Opera Riparata - Tribute to Bruno Munari

Domenica, Novembre 6, 2011 18:22
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Økapi & Aldo Kapi Orchestra

Opera Riparata - Tribute to Bruno Munari

Offset records - Officina TodoModo (italian CD)
Illegal-Art (International CD - Soon…)

Opera Riparata (Fixed Opera) is a tribute to Bruno Munari and to his Broken Opera (created with Davide Mosconi).
Starting from the original text written in 1989 by Munari and Mosconi, the musician Økapi and the visual artist Infidel de-structure and re-compose 40 famous Operas, following the contemporary framework of digital remix (cutting, breaking down, juxtaposing and overlapping).
While Munari and Mosconi’s monumental game/engine forecasted several performers and the whole scenic equipment, the Fixed Opera re-handles the same elements of the Opera language using only digital audio and visual instruments.
The possibility of digitalizing amongst every kind of cultural product, and the easiness of their retrieval turns that “availability of the whole music history” described in the original project into something which today is more real than ever, and brings Munari’s words into a new level, more
prophetic than visionary as well. The Fixed Opera implies two different parts: studio session and live performance. In the first step, ÿkapi and Infidel work on parallel paths mashing up the 40 Operas in short audio/visual portions of 1′11” time length each. The strictness of the writing mode is controverted in the latter part, when these rational and individual means meet, crash and melt, following the logic and the spontaneity of contemporary improv modules.
Just like in a child’s play, the Fixed Opera, though following strict principles and methods of academic composition, at the same time thrives on keeping itself close to the aim of staying free from ties and rules. It therefore suggests curiosity as a way of knowledge and creation but also as a transgression from primary forms to reach an unexpected result.

Tracklist:

1 Act - Preludes:
01 - Mozart - Cosi fan tutte-01 - Act 1 Ouverture - 1′11″
02 - Beethoven - Obertura Fidelio y Sinfonica Eroica - Obertura - 1′11″
03 - Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - Prelude Act 3 - 1′11″
04 - Rossini - Guglielmo Tell -  Sinfonia - 1′11″
05 - Verdi - I Vespri Siciliani - Overture - 1′11″
06 - Mikhail Glinka - Ruslan and ludmila - Overture - 1′11″
07 - Weber - Oberon - Ouverture - 1′11″
08 - Bellini - Norma - Prelude - 1′11″
09 - Bedrich Smetana - La sposa venduta - Overture - 1′11″
10 - Bizet - Carmen - Overture - 1′11″
11 - Strauss - Zwischenspiel aus “Capriccio” - Interlude - 1′11″
12 - Puccini - Manon Lescaut - Preludio atto°1 - 1′11″

2 Act - Duels:
13 - A. Lombard - Faust - Faust v/s Valentin - 1′11″
14 - Bellini - I Capuletti e i Montecchi - Romeo v/s Tebaldo - 1′11″
15 - Wagner - Lohengrin - Lohengrin v/s Telramund - 1′11″
16 - Strauss - Il Cavaliere della rosa - Octavian v/s Von Ochs - 1′11″
17 - Monteverdi - Combatimento - Tancredi v/s Clorinda - 1′11″
18 - Verdi - La forza del destino - Don Alvaro v/s Don Carlo - 1′11″
19 - Verdi - Il Trovatore - Conte di Luna v/s Manrico - 1′11″

3 Act - Dances:
20 - Moussorgsky - Boris Godunov - I do not believe in your passion - 1′11″
21 - Offenbach - Orphee aux enfers - N¯ 25 - Galop - 1′11″
22 - Wagner - Tannhauser - Naht euch dem Strande - 1′11″
23 - Ponchielli - Gioconda - Act 3 - Scene 2 - Prodigio! Icanto! La danza delle ore - 1′11″
24 - Gluck - Alceste - Act Two - Splendido Sorge Il Di - 1′11″
25 - Gluck - Orfeo & euridice - Dance of the furies - 1′11″
26 - Meyerbeer - Hughenots - Atto Secondo - Egli Vien, Egli Vien! - 1′11″
27 - Purcell - Dido and Aeneas - Act 2 -  Echo Dance of the Furies - 1′11″
28 - Verdi - Traviata -Di Madride noi siam mattadori - 1′11″
29 - Strauss - Salome - Tanz Der Sieben Schleier - 1′11″
30 - Verdi - Aida - Act 2, scene 1, Chi mai fra gl’inni e i plausi - 1′11″
31 - Borodin - Prince Igor - Polovtsian Dances - 1′11″

4 Act - Storms:
32 - Rossini - Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Act 2 - Temporale - 1′11″
33 - Wagner - Walkirie - Vorspiel - 1′11″
34 - Glinka - Una vita per lo zar -Act 4 - 01 - Entr’acte - 1′11″
35 - Verdi - Otello - Verdi, Otello Act I - 01 Una vela!  Una vela!  - 1′11″
36 - Rameau - Indes galantes - Les Fleurs - Air pour Borée et la Rose - 1′11″
37 - Berlioz - Les troyens - Acte V - Vallon sonore - 1′11″
38 - Verdi - Rigoletto - V’ho ingannato, colpevole fui - 1′11″
39 - Wagner - Olandese volante - Johohoe! Johohoe! Hoe! Hoe! - 1′11″
40 - Cherubini - Medea - Taci, Giason - 1′11″

Samples:
31 - Borodin - Prince Igor - Polovtsian Dances by Økapi
30 - Verdi - Aida - Act 2, scene 1, Chi mai fra gl’inni e i plausi by Økapi
40 - Cherubini - Medea - Taci, Giason by Økapi
Reviews:
Blow-up Music mag. (italian)
Rumore Music Mag (italian)
SentireAscoltare (italian)



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One Response to “Opera Riparata - Tribute to Bruno Munari”

  1. maria rita spada says:

    Dicembre 7th, 2011 at 19:38

    come detto ieri … è proprio bello 

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