Luca Forcucci, Composition & Production
B(l)(e)(e)(n)dings is the result of three years of intensive exploration and collaboration in several regions of Southern Africa (Mozambique, Swaziland, Limpopo, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and the East Coast). The current piece presented at Kunstraum Walcheturm explores and instore a dialogue between the combination of ancestral forms of music and instruments from Southern Africa with western electroacoustic forms of music. During the preparation of the project, in May 2018, Luca interviewed the American composer Phill Niblock, known among other to ave produced the iconic Arthur Russell’s album World Of Echo. He generously provided footage of rural manual labour shot in the 70’s in South Africa and Lesotho. The films are diffused during the concerts over two screens.
Luca Forcucci’s research observes the perceptive properties of sound, space and memory. The field of possibilities of the first person experience is explored as the artwork. In this context, he is interested in perception, subjectivity and consciousness. The works are sound installations, sound walks, performances, videos, photography and texts. A great influence is the late American avant- garde composer and musician Pauline Oliveros and her concept of deep listening expanded to all what is humanly possible to listen to. Since 2008, he collaborates with scientists in the field of neuroscience, perception and biology, and is particularly fascinated by visual mental imagery as sonic imagination. His works are presented since 1997 in Switzerland, Europe, Brazil, China, India, Lebanon, South Africa and USA. His recordings are published by Universal, Subrosa and Cronica Electronica.