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.
Being invited to play at Flussi for the second time in three years is a deep pleasure, connected to both the human and musical sides of myself.
Flussi is certainly one of the major music and media arts festival in Europe; 36 Artists from all over the world performing on three different stages, workshops, installations, lectures and more; all being hosted by an amazing organization made possible thanks to the sensitivity and care of a very active and generous group of lovely humans.
Through them Avellino town is able to express an impressive uniqueness.
Alicante Loop Festival has been a great time for us. We could also test the beautiful video cut by Andrea Ponzoni out of Aldo Grazzi’s artwork.
Playing with those forms floating in the background has been a surprising and inspiring experience.
As you can see from the picture the stage was pretty crowded by other performers’ gear ( you can see Kurt Rosenwilkel’s set up in the foreground), even in such a tight situation, stage management has been astounding.
So the organizer, the venue and the passionate public.
And the place… Alicante sky, sea, and food !