Enrico Malatesta

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Enrico Malatesta is an Italian percussionist, sound researcher and curator active in the field of experimental music, sound intervention and performance; his practice explores the relations between sound, space and body, the vitality of materials and the morphology of surfaces, with particular attention to the percussive acts and the modes of listenings.

Since 2007 Enrico Malatesta has been presenting his works with tours all over Europe, Brasil, South Korea, Japan, UK, North America and Russia, participating in festivals and special events in venues such as Pirelli Hangar Bicocca – Milano, Berghain – Berlin, MAM – Rio de Janeiro.

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Ph © F. Caruso, C. Lombardi

Design & Code Giulia Polenta

© 2021 Enrico Malatesta

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A detail of a carved surface

i lift
one stone
and i am
thinking

[Robert Lax – new poems, 1962]

Thanks to the permission from the "Robert Lax Literary Trust” I am incredibly happy to announce that I have officially started to work on a new, long-term project, consisting of a series of sound actions / performances revolving around the beauty of Robert Lax's poems.

News, list of partners / supporters and more insights on the project will be shared through my webpage and social networks.

 

Robert's portrait has been taken at Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, in 1985, by ©Judith Emery.

ELEMENTI 2021

Elementi is a festival dedicated to contemporary music and performing arts whose intent is to present to the public the transversality of contemporary languages in relation to the emotional power of symbolic and uncontaminated landscapes of the Romagna region. The project is curated by MAGMA and MU in collaboration with the Municipality of Cervia.

Line up of artists Includes Clara de Asís, Gigi Masin, France Jobin, Sandro Mussida, Cristina Kristal Rizzo and Riccardo La Foresta

 

Saline di Cervia_ph ©Chiara Pavolucci

carlos casas + enrico malatesta "archive works"
live cinema

Archive Works are a series of films, and experiments with archive material, found footage and classic films, as part of a research related to a film. It is a way to experiment, to uncover or analyse existent archive material, classic or contemporary, in order to come out with new film work, while manipulating and reediting the source material, sound and image are a single matter that I manipulate creating new sounds and new images, a sort of expanded way of audiovisual sampling. I see these works as a sort of new approach to found footage film and experimental sound exploration.

peter ablinger 
Weiss / Weisslich 31b, drum-set, rain

Installation piece will be presented in late summer 2021. More information soon.

 

Peter's portrait©Siegrid Ablinger

May 14–15, 2021

Teatro Valdoca
Enigma – Requiem per Pinocchio

ERT • Teatro Alessandro Bonci

Cesena IT

June 11, 2021

Éliane Radigue
Occam Ocean – Occam XXVI

AngelicA Festival

Bologna IT

June 11, 2021

Nuova superficie  
live set w/ Giovanni lami

AngelicA Festival

Bologna IT

June 19, 2021

E Sôna 
soundwalk • performance

Aequusol – VER MMXXI

Loreto Aprutino IT

June 22, 2021

boga 
performance w/ Cristina Rizzo

Live Arts Week X

Bologna IT

June 25, 2021

Archive works 
a/v live set w/ carlos casas

Osvaldo Festival 

Rovereto IT

June 27, 2021

Michael pisaro
melody • world première

FOM Festival

Forlì IT

July 2, 2021

MARKHOR
performance w/ Cristina Rizzo

Festival Cantieri Culturali 

Firenze IT

July 8, 2021

boga 
performance w/ Cristina Rizzo

Santarcangelo Festival

Santarcangelo di Romagna IT

July 22, 2021

Nuova superficie  
live set w/ Giovanni lami

Lugo Contemporanea Festival

Lugo IT

July 30, 2021

MARKHOR
performance w/ Cristina Rizzo

Crisalide Festival

Forlì IT

September 5, 2021

boga 
performance w/ Cristina Rizzo

Fabbrica Europa Festival

Firenze IT 

September 9, 2021

boga 
performance w/ Cristina Rizzo

Danae Festival

Milano IT 

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