Agnese Menguzzato

Agnese Menguzzato is an Italian composer and musician based in Berlin. Trained in both violin and the Renaissance lute, she then studied sound engineering in Napoli.

Drawing on historical and contemporary technologies, Menguzzato’s practice intertwines past and current techniques to explore the sonic prospects of the present, often employing the auditory potential of the lute. Her musical expression is deeply rooted in her childhood imagery and in confrontation with nature, from which every human sentiment flows. Having lived between Trentino Alps and Emilia-Romagna Apennines, she’s driven towards the construction of emotive soundscapes gathered from the material and digital worlds.

Menguzzato recently released her first solo EP Scusa via Berlin imprint Verlag, presented as ‘an ode to gentleness’. She has collaborated and performed with musicians such as Sara Persico, FRANKIE, and Soho Rezanejad, and was featured on the latest compilation of the Berlin record and art label Unguarded.

Agnese Menguzzato will perform twice at the festival. In Mimerlaven, and in Tingshusparken, both on Saturday.