Zumtrio – “Radioscapes”

Zumtrio – “Radioscapes”
  • Zumtrio
  • "Radioscapes"
  • Tempo Reale Collection
  • 2 October 2020

Radioscapes by Zumtrio will be released on Tempo Reale Collection on 2 October 2020.

Tempo Reale is the historical research, production and musical teaching center founded by Luciano Berio in Florence. Its activity mainly concerns the application of new technologies to sound. Tempo Reale Collection series was born in 2012, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the center, with the aim of documenting the productive work carried out over the last few years and characterized by the collaboration with important musicians and artists of the international scene. The series, already a dozen titles, will therefore be enriched next 2 October with two new improvisation records, Radioscapes by Zumtrio and ROUND by Minus (presskit), available in CD and on all digital platforms.

Zumtrio is a Florentine project halfway between structure and improvisation, with a strongly “electric” nature, opening to different languages and ways of interaction, and with an almost limitless expressive variety: these are the main elements of an experience born within Tempo Reale which explores a free and entertaining conception of hospitality. Three musicians with strong links to Tempo Reale, with musical roots as much in the experimental electronic avant-garde as they are in research jazz, generating unexpected and surprising sonic, electronic and emotional landscapes. The presence of an analog radio processed live – the same one that stands out on the cover image – offers a possible interpretation towards an idea of plurality.

The line-up is formed by Francesco Canavese on electric guitar, Francesco Giomi on the analog radio and synthesizers, Sefano Rapicavoli on drums and percussion.

Radioscapes contains three tracks, recorded by Antonio Castiello at the Tempo Reale headquarters, in Villa Strozzi, Florence, in January 2020. So, Un tavolino a parte, California and Giornate colorate will allow you to tune in to the experimental experience of Zumtrio, here documented for the very first time.


Francesco Canavese, guitarist and expert in Music Informatics, began his professional activity in 1995. Since 2000 he began an intense collaboration with Tempo Reale, working in the music production staff with composers of national and international fame; for several years he has also been involved in technical coordination for concert activities and for Tempo Reale Festival. Also active in the theater, he worked on the creation of several original soundtracks and as a musician. He currently teaches Music Informatics at the Conservatory of Music in Perugia.

Francesco Giomi, composer and sound director, has collaborated with Luciano Berio and other important composers, musicians, choreographers and directors, as well as with Italian and international orchestras and ensembles. He led the team of live electronics of Tempo Reale in important theaters and festivals around the world. He has been active for many years as an author of works related to new technologies and as a conductor of creative improvisations. From 2001 to 2011 he collaborated with the choreographer Virgilio Sieni and from 2014 he worked intensely with the choreographer-dancer Simona Bertozzi. In 2008 he published the book on digital music Rumore bianco; in 2014 the monographic CD Con brio-musica acusmatica was released by Die Schachtel label. He teaches Electroacoustic Music Composition at the Conservatory of Music in Bologna and he is the director of Tempo Reale.

Stefano Rapicavoli, self-taught drummer, studied percussion at the Music School of Fiesole. In 1985 he began his activity as a percussionist in various symphonic and chamber lyric orchestras. His interest in improvisation has led him to collaborate since the early 1980s with various musicians from the national and international jazz scene. In 1998 he founded the Hovercraft Ensemble, with whom he recorded Zig Zag in 2000 and Est Pop. Omaggio a Bela Bartok in 2003. Since 2002 he is the director of the Sunrise Jazz Orchestra. Since 2013 he collaborates with Tempo Reale electronic music center in Florence. In 2015 he created the MUX sextet, with whom he recorded the CD Viale Redi Blues, released by Dodicilune Records label.


Tempo Reale
Founded by Luciano Berio in Florence in 1987, it is now one of the main European reference points for research, production and educational activities in the field of new musical technologies and electronic music. Since its foundation the centre has been committed to the production of Berio’s works, working on the most prestigious stages in the world. The development of quality and creativity criteria derived from these experiences reverberated itself in the work that is continuously carried on with other great composers and artists as well as young and emerging musicians. The main subjects of research reflect the polyhedral attitude of Tempo Reale towards music: the conception of great musical events, the study of real time sound processing and interaction between sound and space, the synergy between creativity, scientific competence, performative and educational rigour. Events, meetings and projects developed at a local level regularly come alongside the research activities in this areas. On such occasions the centre cooperates with the main institutions of Tuscany, both in the field of music, theatre and dance, and in the promotion of a tight net of educational experiences.


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