Daniel Barbiero
Cristiano Bocci


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"An inspired and convincing work" Blow Up

"Barbiero and Bocci’s collaboration stands out from much modern classical in recent memory. Nostos comes highly recommended to all fans of modern classical and electro-acoustic sounds." Foreign Accents

Selected as one of "AMN Picks of the Week" by Avant Music News

"Recommended for sure!" Gapplegate Guitar and Bass Blog

"An intriguing and convulsive journey to discover new horizons" So What

"There is a special substance emerging from this long distance clash of electronic ways applied onto the organic acoustic sound." The Attic

"A fantastic album" The Spread

"Strange things there may be, out there, but it sure beats boredom" Trebuchet

on air on Difficult Listening, The Irrelevant Show, Lord Litter, The Spread

νόστος (Nostos) - Greek for "returning home" and the root of the word "nostalgia"-is a collection of eight new electroacoustic works for double bass and electronics by double bassist Daniel Barbiero (Silver Spring, MD USA) and sound artist/electric bassist Cristiano Bocci (Follonica, Italy). The pieces are the result of an international collaboration-sonic action at a distance-over the web.

Each piece is grounded in a solo double bass performance wich was then modified, dismantled and reassembled into a construction that explores timbral nuances as well emerging harmonies, counterpoint and rhythms. "L'ultimo treno per Follonica" is a virtual duet for Barbiero's double bass and Bocci's six-strings bass.

Daniel Barbiero
Double Bass (and electronics in track 2)
Cristiano Bocci
Electronics (and electric bass in track 8)

Recorded and assembled January-March 2015 in Silver Spring and Follonica.
Mastered by Mark Beazley.
Artwork by Marinella Caslini (www.disgrafica.com).
Cristiano Bocci plays a 6 strings Biarnel Akmè (www.biarnel.com ).
The soundscape in track 5 has been created with the single board computer “UDOO” (www.udoo.org).