Elementare

One-night vocal musical performance
Elementare

 

Risk, duration, fatigue, agreement preceding understanding, invisible bonding, gathering, change, hospitality, waiting, awakening, and silence.

 

 

 

Elementare – Spilamberto (Modena), September 11, 2021
Video by Fabio Fiandrini

 

Elementare is a temporary alliance between audience and artists, called to share the time of one night.


Elementare
 is an evocation of ritual through song, an uncertain covenant around the paths that words trace when shaped in music.

In a space equipped for sleep, a temporary community takes shape, founded on the desire to inhabit together a ridge, a transitory instant that will be made to last through the hours. A song addressed to the night as a time of suspension and subversion, a celebration of waiting in which the dawn to come becomes a figure of a crossing.

Six slowly consuming voices, the exercise of a presence without certain boundaries between performers and audience, words that become declamations, silence, lists, echoes: these are the primary elements through which an attempt is made to fabricate a shared poetic space. As we slowly form a vocabulary, almost a collective prayer, as we make the gesture of lighting a symbolic fire in the space between us and others, Elementare gives voice to the desire to declare: we are here.

What motivates us to sing for an entire night?
Risk, duration, fatigue, agreement preceding understanding, invisible bonding, gathering, change, hospitality, waiting, awakening, and silence.

Elementare at Pietà dè Turchini, Napoli, July 6, 2018.
Photo by Futura Tittaferrante

Nights

Elementare (1st studio), May 26, 2018 at Ovestlab in Modena during  Festival Periferico

Elementare (2nd studio), July 6, 2018 at Pietà de’ Turchini in Napoli during  Altofest

Elementare (3rd studio), May 3, 2019 at La Torre in Modena during  Trasparenze Festival

Elementare, June 23, 2019 in Campsirago during Il Giardino delle Esperidi

Elementare, December 8, 2019 in Matera during Altofest/Matera Capitale Europea della Cultura 2019

Elementare, September 11, 2021 in Spilamberto (Modena)

Elementare, July 15, 2022 in Villa Aldini, Bologna

Elementare – presentation, 2019
Video editing Maura Costantini; video shooting in Modena by Bianca Maria Chiarot; video shooting in Napoli by Futura Tittaferrante

 

 

I sing to keep the dark away, I sing to use the waiting

— E. Dickinson

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