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Chry is an artivist. Chry is not on Facebook, Instagram or any other social network. Chry does not want to promote such trade-based and coercive values. Chry is anti-social, but you can join Chry on Vero – True Social, free from advertisements, data mining and algorithms. Chry is a performance name for Christian Cassella, an Italian singer-songwriter and artivist. 
Chry is actively seeking to unify the world through socially conscious art, collaborating with several global communities of activists, designers and artists (The Zeitgeist Movement, Free World One, Common Heritage Pledge, WASP, CRM Centro Ricerche Musicali etc..).

2019

EVENT

Zday
TZM’s flagship event.
Hosted by: Beba Club (Rome), ChiAmaMilano (Milan)
Featured act: Angelo Consoli, Guido Dalla Casa, Francesco Rampini
Advisor: The Zeitgeist Movement (Italian Chapter)

ArteScienza – Interattivo-adattivo
International festival of art, science and contemporary culture.
Communication, media & design by Christian Cassella
Featured act: Licia Galizia, Michelangelo Lupone, Laura Bianchini, Isabella Indolfi, Luigi Pizzaleo, Franco Speroni, Massimiliano Mascaro, Ricky Bonavita, Zumtrio, Daniele Roccato, Mari Kimura, José Miguel Fernandez, Alexander Vert, Philippe Spiesser & more…
Creator: CRM – Centro Ricerche Musicali (Rome)

ZeitCamp
Meet up & free speech.
Hosted by: Agriturismo Acqua di Friso (Catanzaro)
Advisor: TZM (Italian Chapter)

Chry (musical artist & artivist)

2018

LECTURE

Sounds off-the-records
Speech about music design.
Advisor: MEDIARS (Los Angeles)

La controcultura ieri e oggi
Speech about counterculture.
Hosted by: Chiamamilano (Milan)
Featured act: Jacopo Fo, Sergio Parini
Advisor: TZM (Italian Chapter)

EVENT

ArteScienza – Segni d’arte e identità
International festival of art, science and contemporary culture.
Communication, media & design by Christian Cassella
Featured act: Licia Galizia, Michelangelo Lupone, Mari Kimura, Anna Clementi, Jürgen Grözinger, Laura Bianchini, Silvia Schiavoni, Ondrej Adámek, Silvia Lanzalone, Eleonora Claps, Virginia Guidi, Sandro Cappelletto & more…
Creator: CRM – Centro Ricerche Musicali (Rome)

ZeitCamp
Meet up & free speech.
Hosted by: Libera Università di Alcatraz (Perugia)
Featured act: Jacopo Fo, Mario Pirovano
Advisor: TZM (Italian Chapter)

Chry (musical artist & artivist)

2017

LECTURE

Pensiero Sostenibile
Media festival focused on artivism.
Hosted by: Cinema Azzurro Scipioni
Featured act: Silvano Agosti
Advisor: TZM (Italian Chapter)

RELEASE

only silence is to be seen
Silent teaser shot in Charleville, France.
Tribute to: Arthur Rimbaud

Fiori del male
Song about the decline of western civilization.
Produced by: Christian “Chry” Cassella
Recorded by: Francesco Angelilli at ThermoStudio (Rome)

EVENT

ArteScienza – Inventare il futuro
International festival of art, science and contemporary culture.
Communication, media & design by Christian Cassella
Featured act: Ensemble Mosaïk, Lidia Zielinska, Pierre Jodlowski, Ars Ludi, Michelangelo Lupone, Ricky Bonavita, Licia Galizia, Clara Meloni, Megumi Tabuchi, François Donato, Yann Orlarey, Chaya Czernowin, Carlo Laurenzi, Quartetto Guadagnini & more…
Creator: CRM – Centro Ricerche Musicali (Rome)

Chry (musical artist & artivist)

2016

LECTURE

Conversations
Featured act: Olly (Shandon), Brandon Boyd (Incubus), Marco Pisanello (Tiromancino), Matteo Casadei (Blastema), Marta Sui Tubi, Il Teatro Degli Orrori & more…
Publisher: Fourzine

RELEASE

L’amore tossico in chiave noir
Cover of Tainted Love.
Tribute to: Imelda May
Teaser of Tainted Love.
Tribute to: American Horror Story
Recorded by: Francesco Angelilli at ThermoStudio (Rome)

Dig Up Her Bones
Acoustic Cover.
Tribute to: Misfits

Chry (musical artist & artivist)

2015

RELEASE

Broken Butterfly
Country song with punk in sound, attitude and style.
Produced by: Christian “Chry” Cassella
Recorded by: Francesco Angelilli at ThermoStudio (Rome)

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Cover of John Lennon & Yoko Ono.
Featured act: Francesco Fiore, Marco Scelsi, Giulio Fasciolo, Eleonora Belfiore
Recorded & produced by: Francesco Angelilli at ThermoStudio (Rome)

EVENT

Horrorscope Tour
Small series of punkabilly DJ sets in social centers and clubs.
Hosted by: 7cl (Rome), FELT Live Club (Rome), PunkRazio (Pomezia)
Featured act: Joanna, Ciurma Anonima, Terapia del Dolore, Palcoscenico al Neon, Affluente

Chry (musical artist & artivist)

2014

off-the-records

Invein – The Drunken boat EP
Punk knu skool band/project, sadly suspended.
Songwriting advisor & production: Oliviero “Olly” Riva
Recorded by: Matteo “Panda” Panzironi at Tin Pan Alley Studio (Rome)
Pre-Pro recorded by: Francesco Angelilli at ThermoStudio (Rome)

Chry (musical artist & artivist)

2008 – 2013

EVENT

Live Session & DJ set
Bands: Fetish (horror punk), Dream On (hard rock), Westfalen (college rock)
Featured act: Chilafapuliska, Rekkia Raw, Effetti Collaterali, LifeOnMars?, Over The Edge, Brian Is Dead & more…

Deconstruction Music Lab
Hosted by: Movoloco, Radio Orizzonte Molise, Soupy Records, KMF festival & more…

Chry (musical artist & artivist)
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