Fabio Perletta creates immersive auditory fields that engage auditors to experience intimate and meditative states, using the sound as a vehicle for conceptual investigation and sensorial stimulation. Crossing the boundaries between pure electronics and musique concrète, his research is marked by a deep attention to details and use of silence and near-inaudible sounds. From recorded compositions and sound diffusions to site-specific interventions and installations, Perletta’s work ranges widely, often referencing seemingly different yet complementary terrains such as Zen aesthetics and quantum physics.
His installation work has appeared worldwide at festivals and art spaces including A×S / ak-sis / Festival 2014: Curiosity (Pasadena, US), Human Resources (Los Angeles, US), BlueProject Foundation (Barcelona, ES), Museum of Modern Art (Medellín, CO), Kid Ailack Art Hall (Tokyo, JP), SoundFjord Gallery (London, UK), Café OTO (London, UK), O’ Art Space (Milan, IT), E-fest Cultures Numériques (La Marsa, TN), Flussi Festival (Avellino, IT), roBOt Festival (Bologna, IT), Acusmatiq Festival (Ancona, IT), Krake Festival (Berlin, DE), Auditorium Parco della Musica (Rome, IT), Raum (Bologna, IT) and many more.
Perletta’s solo and collaborative recordings are mainly documented on LINE (US), Dragon’s Eye Recordings (US), Auf Abwegen (DE) and his own imprint Farmacia901, which, since its establishment, has received critical acclaim internationally.
Since 2013, he has been co-working on the artistic research program Lux, a curatorial project dedicated to presenting works by sound artists in the context of visual arts through exhibitions and residencies. He has participated in various artists residencies including Aqua Matrix initiated by Flussi Festival in Southern Italy and EMS at Elektromusikstudion in Stockholm.
In recent years, Perletta has collaborated through curatorships, installations, performances and recorded works with the likes of Asmus Tietchens, William Basinski & James Elaine, Yann Novak, Giuseppe Ielasi, Mark Fell, Nicolas Bernier, Luigi Turra, France Jobin, xx+xy visuals, Richard Chartier, Thomas Köner, Davide Luciani & Mote Studio and Christina Vantzou, among others.
Perletta continues evolving his sound, while keeping his paramount interest towards the exploration of the inter-relationship between notions of presence, intangibility and focus on listening.