Bienoise x Allarme RossoIT
Born as the score’s main theme of a contemporary dance piece, premiered in 2017 in Torino by the joint collaboration between C2C and Torinodanza Festival, Bienoise’s ‘To Be Banned From Rome’ finally saw the light of the day marking the first release of C2C Festival brand new music label. Recurring soundtrack of the Turinese festival’s main events as changeovers' music, ‘To Be Banned From Rome’ is an instant classic: a vivid dive into the live experience under the roof of Lingotto. During C0C, Bienoise performed a 46 minutes rework of To Be Banned From Rome in an empty Teatro Carignano for Red Alert.
Bienoise is Alberto Ricca, teacher, co-founder of the radical improvisation label Floating Forest Records, and electronic musician whose productions are balanced between contemplation and clubbing, with a deep fetishism for instruments pushed to their limits and mash-up between musical genres. In 2014, Alberto was the Italian participant of the Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo. In 2015, he released the album Meanwhile, Tomorrow, considered by many Italian music magazines one of the albums of the year, on White Forest Records. He also released on Concrete Records (Small Hopes of Common People album 2015), Bitcrusher (Sono una Teiera Tonda Tonda\Il mio beccuccio è a forma d'onda, 2010) and Yerevan Tapes with his duo Merchants.
In January 2018 Bienoise released the celebrated Sharawadji III on Enklav, a free-form techno EP oscillating between analog and digital sounds. His contemporary dance work, TO BE BANNED FROM ROME, co-written with the dancer and choreographer Annamaria Ajmone as a reflection on the digital persona and the new geography of ideas, debuted in 2017 for Torinodanza Festival. He's not a DJ.
The Red Alert movement aims to raise awareness about the threat of job losses in the sector of live music, theatre and events: a huge number of highly skilled and experienced people, who make their living from event production (everything from audio, video, lighting, planning, and so much more), are now at stake.
As part of the campaign, hundreds of venues turned their lights red (‘Light It In Red’) to symbolise the industry going into red alert, as well as a series of other creative actions and marches across the world.