Dario Elia

Dario Elia


As musician, singer, composer and producer, Dario Elia is an important part of the experimental/improv scene in Italy. His songwriting blends traditional music, avant-garde jazz, ambient art-rock, sound art and live electronics.


In 2006 he founded a production house called VesnaHaus. A long series of international collaborations have turned VesnaHaus into a spontaneous, unpredictable and heterogeneous movement of artists. Still not well-known in Italy, he was, in the last years, extensively touring in Russia, Spain, Serbia, Thailand and Japan.
His music has been often compared to artists as diverse as David Sylvian, Nick Cave, Mike Patton, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Björk and Meredith Monk.

Japan, Nov 2011. Tour dates in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Fukuoka.
Serbia, Oct 2011. Tour dates in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Zrenjanin, Sombor.
Italy, May 2011. Takemitsu sound installation at Far East Film Festival in Udine.
Italy, Oct 2010. Tour dates in Frosinone and Casale Monferrato.
Spain, Apr 2010. Live performance in Barcelona.
Russia, Mar 2010. Tour dates in St.Petersburg, Dubna, Tver, Kimry, Elektrostal, Moscow (MuzEnergo Festival).
Thailand, Feb 2010. Tour dates in Khao Yai (BMM Festival) and Bangkok.
Italy, Nov 2009. Album release “Vie Impervie”.
Italy, Oct 2009. Sound installation Sol in Turin.

Pagàna Tour integrates projected images of the archaic rituals of Carrasecare in the island of Sardinia. Carrasecare, which literally means “to dismember living flesh,” is a complex of memorials and cults of Dionysus, god of vegetation and ecstasy, torn to pieces and eaten by the Titans.
The rituals embody sounds, but the masks that compose Carrasecare are dumb.
Sounds of animal bones, bells and chains announce capture.
In a way that is sinister and violent, tragic and carnal, these pagan rituals mimic death awaiting rebirth.
The sounds and music of Pagàna weave flexible structures with a large degree of improvisation. Ethnic music, post-jazz, sound art and live electronics meet between tradition and innovation. Pagàna Tour will cross different continents, involving different musicians for each performance and bringing together seemingly distant genres and languages.


Dario Elia released his debut album “Vie impervie” in 2009.

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