Musica convenzionale took slowly life in Berlin, Germany, where Mauro spent about eight years before moving in a small village nearby Lecce (southern Italy) where he currently resides. The material contained in this forty-minutes track outlines a sort of manifesto designed to (re)organize the results of the sound/aesthetics research carried under the moniker torba in the first ten years of activities of the project. Musica convenzionale, at the same time, represents the first chapter of a trilogy (informally) called Le Musiche.
Torba is a solo project by Mauro Diciocia, a crude sonic collage that combines sounds and techniques hijacked from the musique concrète/tape music tradition with a modern and acousmatic approach to noise music and post-industrial soundscapes. Active since 2009, torba is an object in perpetual motion where the only constant element is represented by the organic use of field recordings/found footage and their manipulation through magnetic tapes and digital processors. He released material on labels such as Angoisse, Total Black, a dear girl called Wendy, Mazurka Editions, Fragment Factory, Monorail Trespassing, Cønjuntø Vacíø among others. He shared the stage with Sewer Election, Damien Dubrovnik, Puce Mary, Croatian Amor, Ketev, Dave Phillips, Gordon Ashworth, Pedestrian Deposit, Neutral, Arv & Miljo, Tommi Keränen, Fejhed, Umpio, Rashad Becker, Händer Som Vårdar, MAAAA, Broken Lights, Daniel Löwenbrück, Marcellvs L and more.