Costantino Rizzuti


UnƧightly Sound Poetry

Chi te via
with Ernesto Orrico (voice actor)

Recitation of Karawane by Hugo Ball
with Ernesto Orrico (voice actor)

Proposed work as accepted for soundpedro 2020:

Trame is a composition dedicated to the Kurdish people and to all the peoples forced to live in Resistance. It was born in 2017 as soundtrack of an installation result of an artistic laboratory intended for migrants and asylum seekers. The voices of the participants were recorded, processed and included in the composition. Among these, the voices of two Kurdish migrants who in addition to telling their own story have also sung their traditional song were particularly used. 

If our body, like silkworms, left a small colored filament, our movement and action over time would create a dense texture, an intricate and colorful textile. Thus the Mediterranean sea would become an immense colored tapestry that would tell the passage, the joy, the pain and even the death of many human beings on the run. These are the “Trame” that this work wants to represent through environmental sounds, voices and the sound of a flute to create an auditory narration that, hopefully, will fascinate and also make us reflect on today’s dramas.

Currently the composition was made in the form of a 10 minutes two-channels stereo track. For the presentation in the soundpedro festival I propose to create a multichannel playback system (4,6 or 8 Ch) made using cassette players, walkman or any other reproduction device. The composition was designed for a cyclical reproduction as the materials used in the beginning and in the end are very similar. The duration of the work can be extended in the phase of realization of the distribution of sounds on multiple channels by creating interweaving of sound materials that change over time.

The first version made in 2017 was significantly changed in the last months. The first execution of the new version of the piece will be made during the soundpedro festival.

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Costantino Rizzuti is a composer and sound artist. He is author of pieces of acousmatic music and live electronics, sound and audio-visual installations and live performances presented in national and international conference, festivals and exhibition. He has a background in Engineering; in Spring 2019, He graduate at Conservatory S. Giacomantonio in Cosenza in Electronic Music Composition. He is the founder of Artis Lab an electronic music studio in Cosenza devoted to the design and construction of new experimental electronic musical instruments.

Artist Location: Cosenza, Calabria, Italy

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