I had the pleasure of collaborating with Lucio Menegon on the premiere production of the solo show I wrote "Confessions of a Synesthetic Sailor; An Interactive Journey Into High Seas" when it opened last June produced at JACK, NYC. Lucio jumped in full steam and navigated uncertain waters with me like a pro. It was such an incredible, at times very challenging improvisational collaboration. Lucio helped me to create both original songs and re-envision old sea chanties into different genres. He also devised an original soundscape for the show which he played on his guitar from the time the audience entered the theater.. I valued his input, guidance and pure faith and belief in my work, I don’t think the show would be developed so much sonically if it were not for his efforts. I am so thrilled for him to join me again on board with the creative team on this the next phase in January 7-11, 2015 at Theaterlab.
Lucio Menegon is a composer, improviser and sonic artist that freely mingles angular riffs, subtle sounds and sheer noise with fucking awesome in-free-fall after jumping out of a capsule at-the-edge-of-space guitar work.
His work is rooted in old blues, country, punk rock, surf, spaghetti western soundtracks and has been described as Morricone composing surf music on Laudnum…performed at a secret opium den in the basement of CBGB’s. Big city chaos, desert expanses, long drives and forays into ambient textural spaces inform a fusion of traditional song structure and modern improvisation.
Sought after as a collaborator and sideman for his creative approach and tasteful tone, Lucio consistently contributes that elusive something to a composition or moment – appearing on over 50 releases and performing all over the globe with artists such as Kim Boekbinder, Ross Hammond, Amy Denio, Richard Lainhart, Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham, Edith Frost, Gunnar Madsen, Mark Growden, Joe Rut, Moe! Staiano and Scott Pinkmountain.
He is a founding member of the bands Prehistoric Horse, Ramona the Pest, Zebu and The Bodice Rippers and an active participant in the wonderfully incestuous free improvisation music scene.
He is a member of the Immersion Composition Society, has a degree in Economics (ie hocus pocus), a sharp eye for photography and loves a good story. He lives in New York City, Joshua Tree CA and spends a fair amount of time on the road.
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