“The selected compositions will be played continuously in sequence at a concert during the Contemporanea Festival in October in Udine (Italy) and broadcast from Taukay Web Radio, the first Italian web radio station dedicated entirely to contemporary music.
A video recording of the concert is also scheduled. Over the sequence, the dance company “Arearea” will present an expressly dedicated choreography.
The idea underlying this project has a broad international perspective. It is based on the idea that brief “fragments” of sound can be edited together to accompany movements, “actions”, in a continuum where chance is able to construct a fascinating audio-visual sequence.
Using the internet, artists were asked to send pieces of no more than 60 seconds in length to Taukay Edizioni Musicali, in order to participate in a kind of collective musical composition.
The time limit was a substantial challenge for the participants, calling for an essential nature which required complete control of the sonic events in the search for the heart of the music.
The result is a phenomenal and multi-faceted compositional whole, made up of 61 compositions chosen from 716 works submitted from 34 countries, to which the contemporary dance company “Arearea” has added the expression of movement.”
The full 1 hour video of the performance can be downloaded for free from here.
Ghost of a Bird excerpt: