Concerto per sistemi eccentrici su lunga durata
A highly versatile musician on the experimental electronic scene in Italy, Nicola Ratti premieres his Concerto per sistemi eccentrici su lunga durata: a six-hour sound performance designed and created for the spaces at Triennale. This is an invitation to a collective experience of semi-conscious observation and listening through the spatialisation of sound from eight audio sources, in a light environment designed by Andrea Sanson. Slow scattered beats reverberate around the space, traversing and dissecting it. Transforming it into a system that acquires form through repetition and expansion, rebounding across the architecture and all that is within it. Space-time boundaries become blurred and confused. The atmosphere is disorienting, threatening our usual emotional and perceptive reference points and turning them on their head.
A musician and sound designer, Nicola Ratti has performed in Europe, North America, Russia and Japan, and his albums have been published by Where To Now?, Boomkat Editions, Shelter Press, Room40, Students of Decay, Die Schachtel, Entr’acte, Senufo Editions, Holidays Records, Anticipate, and Preservation. Together with Giuseppe Ielasi, he founded the collaborative Bellows project, and Standards, an experimental sound research project under way since 2015 in Milan, looking after its programming, as well as Frequente, an organisation set up in 2016, devoted to sound and performance, and NeitherSound, a company that works with artists to put on performances, theatre shows and audio-visual projects. Nicola Ratti lives in Milan and works as a director and sound engineer with Romeo Castellucci-Socìetas and as a musician and sound designer with Silvia Costa. His latest album, Continental, was published by Students of Decay in July 2019.