simultaneously with both the conscious and the unconscious part of our being.
The video concept explains the “birth” theme in an abstract way, subdividing the song in two parts: power and act.
As well as the seed carries in itself the power of plant and the plant embodies the act of being, the word expresses the power of thought.
Official Video Premiere + Article on Nicchia Elettronica
Within terrestrial darkness and astral light, night and day alternating on a body.
Motion of consciousness, evolving path in a dialogue between opposites.
Official Video Premiere on HomeCooking Share
Drawn through experimental palettes of invisible light, by day and night, the video for PURIFY offers a sculptural look - unfiltered and crisp - at the consciousness of wilderness.
Cyclic transformations, timeless while in repetition, offer a place to be at ease, let go, slow down breath, inhabit a weightless body, under the gentle lull of a hypnotic trance.
Official Video Premiere on FACT Magazine
IAM - I am. I am material, I am ego, I am intuition, I am the whole being.
The man who has become aware is no longer just that, reborns as a part of the whole being and discovers that is nothing more than what is created from here.
Chiara De Maria
Official Video Premiere + Interview on Digital in Berlin
The video symbolically represents the planet earth through
the passing of seasons and the human struggle to accept
and understand life, themselves and each other.
Matteo Giuliano Gatti / Lorenzo Tavernari
Official Video Premiere + Interview on Son Of Marketing
| Nicchia Elettronica
"The music of ATŌMI contributes to the creation of rarefied atmospheres and suspended emotional states."
| The Prog Mind
"This electronic album is dark, ambient, and highly textured. Its abstractions form pictures in your mind."
| Europa e Cultura Elettronica
“Five tracks for five different types of approach to electronic sound art. This expressive multiplicity clearly reveals the musician’s manyfold potentialities and his extreme compositional flexibility.”
“ARMØNIA an Ep that goes beyond the boundaries of music”
“ARMØNIA confirms the status of outstanding composer that we have no difficulty in attributing to ATŌMI”
| Ensonance | A/V Live Set
The A/V live embodies the symbiotic path between music and images developed by Lorenzo Setti aka ATŌMI (Musician/Composer), Mattia Disisto (3D Artist) and Andrea Vercetti (Graphic Designer/VJ).
Starting from the personal search of ATŌMI concerning the use of the resonant frequencies of the solar system planets, passing through the 3D images by Mattia Disisto that widen these concept through an analysis of the dual transience of the energy, expressed in the symbolic combination of: micro and macro universes, particles and planets, essence and matter, thus manipulated live by Andrea Vercetti. A crossroads of ancestral and futuristic paths, a meeting of synapses that keep with them the knowledge derived from human evolution.
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Event powered by Seeyousound
Gear: ‘70s Oscilloscope + Modular System
Collaborator: Chiara De Maria
Created for: INTERWEAVE 004 - Temporary exhibition project by Algoritmi
A condensed cosmic journey.
From the point to the line: the universal essence evolving in the first manifestation of matter through the force impressed by rotation that splits and multiplies its parts to become DNA.
The paradox has been created.
The implosion changes the focal plane that from two-dimensional reaches three-dimensionality, giving life to the essence.
A metaphor of life that leads to the awareness that atom is galaxy and vice versa.
One in the other, the whole in the one.
An audio visual search that exploits the materiality of the analogue image of the oscilloscope, obtained through the generation of frequencies, soliciting the subconscious imagination of the viewer.
| ATŌMI + MI.NA.BOOM
Inside the Room
The collaboration between the musician Lorenzo Setti aka ATŌMI and the collective Mi.Na.BOOM is based on the common investigation regarding the relationships, often unpredictable, between different aspects of the material and immaterial reality.
The music of ATŌMI and the visual installations of Mi.Na.BOOM offer an immersive experience that leads to personal considerations about the contemporary perception of the present.
The sounds of ARMØNIA (project that investigates the deep connections between the inner and outer perception of the human being) and the Visual Manifesto (evocative projections of a different Milan) set the suspended dimension of an interactive performance, weaving the necessary net to let the visitors perceive all the new forms of reality of this distorted present.
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Event Powered by Pogo Productions
| Short Films
"Pianeta" (the Italian term for "Planet") is an exercise of abstraction, in which simple images portraying little details of our Earth are decontextualized to take us far away from our usual perception of it.
Scenes from a macro terrestrial world are alternated with and juxtaposed on pictures coming from the #NASA archives.
No answer is given to the viewer, who is solely given musical and visual inputs. These inputs will hopefully make us meditate on our relationship with Earth, our Pianeta.
A project in collaboration with the photographer and videomaker Chiara De Maria
Music by Hyperflower
| Silent Movies
The Life and Death of 9413 (ATŌMI)
The soundtrack was composed and performed in a single live session to faithfully reproduce the one way course of the short film screenplay.
ATŌMI focuses on the themes of chaos and psychophysical detachment, grafted into the human being by an unnatural social setting.
The intent of the artist is to bring the unconscious of the listener back to that psycho-physical "knot" that is often untangle in the daily face of social constructs.
To evoke the acoustic pollution of gears and mechanical machinery, ATŌMI uses rhythmic and melodic loops, sharp sounds algorithmically deconstructed and extreme distortions, emphasising the repetitive, compulsive and neurotic traits of the short film.
A Page of Madness - Teinosuke Kinugasa (ATŌMI + Enrico Pasini)
The soundtrack of the silent film "A Page of Madness" by Teinosuke Kinugasa, composed by Lorenzo Setti aka ATŌMI and Enrico Pasini, is characterized by fast rhythms as well as whirling and organic loops.
Thanks to the use of synthesizers, sequencers and loopers, the artists drag the listener inside the narrative, following the continuous and paradoxical contrast between normality and madness, shadow/light, closed/open and stasis/movement.
By following the main theme of the film, the two composers recreate vaguely oriental dreamlike atmospheres, with strident and hypnotic peaks.
The Unknown - Tod Browning (ATŌMI + Enrico Pasini)
The silent movie’s soundtrack “The Unknown” by Tod Browning was initially commissioned to Enrico Pasini by Corrado Nuccini (Giardini Di Mirò).
Subsequently, It was rearranged for the event Soundtrack 2019 - FestivalFilosofia, featuring on stage: Cabeki (Baustelle, Le Luci Della Centrale Elettrica), Hyperflower and Grecale;
After this event, Enrico Pasini and Lorenzo Setti aka ATŌMI decided to create a second version of the soundtrack.
The latest version acquires darker mood and shrill notes turning towards a soundscape closer to electronic genres like dark ambient and noise, while maintaining melodic traits sometimes dreamy and fairy-tale.
The duo engages in an articulated live show, characterized by the use of multiple instruments at the same time including: synthesizers, guitar (played with the bow), drums, electronic pads and keyboards.
Le Tempestaire - Jean Epstein (Hyperflower)
Hyperflower live at MAT Laboratorio Urbano (BA)
Live Soundtrack of "Le Tempestaire" by Jean Epstein
"In a village in Brittany, a young maid and an old woman are spinning while the wind blows threateningly outdoors. In spite of the bad omen, the young maid's boyfriend decides to sail away. Worried, the young maid ask for help to a mysterious old man and his magical crystal ball in order to calm down the rough seas."
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Sountracks 2019 - Cinema Misterioso (Hyperflower)
A journey to discover great masterpieces connected by the themes of mystery, magic, illusion and the occult: witches, demons, magicians and hypnotists.
Live soundtrack composed and performed by: Amigdala, Hyperflower, Kidslovedinosaurs, Party Animal and Enrico Pasini.
Special guest: Stefano Pilia (Massimo Volume, Afterhours, Rokia Traoré)
01:20 Häxan (Benjamin Christensen, 1922)
12:00 Nosferatu (Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1922)
21:00 Faust (Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1926)
26:20 Inauguration of The Pleasure Dome (Kenneth Anger, 1954)
35:15 The Dante Quartet (Stan Brakhage, 1987)
Project promoted by Centro Musica – Progetto Sonda azione Residenze Artistiche, curated by Corrado Nuccini (Giardini di Mirò), in collaboration with Associazione Culturale MUSE and the contribution of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena.
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BIOGRAPHY / CV
ATŌMI is a musician and composer fascinated by the cosmos and the complex simplicity of nature.
He explores the meanders of electronic sound art through curious yet minimal approaches to acoustic and analog instruments.
His compositions cross the rational boundaries coming to dialogue directly with the unconscious.
He debuted in 2020 with the first of three concept EPs "ARMØNIA” published by the Tokyo based label Jikken Records; conceived as a journey through the resonant frequencies, symbolism and ancient scripts, he combines the latent structural alterity of electronic instruments with videos directed by five visual artists, obtaining publications on magazines among others: FACT mag., Digital in Berlin and Threshold mag.
His works have been exhibited in events such as MMMAD Festival Urbano de Arte Digital de Madrid, Venice Climate Change Pavilion, Lightbox NYC - Creative Code Festival, Graphic Days Torino - Seeyousound, La Capsula Milano, Fuorisalone Milano Designweek and Festival Filosofia.
Thanks to the collaboration with multimedia artists, architects and engineers, he designs interactive and immersive installations as well as audio visual live shows.
In the latest years ATŌMI has also composed music for short films, silent movies and advertising.
Born Lorenzo Setti on September 1992, in Carpi - Italy he has been playing drums on the stage of renowned live clubs as well as in recording studios at an early age.
He played in Europe and USA as opening act of bands including: Richie Ramone, Man Lifting Banner, Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti and Ricky Rat.
Online he went viral reaching million of views thanks to the performance in the event "Rockin'1000", published on the major magazines and TV news.
In 2016 he approached the world of electronic music production and artistic research, collaborating with multimedia artists in audio visual performances and installations.
Path which led him to share the stage and to compose soundtracks for silent movies in collaboration with artists such as Cabeki, Stefano Pilia, Corrado Nuccini and Enrico Pasini as well as composing music for short films and advertising.
CONTACTS / SOCIALS
Chiara De Maria
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