Bio

Riccardo Toccacielo was born in 1979, is a sound lover, sculptor, theater and movie actor as well as a record vinyl collector. He studied computer science and immediately developed a passion for electronics applied to different forms of art. An enthusiast for German Krautrock composition and italian avant-garde music. Began to play cello in 2010, the same year, he begins his theatre training with different masters. In this time, he made careful and deep study of John Cage and Erik Satie. For the centenary of John Cage's birth, 2012, he staged a theatre show built on the ideas of sound and silence in Cage’s works and began to create different artwork as a tribute to Erik Satie. Listening to Demetrio Stratos, Riccardo discovered his passion for particular instrument: the voice. He began studying harmonious singing and, in the 2014, he presented "The Cruelty of Sound", a performance in which he was able to combine the artistic inspiration that characterized Antonin Artaud, Vladimir Majakovskij and Carmelo Bene. In 2015, he began to compose a study of the figure of italian actor Gian Maria Volonté and continued his actor training with the movie director Mirko Locatelli in Milan and with him he will shoot two films in 2016 and 2017 as an actor. The ten-year interest and the deep study in Erik Satie figure and works inspired him to exhibit the artworks from December 2016 until January 2017 in Perugia, Trieste and in Tuscany. In 2018 the work "Cadeau" was chosen to be permanently exhibited inside the spaces of the contemporary art museum of Perugia. in 2018 he continued his research on "material sharing of memory" applied to sounds, which led him to discover new forms of awareness applied to everyday life.