Nichelodeon is a RIO/Avant-Prog / Progressive Rock artist from Italy. A workshop devoted to artisan sound and vision performance, Nichelodeon was born from a nucleus of compositions written around 1997 by the singer and composer, Claudio Milano. His compositions have been presented in Europe and in countries outside Europe (Moscow - The First Biennial Fair of Contemporary Art in 2005, The International Festival of Theatre Research in the Slovenian Republic in 2004) during theatre shows, dance exhibitions...
A workshop devoted to artisan sound and vision performance, Nichelodeon was born from a nucleus of compositions written around 1997 by the singer and composer, Claudio Milano. His compositions have been presented in Europe and in countries outside Europe (Moscow - The First Biennial Fair of Contemporary Art in 2005, The International Festival of Theatre Research in the Slovenian Republic in 2004) during theatre shows, dance exhibitions, short feature films, video installations, performance and expositions, in the form of a recital entitled "The room plays what I do not see".
In September 2007, the first official formation of the project was created, with Francesco Zago electric guitarist, Maurizio Fasoli pianist, recipe readings from the book "The science of Cooking and the Art of Eating Well" by Pellegrino Artusi, Riccardo di Paola at the synth, Claudio Milano voice, video contributions by Marc Vincent Kalinka and sculptures from the studio "letestedimary", all animated by a live cd-r "Cinemanemico", which has obtained more than a hundred positive articles in specialized magazines, newspapers, webzines and in radio talk shows all over the world.
In June 2008 "Cinemanemico" was among the winners of the Review in honour of Demetrio Stratos and participated in the project Factory Art, dedicated to John Cage's work; "Cinemanemico" was selected by a jury of the Progawards for the nomination of the year as "Best debut album".
In 2009 the band recorded a video document entitled "Cinemanemico DVD" with composer Luca Olivieri at the synth, glockenspiel and programming taken over by Riccardo di Paola, the scenic appearances inspired by the Theatre of the Absurd with actress Manuela Tadini and the video contributions by producer Charles Napier (author of the band's first videoclip "Ci? che rimane/All that's left "). The proof was made in one single copy, some extracts of which are available on numerous channels and net works dedicated to the project.
In June 2009, the band was completely re composed becoming a workshop open to the collaboration of any artist coming from the field of radical improvisation, jazz musician, contemporary art, noise, visual artists, performers, dancers, djs, who create a live exhibition of Nichelodeon which is completely new and different.
The new line-up featuring: Francesco Chiapperini, Andrea Illuminati, Claudio Milano, Andrea Murada, Max Pierini, Luca Pissavini, Lorenzo Sempio.
In February of 2010 the music and videos made with the new group, accompany the exhibition "Blighted Ovum" by the painter Valentina Campagni at the Abnormals Gallery in Berlin.
To celebrate the first showing on television of Twin Peaks on the 8th of April 2010 at "Bloom" in Mezzago, the band presented a sound track of the last episode of the famous series, followed by a preview of the forthcoming album, "Il gioco del silenzio/The silence game".The evening was enhanced by the participation of Ambra Rinaldo (Free Canvas) in a live sound painting to video, produced by Marc Vincent Kalinka, Andrea Butera, Frank Monopoli, Gabriele Agresta, Luca Cerlini.
On June, Nichelodeon was first among the six finalists of the " XIV Homage to Demetrio Stratos" contest, with the videoclip "Apnea", directed by Luca Cerlini .
On September 2010 the band published the studio album "Il gioco del silenzio" (Lizard records) with the special contribution of Carola Caruso, Luciano Margorani, Marco Tuppo, Estibaliz Igea, Stefano Delle Monache, Antonello Raggi, Claudio Pirro, Luca Olivieri. In addition to the CD was published a DVD "Come sta Annie?( How is Annie? ) Twin Peaks 20th Anniversary Show" (Lizard/Andromeda relix) recorded live during the show at "Bloom".