"Music is the cup that holds the wine of silence. Sound is that cup, but empty. Noise is that cup, but broken.”

Robert Fripp


03/06/2014

OuUnPo ballad

https://www.google.fr/search?q=gibellina&client=firefox-a&hs=LVn&rls=org.mozilla:fr:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=K2qMU6arKOGd0QX2kYCADw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAg&biw=974&bih=677#channel=sb&q=gibellina+nuova&rls=org.mozilla:fr:official&tbm=isch

"OuUnPo ballad", a soundtrack by Claudia Squitieri for a walk across the city of Gibellina Nuova (Sicilia).

After the earthquake in 1968, which ruined all the city, a new city was rebuild at 18kms away, with utopic and radical futuristic architectural projects as well intrusion of lot of monumental pieces by great italian artists ( Fausto Melotti, Daniel Spoerri, Mimmo Rotella, Salvatore Messina, Ludovico Corrao, Paolo Schiavocampo ... and many others), with the support of the "Fondazione Orestiadi"

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/video/2012/nov/20/gibellina-sicily-video


With many different voices, as well Claudia Squitieri's voice, this 45 minutes' ballad was composed in the context of OuUnPoïesis session in May 2014. Using texts from Italo Calvino, Georges Perec, Pessoa ... etc ... it gives a poetical way to wander and randomly connect with masterpieces of this astounding city.




Le Città Invisibili, I. Calvino - extract - read by Claudia Squitieri
Chose an Object - Claudia Squitieri
Una Seconda Rinascita - voice of Liliana Saladino
Piccole Figure che Passano, R. Collovà - extract - read by Claudio Collovà
The Mariner, F. Pessoa - extract - read by Claudia Squitieri
Song for Sayoko - Claudia Squitieri
Speak of Houses, H. Helder - Translated and read by Pedro Gandra
Espèces d'Espaces, G. Perec - extract - read by C. Collovà & Claudia Squitieri
La Passeggiata, R. Walser - extract - read by Raffaella della Olga


All sounds composed by Claudia Squitieri



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