Nuova Superficie

Giovanni Lami & Enrico Malatesta
Tape Recorders / Objects / Percussion Instruments

The duo of Lami-Malatesta is based upon an active idea of horizontal actions in progress, that slowly change and melt over the course of the performance. Sound originates from several speakers and – in general – from different diffusion points, amplified or not, analog or acoustic, in a non-referential movement. The one and only need is to produce a simple sound-mass, seemingly static but unceasingly evolving through the labour of the musicians. They use their own instruments (as form and gesture) mainly on the surface, moving objects and working upon the skin of an amplified snare or directly in contact with the tape of the reel-to-reel recorder, trying to activate what is already present there but quiescent.
The aim is to realize a complex sound-space where each listening-experience can be free to evolve and wander and get lost. The sound is made from several diffusion points and is defined by sounds on the cusp of a dense texture, really homogeneous yet rich in detail and micro-perturbations. This non-stop negotiation between details on the horizon and the horizon itself, this lack of balance, and the interaction with the space hosting the performance is the base of this project, that could be considered as something in between electroacoustic music and site-specific action.


June 18th
Live performance at Festival della Fiaba
Villa Sorba, Modena IT


APACHE at MTM Cavallerizza, Teatro Litta, Milano IT
Node Festival – Paradoxes at Civico Planetario di Modena, Modena IT
Magma at Chiostro di San Francesco, Bagnacavallo IT
Paradoxes at Planetario di Ravenna, Ravenna IT
Santarcangelo dei Teatri, Santarcangelo di Romagna IT