What is Ossiculo?

Ossiculo is the Portuguese word for ossicle. The ossicles are tiny bones in the middle ear, that form a chain connecting the ear drum and the inner ear. When airborne sound vibrates the tympanic membrane, the ossicles perform an “impedance match” allowing sound energy to be transferred into the fluid filled inner ear, rather than just bouncing off.

Ossiculo is also the experimental electronic duo work of Berlin-based sound artists and musicians Felipe Vaz and Brendan Dougherty. The duo is devoted to exploring liminal sound situations between synthetic and acoustic setups.

The duo is now finishing its first studio album, Paraphorism, scheduled to be released on 0isin in the first half of 2023.