Gerardo De Pasquale
del dolore e altre passioni, lamento I
for soprano and electronics
work selected by Spaziomusica and MA/IN 2017
Eleonora Claps, soprano
MA/IN 2017 MATERA INTERMEDIA FESTIVAL
Ipogeo Auditorium Casa Cava, Matera (Italy)
Lament I, from the cycle of compositions About pain and other passions, inspired by a recording belonging to the sound collection of the first Lucan ethnographic expedition, made by Ernesto de Martino in 1952 on the traces of the ancient, Mediterranean and pre-Christian crying. The recording, made in Ferrandina – Matera province, is a funeral lamentation performed by a young peasant woman from the area who accepted to “interpret” it only after exhausting negotiations. The most disconcerting datum that this document gives us, in addition to the inexpressible and boundless love for her brother, is the tremendous beauty transpiring of pure modesty that every time stops the lament before it rises to complete song; thus the piece that constantly builds a phōnē, an intimate and suspended dialogue of osmotic fusion between the electronic and the soprano’s timbre. It is a continuous consummation and stretch at the most a genesis of sound when the tension of expectation is unexpectedly beaten and torn of inescapable.
The LOXOSconcept and KEYHOLE organizations, with the generous support of the “CARICAL” Foundation, Casa Cava Auditorium, the “E.Duni” Conservatory in Matera, the “Fondazione Sassi”, the “Spaziomusica” oganization of Cagliari and the patronage of “Matera 2019 Foundation” promotes the second edition of MA/IN [MAtera INtermedia festival].
The MA/IN festival is aimed at the production and promotion of sonic and digital arts at an international level. Its focus is to become an annual meeting point between artists and composers, within a unique and lovely background of the city of Matera.
Every year A/V performances, live electronics, electroacoustic music events, sound installations, workshops and masterclasses will be organized in several evocative venues like the ancient hypogea of Casa Cava.
Within the MA/IN, an annual call for artists will be announced. It involves an international jury panel consisting of famous international composers and artists in the field of electronic arts.
MA/IN ~ SPAZIOMUSICA COMMISSION 2017
With the support of “Spaziomusica” organization of Cagliari (Sardinia, Italy) the il MA/IN promotes the creation of new works for Voice and Electronics/Multimedia. The best three projects has been selected and the works performed twice: the world premiere at the 36th Festival Spaziomusica (Cagliari, October 2017), the second performance during the MA/IN 2017 (Matera, December 2017).