The next LiveSoundtracks show is part of the cicle “Deviazioni: Puglia fuori traccia”, a selection of 7 films related to Puglia, the Italian region invited to the second edition of “Italia Repubblica Creativa”, a program of cultural activities promoted by the Consulate General of Italy in Barcelona with the support of the Italian Institute of Culture of Barcelona in collaboration with Apulia Film Commission, Puglia Sounds and the Filmoteca de Catalunya.
The cycle that will be screened from May 14 to 16 in the Sala Laya of the Filmoteca de Catalunya is curated by Anna Mastrolitto (LiveSoundtracks) and Luciano Toriello(MAD Produzioni), both born in Puglia, and exposes a look at the peculiarities and the contrasts of this region of Italy in a journey from north to south through feature and selected short films: «Polis Nea», «La guerra dei cafoni», «Erma», «Giardini di luce», «In viaggio con Adele», «10YearsOn» and » la Capa Gira». This last film, directed by Alessandro Piva, premiered at the Berlin festival and winner of the David di Donatello prize for the best opera prima in 2000, was a turning point in the region’s recognition throughout Europe. From the same director, there is the unpublished documentary «10YearsOn» that will be presented byLiveSoundtrackson the final night of the cycle: a multisensory trip through the contrast experienced by the youth of this region in the Mediterranean, with live sounds from the electronic music of Fedele Ladisa (Agents of Time).
At the beginning of the 2000s, a bunch of guys from Puglia decided to organize thematic music parties, which lasted a whole weekend. It is as if it were fun graves, where the candles and the statues of saints become merry-go-rounds and dancers, in an authentic ritual that recalls the link of our grandparents with the patron saint’s festivities: to meet to build the identity of a new extended family, children from the limited reality of the people, which runs the risk of disintegrating on the altar of modernity.
The soundtrack of the film, as well as the traditions that embrace modernity in new ways, is performed live, with analogue instruments that surprise by the futuristic atmosphere that emerges from the interweaving of sounds and images.