Legato, vol.1

Andrea Romano


“Legato” is a musical term that indicates a group of notes tied together. Legato is a collection of sound artworks recorded or realized by artists friends on the occasion of their exhibitions.

Matteo Nasini and Davide Stucchi, Aleandro, 2013
Aleandro (Villa Romana, Florence, A Bed Is A Door) is a performance that tests the stimulation of different sleep cycles through the diffusion of non-audible frequencies, similar to those emitted by the brain during sleep. On these frequencies will be performed live in fade-in/fade-out score with the intent to influence the dream’s perception of the participants.

Beatrice Marchi, Never Be My Friend, 2014
Starting from a post on Facebook in which some teenage girlfriends are having a fight, Never Be My Friend (2014) is a song in RnB-Pop hits style, played with a tablet and performed by eight boys who play the role of these young bully ladies. Voices by Alessandro Agudio, Marco Basta, Dario Guccio, Jacopo Mazzetti, Andrea Romano, Giangiacomo Rossetti, Mattia Ruffolo, Davide Stucchi and sound mixing by Edoardo Ficarra.

Riccardo Beretta, Birba (Jia Lim plays the Toccata in E Minor by Matthias Weckmann), 2011
During his solo exhibition at TÄT, Riccardo Beretta invited the harpsichordists based in Berlin to activate his artwork titled Birba, an harpsichord made by Beretta in Italy that travelled for some exhibitions in Germany and Italy for one year. In each place, local musicians were invited to interact with this artwork, providing the premises for unexpected performances. In this track, recorded in Berlin in 2011, the harpsichordist Jia Lim plays the Toccata in E Minor by Matthias Weckmann.