Simon Balestrazzi

Simon Balestrazzi founded in 1981 T.A.C. (Tomografia Assiale Computerizzata), a long-lived and outstanding Italian band operating in 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 known band Kirlian Kamera, 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 released countless records, collaborating with Ikue Mori, Maja Ratkje, Z'ev  amongst others.

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