The Symbiosis Orchestra began its life in October 05 at Peam Festival for Electronic music, video, robot art, software art, web art in Pescara, Italy. The aim of this mixed-media ensemble is to achieve a “symbiosis between electronic and acoustic music, computer-based and natural processes, composition and improvisation, beat and pulse, melody and texture, not to forget sound and image”.
An album “Live Journeys”, was released on Baskaru Records in 2009 and was described as follows:
“Live Journeys” offers a selection of live moments taken from various performances and featuring several permutations of the ensemble in trios, quartets and quintets. Gabriele (keyboards, computer, guitar & bass) is surrounded by an all-star line-up of sound designers and performers. From the electronic scene, there is Robin Rimbaud (aka Scanner), Mario Masullo (Defrag and DSP Recordings labels), and Iris Garrelfs, whose treated voice provides a bridge toward the realm of acoustic sounds, here represented by vibes player Stefano Tedesco (Strings of Consciousness), jazz flutist Geoff Warren, and instrumentalists Diego Conti (violin), Roberto di Egidio (trumpet) and Michele Scurti (piano).”
You can buy the complete album here.
For more info and sound extracts check Symbiosis.
A little video of a performance in Milan is here