Lucio Menegon is a musician, composer and sonic artist. His work encompasses avant garde improvisation, ambient soundscape, 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 Luca Miti, Diego Mazzoni, Tomac Grom, Antonia Della Marina, Lauri Hyvarinen, Danny Frankel, Jason Victor, Steve Shelley and as sideman with songwriters Myshkin, Spain, and Victoria Williams. Past work includes recordings with Richard Lainhart, Gunnar Madsen and performances with Ralph Carney, Glenn Branca and Rhys Chatham.
Menegon’s active projects The Shade Asked the Shadow, Reverend Screaming Fingers and Lucifer Meltdown are part of an ongoing effort to freely express and bring authenticity to creative ideas by mashing styles, reconciling extremes and dispensing with genre.