Amsterdam based guitarist, bassist, composer and improviser Raphael Vanoli has developed a musical voice of his own and is a versatile guitarist using multiple electronic setups. By constantly experimenting with all possibilities of the guitar he found and developed a technique that uses breath on the strings. Both in his solo music as well as in his many collaborations in the modern music world his quest to blur the limit between electronic and acoustic sounds resolves into a singular language, sometimes with unheard colours. He performed all over Europe, Russia and Brazil.
Next to his solo work his main project is the critically acclaimed experimental post-rock duoKNALPOT with drummer Gerri Jäger and the space-dub band STOLPERNOVA (with Omar Ka, Franz Hautzinger, Hilary Jeffery, Gerri Jäger).
Other bands and ensembles : Jameszoo, Zuco103, Krupa & The Genes, Lackritz, Regenorchester XV, Opositor, Tetzepi, Spinifex Orchestra, Slagwerk Groep Den Haag, Asko Schönberg Ensemble, Lunatree, David Kweksilber Bigband, amongst many others.
Musicians : Fred Frith, Louis Sclavis, Martin Brandlmayr, Manu Delago, Tony Buck, Franz Hautzinger, Hilary Jeffery, Teun Verbruggen, Jozef Dumoulin, Wolfert Brederode, Luc Ex, Mark Haanstra, Omar Ka, Frank Möbus, Achim Kaufmann, Michael Vatcher, Jorrit Dijkstra, Yuri Honing, Frank Rosaly, Guus Janssen, Peter van Bergen, Sanne van Hek, Ernst Glerum, Anton Goudsmit, Wolter Wierbos, Robert van Heumen, Eirikur Orri Olafsson, BC Manjunath, Wiek Hijmans, Seth Josel, Tatiana Koleva, Harry Spaarnay, Tony Malaby, Tomoko Mukayama,
He is also soloist and performer of contemporary classical music and has performed works by Louis Andriessen (Hout), Klaas de Vries, Steve Reich, Frederic Rzewski, Eivind Buene, Peter Adriaansz, Makoto Nomura.
He creates music for film, whether live or in the studio and has collaborated with filmmakers such as Martha Colburn, Jochem de Vries, Sebastian Dias Morales.
He studied jazz and classical guitar at the Conservatory of Amsterdam from 1999-2007, studying mainly with Maarten van der Grinten, Lydia Kennedy, Jack Pisters.
Labels include: Brainfeeder, Brilliant Classics, Clean Feed, Denovali, Eat Concrete, Karnatic Lab, Shhpuma