A project with Elina Steichen

4 10 2017

sculpture

I began to work on music for Elina Steichen’s video, a beautiful project about the essence of sculpture. I received an image pack with the first video sequence so I’m trying to image a possibile dialogue among sounds and images. It’s not so simple…Six short video about sculpture is an unconventional documentary, an intimate reflection on body boundiries and its representations. The images are not definitive but just speak clearly to me (mouvements that are often very slow, sensitive to the material, all is almost like an invite to dance).

 

 





Neumi: anthropology of sound

22 02 2012

Neumi cover

Neumi is an album based on interpretation of ancient and modern scores: it ranges from medieval chironomy to cuneiform finds to Sumerian tablets to get to ‘neumatic systems’ also not directly related to sound, but adapted for this purpose. Between archeology and notation, anthropology of sound and harmonic research. My piece Kirielle (Cantata) is also part of Neumi.

The album includes many participations of soloists and groups: Davide Riccio (Baby Lone), Ashtool and Oscar Mucci (Hurrian Hymne, Orienta), Maoro Sanna (Tebit), Jacopo Andreini Ensemble (Dramatic Aria), Gregorio Bardini and Paolo Longo Vaschetto (Kele Kele by Komitas Vardapet), Krell (Gianluca Cremoni Baroncini) with Anubis, Gerstein with his homage to the futurist composer Luigi Russolo (Risveglio di città), the Deadburgers with Kirie eleison, Girolamo De Simone (The Hymn to Giovanni).

The cd book (cd + book) is now available on Discogs .

 





Ipogea: the arcane sound of the Earth

21 01 2012

Ipogea

Sound environment for the installation Ipogea by Piero Gilardi.

A visual and sound path, full of cultural and philosophical references. From the concept of project I extract these notes by the artist:

“In many myths of western antiquity there is the idea that mysterious and precious treasures are hidden in the dark depths of the earth. Let’s think, for example, of the narrative of the story of Psyche who descended into Hades in search of a saving casket. Most ancient and arcane myths, according to James Hillman, survive, more or less occultly, in today’s collective unconscious motivating the behavior of individuals and groups in social dynamics and conflicts. The elaboration of project started from my emotional experience during a visit to a speleological cave (Bossea Cave, Ligurian Alps) whose particularity consists in having been dug by a hypogeous river still present today. The discovery and listening to this thunderous underground stream gave me the feeling of having impacted a hidden source of bio-energy and stimulated my imagination to transform this subjective event into a divine metaphor possible way out of today’s scenario, where life is blocked and schizophrenic, of the globalized society” (P. Gilardi).

 





Poets fish

12 02 2010

Sound environment for the installation Poets fish (interactive work for goldfish musicians) by Ennio Bertrand.

“The musical structure of Poets fish is made up of different scores which are given a predefined time of performance, after which we move on to the next score, like a sheet that is turned over. The sounds of each score have their precise spatial reference interpreted by a camera, established a priori during the composition. Each sound, virtually contained by each area, is activated by the passing of the shadow of the fish. Then the random movement of the animals activates one or more sounds of the score which, performed in the sequence or contemporaneity established by the fish, become the musical passage in his temporal development” (from the press release of the exhibition, 2009).

Project title: Fishdance (three tracks and sound packs)

Fishdance I (39”):

A demonstration video by the artist Ennio Bertrand: