Lucio Menegon is a guitarist, composer, improviser and sonic artist. His work encompasses avant garde improvisation, ambient soundscape, melodic composition, weird pop, film soundtrack and experimental rock. Born to Italian American parents and raised in the shadow of New York City, he has been playing professionally and on a DIY basis for over 25 years. His style is rooted in primitive Americana and punk, with extended technique and forays into minimalist textural spaces informing a fusion of traditional song structure and abstract modern soundscape. Recent collaborations include improvisations with Tomac Grom, Antonia Della Marina, Danny Frankel, Jason Victor, Steve Shelley and as sideman with songwriters Myshkin, The Adobe Collective, Spain, and Victoria Williams. Past work includes recordings with Richard Lainhart, Gunnar Madsen and performances with Ralph Carney, Glenn Branca and Rhys Chatham.
His own projects continue to mash styles, reconcile extremes and dispense with genre, evidenced by the Reverend Screaming Fingers’ Music for Driving and Film soundtracks, The Shade Asked the Shadow’s ambient prepared guitar improvisations and Lucifer Meltdown’s bald face rocknroll.