Produced in 2003 for the sound art department of a german radio station, "Il Fiore della Bocca" is one of the most controversial text sound compositions by Alessandro Bosetti. Composed exclusively with the voices of physically and mentally handicapped people, the piece displays an impressive richness, depth and variety of sound, covering the full range of musical possibilities of the spoken voice; from heavily processed to completely unprocessed, naked and direct. The piece has an ambiguous nature that lies somewhere between an experimental radio play and an extended, powerfully voice driven, noise composition. Bosetti has taken an impressive journey into what is commonly perceived as "disturbing". He has thus engaged in a process of transformation and metamorphosis with both the sound materials and their perceptions in order to develop musical beauty out of these "abnormal" voices
Special thanks to the speakers Diana Henn, Claudia Dangers, Peter Reiher und Erol Kaya. Also thanks to Sandra Dobecki, Chrissa Zell, Ralf Schraffrath (TFS/Spastikerhilfe Berlin), Tania Kapp, A.I.A.S. (Associazione Italiana Assistenza Spastici), A.I.L. (Associazione Italiana Laringectomizzati), Christian Kesten, Thomas Bruns, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, Roberto De Pas, Nathalie Singer and Götz Naleppa.
Recorded and composed between September 2002 and August 2003 in Milano and Berlin.
First broadcasted by Deutschlandradio Kultur, October 24th 2003.
Full English translations available on Alessandro Bosetti's web site.
Packaged in oversized card sleeve, which expands to DVD dimensions, producing the illusion of a larger item.