Eraldo Bernocchi is an Italian composer, arranger, producer and guitarist with a solid reputation as an all round sonic sculptor. Starting his career in the late 70’s as a guitarist in independent punk bands, in the mid ’80’s Eraldo co-founded the conceptual audio project Sigillum-S (with Paolo Bandera and Luca di Giorgio), which grew into a highly acclaimed international cult act.
In the 90’s, together with his wife Petulia Mattioli, Eraldo established Verba Corrige Productions, which became the base for a raft of notable audio visual projects and co-operations. A relentless sound explorer, Eraldo Bernocchi has collaborated with numerous artists including Mick Harris (SIMM, Black Engine), Bill Laswell (Somma, Charged, Ashes and numerous others), Nils Petter Molvaer, Harold Budd , Russell Mills, Toshinori Kondo (Charged), Raiz, Almamegretta, Spectre, Sensational, DJ Disk, Professor Shebab, Thomas Fehlmann, Zu (as Black Engine), DJ Olive, Markus Stockhausen, Giovanni Lindo Ferretti (as producer and author), Robin Guthrie, Colin Edwin and Balazs Pandi among many others.
In addition to regular work scoring music for adverts and other multimedia projects, Eraldo has composed film music for Academy Award winner Gabriele Salvatores and produced numerous art installations with Petulia Mattioli, as well as other artists including Russell Mills and Harold Budd.
Uniquely, Eraldo is also known for being invited to play and organize several special events for H.H. The Dalai Lama in Italy.
In 2008 Eraldo founded RareNoise Records, a new London based label, which aims to showcase a wide range of cutting edge music. The label has since become an important conduit championing several forward thinking and original artists, as well as releasing a number of Eraldo’s own recordings, including ambient guitar duo Parched (with Davide Tiso from Ephel Duath fame), Somma (with Nils Petter Molvaer, Bill Laswell, Raiz and Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari), Owls (again with Fornasari and Tony Wakeford), Metallic Taste Of Blood (with Colin Edwin from Porcupine Tree, Balazs Pandi and Jamie Saft) and Obake, a doomtronic quartet with Colin Edwin/Porcupine Tree on bass , Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari and Balazs Pandi.
In 2014 “Mutations” , the second Obake album, came out harvesting incredible reviews and appearances in major festivals. As well Osso, his new band with Morkobot.
Eraldo produced as well the 30 years anniversary outputs from Sigillum S, promoted the new Metallic Taste of Blood with Colin Edwin and Ted Parsons on drums, created Blackwood ” As the world rots away” album for SubSound Records, finalized the power noise duo Mangiati Vivi first output, recorded the first album of a new duo with Prakash Sontakke, one of the most amazing slide guitar players from India.
in 2016 he moved to London where he recorded a new project with FM Einheit and cellist Jo Quail, finished a full length cd with renowned Japanese ambient guitar player Chihei Hatakeyama that will be coupled with a photo book by Petulia Mattioli and Yasushi Miura, recorded Supervoid a new instrumental power trio with Xavier Iriondo, Jacopo Pierazzuoli.
More, much more, to come.
Eraldo Bernocchi & Harold Budd - Six
Eraldo Bernocchi, Harold Budd & Robin Guthrie - Winter Garden (2011) (Full Album) [HQ]
Bill Laswell Feat. Eraldo Bernocchi & 7 Tibetan Monks (Kalimpong Monastery) - Mun Pa