OTEME – Osservatorio delle Terre Emerse (The Observatory of Dry Lands) is a musical project / chamber ensemble whose size and composition change according to the music being executed and the language chosen. It was born in 2010 after some years of didactical experiments in the fields of song-writing, art-rock and contemporary music; since then, the stable core of the ensemble is joined by musicians from different areas, depending on the repertoire.
The group performs works written by the Italian composer, performer and videomaker Stefano Giannotti, also member of the band.
The 2019-2020 line-up
Irene Benedetti: flute, piccolo, voice
Valeria Marzocchi: flute, recorder, voice
Lorenzo Del Pecchia: clarinets
Elia Bianucci: clarinet, bass clarinet
Stefano Giannotti: voice, guitar, banjo, componium, electronics
Emanuela Lari: keyboards, voice
Valentina Cinquini: harp, voice
Vittorio Win Fioramonti: double-bass, bass guitar, harmonica, voice
Riccardo Ienna: percussion