13 August / SATURDAY / 20.00–20.30 / Kinoteatr Zdrowie ul.Główna 36
“The Fall of Recording”
Alessandro Bosetti plays Leoš Janáček Notebooks
Concert takes place as part of the A-I-R Sanatorium of Sound Sokołowsko implemented in cooperation with the Artist-in-Residence Programme A-i-R Wro. The A-i-R Wro Programme is a part of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016 and is subsidized by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland.
The aim of the residence will be to expand Bosetti’s radio opera “The Notebooks”. At the moment it functions as a work-in-progress and in its purely sound form it has won the Ars Acustica 2015 contest. The starting point of Bosetti’s project are the notation of an outstanding Czech composer Leoš Janáček found in Brno. In times when it wasn’t possible to record the surrounding sound, he used a pre-phonographic way of registering the sound – the music notation. He didn’t use it, as it was commonly done, to register an imagined music composition, but to note the sounds being in fact composed in reality. In this case his notation can be regarded as one of a kind “pre-recording recording”. While conducting his research in Brno, Alessandro Bosetti has chosen a couple dozen Leoš Janáček’s notes and decided to use them as a music score. In his project he aims to recreate the sounds the were present in the Czech’s composer life. In his interpretations he enters a dispute with Leoš Janáček’s notations and creates a jewel case-like construction. The aim of the residence in Sokołowsko will be a composition of a new sound version of his opera and creating its visual counterpart reflecting Janáček’s notation. The result will therefore be an audio-video piece reflecting the notes of the Czech composer.