Lorenzo Senni is a tireless investigator of dance music’s mechanisms and working parts, and head of respected experimental label Presto!? His work explores the idea of the “buildup” found in euphoric dance music as a starting point to make a non-uplifting, more introspective piece that implicitly preserves its emotional tension and drama.
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The music often begins with one simple idea or musical pattern, forcing it into a sonic spiral of percussive, endlessly contagious, arpeggiated melodies.
As founder of Presto!? Records, he has released albums by a number of internationally acclaimed artists including Florian Hecker, Carsten Holler, DJ Stingray, Carl Michael Von Hausswolff, Palmistry, EVOL, Marcus Schmickler, just to name a few.
This year's Persona is Lorenzo Senni's debut for Warp Records and his most high profile release to date; a logical expansion of the key themes in his celebrated '90's trance studies’ “Quantum Jelly” & “Superimpositions". Persona also emphasizes Senni's roots in straight edge Hardcore punk to form a closer portrait of him as an artist.
He has also composed music for Cinema, Theater and the soundtrack for the Yuri Ancarani award-winning movie "Da Vinci", showed at 55th Venice Biennale - Best international short film " @RIDM - Montreal - Award for Most Technically Innovative Film at ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL 51st EDITION. He also wrote music for R'n'B singer Tom Krell aka How To Dress Well.
Lorenzo Senni played a number of international festivals and has exhibited his work and carried out performances at Centre Pompidou (Paris), Casa da Musica (Porto), Auditorium Rai (Torino), Auditorium Parco della Musica (Roma), Donau Fest (Krems), Berghain (Berlin), SPACE (London), Gasconade (Milan), Zabludowicz Foundation (London), C2C (Turin), Schinkel Pavillon, S.M.A.K. (Ghent), ICA (London), Eletronika Festival (Brazil), MACBA (Barcelona) among others.