Giovanni Fontana


Artist, writer, performer, sound and visual poet, he has been dealing for 40 years with multicode languages, intermedia techniques and synaestesiae. Theorist of the “epigenetic poetry”, he is interested in the relationships between arts, starting from sound & visual matrices.
During the last 40 years he has carried out his performances in hundreds of festivals of New Poetry and Electronic Arts in Europe, in America, in Asia. He is the founder of the review La Taverna di Auerbach and of the sound poetry review Momo, he belongs to the editorial staff of Doc(k)s (France), Inter-Art actuel (Canada) and he is the editor of Territori. He was part of the editorial board of Altri Termini, Tam Tam (the magazine of the poet Adriano Spatola) and of the magazine of phonetic poetry Baobab.
He wrote lyrics for many musicians, including the Oscar award winner Ennio Morricone.
Among his records are the CDs Il gioco delle voci (2000), Hypervox, antologia sonora 1968-2009 (2009), Corpo a corpo (2012), and the sound poetry anthologys La voce in movimento (2003) and Verbivocovisual – Antologia di poesia sonora 1964-2004 (2004). This year, the record company "Recital" (Los Angeles) released a 33 rpm LP titled Epigenetic Poetry.

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Artist, writer, performer, sound and visual poet, he has been dealing for 40 years with multicode languages, intermedia techniques and synaestesiae. Theorist of the “epigenetic poetry”, he is interested in the relationships between arts, starting from sound & visual matrices.
During the last 40 years he has carried out his performances in hundreds of festivals of New Poetry and Electronic Arts in Europe, in America, in Asia. He is the founder of the review La Taverna di Auerbach and of the sound poetry review Momo, he belongs to the editorial staff of Doc(k)s (France), Inter-Art actuel (Canada) and he is the editor of Territori. He was part of the editorial board of Altri Termini, Tam Tam (the magazine of the poet Adriano Spatola) and of the magazine of phonetic poetry Baobab.
He wrote lyrics for many musicians, including the Oscar award winner Ennio Morricone.
Among his records are the CDs Il gioco delle voci (2000), Hypervox, antologia sonora 1968-2009 (2009), Corpo a corpo (2012), and the sound poetry anthologys La voce in movimento (2003) and Verbivocovisual – Antologia di poesia sonora 1964-2004 (2004). This year, the record company "Recital" (Los Angeles) released a 33 rpm LP titled Epigenetic Poetry.

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