...... One of the way of saying why we make art is
that it helps us in the enjoyment of life.
I have been carrying out an experimental programme
of work in composition where the score is always a image.
At present the scores are only on the digital data,
that allow an interactive partecipation on behalf of the listener.I now paint my music without playing it or without
trying it out at home. I hear it for the first time in performance, I don't
actually hear music before I paint it. I paint it in order to hear it.
The subject of sound can be explored from very different
points of view and where there is also room for visual collage or
other forms, I like working.
I hear all the sounds that are in a image. I listen to them very carefully...
I think that whoever likes sound loves the image,which is full of sounds.
The image (-score) is created without using any sound
base, the music, if necessary, is added at the end. Sometimes we can even
find ourselves in a non-music situation, but on this occasion too we have
images around us, from the environment we are in.
The principle of visual-sound superimposing will allow
a change in the very status of the musical work. Now the opera will no
longer appear if not in the particular instance of a matrix of visual-sound
processes not quite independent from each other.
Composing can become implicity making contact with
various visual-sound objects, produced with traditional instruments or
any other possible means, and with the colour, too is valued no less than
sound. Of course, not one of colours was meant to be linked to a
particular sound, but merely to coexist with it. It is enough just decide
together the common beginning of the two things, and let the music come
to an end automatically when the paint does.
Each listener of it is able to complete within himself,
and in his own way, the music that is presented to him Thorough it our
sensitivity can be awakened towards the world about us, so I think
of the sounds, whether they are part of image or part of music, of each
sound as being at the center of the universe, worthy of being listened
At this point the game begins and you too are invited
to join in.....
Sergio Maltagliati Florence
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