Dalla pietra

for voice, 2 violins (or violin and viola), cello, accordion
2009 | duration: 6′

Notes
1st prize at SuonoSonda
International Competition
Shortlisted for Gaudeamus Prize 2010
Published by Ars Publica | AP 00504 M
Audio
Recorded live in Amsterdam 6.9.2010 at Gaudeamus Music Week
Nieuw Ensemble | Charlotte Riedijk
soprano, Bas Wiegers conductor, Angel Gimeno, Sanne Hunfeld vln,
Jeroen den Herder
cello, Pieternel Berkers accordion

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Recorded 30.7.2009 | Ensemble Fisarchi: Annamaria Vassalle voice, Daniele Del Lungo, Andrea
Vassalle vln, Laura Gorkoff cello, Daniel Stratznig accordion

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Text
Texts by Michelangelo Buonarroti
Rime 247, 102, 97
Caro m’è l’sonno e più l’esser di sasso
non veder non sentir m’è gran ventura
Però non mi destar, deh, parla basso
O notte o dolce tempo benchè nero
Al cor di zolfo
A la carne di stoppa
A l’ossa che di secco legno
A l’alma senza guida e senza freno

 

Program note (ITA/ENG)
Michelangelo considerava la scultura come un’arte del levare
piuttosto che del mettere: attraverso un lavoro di sottrazione liberava le figure che vivono nascoste nella pietra.
I testi di Dalla pietra sono frammenti scelti dalle sue poesie.
Così scrivere è stato levare per far nascere la voce in uno spazio teatrale poi abbandonato, lasciato vuoto e abitato da tensioni e attese.

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I wrote “Dalla pietra” immediately after “Da uno spazio bianco”. Both
titles point to an origin. “Dalla pietra” means “from the stone” and
the text is a collage of fragments from poems by Michelangelo
Buonarroti, the Italian artist of XVI century. He thought that
sculpture consisted in removal: shapes are set free from the stone in
which they are trapped.
Writing “Dalla pietra” was for me a loss of distance; here the music is
more exposed and concrete. The voice, with small gestures typical of recitativo,
aims at creating a theatrical space that is then left empty and opaque,
permeated by tension and longing.
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Performances
28.07.2009 | Ensemble Fisarchi, Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano
29.07.2009 | Ensemble Fisarchi, Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano
06.09.2010 | Nieuw Ensemble, Gaudeamus Music Week, Amsterdam
02.11.2011 | Ensemble L’Arsenale, music@villaromana, Firenze
27.11.2011 | Ensemble L’Arsenale, Padova
29.11.2011 | Ensemble L’Arsenale, Nuova Musica a Treviso
13.04.2015 | Ensemble 2e2m, Paris

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