We have been working with composer and cello player Mariano Bulligan since 2013 when he had a residency at Notam/Pnek in Oslo and Bergen. He needed some local musicians to play his piece nOdes, and Parallax, among others, were brought in to assist. We hit it off immediately, both on a personal and artistic level, and have been working regularly since.
Mariano Bulligan is a very versatile musician. In addition to being a cellist he also sings and works with electronics, and he feels as at home in playing Bach and singing madrigals as he does in creating industrial electronic soundscapes and singing italian pop. This versatility, combined with his musical open-mindednes, makes him the perfect partner for Parallax.
Another thing he brings to the table is a wide network of Italian artists and musicians, and a lot of good ideas. In fact, Parallax + Bulligan has become kind of an artistic collective:
We have done three tours collaborating with different Italian artists like: Evelina Dembacke (lights/visuals), Loredana Antonelli (live video), Alberto Novello (electronics/modulations), Paolo Pascolo (flutes), Dob Orchestra, Andrea Gulli (live electronics), Elem (electronics) and Felice Tagliaferri (sculpting). We have done masterclasses on electronics and improvisation at the Conservatory in Trieste. There is also an interesting work in progress with the Guggenheim-Foundation in Venice and the Mus-e foundation to present contemporary art and music to children in schools in Italy.
In 2018 we are planning a tour where we are doing a sound/light/projector concert/installation in three of Italy's great caves.