Laboratorio di Ricerca D’Arte Contemporanea
Concerto d’Arte Contemporanea
Via Miranese 42 – 30035 Mirano (VE)
Anima del suono - the soul of the sound
10.05 – 12.07.2009
Curated by Maria Luisa Trevisan
PaRDeS – Laboratorio di Ricerca d’Arte
Via Miranese 42 - Mirano (VE)
Claudio Ambrosini Fernandez Arman Franco Armieri
Davide Bertocchi Huguette
Blèzés Ariela Böhm Alessandro Cadamuro Alessandro
Cardinale Giuseppe Chiari
Leonardo Cimolin Nicola Cisternino Barbara Codogno - Marcello Mauro
Varriale Nadia Costantini Sonia Deotto Hélène Foata Silvio
Gagno Cristina Gori
Enzo Guaricci Maura Israel Karpüseeler Jiri Kolar Ion Koman Jean-Pierre
Tamara Landau Bruno Lucchi Mya Lurgo Maria Pia Michielon Riccardo Misto
Mondino Aldo Pallaro Renato Pengo Simone Racheli Christian Rainer &
Andersen Tobia Ravà Claudio Ronco Sevn Oreste Sabadin Hana Silberstein
Sopelsa Barbara Taboni Annamaria Targher Paolo Tommasini Alessandra
Vignato Elisabetta Vignato Dania Zanotto Luciano Zarotti Zhou Zhi Wei
Opening on Sunday, 10th May at 4.00 PM with performances
Cisternino, Sevn, Cesare Vignato, Claudio Ronco, Barbara Codogno-Marcello
Enzo Varriale. Finissage on Sunday, 12th July at 6.00 PM with performances
Jean-Pierre and Tamara Landau with Catherine Fava-Dauvergne (singing
dancing) and of Eugenio Muner, Antonio Costanzo, Maria Luisa Trevisan,
Zerbi. Installations of Tobia Ravà.
Under the aegis of Provincia di Venezia, Assessorato alla Cultura, Comune
Mirano, Assessorato alla Cultura, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa - Venezia.
Sponsored by Collalto Azienda Agricola Conte Collalto.
Collaborazioni: Martina Ballarin, Dario Bertocchi, Irene De Lorenzi,
Mariangela Gallo, Elena Menin, Emma Galzignato, Cinzia Testa.
During the exhibition we planned the following meeting:
To make an arc instrumen,t Friday 22nd May at 9.00
Gino Canello, lute player of Crespano del Grappa, will present the
construction tecnique of an arc instrument. He will be accompanied by
violinist Bazzichetto who will play "Aria sulla quarta corda di
suite BWV 1068.
Vincent Van Gogh, Wednesday 27th may at 9.00 PM
Presentation of Giuseppe Cafiero's book (Editore Pacini, Pisa)The reading
some passages performed by Donatella Medici will be accompanied by the
a clarinet(Lara Panicucci), of a trombone and of a guitar (Silvio Bernardi)
by some projections of some paintings, sketches and autographed letters
famous Dutch artist. It will be not a biography but a sort of story
starting from ten women that the artist met in ten different cities.
Antonio Vivaldi, Fridayì 12th June at 9.00 PM.
Conversation with Federico Maria Sardelli about Antonio Vivaldi’s
fortunes and misfortunes.
Francesco Fanna will talk about the rediscovery of Vivaldi in the 20th
century and Tiziano Scarpa will discuss on the novel Stabat Mater.
Presented by Giuseppe Bovo.
“Palindromic Deandrè” Thursday 25th June at 9.00
We will reat the most beautiful and famous lyrics of Fabrizio De Andrè,
in the originals palindromic versions realized by Riccardo Misto and
of his book“Così dall’alto così dal basso
– Palindromi amorose”, first
collection of palindromic lyrics. Interpreted by Donatella Medici.
Musical labyrinth. Harpsichord concert. Thursday 2nd July at 9.00 PM
The musician Lia Levi Minzi terrà will play the musics of J.
S. Bach. The harpsichord builder Giampaolo Plozner will talk about some
aspects of this instrument and abuot the pieces played.
THE SOUL OF
THE SOUND Maria Luisa Trevisan
"Just the music cause relief. The sound come out
soft and velvety, the
instrument sings by itself. I watch with sadness this friendly violin
and I am
convinced that it has a soul too."
Soul and sound have many affinities seeing that music
is the most impalpable, ephemeral, abstract and airy art. One of the
meanings of "anemos" is "wind, puff". The notes
spread out in the air. The sound is closely related to that element
and in the same way is related the soul, the most spiritual and undying
part in a human being, considered in a lot of philosophies the life
principle of every living creature but it is also the centre of an arc
Douring this exhibition, the cultural association "Concerto
Contemporanea", that this year celebrates its tenth anniversary
from the ufficial foundation, joins multimedia and figurative artists,
musicians, art critics, writers, curators, music experts and all the
ones that work for the
diffusion of artistic and cultural values. In this way, the ones that
share the ideals of universal harmony can contribute to make this concert
In a child rhythm is innate. He learn to move linstening
to his mother beats and the sounds that comes from the outside. The
heart and its beats is a question that we treat as the first sound element
that we learn to listen to so it is present in the exhibition in the
three-dimensional and pictorial works of art (Taboni and Sopelsa) and
in interactive perfomances that re-edit the pulsations trasforming them
into music (Codogno-Mauro-Varriale). Music is rhythm, is sound alternate
to pauses and you can do it with anything as we see
in Giovanni Sollima (We were trees) that plays a cello built with waste,
assemblies of different materials, scraps, proposing a new frontier
There are musicians that play with mechanical parts of car (as in a
note advertising) and others with fruits and vegetables. Musicians and
contemporary composers play in situations at the limit, incredible and
today. Concerts at high altitude, also on Himalaya, unless 20 degrees
or with instruments of ice. Tim Linhart (USA), sculptor and musician
(in Sweden he has built an entire hotel made of ice), plays and sculpts
musical instruments using thin layers of ice. The project, the only
one in the world, has been done in 2007 in the Alps, in glacier of Val
Senales South Tyrol, 3200 m under the sea level, executing a program
of the highest level between classical music, jazz, ambient and ethnic
music, transmitting unforgettable sensations. "Icemusic",
music that comes from ice or made of ice, has a problem that is the
instrument melts and, so long as it sounds, you must throw on it bucket
In the course of the time, music has been a model inspiration
for a lot of artists. In Gothic architecture certain elements, in particular
columns, ringed as a bell and, traditionally, these were beatings to
oust the evil, like the plague and the malignant spirits. In the Renaissance
architects tried to find music proportions studing the works of the
Brunelleschi built palaces and churches in reference to unison, iapason,
diapènte, diatèssaron, because also music is mathematics
and geometry: harmony, an instrument of salvation that gives relief.
Kandinsky in The spiritual in art combines geometry and colors to the
sounds. In his writings it is confirmed the belief that the essence
of the world and the beauty of the cosmos will reveal
In the exhibition are exposed works created ad hoc,
that through the sound also stimulate the other senses and relays various
sensations and emotions, as the crying or laugh. Soul sound involves
the sense of hearing, present in the work of Armieri, in the lightbox
of Ravà where a big ear is built with the numbers of Fibonacci
sequence or in the video of Christian Rainer & Karin Andersen where
the same artists are transfomed into aliens. Other operations, performances,
sculptures and environmental installations "site specific"
stimulate the touch, the view, the sense of smell and the perception
of the space, as in the androgine heads with the guardian of the temple
(Lucchi), the image that evokes the sound of the crystal chandelier
of Bohemia in the music room (Elisabetta Vignato), tunics with amulets,
hanging as large sculptures- costume (Zanotto), keyboards of piano coats
to the wind (Gori) and shamanic courses that produce the sound of the
rods of bamboo (Zarotti). There are paintings and sculptures that represent
musical harmonies, in the forms and in the colours (Foata, Gagno, Lurgo,
Targher), with rhythms, frequencies and intervals that give life to
a dance that in certain cases takes the aspect of a cosmic swarm. The
sound as a metaphor of the existence emited by the voice and by the
singing, by the steps of dance, by the clap of the hands and the body
movements (Urso), by the wind rustling, by the leaves and by the branches,
by insects (Codogno-Mauro), in a game played between artificial and
natural: by the awakening of the nature and of human beings (Sevn),
by glass (Cadamuro), by tubes (Karpüseeler), and elements in steel
and polyethylene (Costantini), by the turn of a bicycle wheel (Sabadin),
by e treel off of a film (Pengo).
The conceptual works of Claudio Ambrosini, that in 2007 wins the Leon
D'Oro at the Biennale of Venice, show a work that comes to different
results, always having in the center the experimentation and musical
research. They are works based on the concept of visible soul of the
sound connected with the idea of anemos.
"For example - as he explains - in Geometric negative progression:
a rubber tube, wet with soapy water, is pierced according to the distance
on a flute.
The air contain in a balloon places on the head of the tube, makes visible
the difference in heights of the sounds. White noise is instead a typical
‘breath’ which in music is used for aesthetic reasons".
There are paintings with musicians (Cardinale, Israel, Mondino, Silberstein),
also with literal and poetic references to the sound (Landau and Ronco)
or depicting musical instruments (Blèzés, Koman, Cesare
Vignato, Zhou Zhi Wei). Works with pieces of guitar (Arman) or assemblages
of real musical instruments: for exemple wind instruments with biblical
references to trumpets of Jericho (Ravà), or combinations of
guitars, trumpets and musical scores (Giuseppe Chiari) and a wax trumpet
(Racheli). But also marble cds (Bertocchi), Il truffatore covered with
CD (Tommasini), a staff in raku (Böhm), and a lectern with music
palindromes (Misto), harps in glass and cedar of Lebanon in the garden
(Cimolin, Pallaro). Also bells (Guaricci), Tibetan bells too (Cisternino,
Deotto, Michielon) in order to research a universal harmony.
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