Classically trained electronic music artist Giorgia Angiuli’s bespoke sound appeals to all of the human senses. Fearless in her willingness to pursue multi-sensory projects, her musical curiosity knows no boundaries. Well-versed in the studio and known for delivering compelling live sets, her blend of house and techno is informed by a multitude of influences, including toy instruments.
“I truly love sound toys, especially vintage ones!” says Giorgia, who selected her ten favorites for us. “I do believe that if you play with unusual magic objects, sounds become even more fascinating. Using colors in music is fundamental to me.”
Giorgia Angiuli’s “Quintessenza” is out now on 3000° Records.
Mucca Fruttolo Vintage 80’s
I found it on eBay and I loved it, so I bought it immediately. It reminds me my childhood. Fruttolo is a famous yogurt brand for kids. This toy has the shape of a cow and it’s small and white with few colored keys for notes. The sound is really subtle. It works with batteries, and I use to play it with contact microphone and many effects.
See n Say Vintage 80’s Mattel
The Farmer Says See ‘N Say makes animal sounds when pointing a farmer-shaped arrow towards one of the animals represented. For example, when pulling down the lever toward the image of a duck, you’ll hear the phrase, “This is a duck…quack, quack, quack.” Unlike other toys, the original See ‘n Says requires no batteries. I use it to record samples and add some effects such as delay and beat repeater.
Challenger 3 Vintage 80’s
Very rare piece. I have many gun toys, and I really like them because they are quite provocative. However, I only interpret guns as objects full of colors and sound rather than anything that has to do with violence. This is my favorite gun—the sound is cool, very deep and low, and it works very well with plate reverb or flanger!
Bontempi toy guitar 90’s
This is an electronic guitar and it works with batteries. Bontempi is one of my favorite Italian brands! This is very simple to use since it has only eight notes and the sound is super thin.
Frogs Keyboard 60’s
This is a gift that I got from a friend of mine for my last birthday. I love it! Each note corresponds to a frog that open its mouth when played. Each frog has a different color.
Coulisse Flute 2000
I have many flute Coulisse with different colors. I like their sounds because they can be high and low, depending on the position of the slide.
I don’t think this object has a proper name. I got it from a friend many years ago as she found it in a chocolate Easter egg. There are three holes for three pens, and when you put the pen away it makes a sound. The sound is different in every hole. I can’t explain it … it’s something in between crying and laughing.
Magic Tube 2000
It is a small yellow tube that makes a very weird sound as a robot that comes from the space.
Sounds Machine 2016
This is really funny. It makes many sounds and noises like wind, bells, laugh, claps and I often bring it live with me…I think that people really like it.
Fisher Price S.Martino 1983
Fisher Price is one of my favorite brands. This carillon plays the music of the Italian Nursery Rhyme “Fra Martino.” It’s perfect to relax, and I often play it before to go sleep.