and other Kolossal from the world of MusicaPerBambini - Live
Manuel Bongiorni’s ‘hyper-editing’ of nursery rhymes, pop, and extreme genres finds in film one of his most delirious achievements. He takes the films, breaks out of all correct traditional interpretation, and throws them at the viewers, after having spiced them up with sounds, jeers, melodies, and shifts of meaning. In the end, the audience, urged to participate in the performance, wonder whether they are on the set of a film by the Marx brothers, those of the Capital, who may have decided to work with a blindfolded David Lynch constantly annoyed by Sorrentino who wants to play morra.
Manuel Bongiorni is MusicaPerBambini, or the other way around. A musician, singer, and performer, he practises all arts cross-breeding nursery rhymes, dirges, hyper-metal, and schmaltzy pop. He has released the albums Nascondino coll'assassino (1998), Del Superuovo (2002), M__sica (2005), Dio contro Diavolo (2008), Dei Nuovi Animali (2011), Capolavoro (2014), and Alla Fiera della Fine (2020).
WALL OF SOUND 2022 is a supersonic missile of sounds and images, headed to extremely distant spaces, that never leaves us behind. Just as Meliès's rocket sneeringly plunges into the eye of the romantic Moon, so this year's offer shelves affectedness and lessons in style to rediscover the inevitable tension of the juxtaposition of pictures, sound, and text relying on masters of visual processing.
The missile launches with an international guest on Wednesday 22 June, i.e., the versatile Hispanic Carlos Casas, a superb filmmaker and rigorous explorer of sound who, through his own emotional experience, immerses viewers/listeners in deep sensory experiences made of sounds, neo-tribalism, cinematic ethnography, and sonic fluctuations. The hypnotic approach characterizes the night of Thursday 23 June too, with the furious noise, destabilizing, and performatively alcoholic anarchy of System Hardware Abnormal and Lord Henzo. They will embark on a furiously unpredictable journey, on the wake of a heartfelt, disintegrated tribute to Augusto Tretti, one of the cult authors of Italian cinema. The Wall of Sound closes on Friday 24 June with Manuel Bongiorni, the most punk of court jesters, the most unpredictable minstrel in music history. Bongiorni, aka MusicaPerBambini, will sing his Storie della Buoncostume with an overwhelming interactive show of pure, hilarious avant-garde.
In short, the Wall of Sound seeks a return to normality through a hazardous combination of ideas that we see as the only option to leap out of the fatal algorithm and the sharpness of the perfect image, reminiscent of pervasive war drones. We want kites, not satellites!
The valuable collaboration of Gra’ - Non Solo Cibo da Cortile consecrates Palazzo Gradari as the temple of live cinematic experimentation that in the last 10 years hosted artists such as OvO, Bologna Violenta, Spartiti, Emidio Clementi & Jukka Reverberi, Paolo Spaccamonti, OoopopoiooO, Uochi Tochi, Uccelli, Camillas, Torba, Mai Mai Mai, Ramon Moro, N.A.I.P., Daniele Brusaschetto, and many others...
To the dear memory of Mirko Bertuccioli.
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