radio drama over the phone
original text by Massimo Conti, Lucia Amara
with Lucia Amara, Massimo Conti
sound project by Jimmi Gelli
Kinkaleri is subsidized by Mibact – settore spettacolo, Regione Toscana
“Certo Titolo” is a radio drama built as a container of multiple forms. The sound spaces increase. Basically it assumes “Acts relating to the death of Raymond Roussel,” a text by Leonardo Sciascia, such as a plot and pretext for a call between two people, Louis and Antonia, who, starting from writing, revisit and try to investigate the dynamics of a death as absurd as conceptually relevant to the author’s profile.A visual imaginary zoom that places the two voices in a sound filtered through a medium such as the phone, which becomes perfect setting for a dual condition of the story: narrative – in an attempt to unravel the mystery of a death that seems expected but remains obscure; abstract – in the sound composition made up of vocal immersed in different environments that physically coveringthe two separate audio channels, LR, build a third sound space. A third room which is the summit, a public listening room, derived from the sum of the two and the process of continuous recording of voice and environments with which they are made. In this imaginary third room of the listener pours the whole load of music, narrative and dramatic work, trying to contain a 25-minute disbelief of a pure invention made from multiple layers of reality. The start is never the end.
illustration by H.- A. Zo for Nouvelles Impressions d’Afrique commissioned in 1933 by Raymond Rolussel