Welch & Di Placido


Photos by Joe Murray.

Olivier Di Placido & Fritz Welch (electric guitar and pick ups + percussion, objects and voice) began working together in 2014 with the intention of shifting energy through maximum storm surge gymnastics. The duo discards all navigation markers in favor of a shared interest in the simultaneous deconstruction of instruments and vocabularies. They play with a dense concrete simplicity that layers amplified and acoustic sounds with spectral shards and naked realism.

“,,,Gordon Mumma has suggested that live electronic music is a contemporary folk-art practice.  In Welch and Di Placido’s music, attention to the sounding presence of the moment suggests something akin to traditional art forms whose goal is transcendental states, but for Welch and Di Placido this exists without nostalgia and with a minimum of tradition.  Wlech and Di Placido are giving us the present, and the present is in process, is process.” (Jorge Boehringer)


Live at Fuse art Center, Bradford (UK), the 12nd of april, 2015.Photo by Jorge Boehringer.







19.10  @ 76B, Napoli (IT)

16.10  @ Manitese, Finale Emilia (IT)

15.10  @ Res(hear)ch, Venezia (IT)

13.10  @ Hangar, Milano (IT)

12.10  @ Noise Delivery, Torino (IT)


-nov 09-13 Residency in Porto at Sonoscopia

-nov 10 in Porto at Sonoscopia

-nov 14 in Madrid at Cruce

-nov 15 in Barcelona at TPK


-april 7 in London at Limehouse Townhall – Olivier Di Placido, Fritz Welch and Yoni Silver Trio
-april 8 in Brighton at Coachwerks – Olivier solo, F. Ampism & F. Welch, Blood Stereo
-april 9 in Nottingham at JT Soars
-april 10 in Sheffield at The Audacious Art Experiment with Trans/Human
-april 11 in Manchester at Hotspur House
-april 12 in Bradford at Fuse Arts Center
-april 13 in Gateshead at The Old Police Station with Trans/Human
-april 14 in Glasgow at The Old Hairdressers with Trans/Human, Ultimate Dancer and FK Alexander and DJ Joyce Whitchurch