Olyvetty is a project of audio/visual environment started in Berlin in 2006 by musician Claudio Rocchetti and visual artist Riccardo Benassi.
Olyvetty is the displacement of a symbol, the overcoming of language on content and of information on production.
A systematic plumbing of noise dephts and of minimal-techno dérives that reaches new visionary landscapes.
Claudio Rocchetti was born in Bolzano, Italy, but has been living in Berlin for some years. He processes sounds by mixing turntablism's manipulatory techniques with concrete music. He breaks down and deconstructs sounds and uses radios, recorders and microphones to create an analogic process of sound generation.
He is also part of 3/4 Had Been Eliminated, In Zaire and Hypnoflash. His music was released on many labels, including S'agita Recordings, Bar La Muerte, Smallvoices, Wallace Records and Die Schachtel.
Riccardo Benassi was born in Cremona but he had long lived in Bologna and, more recently, in Berlin. He has been working with sound experimentation for years and is a young artist of great promise in Italian contemporary art.
In his work objects become the real protagonists and the audience is encouraged to interact, turning everyday noises into symphonies. His multidisciplinary research is not restricted to sound experimentation and spans over different expressions, such as videos and illustrations.
The two artists met in Berlin and decided to start their collaboration. What they have in common is their actual research on sound, which means a direct interaction with the objects and their surfaces through the use of different supports, both during production and live processing.
Their debut release, entitled "As All-encompassing As a Hole", was self-produced as a de-luxe double 12" hand-engraved picture disc - also available as an extremely limited "pop-up landscape" package of 17 copies - was soon followed by a 7" on Hundebiss Records entitled "Im Leeren". Once again their groundbreaking assault of noise freakerie was superbly packed in a d.i.y. gatefold pop-up black'n'white sleeve.
The duo performed in many european festivals like Sonambiente, Flora and Netmage.
"Nostalgya Canaglya", their newest audio effort, was made available by Afe in October 2008 in the form of a tiny and noisy 3" CD-R Card.