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Occam Océan XXVI

FOR ACOUSTIC PERCUSSIONS

Enrico Malatesta, Éliane Radigue
Followed by DJ SET by Bienoise

Atelier Casa Ceretti - Verbania

24.04.2024 | 9PM
Price: €5

Occam Océan, is a long cycle of compositions for solo instrument, chamber formations, ensemble, inspired by the ocean as the most humanly accessible way to perceive and understand the vibratory nature of the Universe. The principle shaping the music follows the so-called Occam’s razor: “it is futile to do with more what can be done with less” (the simpler, the best), attributed to the Franciscan monk William of Occam. Occam Océan – Occam XXVI is a project resulting from the collaboration between Eliane Radigue, a French composer, pioneer in the exclusive use of continuous sounds and drones, and the Italian percussionist Enrico Malatesta. Realized in Paris in August 2018, the piece has since been presented worldwide in contexts such as Berghain in Berlin, the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, Bourse de Commerce/Pinault Collection in Paris, New Munch Museet in Oslo, Ravenna Festival in Ravenna, Onassis Stegi in Athens, Blank Forms in New York. Starting from her long experience with electronic instruments, Éliane Radigue moves towards music for acoustic instruments with a strongly spiritual and emotional character that manages to transport the listener to an elsewhere made vital by the perpetual and changing movement of pure sound. In this XXVI version of Occam Océan, acoustic percussions and their vibrations will be the protagonists, capable of connecting the audience, listeners, and performers to the deep and intimate energy of the Universe. 

Followed by

DJ SET 
by Bienoise (IT)

Following the performance by Enrico Malatesta, Alberto Ricca, artistically known as Bienoise, offers a selection of listening from the first to the fourth World: music and non-music, electronic, contemporary, and folk from the Global Village.

Concert By Enrico Malatesta ed Éliane Radigue
DJ SET by Bienoise (IT)

Enrico Malatesta is a percussionist active in experimental research fields between music, performance, and site-specific interventions. His practice explores the relationships between sound, space, and movement with particular attention to listening modes, instrument affordances, and polyrhythm, understood as the definition of multiple informations through an ecological and sustainable approach to the percussive act. He presents his work throughout Europe, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, North America, and Russia, participating in prestigious contemporary music festivals and performing arts, and taking part in artist residency projects for music production and research. A lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, he also collaborates since 2015 with IUAV – University of Venice and, in 2019, with ERT – Emilia Romagna Teatro Foundation for the International Dramaturgy course. Since 2018, he has been working on solo compositions for percussions that require a high level of critical interpretation and collaborates among others with Éliane Radigue, Jakob Ullmann, Michael Pisaro, and Peter Ablinger.

Éliane Radigue, born in 1932, is a French composer, a pioneer in the field of electronic music, and a key figure in contemporary world composition. Between the fifties and sixties, she came into contact with electroacoustic composers of the Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française, composing her first material, inspired by musique concrète, which was collected on Jouet Electronique and Elemental I, released in 1967 and 1968, respectively. The following piece, Usral, from 1969, shifted stylistic direction significantly towards minimalist music. In 1970, she moved to New York and recorded her first material for synthesizer: a musical instrument that she would favor in her compositions from this time on. Following the release of Adnos in 1974, presented at the Festival d’Automne in Paris, she moved to the French capital and began attending the Center for Tibetan Studies. Following this experience, her pieces felt the influence of Buddhist thought and meditation practice. Beginning in the early years of the new millennium, a new phase in her work opened and Radigue devoted herself exclusively to composing pieces for acoustic instruments: the Naldjorlak trilogy and the instrumental cycle Occam Océan took shape.

Alberto Ricca, aka Bienoise, composes computer music with a special interest in non-musical elements (noise, errors and music buried in them) and for the stimulation of conscious listening and contemplation. Intrigued by the technical and speculative limits of artificial intelligence tools, he published for BLACK and NOT The Art of Algorithm: DeathApathetic Algorithms, Artificial Artisans, a philosophical perspective on the boredom caused by algorithmic products. For Raeume Berlin, he wrote A GOLDEN BRIGHT LIGHT, a sound opera based on prayers hallucinated by machine learning. He is the author, with dancer and choreographer Annamaria Ajmone, of the contemporary dance show TO BE BANNED FROM ROME, co-produced by Piemonte dal Vivo and winner of the Hangar Piemonte call, whose main theme was the first release of C2C Festival’s curatorial label. He also works with the movement research collective Parini Secondo, with whom he writes i (2018), Romagna Mia (2019), SPEEED (2020) and BE ME, winner of the Kreativcampus.Ruhr 2021 call. His Most Beautiful Design, a mini album of low quality mp3 compositions, was released on floppy disk in 2018 by the revived cult label Mille Plateaux, which also releases his new album, This Meaning Today, in June 2022. In 2014, he was the only Italian invited to Tokyo’s Red Bull Music Academy. Since 2019, Radio Raheem Milan has hosted his monthly selection of unintentional compositions in the NON MUSIC program. He is founder, with Davide Merlino, of the Verbania-based radical improvisation label Floating Forest. He is a teacher. He is not a DJ.