TU M’ – Italian multimedia duo formed by Rossano Polidoro and Emiliano Romanelli in 1998. Their works include music, video and photography. They live and work in Città Sant’Angelo (Pescara, Italy). Through a personal use of digital and analog instruments, the TU M’ reveal a complex universe made up of present and past, closeness and distance, where seeing and listening become a meditative contemplation.
During the years, their compositions, well received by the critics and the public, have been released for labels including: Headz (Japan), Dekorder (Germany), Fällt (UK), Cut (Swiss), ERS/Staalplaat (NL) and Phthalo (USA). Together with various participations on Bip-Hop (France), Crónica (Portugal), Mute (UK), FatCat (UK), Innova (USA), Bottrop Boy (Germany), 12k/term (USA), Ache (Canada), CubicFabric (Japan) and others.
They have worked in various fields together with numerous musicians and artists including: Steve Roden, Simon Fisher Turner, Frank Metzger, Annja Krautgasser, Dan Warburton and others.
Their audio-visual works have been presented and exhibited in various museums and galleries including: Castello di Rivoli (Torino, Italy), Arnolfini Gallery (Bristol, Uk), Macro (Roma, Italy), Stuk Art Centre (Brussels, Belgium), Kunst Meran (Merano, Italy), Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci (Prato, Italy), Università degli Studi di Napoli (Napoli, Italy), Warehouse Contemporary Art (Teramo, Italy), Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea (Monfalcone, Italy), Civica Galleria D’Arte Moderna di Gallarate (Varese, Italy), Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary (Trevi, Italy), Zelle Arte Contemporanea (Palermo, Italy), New Chinatown Barbershop Gallery (Los Angeles, Usa), Pianissimo Gallery (Milano, Italy), T293 Gallery (Napoli, Italy), Batofar (Paris, France), Purple Institute (Paris, France), Neon Gallery (Bologna, Italy). And in various festivals including: ArezzoWave Festival (Arezzo, Italy), Dissonanze/Enzimi (Roma, Italy), Napoli Film Festival (Napoli, Italy), Videominuto (Prato, Italy), Sintesi Festival (Napoli, Italy) and others.
In 2002 they set up and manage the net project – TU M’P3 Soundtracks For Images – a research on the possible relationships between music and image in various cultural contexts, where over 180 musicians and composers from every corner of the world were invited to produce an inedited soundtrack to a series of digital polaroids made by the TU M’ themselves. The archive contains over 200 freely downloadable mp3s
In 2003 they set up the recording label – MR.MUTT Records – where they document the work of international composers and ensembles which explore contemporaneity via the use of the laptop in various musical contexts.
In 2003 they created the musical ensemble – STENO – together with the German artist and musician Frank Metzger. In it they explore a personal world made up of second-hand music. They released their first work «Second-Hand Furniture» with Mr.Mutt (Italy).