Alberto Novello - Scientist | Composer | Educator



Modular Synth Impro , 11/07/2015

(opening for Meridian Brothers) Dobialab Italy (2015)

"Opens the evening the electronic live set by JesterN. From an initial phase of broken contemplations (reminding of la Cluster), he moves on to rhythmic structures and melodic spirals of a mutant dna, never loosing himself and keeping a well determined direction. It's a very careful sound creation and modification, that reminds me of all the names in the end of the nineties / beginning of the two thousands releasing on labels such as Rephlex, Sonig, and do on... very impressive!" on "SolarIpse by Loris Zecchin 2015".


Wie je ook Bent (2014)

(Music for Chorography by Marie Goeminne)

"Deserves a special mention music by Alberto Novello. The development in his splendid composition parallels the dance language" on "TheaterKrant 2014".


Le Retour Des Oiseaux (2014)

"Lyrical and elegant, the fluegelhorn spreads an aura of enigmatic beauty on a very complex and articulated electronic texture , curated in the minimal details [...]. Bright and creative use of the sound of the brass and the microscopic elements that interconnects the sonic events. "Massimiliano Busti, Blow Up Magazine.

"Le Retour des Oiseaux is a cerebral affair, rooted as it is in the tradition of the electroacoustic avant-garde. The result is a set of masterfully constructed, coloristic works emerging from the fecund meeting of acoustic brass and the technological imagination." Daniel Barbiero, Avant Music News)

"The music we can see as a mixture between improvised parts on the flugelhorn and electronic manipulations there of, making this is a very refined work of electro-acoustic music... .. crude, chopped techno version of musique concrete ... ending a strange collage of electronic drone sounds, that has a nasty feel to it, and makes the perfect coda ..." Frans de Waard, The Vital Weekly)

"Jazz-core interconnected with subtle silver spiderwebs. Fine taste, in line with Rune Grammofon. There is everything you need (color, taste, feeling and technique). Seems like they have fun making music and they transfer it to the listener". Loris Zecchin for SOLAR IPSE

"The surround versions are spectacular, so if you have the possibility to listen in surround be sure to do so! [...] But if you’re prepared for it, the electronic sound manipulation of Alberto Novello (recorded at the Institute of Sonology at The Hague), together with the Flugelhorn played by Falvio Zanuttini, are amazingly adventurous." Peter van Cooten for AMBIENT BLOG

"Le retour des Oiseaux can be associated with the work of the giant of field recording C. Watson [...], the fourth unexpected track of the album could have been taken from an album of Squarepusher, [...] particularly interesting is the last ambient track, in which the aural fusion between the instrument and the digital processing is very effective." (Fabrizio Garau, The New Noise)

"The futuristic abstractions of the whole record genuinely blend density facets of avant-garde classical music phenomena.. stochastic breakbeat, percussive and almost restless... immersive sonic manipulation." (Pall, Komakino)

'Le Retour des Oiseaux' has a wide palette of minimalist sounds, from sharp, manipulated field recordings, guitars, timbres and sound waves. The flugelhorn developes from compressed sounds close to silence, to more harmonic forms. The modular synthesizer features staccato rhythms and others floating into the atmosphere." (Escudero, Guillermo)


"Selected as a finalist for the Destellos Prize 2014.

"Selected for Monaco Electroacoustique 2015, Udine Contemporanea 2015, New York City Electronic Music Festival 2015 "


Complete Communion (2014)

"Aggressive and psychotic ... a new and dynamic representation of the work of Don Cherry" , Antonio Ciarletta for BLOW UP

"Jazz-core interconnected with subtle silver spiderwebs. Fine taste, in line with Rune Grammofon. There is everything you need (color, taste, feeling and technique). Seems like they have fun making music and they transfer it to the listener. Loris Zecchin for SOLAR IPSE

"I cannot deny the credibility and unique beauty version of the Dutch-Italian musician of Don Cherry's songs." Леонид Аускерн (Jazz Kvadrat)


Hbar (2013)

"The resulting synthesis is a very interesting feast for the ears in ways that most ambient artists struggle to achieve, building non-linear step by non-linear step into a multitude of sounds that can be perceived as deeply as you please, depending on how much attention you can spare." David Murrieta (A Closer Listen)

".. non-banal contemporary electronic music, embracing noise and ambient, between experimentation and proto-dance..", (Soda Pop)

"...a wonderful release, a feast for the ear and especially also for the eye", (Vital Weekly)

"hBar is a gratifying perceptual experience composed of sublime sonorities, a chanche which fully satisfies the listener." Nicola Tenani (Sounds Behind The Corner)

"hBar is strong on its own, slithery here, plangent there, the electronics avoiding the cliches that sometimes infect this area. It's a strong and unusual effort, well worth investigating." Brian Olewnick (Brian Olewnick's Blog)

"hBar is an uncompromised work, dark, and sometimes disturbing. The result of the digitally elaborated-flute is as intriguing as Fennesz stripped of any emotional hint." Manfredi Lamartina (Rockit)


Fragmentation (2012)

"The piece is aesthetically strong, with the tension between the mechanically precise sonic-visual elements and the frail viscerally of the dancer at the forefront of the experience. Most importantly, the piece strikes a good balance between transparency of the technical processes and the construction of a wholly conceived experience." Peer Reviewer of the NIME Conference 2012"

"This piece is very engaging both creatively and technically. The integration of music, movement, and video is very well accomplished. One of the more conceptually interesting and successful implementations of EEG control." Peer Reviewer of the ICMC Conference 2013"


Clinamen (2010)

On la Jornada 2010, Mexico:
Clinamen Review