Eternal September, the rise of amateur culture exhibition at Aksioma, curated by Valentina Tanni. From internet folklore to the deja vu “on the screen” an exploration of “amateur culture” quickly corroding certainties. http://www.aksioma.org/eternal.september/index.html
CD – Room40
The idea that it’s impossible to sing some songs is persuasive. Do not expect – however – in these 47 small scores to face any ‘synthetic’ mixtures. The construction here is rather of avant-garde improvisations dating back to the second half of the 80s, when ‘international post-punk’ has almost exhausted its early drive, and was instead gathering abstract and artistic experiments, pursuing even more primal ancient and anarcho-Dadaist impulses. Free acts that did not care for consequences, in free and highly “contaminated” forms. Their forerunners – in different seasons – were personalities like Albert Ayler and James Change, and these recordings, that were lost, are now reprinted in the form of visionary “miniatures”. “It is no longer a matter of notes, but of feelings” could be proposed in paraphrasing the master of free-jazz just mentioned. Here there are plots slowly unravelling, eccentric and clownish electric contortions, audio prophecies coming from distant eras.