My name is Diego Manatrizio and I make music under the name Flaaryr.
I am an experimental composer, performer, guitarist and improviser born in 1993 in Buenos Aires, Argentina and based in Reykjavík, Iceland since 2019.
My music is strongly characterised by rhythmic experimentation, multilayered live looping and a thorough exploration of the timbrical and textural possibilities of acoustic instruments, electronics, everyday objects and the interactions between these elements. My work can be found in diverse forms, ranging from precise compositions to fully improvised chaotic noise sets, with instrumentations and setups that are in a constant process of transformation driven by curiosity and playfulness.
I acknowledge that -no matter how abstract- art can't be fully separated from the social-political context of its creation, and my work is shaped by these convictions.
I am an earnest advocate of DIY/DIT (Do It Together) dynamics, this is reflected in my involvement in the music scene in Reykjavík as artist, organiser of cultural events, and member of the artist-run venue Post-Húsið. I consider inclusivity, diversity, safer space and communitarian participation to be essential elements for any art scene to thrive, therefore I focus on creating experimental spaces where the gap between artist and audience is dissolved and everyone is encouraged to take part actively.
Since 2014 I have constantly and consistently composed, performed, recorded and released with multiple projects. Besides Flaaryr, I am part of the bands dreymandi hundur, Hungría and Atiseq and I am one of the founding members of the Argentinian collective anomalía ediciones.
After relocating in 2019, I got increasingly involved and active in the Icelandic music scene, becoming part of the art collectives Post-Dreifing and Agalma, and collaborating with local and international artists such as Magnús Tryggvason Elíassen, Tumi Árnason, Ægir Sindri Bjarnason, K.Óla, Carola Zelaschi, Blanco Teta, , John McCowen, Takumi Motokawa, Emiliano Salvatore, Facundo Semerena, Fra Zedde, Guðmundur Arnalds, Korter í Flog, Supersport! among many others.