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Alessandro Bosetti - Autumnal Sisters

Alessandro Bosetti (born 1973 in Milan) is a composer and sound artist who works in the fringe area between spoken language and music, working on the musicality of spoken words and unusual aspects of spoken communication, producing text-sound compositions featured in live performances and published recordings. In his work he moves across the line between sound anthropology and composition, often including translation and misunderstanding in the creative process.

Autumnal Sisters collects seven performances by Alessandro Bosetti, in solo and teaming up with writer Kim Taeyong and video maker Orolo. It is the first extensive document of Bosetti’s work with Mask/Mirror, a sampler-based software tool created using Max/MSP that processes recordings of spoken language in real time.

In the seven short films of this collection—filmed in Seoul in October 19-20, 2013 – you experience the unedited original performances which have been reframed and juxtaposed with a series of visual cues and interventions. The seven episodes of Autumnal Sisters are part experimental videos, part performative documents, and part visual poems with a strong sonorous aspect.
They alternate English, Italian and Korean languages and are accompanied by bilingual subtitles. They are so far the most comprehensive documents of Alessandro Bosetti’s recent work. Here, the relation between the player and MaskMirror is ambiguous whereas the performer or a combination of two or three performers appears to be played by the instrument itself or at least to be entangled in a performative and conversational dispositive.
When language is freed from the constraints of generally accepted discourse, it necessarily falls into ridicule or provocation as most of word combinations appear to be forbidden. So forbidden that we never think about them. The others look at us with surprise “Is that really possible to say what has just been said ?” while we have indeed no idea of what—in our discourse incomprehensible to ourselves—could have provoked such a scandal.

01 ­ Shrink 11’12″

02 ­ Autumnal Sisters  13’51″ (with Taeyong Kim)

03 ­ Age  6’22″

04 ­ Chair Detectives  6’16″

05 ­ The corporate color of Skype  9’21″ (with Taeyong Kim and Orolo ­ – Mask Mirror)

06 ­ Round Midnight  6’24″

07 ­ Geography Porn  12’38″ (with Taeyong Kim)
NTSC, Language: English / Korean, Total duration : 66’08″


Label: The Manual
Medium: DVD
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