VENICE BIENNIAL 2000
In the first movement "Dry", dressed in a
tail-coat like the other quartet musicians, I direct with my left hand
and I sound the Lightning with my right hand.
In the second movement "Wet", I am inside
basin. Lights are off. Only the small red light of my infrared baton
pulsates. While I am in apnoea I hardly feel only the low frequency.
Once the musical phase has ended, I go out to just to breathe and go
under the water immediately.
In the third movement "Experience", I go
the basin and, dripped with water, I play a short waltz in front of the
spectators in the first rows.
Invited to the Biennial the title of which
"LESS AESTHETICS MORE ETHICS" (Director Massimiliano Fuksas) I
presented the title "Proliferation truth of sentiment". Feeling as an
element determining negative and positive expressive shapes of our
present time (11 September 2001, an year after...). For the invitation
to the concert, I wrote a sort of "organigramme" that visualizes, to
me, links and intensity grades existing amongst Technology, Ethics, Art
A bit of auto-irony, but exaggerating difficulties that no orchestra
director would have met, I hope I shared emotions and my experience
with public. Believing also in the fact that art is in some way a