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Simon Balestrazzi


In 1981 he co-founded T.A.C. (Tomografia Assiale Computerizzata), a long-lived and outstanding Italian band operating on the border between experimental music, leftfield rock and post-industrial and still active to these days.
Between 1986 and 1988 he created the dark-chamber ensemble Kino Glaz and in 1991 he joined well know band Kirlian Camera, with whom he worked for seven years releasing several albums and performing live throughout Europe. Relocated in New York he graduated in sound engineering at the Institute of Audio Research.
Back to Italy in 1998 he relocated to Cagliari where he currently lives and works, focusing on site-specific installations, dance and theatre soundtracks and where, after  a few years hiatus, he has reactivated T.A.C. releasing three new albums.
In the very same town he also started several groups, as ESP, Deep Engine and Qaumanek and he is a regular member of electro-acoustic improvisation ensemble MOEX. Moreover in 2005 he participated to Barcelona LEM festival with the new project Electrified Ether, a duo with tabletop guitarist Sara Aresu.
In November 2006 he also formed the duo Dream Weapon Ritual with actress and singer Monica Serra (also from T.A.C.)
He has so far performed live or recorded with the following musicians and groups:  Corrado Altieri,Paolo Angeli, Alberto Balia, Bron Y Aur, Alberto Cabiddu, Giampaolo Campus, Marco Cappelli, Elia Casu, Fabio Cerina, Mattia Coletti, Silvia Corda, Sylvie Courvoisier, Bruno Dorella, Max Eastley, Forbici Di Manitù, Henning Frimann, Gerstein, Tim Hodgkinson, Xabier Iriondo, Kind Of Cthulhu, Limbo, Elio Martusciello, Patrizia Mattioli, Metaform, Ikue Mori, Clara Murtas, Victor Nubla, Alessandro Olla, Adriano Orrù, Parts, Stefania Pedretti, Antonio Piga, Maja Ratkje, Paolo Sanna, Signorafranca, Damo Suzuki, Stefano Tedesco, Thelema, TH26, Giorgio Vivaldi e Z’EV.
His music has been used for dance, theatre, movies, advertising, exhibitions and by RAI for television and radio programs.

His discography is pretty consinstent:
T.A.C. - Senza Titolo (Anschlag, Italy - 1982) cassette
T.A.C. - Tomografia Assiale Computerizzata (Azteco Records, Italy - 1983) LP
T.A.C. - Ouvrez Vos Auditifs Canaux (Azteco Records, Italy - 1985) LP
T.A.C. - Il Teatro Della Crudelt‡ (Azteco Records, Italy - 1987) LP
Kino Glaz - Al Passo Con L'Arcangelo (ADN, Italy - 1988) LP
Kirlian Camera - Schmerz (Heaven's Gate, Italy - 1991) mCD/7" 45rpm
T.A.C. - Pioggia Su Carne Di Cavallo (Heavenís Gate, Italy - 1992) 3” mCD
Kirlian Camera/Andromeda Complex - Split (Heaven's Gate, Italy - 1992) 3"mCD
Kirlian Camera - Eklipse Zwei (Discordia, Germany - 1993) mCD
T.A.C. - A Circle Of Limbs (Cthulhu, Germany - 1993) CD
Kirlian Camera - Erinnerung (Discordia, Germany - 1994) mCD
T.A.C. - Hypnotischer Eden (Discordia, Germany - 1994) CD
Kirlian Camera - Elysian Fields (authorised live bootleg, Germany - 1994) CD
Kirlian Camera/Dive - Obsession (Discordia, Germany - 1994) mCD
Kirlian Camera - Solaris - The Last Corridor" (Discordia, Germany - 1995) 2xCD
T.A.C. - La Nouvelle Art Du Deuil (Discordia, Germany - 1995) CD
Kirlian Camera - Schmerz - reissue + extra tracks (Discordia, Germany - 1995) CD+7"/45rpm
Kirlian Camera - Your Face In The Sun (Discordia , Germany - 1996) mCD
T.A.C. - Apotropaismo (Old Europa CafÈ, Italy - 1997) CD
Kirlian Camera - The Ice Curtain 1980-1998 (Nova Tekk, Germany - 1998) 2xCD
T.A.C. - Waiting For The Twilight (Small Voices, Italy - 2002) CD
Deep Engine - Solid Blue Silence (Small Voices, Italy - 2003) 7”/33rpm Picture-Disc
T.A.C. - Twilight Rituals (Small Voices, Italy - 2003) CD
T.A.C. - Open The Bloodgate/La Notte Di Pan (Small Voices, Italy - 2003) 7”/33rpm Picture-Disc
T.A.C. - Splintered (Small Voices, Italy - 2004) CD
Bron Y Aur - Millenovecenrosettantatre (Wallace, Italy 2007) CD
Clara Murtas & Simon Balestrazzi - Cras (Sarditinera, Italy 2008) CD
Dream Weapon Ritual - Like A Tree Growing Out Of A Sidewalk (TiConZero, Italy 2009) CD
Simon Balestrazzi - A Rainbow In My Mirror (Magick With Tears, Italy 2011) mCD
A Sphere Of Simple Green - Untitled Soundscapes (Magick With Tears, Italy 2011) mCD
Dream Weapon Ritual - Another View (Magick With Tears, Italy 2011) mCD
Simon Balestrazzi - Pest Exterminator (Ticonzero, Italy 2011) CD-R
T.A.C. - Senza Titolo - reissue + extra tracks (Sometimes Records, Italy 2011) CD
Simon Balestrazzi - The Sky Is Full Of Kites (Boring Machines, Italy 2011) CD