LA TESTA DEL RE “The King’s Head” as an archetype of power and control, a symbol of the order you want to behead. Once again Stirpe999 sided with chaos, reiterating with sounds and concepts the distance from the status quo and the functional cultural system to its preservation. At the same time, “The King’s Head” represents the scapegoat of a dystopian society, which unable to reverse course needs the spectre of ancient powers to delegate responsibility for its own decadence: the empire crumbles by burying man under the rubble. Noise and irregular structures, dark and rarefied atmospheres, Stirpe999 interrogates the sound language in a radical way exploiting it to interpret the alienation of the post-human condition. Five very different but consistent tracks, thanks to the common sound intention and the depth of the proposed environments. Starting from the impro-jazz matrix noise proposed by INNER8 we come to the tribal echoes of FIRE AT WORK, a track structured on the alternation of binary and ternary rhythms. OREINOI and PURE offer the two most dancefloor tracks doomstep dark and resolute. VCHUTEMAS closes the circle with a cinematic and suspended proposal, hovering between ambient and avant-garde. A compilation that reaffirms the size of the label, outlined by a common attitude and a radical approach to sound matter which voluntarily violates the genres perimeters, considered useful exclusively to the seriality of the production.”
Aleksander Kolkowski is a composer, violinist, sound artist and researcher born and based in London. In a career spanning more than 30 years as a professional musician, he has appeared at major festivals worldwide and recorded for numerous record labels with various ensembles, bands and as a solo performer.
Over the past 12 years he has explored the potential of historical
sound recording and reproduction technology, combining horned violins,
gramophones and wax cylinder phonographs, to make contemporary
mechanical-acoustic music. This work has been shown across Europe and in
the USA, and broadcast by the BBC, WDR, Deutschlandradio and others.
In 2002 while resident in Berlin, Aleks founded Recording Angels, a
project that examines our relationship to recorded sound using
phonographs and acetate record cutters in performances, installations
and workshops. Large-scale works have been commissioned by MaerzMusik –
Berlin, Sonic Arts Network and the BFI South Bank.
He is an AHRC award holder and is currently completing a PhD at
Brunel University, London, combining practice-based and organological
research into early forms of mechanical amplification.
Aleks has recently been appointed as the London Science Museum’s sound artist-in-residence for 2012.
Venerdì 5 luglio si è svolto un primo incontro di coordinamento tra gli studenti di regia e montaggio del centro sperimentale e gli ex allievi del Lab di musica per le edizioni 2017 e 2018, in previsione di future collaborazioni.
Grazie a Sergio Bassetti, Gianfranco Cabiddu, Annalisa Forgione e Natalia Rolla
Live concert by ALVIN CURRAN and ANGELO MARIA FARRO in occasion of the finissage of:
OMNIA FLUMINA ROMAM DUCUNT / ALL RIVERS LEAD TO ROME sound architecture by ALVIN CURRAN at the Baths of Caracalla, Rome Curated by RAM radioartemobile Promoted by Soprintendenza Speciale Roma with Electa
“The sounds which animated the great Baths of Caracalla nearly 2000
years ago are no longer audible, yet the ruins themselves stand like a
gigantic musical score – una partitura architettonica – waiting only to
be transformed into audible sound, into an universal symphony.” A. C.
Video by RAM radioartemobile in collaboration with 148Produzioni.