In 2004 Italian electronics composer Teho Teardo and New York cellist Erik Friedlander began a trans-Atlantic collaboration, exchanging ideas, creating and remixing each other's contributions. In the summer of 2005, Teho visited New York City and brought with him 2 bottles of red wine and an idea for a project: a book of poems by Pier Paolo Pasolini, the Italian director and writer who was murdered in 1975. Friedlander recorded 8 responses to the poems: some were single track cello improvisations, others were more complicated, multi-tracked productions which he sent to Teho in Italy. Teardo recomposed the tracks by mixing layers of elegant electronica, piano, and guitar with the stark acoustic cello. They completed Giorni Rubati in early 2006 and, as a special addition included two live tracks, one from The Knitting Factory in New York, and the other from Prodenone, Italy--taken from a concert celebrating the 30 year anniversary of Pasolini's death.