Enrico Malatesta

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Enrico Malatesta is an Italian percussionist and sound researcher active in the field of experimental music, sound intervention and performance; his practice explores the relations between sound, space and body, the vitality of materials and the morphology of surfaces, with particular attention to the percussive acts and the modes of listenings.

Since 2007 Enrico Malatesta has been presenting his works with tours all over Europe, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, UK, North America and Russia, participating in festivals and special events in venues such as Pirelli Hangar Bicocca – Milano, Berghain – Berlin, MAM – Rio de Janeiro.

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ELEMENTI 2022

 

Elementi is a festival dedicated to contemporary music and performing arts whose intent is to present to the public the transversality of contemporary languages in relation to the emotional power of symbolic and uncontaminated landscapes of the Romagna region. The project is curated by MAGMA and MU in collaboration with the Municipality of Cervia, Cesenatico, Lugo, Cotignola, Bagnara, Bagnacavallo, Faenza, Massa Lombarda, Fusignano.

Romagna • June 3 – August 8

Line up includes: Ciro Vitiello, XIII, J.H.Guraj, Nuova Superficie (Giovanni Lami, Enrico Malatesta), Oren Ambarchi, EffeEffe, Sara Berts, Feldermelder, Laura Agnusdei, Tim Shaw, Domiziano Maselli, Leonardo Rubboli, Mike Cooper, Lamusa, Carolina Martines, Glauco Salvo, Annamaria Ajmone, Collettivo Scena, Mohammad Reza Mortazavi.

–> to to INSTAGRAM

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graphic©Natália Trejbalová

 

MANICULA

 

more information soon

 

E SôNA

 

Farmer, blood of the hangman, your plow is left without music

E SÔNA ("It sounds" in Romagna dialect) is the title of the project developed by artist Enrico Malatesta for Aequusol VER MMXXI. The work - which will have an evolution time corresponding to the duration of the entire Spring season - investigates the relationship between sound as a medium, form of movement and space, connecting elements of folklore and rural Romagna rituality with decadent, hidden and rarely perceived factors of the agricultural landscape of Abruzzo. It will manifest itself with performative actions and pedagogical programs dedicated to active listening in relation to material culture and the role of sound and acoustic phenomena, starting with beliefs and pagan liturgies originating in rural Romagna. Fulcrum of the research is the Cavéja Dagli Anëll, an ancient sound shaking device, equipped with tuned metal rings and used both in agricultural work and in particular superstitious-propitiatory rituals. The intent is to transfer the energy of these instruments in the context of the performing arts, going beyond the boundaries and the concept of local culture and restoring vitality to memory and popular sound habits in the contemporary context.

ph_Caveja from the collection exhibited at MET – Museo degli Usi e Costumi della Gente di Romagna, Santarcangelo di Romagna - Rimini.

Fo.Cu.S. Fondazione Culture Santarcangelo – Musei Comunali Santarcangelo

 

oscillation Public Address

Thrilled to perform again at Oscillation Festival in Bruxelles.

The fourth edition of Oscillation festival is dedicated to the question what it means to address a public, and how, by changing the site of a performance, the relationship between audience and performer shifts. Inspired by the transitory nature of public space, many artists are drawn to formats which resist the demands of the traditional performer/audience dynamic. Experimental formats such as soundwalks, itinerant performances and virtual events, allow work to move into public spaces where it interacts with a changing and unstable environments. A public is not necessarily a crowd, and experiments with small scale and outside formats are proving resilient, and raising meaningful questions about notions such as public and private, environment and nature, aspects of introspection and connection.

The fourth edition of Oscillation festival will take place from April 28th to May 1st, 2022 and it is curated by q-o2 - workspace for experimental music and sound art.

PARADISE • Il paesaggio che vorremmo poter desiderare

Incredibly happy to present a new version of SOUND SPACE BODY, a listening workshop conceived and realized with Attila Faravelli that is going to be presented in the frame of PARADISE • IL PAESAGGIO CHE VORREMMO POTER DESIDERARE, a project curated by Chiara Bersani and Giulia Traversi for SPAZIO KOR in Asti, Italy.


From November 30th to December 4th at SPAZIO KOR, Asti.

MAP_PA • master in performing arts 

 

Thrilled to be among the mentors of the MAP_PA – Master in Performing Arts organized by the Azienda Speciale Palaexpo in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. MAP_PA proposes a training course that, through the exploration of the performative languages of theater, music, dance and visual arts, will guide the participants towards new forms of design and artistic experimentation and interdisciplinary research.

More details on www.mattatoioroma.it

Aural tools

Happy to announce that two new releases I worked on are now available from Aural Tools.

BILIA
PIETRA DI LANGA w/ a text by anthropology Tim Ingold.

Aural Tools uses small runs of simple objects to document the material and conceptual processes of specific musicians’ sound production practice. It is a series of devices for relating sound to space, the listener and the body in ways unavailable through traditional recorded media such as CDs or LPs. 

Aural Tools was founded by Attila Faravelli, who is also its curator.

biennale di venezia – mahalla stories 


...thrilled to be part of a series of events and education programs created in the context of the Uzbekistan Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venice, that  will take place from August 24th to 31st at the Uzbekistan Pavilion, Quarta Tesa Arsenale.

Full programme –>  Events – Mahalla Stories

Thanks to Carlos Casas for the invitation.

A detail of a carved surface

i lift
one stone
and i am
thinking

[Robert Lax – new poems, 1962]

Thanks to the permission from the "Robert Lax Literary Trust” I am incredibly happy to announce that I have officially started to work on a new, long-term project, consisting of a series of sound actions, readings and workshops revolving around the beauty of Robert Lax's poems.

News, list of partners / supporters and more insights on the project will be shared through my webpage and social networks.

 

Robert's portrait has been taken at Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, in 1985, by ©Judith Emery.



ELEMENTI 2021

Elementi is a festival dedicated to contemporary music and performing arts whose intent is to present to the public the transversality of contemporary languages in relation to the emotional power of symbolic and uncontaminated landscapes of the Romagna region. The project is curated by MAGMA and MU in collaboration with the Municipality of Cervia.

Line up of artists Includes Clara de Asís, Gigi Masin, France Jobin, Francesco Guerri, Sandro Mussida, Cristina Kristal Rizzo and Riccardo La Foresta

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Saline di Cervia ph©Chiara Pavolucci

peter ablinger 
Weiss / Weisslich 31b, drum-set, rain

Installation piece will be presented in late summer 2021. More information soon.

 

Peter's portrait ©Siegrid Ablinger

April 28, 2022

e sôna
Caveja dagli Anëll • performance

Oscillation Festival
Bruxelles BELGIUM

May 8, 2022

e sôna
Caveja dagli Anëll • performance

Pollinaria

Loreto Aprutino IT

June 13–17, 2022

Natura dell'architettura

Workshop at Villaggio Minerario di Formignano / Dipartimento di Architettura di Cesena
Università di Bologna

Cesena ITALY

June 18, 2022

MU

Sound Intervention
w/ Giovanni Lami and Glauco Salvo
Lost Music Festival

Parma ITALY

June 24, 2022

NUOVA SUPERFICIE

w/ Giovanni Lami
Festival Elementi

Cotignola ITALY

June 1–5, 2022

MANICULA

residency and walks w/Chiara Pavolucci
OperaEstate Festival

Bassano del Grappa ITALY

June 27, 2022

MANICULA

workshop and walks w/Chiara Pavolucci
Ascolti Verticali

Bologna ITALY

July 1, 2022

I lift one stone and i am thinking

collective reading and sound performance on Robert Lax's poems
LFP NOMADIC SCHOOL

Torri del Vajolet ITALY

July 3, 2022

ÉLIANE RADIGUE
OCCAM OCEAN – OCCAM XXVI

LFP NOMADIC SCHOOL

Torri del Vajolet ITALY

July 22–29, 2022

e sôna
lecture on Caveja dagli Anëll

Liminaria 

San Martino Valle Caudina IT

August 10–14, 2022

ÉLIANE RADIGUE
OCCAM SERIES program

Fifth Edition Festival For Other Music

Stockholm SWEDEN

August 15, 2022

ÉLIANE RADIGUE
OCCAM SERIES program

Västerås domkyrka

Västerås SWEDEN

August 17, 2022

ÉLIANE RADIGUE
OCCAM SERIES program

New MuchMuseet

Oslo NORWAY

August 20, 2022

E

Sound Performance w/Bienoise

Piedicavallo Festival

Piedicavallo ITALY

September 4, 2022

SUPERPAEsaggio

soundwalk w/Attila Faravelli and Nicola Ratti

Campo Base Festival

Val d'Ossola ITALY

September 8, 2022

Charles | gauguet | malatesta

Free Music Forum

Wien AUSTRIA

September 12, 2022

ÉLIANE RADIGUE
OCCAM SERIES program

Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain Nomadic Nights

Paris FRANCE

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