Evening programme/Roberto Paci Dalò

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Title Roberto Paci Dalò
Genre Evening programme
Date Sunday 26 June 2016
Time 22.00
Location Gym Palace
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Crescendo of music by Roberto Paci Dalò.
Acoustical sounds, modular synth, and electronics for a shaking farewell party.

Agenda

Roberto Paci Dalò
1915 The Armenian Files
feat. Stefano Spada

RPD clarinet, live electronics, modular synth
SS live electronics, laptop

Sounds & images http://giardini.sm/projects/1915

1915 The Armenian Files is a project inspired by the Armenian genocide, and it includes together with the record, a movie, an exhibition, a radio broadcast, a multimedia concert. The artist is inspired by a sad chapter in history: the Armenian genocide, which took place 100 years ago. In 1915, more than 1,500,000 Armenians were slaughtered by Ottoman government, during what we now remember as the first genocide in human history, emulated by Hitler in order to accomplish his Jewish extermination plan. Nonetheless, a century later, the genocide is still denied by Turkish government. Starting from the Armenian poet Daniel Varoujan’s writings – who was tortured and killed in 1915, when he was 31 years old, by a group of Turkish officials and “policemen” – Roberto combines electronic music, voices, acoustic instruments, rhythms, and sound weaves drawn from archives, and he makes a plot full of suggestions and quotes, which are by now his distinctive features. Boghos Levon Zekiyan (who is currently archbishop of Istanbul) is the narrating voice of this work and he recorded these words in a garden in Venice in 2000.
The album has been released by Marsèll Records in collaboration with Giardini Pensili, Arthub (Shanghai/Hong Kong), and the Embassy of Armenia in Italy.

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