SOUND//SPACE: Screening & Talk: Via di San Teodoro 8 (2010-11) | Directed by David Ryan1. Jul - 1. Jul 12 / ended SoundFjord
£5 (or free with Niblock ticket (same evening))
SOUND//SPACE: Via di San Teodoro 8 (2010-11) | Directed by David Ryan
Film with Talk
Via di San Teodoro 8 (2010-11) | David Ryan
SUNDAY 01 July | 3:30-4:30pm | Cinema Space in F3
Tickets: wegottickets.com/event/165693 and at door
Related Events: Performance | 3 Compositions (1977 – 2003) and The Movement of People Working (China 1986; Japan 1989) by Phill Niblock | SUNDAY 01 July | 8-10pm | F2 Hall | wegottickets.com/event/165695
David Ryan’s film, Via di San Teodoro 8, explores Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi’s (1905-1988) house in the heart of Rome. It investigates different aspects of this house: its spaces, sounds and vistas, and its unique ambience opposite the ancient Roman Forum. It lies somewhere between experimental documentary and the filmic poetic essay, also portraying the early electronic instruments (Ondiolas) on which Scelsi composed and improvised in a rare performance by pianist Oscar Pizzo. Without any dialogue, the film attempts to capture something of the environment in which Scelsi composed his microtonal music, and unfolds to ‘house’ a performed improvisation within its architectural and filmic context. In this sense the film is a perfect prelude to the music and films of Phill Niblock, dealing as it does with both microtonal performance and the relationship of sound to space.
HD Video | 40 minutes (2010-11) Director: David Ryan
DOP: Tim Sidell
Sound: Emanuele Costantini
This screening includes a short introduction to Scelsi’s approach to music and the realisation of the film by the Director + Q&A.
David Ryan is a visual artist and writer based in London and Cambridge, who is also actively involved in contemporary music. He studied at Liverpool and Coventry Polytechnics, and also on a travelling German Scholarship to Hamburg, Lubeck and Berlin. His extensive writing on art and music includes pieces on Jessica Stockholder, Bernard Frize, John Riddy, Shirley Kaneda, Fabian Marcaccio, Franz Ackermann, David Reed, Katherina Grosse, Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, Helmut Lachenmann and Jonathan Lasker for various art publications including Modern Painters, Dissonanz in Switzerland, Leonardo Music Journal, San Francisco, Art Papers USA, Contemporary Visual Arts, Contemporary, London, Artpress, Paris, and Tempo, and Art Monthly, London.
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