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Tempo Reale - Villa Strozzi - Via Pisana 77 50143 Firenze
Scientific & Music Program May 20-22 2011



Michele PIZZI Luca SERRA Genova ostinato

The sound materials are coming from several hours recordings done for the work "La lanterna: Genova speculativa", an Hoerspiel based on Nora Gomringer text and music by composers Giacomo Lepri, Irene Pacini, Michele Pizzi, Luca Serra.
Starting from this Genova soundscape, we developed a path far away from the descriptive journey theme of the Hoerspiel and at terms of realism mainly bound to a discontinuous way, but musically continuous. one creates a soundscape almost specular; if in the first example soundmarks preserve a kind of journey – from the mountain to the sea – now this vision is completely forgotten, overturned, mirrored. It is easy to guess a reverse way – from the sea to the mountain – with strong changes of direction.
Musical investigation is focused on the rhythmic machines movement, components of our city that haughtily rise up from the musical texture; cyclic movements, percussive sounds, persistent rhythms, are main elements in wich the composition is based. So this musical idea refers to a chaotic sound city. In the specific one, sounds choise is influenced by rhythmic and timbric resemblance, for a homogeneous way, connecting materials in a one element and often obtaining a sort of ambiguity in the original sounds. So one obtains an highly "industrial" sound immaginary, an artificial landscape dominated by machines, crumpled by violent changes, but made continuous by
cycling and similar timbres.
In this context, the human presence is elusive, relegated toward the end, like an almost imperceptible – but surely real - player that not interferes with the general context.
A feeling of human estrangement transpires, since the human being presence is not tangible or easely identificable, although if it is percettible, and his sound trace is mixed with the surrounding sound texture, confusing human traits up to taking them out of context.
This remarks the mechanical sounds predominance of Genoese soundscape.
Finally, if in the soundscape realized for the Hoerspiel one can hear a gradually increase of mechanical sounds when we are approaching the sea, here the researched effect – with less graduality and without a specify way – is opposite; a metaphor of technologic regression. Maybe a sort of desire for separation from a society full of electro-mechanical elements? A desire for coming back to primordial age? Better: an attempt to "re-humanize" the reality.


Michele Pizzi (Genova, 1988). He studies Trombone and Electronic Music at “Niccolò Paganini” Music Conservatory. He is currently engaged as trombone player in several music ensembles, taking part in several concert, as well as in some important electronic music presentations, such as the “Voci elettriche” show, an event related to the centenary of Futurism in June 2009. In January 2010, on request of cultural association“Spazio Aperto”, he held the conference-concert “La musica elettronica” sponsored by the Music Conservatory and the Municipality of Santa Margherita Ligure, also performing his first composition for trombone and electronics.

Luca Serra (Maracalagonis – CA, 1981). From 2001 to 2006 he lives in Milan, where for one year he attends an audio-engineer course that increases his interest in electronic instruments. At the present he is studying Electronic Music at “Niccolò Paganini” Music Conservatory. He took part to several events, such as “Biennale Anterem di Poesia” in 2009, with the work Polvere, for electronic music and video and in 2010, for the fifth edition of “La Terra Fertile” in Sassari, where he presents an analysis of the composition principles in the electronic music piece Transicion I by Mauricio Kagel.

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