Composition | Performance
I received the commission from the festival RuhrTriennale to compose the music of a big project covering three years: 2015 – 2016 – 2017. Choreographer was Richard Siegal.
We created three different shows:
Model, In medias res, El dorado.
In August 2017, the entire trilogy was presented at PACT Zolverein, ESSEN, Germany. A great event, a marathon of more than 3 hours of theater, dance and music, was the conclusion of this three-year journey. The main source of inspiration for this project is Dante’s trilogy “La Divina Commedia” and, although there is no real intention to stage and set Dante’s work to music, some aspects are maintained, deepened. , evoked and transformed. The general form of Dante’s trilogy, for example, is maintained. Some characters, even if completely redesigned, are still there: Dante, Virgil, Beatrice. It is still an inner journey mixed with a political and contemporary point of view, even if all the landmarks in our time have changed.
The music is a mixture of purely electronic music, mixed music with real-time and acoustic processing. In this case i was the composer but also the performer of the electronic music. A lot of musical aspects were managed in real time as the relationship between instruments and electronics.
“Siegal will construct the choreography of Model with both contemporary dancers and the classically trained dancers of the Bayerische Staatsballett. Siegal will once again work together with the electro-acoustic composer Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch, whose radical sound world made Metric Dozen such an impressive physical experience.”