Tones on the Stones – Lake Maggiore
Butterfly Effect – Saturday, 7 July 2012
Opera ballet – World Première
Fedora Award Dance Company: Laura De Nicolao, Roberta De Rosa, Ariadne Mikou, Valentina Schisa, Elisabetta Violante, Giuseppe Paolicelli, Matteo Carvone, Stefano Roveda, Fabrizio Varriale, Marco Delle Foglie. Assistants: Franca Pagliassotto and Claudio Pisa
Glass harp and bansuri flute: Lorenzo Gabriele Soprano: Maddalena Calderoni
Percussion: Paolo Pasqualin and Davide Merlino Live electronics and links via internet to Atlantic weather stations: Luigi Pizzaleo
Lighting design: Nevio Cavina Room & environment: Marcell Kaskeline Costumes designed by Gabriele Frauendorf Costumes made by L’agoteatrale of Verbania Assistant Aline Todaka, student of NABA school, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano
Edward Norton Lorenz, the father of modern meteorology and a pioneer of chaos theory, said that “the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil may set off a tornado in Texas”. “Butterfly effect” is intended to be a reflection on the risks the modern world runs by pursuing goals that have been forced on it, in a dangerous relationship with nature. Ismael Ivo is back at Tones on the Stones with an opera ballet in 18 scenes, inspired by the four elements of nature: earth, water, fire and air. The opera describes the story of a group of native people who have survived the end of the world in an undefined period. The show is sustained by an intense, powerful musical score, using live instruments interwoven with traces of electronic music “captured” from internet traffic (the changeable and unpredictable “music” of remote IP addresses) and from the data on the velocity and direction of the wind (available on the net in real time) coming from a weather station on the Atlantic, in Brittany. An unpredictable and fascinating way of applying the butterfly effect to music, devised by Luigi Pizzaleo, the winner of the 2012 Fedora Prize dedicated to dance.
A co-production of Tones on the Stones and the Fedora Prize.
|22:00 Saturday, 7 July 2012|