Raffaele Pezzella has been very active in the past year producing and divulging experimental music from remote areas of the world such as Africa, Lebanon, Russia and Iran showing that often, beyond the vestiges of cultural post-colonialism, there is a realm of very skilled artists that are totally extraneous to our environment. I was lucky enough to meet Raffaele back in my home town, Napoli, over a coffee to discuss some of his activity as a label owner, a listener and a composer.
GP: Raffaele, your activity starts as a mixing engineer, mostly working in studios, how did your first contact with non-western electronic music happen?
RP: It happened thanks to the internet. My first contact with a non-western reality was when I met online the son of Artemiev who is primarily known for having worked as a soundtrack composer for Tarkovsky’s movies. Through him I discovered a prolific environment…
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