Tacet Tacet Tacet

21.01.24 - 21.01.24

Concert on 21.01.24, at 7.30pm @Raumschiff


Tacet Tacet Tacet is a solo project by Francesco Zedde (aka Tonto) Italian-born multimedia artist based in Utrecht (NL). As the name of the project is a reference to the score of 4.33 by John Cage, Francesco works on the emancipation of concrete sounds in his musical language. The outcomes tap the edges of glitch music, neo-folk, Idm, noise, drone and ambient, live shows are always matched with reactive live visual.

Francesco played approximately 500 shows in 7 years in 20 countries with different projects, and released more than 30 records with 20 independent labels such as Econore, Selva Elettrica, Artetetra and Midira. Collaborated with many artists such as Mark Stewart, Lili Refrain, Dj DNA, Jonathan Uliel Saldanha (HHY). Francesco facilitated and organized 41 editions of Discomfort Dispatch, a transnational festival format for improvised music, involving so far more than 400 artists.

Francesco Zedde is an Italian artist residing in Utrecht, the Netherlands. His artistic journey began with formal training in classical guitar and drumming during his teenage years, but he later transitioned into sound design and audio technologies. Francesco's creative endeavors encompass an array of mediums, including code, circuits, images, and sounds. His artistic output takes on various forms; in addition to an extensive live performance portfolio, he undertakes the curation of events, production of records, composition of soundtracks, facilitation of workshops, creation of machines and instruments, development of software, and realization of installations.
Since 2011, Francesco has actively participated in 20 projects or bands, released nine solo albums, contributed to over 30 records, and graced the stage in 576 concerts across 19 different countries. Much of his musical work is attributed to two primary aliases: "Tacet Tacet Tacet," a live electronics audio/visual project inspired by modern experimental and dark ambient music, and "Tonto," a post-punk solo endeavor characterized by drumset, electronics, and vocals. Francesco's music has found its way to the public through the platforms of more than 20 distinguished labels, including Artetetra, Selva Elettrica, Edwood, Grandine, Attenuation Circuit, and Econore.
Furthermore, Francesco is the founder and organizer of the Discomfort Dispatch concert series, an initiative that showcases electronic and free improvisational music festivals, an undertaking he has been devoted to since 2017.


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