The Sound of my Footstep is the short from Mario Piavoli which was premiered at Visions du Reel Festival in Nyon in April this year.
Next week it is going to be hosted by the Cinemambiente Festival in Turin, another important festival with a special focus on environment.
Always new and beautiful reasons for refresh the happiness for such a collaboration.
Following the first experiment of a few months ago, this is going to be the evolution of the previous sleep-concert at Cascina Balocchi.
This time it’s going to be a more immersive situation, with 3 amazing dancers ( for those who haven’t met them before, check this), Simone Lombardi at the piano, Vittorio Guindani at the mixing board and Tiberio Faedi, the mastermind of this project, managing prerecorded sounds in the form of Steve Roach.
Software plus hardware routing processing. Using the audio card as a multichannel mixer,router,splitter.
The older I get the more I realise how central deep processing stays through my musical journey.
From the old times of footpedals to the actual combination of software and hardware processing, I’ve always been interested in using guitar as the source of an energy fluxus to excite and move the physical and virtual molecules located in resistors, processors and algorithms.
This has led me to devote much more time to experiment through these tools, which are usually not considered as musical instruments, than exercise my guitar skills and techniques, which have always been very poor and so will stay.
After more than 30 years in doing this I feel like that’s what it should have been.
I feel comfortable in such a fluctuating, unpredictable, deep and stimulant musical environment.
Sound exploration is able to activate many areas of my inner self.
This is what music means to me. Actually, is this really like this or when I’m listening to music I’m actually just looking for that magical, evocative potential that sounds are able to create in me ?
Steve Piccolo has invited Flos to perform with him and Gak Sato for the première of “HUNTING FOR PARRHESIA (or the dog)”, a work by Steve at the last day of Biennale di Venezia, in the Greek pavillion.
On Saturday, October the 10th, I will perform an improvised set as Flos with Stefano Castagna together with Steve Piccolo.
It will be an authentic first time: even if I know Steve since a long time and we’ve always thought about doing something together, this is going to be our first time ever. Not a single note will be rehearsed. More a performance than a gig, for sure.
There are going to be more reasons to make me happy: I’ll be in the beautiful Leonesia art foundation, there’ll be many great artists and friends with me ( included the deep Albano Morandi, unconscious sparkle for the idea of the sound board) and I’ll have the pleasure to spend some time with Radu Dragomirescu. Radu is an intense man, who has been working and sharing time and creativity with two artists who I deeplu love and admire: Paul Celan and Emil Cioran.
I feel blessed to have the chance to cross their halos through this man.
I remember when I had the same opportunity with Jorge-Luis Borges many years ago, while having a tea in a remote town in Spain.