Italian harpist Raoul Moretti has an interesting new blue harp / electronics project: Harpscapes, for ElectroHarp (Moretti), live electronics (Massimo Colombo) and visuals (video artists Olo Creative Farm).
A self-styled "unconventional harpist", Raoul studied classical harp with L. Rossi and E. Degli Esposti at the Verdi Music School in Como. He has however always been interested in exploring the harp's less traditional possibilities. Some of his more unusual collaborations (for whom he also writes original music) include the harp and vibraphone duo Vibrarpa, the Blue Silk project with M. Giudici (electric harp and electric guitar), and the Essential Duo, with T. Barbera (voice and pop harp). He has collaborated with folk musicians, with authors and essay-writers, and an important part of his professional work is also theatrical. Having been in both standard theatre and dance theatre companies, he founded the Attivamente Social Cooperative and the residence theatre “Torre Rotonda”, both established in Como. Last, but not least, he is a political science graduate, where the title of his thesis was “The Paraguayan harp: a trans-cultural phenomenon”.