Raphael Vanoli - Day by Day with Venus



Raphael Vanoli - Venus by day
teaser for the upcoming release on Snow in Water Records.


First collaboration - pretty minimal and clear - with my father and a couple of befriended artists that will add their beautiful selves and give depth to this labour of love the coming days.

My father’s biggest passion is to build his own telescopes since approx 55 years. He told me about his DIY films of 'Venus by day’ since a decade. During scarse visits at my parental house we often ended our evenings stargazing and bottom-line we always talked about Venus.

Venus does not always look 'full’ like Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptun and Pluto do, Venus has a crescent and decrescent. If you don’t know, you might think you are looking at our moon. Sometimes venues looks like a croissant, sometimes like a half-full moon, sometimes full. That’s because the orbit of Venus lies between the earth and the sun. The love planet is fascinating, full of surprises and particularly with the changing seasonal lights these days and our occasional earthly clouds, of stunning beauty. 

Initially I intended to produce music for my father’s astronomy workshops - for fun - even more happy it turns out this will become a proper audiovisual release.


Stay tuned.







Raphaël Vanoli - Bio


Amsterdam based guitarist, bassist, composer and improviser Raphael Vanoli has developed a musical voice of his own and is a versatile guitarist using multiple electronic setups. By constantly experimenting with all possibilities of the guitar he found and developed a technique that uses breath on the strings. Both in his solo music as well as in his many collaborations in the modern music world his quest to blur the limit between electronic and acoustic sounds resolves into a singular language, sometimes with unheard colours. He performed all over Europe, Russia and Brazil.

Next to his solo work his main project is the critically acclaimed experimental post-rock duo KNALPOT with drummer Gerri Jäger and the space-dub band STOLPERNOVA (with Omar Ka, Franz Hautzinger, Hilary Jeffery, Gerri Jäger).

Other bands and ensembles : Jameszoo, Zuco103, Krupa & The Genes, Regenorchester XV, Opositor, Tetzepi, Spinifex Orchestra, Slagwerk Groep Den Haag, Asko Schönberg Ensemble, Lunatree, David Kweksilber Bigband, amongst many others.

Musicians : Fred Frith, Louis Sclavis, Martin Brandlmayr, Manu Delago, Tony Buck, Franz Hautzinger, Hilary Jeffery, Teun Verbruggen, Jozef Dumoulin, Wolfert Brederode, Luc Ex, Mark Haanstra, Omar Ka, Frank Möbus, Achim Kaufmann, Michael Vatcher, Jorrit Dijkstra, Yuri Honing, Frank Rosaly, Guus Janssen, Peter van Bergen, Sanne van Hek, Ernst Glerum, Anton Goudsmit, Wolter Wierbos, Robert van Heumen, Eirikur Orri Olafsson, BC Manjunath, Wiek Hijmans, Seth Josel, Tatiana Koleva, Harry Spaarnay, Tony Malaby, Tomoko Mukayama, 

He is also soloist and performer of contemporary classical music and has performed works by Louis Andriessen (Hout), Klaas de Vries, Steve Reich, Frederic Rzewski, Eivind Buene, Peter Adriaansz, Makoto Nomura.
He creates music for film, whether live or in the studio and has collaborated with filmmakers such as Martha Colburn, Jochem de Vries, Sebastian Dias Morales.
He studied jazz and classical guitar at the Conservatory of Amsterdam from 1999-2007, studying mainly with Maarten van der Grinten, Lydia Kennedy, Jack Pisters.

Labels include: Brainfeeder, Brilliant Classics, Clean Feed, Denovali, Eat Concrete, Karnatic Lab, Shhpuma


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Raphael Vanoli ne cherche pas à jouer des notes cristallines et pures, bien au contraire: inspiré par les recherches de la musique électronique, il produit des sons déchiquetés qui grattent et tirent de tous les côtés. Avec deux mètres carrés de pédales d'effet sous ses pieds, il laisse apparaître des paysages sonores à multiples facettes, à la fois sombres et excitants.

Il a développé sa propre voix musicale en expérimentant constamment les nombreuses possibilités sonores de la guitare : il a notamment trouvé et développé une technique respiratoire qui permet de produire des sonorités habituelles lorsqu'elle se trouve en contact avec les cordes. Tant dans sa musique solo que dans ses nombreuses collaborations, sa quête pour brouiller la frontière entre les sons électroniques et acoustiques se résout en un langage singulier.

À côté de son travail solo, son projet principal est le duo post-rock expérimental KNALPOT avec le batteur Gerri Jäger et le groupe de dub STOLPERNOVA (avec Omar Ka, Franz Hautzinger, Hilary Jeffery, Gerri Jäger).

Il a joué dans plusieurs ensembes: Jameszoo, Zuco103, Krupa & The Genes, Lackritz, Regenorchester XV, Opositor, Tetzepi, Spinifex Orchestra, Slagwerk Groep Den Haag, Asko Schönberg Ensemble, Lunatree, David Kweksilber Bigband, entre autres.

Et avec de nombreux musiciens: Fred Frith, Louis Sclavis, Martin Brandlmayr, Manu Delago, Tony Buck, Franz Hautzinger, Hilary Jeffery, Teun Verbruggen, Jozef Dumoulin, Wolfert Brederode, Luc Ex, Mark Haanstra, Omar Ka, Frank Möbus, Achim Kaufmann, Michael Vatcher, Jorrit Dijkstra, Yuri Honing, Frank Rosaly, Guus Janssen, Peter van Bergen, Sanne van Hek, Ernst Glerum, Anton Goudsmit, Wolter Wierbos, Robert van Heumen, Eirikur Orri Olafsson, BC Manjunath, Wiek Hijmans, Seth Josel, Tatiana Koleva, Harry Spaarnay, Tony Malaby, Tomoko Mukayama,

Il est également soliste et interprète de musique classique contemporaine et a interprété des œuvres de Louis Andriessen (Hout), Klaas de Vries, Steve Reich, Frédéric Rzewski, Eivind Buene, Peter Adriaansz, Makoto Nomura.

Il a aussi crée de la musique pour le cinéma, que ce soit en direct ou en studio et a collaboré avec des cinéastes tels que Martha Colburn, Jochem de Vries, Sebastian Dias Morales.

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