Pinocchio

Label : Nat Nat

Title : Pinocchio

Format : CD

Release date : 2002

Total time : 40'06"

Alessandro Bosetti: interviews, soprano sax, harmonium, piano, objects, electronics, composition
Antonello Cassinotti and Biancapaola Frateschi, Gregor Hotz, Giulia Niccolai, Elino Rossi, Mauro Chechi, Pardo Fornaciari, Riccardo Biadene, Edoardo Ricci, children from Vercurago’s elementary school, Alessandro Bertante, Jean Christophe Potvin, Roberto de Pas, Edith Abraham, Federica Fracassi: words

Recorded by Alessandro Bosetti, Jean Christophe Potvin, and Riccardo Luppi in Italy, March-September 2001
Mastered by Rainer Robben in Berlin
Remix of the original quadriphonic version
Cover artwork by Sven-Åke Johansson.

This cd remixes and re-composes materials otherwise performed live as a quadriphonic piece of ‘listening theatre’ to be held in a dark space. It is a sound-text composition using as root materials, spoken word fragments, saxophones sounds, and noises from Alessandro Bosetti’s instrumental vocabulary.
Part of the process in constructing the piece, as well as producing sounds and composing them, was to interview chosen people on the topic pinocchio. Without preparation, just trusting on memory and invention the fragments were chosen for their musical qualities as well as for their meaning. some fragments are still recognizable, leading to a sort of very quick hoerspiel-like montage. Howver, most of them are recomposed in more abstract and spatialised musical structures. Even though it is in Italian it doesnÕt necessarily requires a proper comprehension of the language.
This work follows, on one side, the previous steps of Alessandro Bosetti’s spoken word project melgùn, focusing on musical aspects of language (melgùn, la macchina che moltiplica a per tre). On the other side, it goes beyond the childish, fairytale like aspects of the story of that ambiguous animated piece of wood, a mysterious character, somewhere between a metamorphic object and an ‘ante litteram’ anarchist, once referred to by Italian writer Giorgio Manganelli as being ‘always anthropomorphic, never human’.

Tracklist :
Non c’è ancora (3:17)
Essere o raccontare (scena muta) (2:12)
Di legno (2:48)
Gli ottavanti (2:55)
La menzogna (3:12)
Spaccato (3:21)
I piedi (11:22)
Fate (5:50)
Finalmente raccontano (5:05)

 

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