Nomadic sounds

04 October 2019

curated by Mauro Battisti e Ivan Bert

Flashback sound, the space dedicated to music, this year plays on the double meanings of ‘errare’ – both ‘to wander’ and ‘to be wrong’ – and ‘time’ – understood as pace and rhythm. The projects of Flashback sound move in the border zone between improvisation and sheet music, in its most diverse variations, with propensity for jazz and crossover that are tailor-made for the spirit of this edition. 

30 October > h 18.30 (upon invitation) >> Nina Simmons
Davide Vizio > live electronics
Jacopo Albini > tenor saxophone and clarinet From jazz to nu-black, from dub music to the ethnic music of all continents, the thematic lines and improvisations of Jacopo Albini warmly dance of Davide Vizio’s groovy electronic, ambient hypnotic productions.

Nina Simmons

31 October > h 18.30 >> Onda Próxima
Gilson Silveira > percussions, voice
Nico Di Battista > 7-chord bass, voice
Two eclectic artists of great sensitivity for a magic meeting between the Mediterranean and Brazil: Neapolitan tropicalia, this is the term that was purposely created by Silveira and Di Battista for a music that blends the Mediterranean lyrics to the lively rhythmic colors of South America and the wholly Neapolitan pathos, to the light catching world of Brazilian music. 

Onda Próxima

1 November > h 18.30 >> KALA
Gianni Denitto > alto sax, live electronics
Ricky Akasha > visual design
Upon conclusion of his latest tour, which touched the four corners of the world, saxophonist Gianni Denitto is presenting “KALA”: a spectacular logbook where the sounds of world music intersect electronics to form an accurate, seductive musical plot that narrates places and personal stories.


2 November > h 18.30 >> X-Moon
Ivan Bert > trumpet, prepared trumpet, live electronics
Mauro Battisti > bass, live electronics
Ricky Akasha > visual design
What happens when an expedition heading to the Moon finds itself by mistake amongst unexpected cosmic panoramas? This is X-Moon’s immersive journey: a message in the bottle thrown, between space-rhythms and psychedelic soundscapes, by two special, involuntary time wanderers.