Event: Concert, Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venice, artist(s)/author(s): Lucia D'Errico
The Waste Land project aims at going beyond the concept of repertoire and to embrace that of relic: waste as desert, but also as scrap, unused thing. The land that has to be crossed is a fragmentary knowledge, a catalogue of dead things that take on new life when inserted into a different space, at the center of which there is sound. The text by T.S. Eliot is the dramaturgical starting point of an experience that involves writing, interpretation, improvisation, reproduction. The material which the waste land is made of - debris, human bodies in metamorphosis, water, oil, but also a crowd of voices that crosses the millennia - becomes a sonic scenography occasionally crossed by past musical experiences.