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FRÄULEIN AMELIE
SCHNITT is a project created in 2007 by Amelie Duchow and Marco Monfardini. The artistic collaboration developed from the common interest for electronic music and visual art. The individual visions and styles from the 2 artists lead to SCHNITT in a unique form of expression. In 2007 SCHNITT presents SIZESPEC an audiovisual performance. The inspirations for this project arrive from the textile world from which SCHNITT extracts images and sounds of the industrial process. Combining the technical dynamics with the transformed elements of sound SIZESPEC transmits an individual and different view of this industry. In 2007 SCHNITT  releases their first record “Pferdchen” for the swiss label Invisible Recordings/IT’S, followed by the compilation “Snob Night” – CD (Video-Rai/Rai Trade) and at the compilation “Minimalismo Italiano” – CD (Registrazioni Italiane). In 2008 Amelie Duchow and Marco Monfardini collaborate on the realisation of Airloop 1.0 an installation and performance based on a videoloop of 40 minutes. In 2010 Schnitt presents SYNCHROPATH an audio/video project focused on a synchronism as a method of composing. In 2011 SYNCHROPATH is released on DVD. With Synchropath, Schnitt participates at several international Festivals as the Elektra Festival in Montreal, the Gogbot Festival in Enschede and at the Robot Festival in Bologna. 2011 for  the presentation of  the lighting installation GROWING BY NUMBERS at the Grattacielo Pirelli in  Milan, the duo Schnitt accompanies the event with a site specific sonorization. In behalf of their participation at the International Feel Festival in Florence 2013, Schnitt presents a limited edition release of the SYNCHROPATH LP.
Amelie  Duchow’s interest in electronic music grew in the 90s being close friend to several Munich DJs. Getting into a “new world” of DJing and underground clubbing, she soon started to develop her own music style, continously searching for new international electronic and contemporary sound material. In 2003 moving from Munich to Italy her slow minimal ambient sound, presented under her moniker Fräulein Amelie, entered directly into various locations in Florence. In 2005 she presents her DJ set in Italy at the “Stazione Leopolda” in Florence. Several sets follow in Italy as at the “Tune up” with Heinz Tronninger and the Dining Rooms. She joined as an artist the  Italian label Suite inc. participating at the label night at “Festival della Creativita’” 2006 with Murcof, Technophonic Orchestra, Drama and Tco. Fräulein Amelie was on stage in various editions of the “Music and visual festival /MUV” in Livorno and Florence, developing her sets to be strong of atmosphere by the mix of glitch, ambient and experimental electronic music. In 2007 in collaboration con Marco Monfardini they launch the project SCHNITT- an artistic italian/german exchange, motivated by the common interest for experimental minimal sound underlined by their visual interpretations. In 2007 the duo Schnitt releases “Pferdchen” - 12” for the Swiss label Invisible Recordings; with Registrazioni Italiane they bring out their tracks on “Minimalismo Italiano” and on the compilation Snob Night for RAI Trade. Fräulein Amelie presents her live mix set at the festival Adrenalina in Rome in 2009, taking a stronger experimental direction mixing micorelectronic sound patterns, with field recordings and minimal rythms. In 2010 Schnitt presents SYNCHROPATH an audio/video project focused on a synchronism as a method of composing. In 2011 SYNCHROPATH is released on DVD. In 2012 Fräulein Amelie presents Pianoform a live mix set inspired by the sound of the piano. The live set Pianoform based on piano compositions is a fusion between strict time lacking sounds and abstract contemporary sonorities.