Interpenetration: Electro Paranorm / Petrolio
Rieko Okuda is a pianist and a composer from Japan. She began to play Classical music at the age of 3. In her young age, she attended to Kaizuka city Piano Competition in Osaka, and got the first prize. She also studied Music Therapy at Doshisha Women College. Music Therapy led her into Contemporary music and Improvised music. After she graduated from the college, she moved to USA to study Jazz music. She fell right into the Jazz scene in USA, performing with some of the great American Jazz musicians (Bob Mintzer, Jon Faddis, John Fedchock etc) at several jazz festivals such as North Texas Jazz Festival, Nortredam Jazz Festival to name a few. A couple of years later, she got interested in Free Jazz and Improvised music while she was in Phliladelphia. She performed with the great improvisers includes Marshall Allen (from San Ra Orchestra), Elliott Levine (recorded with Cecil Taylor), and Calvin Weston (recorded with Ornette Coleman). Her interests in Improvised music led her to move to Berlin. She performs with various musicians in Berlin ex. Tobias Delius, Axel Dörner, Els Vendaweyer, Susanne Zapf (from Sonar Quartet), Linda Frederickson, ect. Also, she collaborates with contemporary dancers such as Yuko Kaseki, Akemi Nagao, and Annapaola Leso (from Sasha Waltz.) She performs at several experimental festivals: JOE Festival Essen, Brda Contemporary Music Festival, XChange Festival, Experymental Festival, Flux Festival, and Soundance Festival to name a few.
In 2014, she got to work with Japanese Pop Artist, YUZU. She arranged the song called “Amenochi Hareruya,“ which awarded Japan Record Award 2014.
In 2017 and 2018, she got the residency in Elektronik Music Studio (EMS) in Stockholm, Sweden. This residency experiences inspired her to Electro-Acoustic field, and she started to invite the electronics to her piano solo pieces. Her first Electro-Acoustic solo album “Paranorm” was released from Japanese record lable, Athor Harmonics, on Feburary 2018. “Paranorm” was performed at Koncertkirken Blagards Plads (DK), Ausland and FLUX Festival (DE), and Vardklockans Församling (SE).
In 2019, she performed at Experimental, Jazz, and Contemporary music festival “A L’arme Festival” in Berlin.
In 2020, she has gotten the residency in Visby International Centere for Composers (VICC) to extend her experience, and find more possibilities to create various sounds and composition techniques.
Petrolio was founded in 2015 by Enrico Cerrato, a musician already active in metal, industrial and jazz / noise / put scenes. Petrolio first release “Di Cosa Si Nasce” born in april 2017. This album is co-produced by DreaminGorilla Records, Dio Drone, Taxi Driver Records, Vollmer Industries, Toten Schwan Records, Screamore, E’ un brutto posto dove vivere, Brigante Records and he obtain an unexpected success in Italy and abroad.
After his first gig in December 2016, Petrolio plays in various live events in Italy and abroad, sharing the stage with musical entities such as MaiMaiMai, Of the Wand and the Moon, Adamennon, Mombu, Bologna Violenta, Alos, Moaan Exis, Winterkälte, N Ran, Marnero, Uochi Tochi, Aborym and BadGirl, playing in Vienna, Prague, Augsburg, Tubingen, Zurich, Lugano, Toulouse, Lyon, Marseille, Clermont Ferrand, Landsberg am Lech, Marburg, Frankfurt and Karlsruhe.
In spring 2018 he took part at the ElektroAnschlang Fest, an electronic music festival in Altenburg (D). In January 2018 he published for the Canadian label Low Noise Prod. a new ep containing three songs created for the performance with the contemporary theater performer Angela Teodorowsky.
In autumn Petrolio come back with a new album “L+Esistenze”, a great experience born as a collaboration with important artist coming from different kind of music; work with Petrolio Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten , Automat , AADK , Soundscapes), Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo (( r ), Almagest!, Blind Cave Salamander, Coypu, Larsen, XXL), Aidan Baker (Nadja), Sigillum S, MaiMaiMai e N Ran ().
On November 2018 he shows his new album in a tour in the South Italy and with some gigs in Swiss and Germany.
On March 2019 I played in Prague at Audiotrauma Fest, and then toured in Austria, Germany and Poland.
In summer 2019 I played at SoloMacello Fest XX (with SUMAC, Daniel Menche and The Austerity Program), at Sajeta International Fest in Slovenia.
Currently in three years Petrolio had at least 120 gigs all over Europe.