Great success of public and critics for “Oltremare” premiere in Bari Cathedral


Great success of public and critics for “Oltremare” premiere in Bari Cathedral. Orchestra Sinfonica della Città Metropolitana di Bari was conducted by Maurizio Colasanti.

“Una situazione ricca di fremiti, tensioni, dolori e speranze, rispecchiata in una musica in cui la modernità é evidente, ma mai sterililmente preponderante, e con un linguaggio che avvince l’ascoltatore”

(A situation full of thrills, tensions, pains and hopes, reflected in a music in which modernity is obvious, but never infertilely predominant, and in a language that captivates the listener)

Nicola Sbisà, La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno

Fluttuazioni Quantistiche


“Fluttuazioni Quantistiche” (Quantum Fluctuations) is a piece inspired by quantum’s micro-world, basis of our physical world. I imagined some kind of a soundtrack, sounds intrinsic to the matter, which has laws different from the real world. In it’s first part there is a rarefaction of time, this is an introduction where you can not see neither the time nor the speed. In reality everything is constantly in “4/4” and “100 to a quarter”. There is also a different dimension of space given by notes that appear and disappear, like particles; these are played by orchestral instruments that come from far apart, together with large resonances produced by vibraphone and harp with unusual tunings. The vibraphone, during the whole piece, produces also very large clusters with wooden bands placed over the keys.Pursuing, small flows of energy comes and a great little episode: particles that, as children, play and have fun.

After constant flows of energy arrive, produced by bands that sound starting from ppp till ff.

These are orchestral sections that intersect each other.At the end of this episode are fluctuations themselves, particles floating in space musically rendered by triplets of the harp and “glissandos” in the muted strings.

This element gives off very strong energy that puts in motion a heavy machinery of the most serious and strong instruments which after settles into a “mobile sound” (a tenuto and unstable sound due to the micro-tonality) that leads to a “tutti” of the orchestra through an episode of brass-percussion. Brasses play, each with a different rhythm to simulate chaos, hitting the mouthpiece with the palm of the hand.

The ordered chaos of particles expresses a great uncontrollable force due to strings that play legato with pure wood and a whirling piece of woods like a bird cage gone wild which give off particles that ends with strong percussion hit, after which there is .. . silence for eight beats.

Finally the piece becomes more rarefied to return to the entropy of the initial state and ends with a resonance of a high note from the vibraphone that is lost in space.

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