Series: Xong Collection
Genre: Sound Art
Last copies, slight discount due to a tiny bumped corner * Edition of 30 collector’s copies (!) * Xing celebrates the new release of a very limited edition vinyl by Giampiero Cane and Daniela Cattivelli. It comes on white vinyl, handsigned by Giampiero Cane. Cover picture by the author (aka J. Peter Hund), 2007. Giampiero Cane and Daniela Cattivelli, Postfantamusicologia, for Xong collection - artist records. ““Landed on the moon after a formidable leap from my Pegasus junior. The moon seen from the moon looked like a moon with a black eye: a voice repeated Damn Méliès with a rhythm that seemed to slow down, but instead it was constant. You Moon, Sailing Moon, Green Moon, Red Moon, Moon of Alabama, how did you end up like this?" (from Bar Stockhausen, lyrics by Giampiero Cane)
Postfantamusicologia is a sound creation based on the texts and voice of Giampiero Cane performed by himself and manipulated by the composer Daniela Cattivelli, who electronically projected them into a chaotic flow. It is accompanied by a remix in which his counterfeit voice is camouflaged among synthetic fanfares and doppler effects, as in the encryption of SIGSALY, the secure-voice-system used in the Second World War for higher-level communications. The record is a special edition dedicated to the eccentric figure of Cane: musicologist, professor, journalist, writer and sportsman, who likes to be in the wrong. Realizing the impossibility of that (he should blame those who agree with him and so on), given that individually he cannot find a solution, he has provisionally solved the problem by participating in the minority.
Giampiero Cane (1937), italian music critic and writer, has taught Modern and Contemporary music, and Afro-American music culture at the DAMS/University of Bologna for twenty years, and has written since the 1960s for newspapers and magazines including Il Manifesto and Alias.He has collaborated with RAI national broadcasting company (Tv and Radio). He is the author of several books including Sade, Rossini, Leopardi. Tre deformazioni dolorose; Canto nero. Il free jazz degli anni Sessanta; Duke Ellington. Dalla White house a Dio; Monkcage. Il Novecento musicale americano; Con-fusa-mente il Novecento; D’unghie ed altro.
Daniela Cattivelli (1966), italian sound artist, electroacoustic composer, performer. Began as a saxophone player, by training through a variety of musical experiences. Between 1990 and 2000 she cofounded in Bologna a number of music groups: Laboratorio Musica & Immagine, Fastilio, Eva Kant, Antenata. The area of investigation on sound research has subsequently spread to interdisciplinary artistic experiences, to the adoption of an electro-acoustic instrumentation and frequent incursions into performance. Today she explores the multiple facets of the sonic dimension by deepening aspects relating to the physics of sound, the design of unconventional listening devices, the investigation around ‘sound contexts’, situations in which a musical event is strongly anchored to a given practice, function or cultural environment. She has created sound performances, electroacoustic compositions, audio-video live sets, sound installations and live electronics for prestigious contexts in Italy and abroad. She has collaborated and performed with musicians and improvisers of the international experimental scene: Fred Frith, Barry Guy, Alvin Curran, Zeena Parkins, Charles Hayward, Butch Morris, Jon Rose, Margareth Kammerer, Stevie Wishart, Stefano Pilia, Clementine Gasser, Carol Robinson, Luciano Maggiore, John Oswald; and with music critic Giampiero Cane. She has furthermore composed music for theatre and dance for some of Italy’s most representative research groups: Michele di Stefano/MK, Fabrizio Favale Le Supplici, Daniele Albanese, Simona Bertozzi, Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, Teatro Valdoca, Laminarie, Kinkaleri, and for international artists including choreographers William Forsythe (for the Germany Pavillion at the Venice Architecture Bienniale 2014), Raquel Silva, Yoko Higashino-Baby-Q. In the field of visual arts she has collaborated with Cristian Chironi, Marcello Maloberti, Luca Trevisani, Michaela Grill. She teaches Interpretation and performance of electroacoustic music at the Bologna Conservatory, and Sound design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara. She collaborates with TEMPO REALE, the centre for musical research and production founded in Florence by composer Luciano Berio.
The publishing project initiated last spring by Xing is continuing: it started as a vinyl-only record label of works by both Italian and international personalities linked to the variegated worlds of live performativity. The collection explores a geography of artists who present this sonic field as a platform to expand their staged worlds. "The space of the record" is given focus and amplifies their poetics as both a sonic and physical phenomenon. The collection is entitled Xong. It is a unique project that draws out divergent understandings of the performative and live arts. Beyond genre and intersecting between different production and listening practices, Xong is also a historical witness to the end of the society of proximity. In times of lockdowns and closures, it has become clear that the world of live arts never stopped and was able to practice other ecologies away from the conditions of the theater, the museum and concert hall. Xong collects a series of original creations that constitute an expanded program. Each physical record is a numbered edition on white vinyl hosting the solidification of the gesture. A wave upon wave, a series of "Music- Non-Music" to actualize both the artists and listeners imagination.