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 works appeared worldwide at festivals and art spaces including A×S / ak-sis / Festival 2014: Curiosity (Pasadena, 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 and released works by the likes of Asmus Tietchens, Richard Chartier, Yann Novak, Nicolas Bernier, Luigi Turra, France Jobin and many more.
Since 2013, he has been co-working on the artistic research program Lux, working with artists such as James Elaine, William Basinski, Thomas Köner and Christina Vantzou. In 2014 he was invited as artist in residence in the area of southern Italy known as Irpinia, as part of the project Aqua Matrix initiated by Flussi Festival. In the same year, he attended the EMS residency program at Elektromusikstudion in Stockholm. He co-directs Mote, a Berlin-based interdisciplinary studio working in the field of visual and sound arts.
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.