Sound diptych, 2021

curated by Chiara Bertola                                                                                                                              

idea and project Mariateresa Sartori

direction Mariateresa Sartori

assistant director Armand Deladoey

musical composition Queste parole di colore oscuro by Paolo Marzocchi

The third canto of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno is at the centre of an experimental operation. To emphasise the intrinsic musicality of the Divine Comedy, Dante’s verses are stripped of their meaning, while syntax, metrics and rhyme remain unchanged. The result is something utterly incomprehensible but absurdly familiar. The actors recite the song as if it had its original meaning, inviting us to abandon ourselves to a purely rhythmic-melodic listening of the song. The reading by the actors is followed by Paolo Marzocchi’s piece ‘Queste parole di colore oscuro’ (These words of dark colour), which translates Dante’s text into purely musical terms on the basis of the prosody of the revised chant. The actors were always the same, while the musicians and conductors changed according to the location.

 

 the actors from the left: Savino Liuzzi, Gustavo Frigerio, Elettra de Salvo, Pase Platform, Venezia, 2021

link to the video: The Sound of Dante

link to the video  Backstage de Il suono di Dante

                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                      Paolo Marzocchi

link to the musical composition: Queste parole di colore oscuro 

 

from the left: Elettra de Salvo, Gustavo Frigerio, Armand Deladoey, Savino Liuzzi

 

 

BERLINO, court of the Italian Embassy, Italian Institute of Culture of Berlin,  25th August, 2021, photos by Dario Jacopo Laganà 

 

Musicians: Ruth Velten (Saxophon), Zoé Cartier (Violoncello), Sabrina Ma (percussions), director: Arno Waschk

 

                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VENEZIA, FONDAZIONE QUERINI STAMPALIA, 28th  September 2021, photos by Katarina Rothfijel  

 gli attori Elettra de Salvo, Gustavo Frigerio, Savino Liuzzi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Musicisti: Paolo Bertoldo (percussioni), Massimiliano Donninelli (sassofono), Carlo Teodoro (violoncello), Direttore: Fabio Sperandio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

     

 

 

 

 

 

MOSCOW, ELECTRO STANISLAWSKIJ THEATRE, with the Italian Institute of Culture of Moscow, 23rd, 24th October 2021,

photos by Maria Emelianova 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Musicians: Arkadij Pikunov, saxophon, Aleksandra Kobrina, violoncello, Andrej Nikitin e Matrëna Sokolova, percussions

Director: Mary Čeminava

artistic director of the ensemble:  Vladimir Tarnopol’ski

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Venice, 2021