LARSEN, from Torino Italy has in 20 years of activity released 15 full length albums and 3 eps, which got remarkable press on both sides of the Atlantic, and performed all over the world.
Collaborations (in studio and/or on stage) with such artists as Michael Gira, Martin Bisi, Matt Howden, Lustmord, Deathprod, Origami Galaktika, Nurse With Wound, z'ev, Baby Dee, Julia Kent, David Tibet, Johann Johannsson and sci-fi icon Christine Schell plus the project- a band in itself- XXL (aka Xiu Xiu + Larsen) also stand out on their record. LARSEN has also released soundtracks, both for movies and theatre plays, including the award winner Cartoanimalettimatti (commissioned by the University of Torino for Winsor McKay's silent animated movies).
"Larsen fly high thanks to their talent in experimenting. The melodies weaved by the various instruments are captivating and enjoyable. Never conventional. A somber atmosphere piercedby dazzling flashes of light 4 out of 5, Will Dumm, Muzzart
Paul Beauchamp began his musical career at the base of the Appalachian Mountains in the early 90s experimenting with tape loops, field recordings, found objects and improvised instruments. His interest in sonic manipulation and experimentation has taken Beauchamp from the aforementioned tape loops and field recordings into the world of synthesis and computer generated music as well as further research into acoustic sources such as musical saw and Appalachian Dulcimer, instruments he now uses in his performances as a solo artist in addition to several international theatrical and musical projects in addition to playing with the groups Almagest!, Blind Cave Salamander, Coypu groups that have formed as a consequence of his relocation to Turin, Italy.
During the course of these events Beauchamp has had the opportunity to collaborate with a myriad of influential musicians in the studio, live and improvised composition including Johann Johannsson, Colin Potter, Steve Stapleton, Jochen Arbeit, Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo and Julia Kent. In 2015 Beauchamp's first full length solo album, Pondfire, was released jointly by Boring Machines, Old Bicycle Records and Neon Produzioni and has received very positive reviews.