photo | Körber Stiftung / Claudia Höhne
SCHNITT is an artistic collaboration between Amelie Duchow and Marco Monfardini evoked from the common interest in electronic music and visual art. The individual visions and styles from the two artists lead to SCHNITT in a unique form of expression. The  duo works in the transitional area between music, art and science focusing with their projects on the coherence between audio and video. The development of their own specialized/innovative software and electronic devices, allows SCHNITT to create complex site specific audio /video installations and live performances. Their use of abstract media material combined with the artists individualistic perception towards tecnology, builds the balance between form and concept of their works. In 2007 SCHNITT  releases their first 12” LP  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 video loop of 40 minutes. In 2010 SCHNITT presents SYNCHROPATH an audio/video project focused on a synchronism as a method of composing, released on DVD and 12” LP. With SYNCHROPATH, SCHNITT participates at several international music/new media festivals as the Elektra Festival/ Canada, Gogbot Festival/ Holland, Blurred Edges/Germany, Open Source Festival/Poland, Robot Festival/Italy. In the same year they launch the platform for audio visual artists Sync, with the focus to enlarge musical experience through concepts expressed in new forms of video and sound. For the opening of the lighting installation GROWING BY NUMBERS in 2011 at the Grattacielo Pirelli in  Milan, the duo accompanies the event with a site specific sonorisation. SCHNITT presents the audio video live performance MEMORY CODE a project focusing on the visual memory during the festival ePhil in Germany. In 2017 a new version of MEMORY CODE is presented in behalf of the reopening of the italian museum for contemporary art Centro Pecci. On the canadian label Yatra arts SCHNITT releases in October 2017 a remix for Minim_50hz.
MARCO MONFARDINI - AMELIE DUCHOW - SCHNITT - Memory Code live at Ephil Festival Hamburg