Giacinto Scelsi e Il primo moto dell’immobile
Sebastiano D’Ayala Valva
On line project
An evening devoted to the fascinating and controversial figure of Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988), prominent 20th century composer, through the online screening of the documentary film Il primo moto dell’immobile by Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva which is based on the composer’s memories and thoughts and recorded on magnetic tapes in his studio-apartment in Rome. Through an immersion in Scelsi’s visionary and little-known sound and personal landscape, his art finds a new and disembodied expression in its ideal form: the sound wave. The film will be presented by the director, who is related to the composer by family history in a meeting with Massimo Torrigiani, member of the theatre’s scientific committee and among the founders of Fantom.
Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva was born in London in 1978 from an Italian father and a British mother. He lives in Paris, where in 2003 he graduated in journalism from the Institut d’Études Politiques. Since 2005 he has been writing and directing documentary films for French television: Anche i travestiti piangono (2007), Angel (2009), Adapté(s) (2012), Performants Autrement (2016). His documentary film La Casa del Padre (2009) was presented at the Torino Film Festival. Il primo moto dell’immobile (2018) was purchased by ARTE and was broadcast on La Lucarne, a channel for arthouse documentary films, after its presentation at Torino Film Festival and IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.