the wulf.

10.29.2018 8:00 p.m.

Luca Forcucci: B(l)(e)(e)(n)dings

the wulf. @ Coaxial Arts

1815 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA US 90016

B(l)(e)(e)(n)dings is the result of three years of intensive exploration and collaboration in several regions of Southern Africa (Mozambique, Swaziland, Limpopo, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and the East Coast). The current piece presented at the wulf. explores the combination of ancestral forms of music and instruments from Southern Africa with western electroacoustic forms of music. During the preparation of the project, in May 2018, Luca interviewed the American composer Phill Niblock, known among other to have produced the iconic Arthur Russell’s album World Of Echo. He generously provided footage of rural manual labour shot in the 70’s in South Africa and Lesotho. The films are diffused during the concerts over two screens.

Luca Forcucci is a distinguished artist, experimental and electroacoustic music composer and researcher. A great influence is the late American avant- garde composer and musician Pauline Oliveros and her concept of deep listening expanded to all what is humanly possible to listen to. His works are presented since 1997 in Switzerland, Europe, Brazil, China, South
Africa and USA. The artworks are part of art collections such as Swiss National Library, Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai China, Djerassi Foundation in San Francisco USA, Red Bull Station in São Paulo Brazil. His recordings are published by Universal, Subrosa and Cronica Electronica.

Poster by Soo Jin Lee

Luca Forcucci's B(l)(e)(e)(n)dings project is supported by Foundation SUSIA