Bochum Welt is the stage name of the Italian electronic musician Gianluigi Di Costanzo. The name Bochum Welt is a combination of the German word for “world” (welt) and the name of a high-powered astral telescope.
Di Constanzo has released numerous records on established record labels. His first single for Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label, “Scharlach Eingang” (1994), published by Warner/Chappell Music, was sufficiently accomplished that the British music magazine NME ran an article claiming that Bochum Welt was another of Aphex Twin’s myriad alter egos.
Di Costanzo’s first album on Sony Music Japan, “Module 2 / Desktop Robotics” collecting his first recordings, was followed by a double CD Rephlex release Robotic Operating Buddy, nominated in 2009 as a top 15 electronica album by the British music magazine The Wire.
In addition to releasing his own music, Di Costanzo has worked with Thomas Dolby’s Headspace and Beatnik Inc., the Hollywood companies that completed multimedia productions for Steven Spielberg, David Bowie and others.