foto Zapruder Criptofonia

ZAPRUDER filmmakersgroup (I)

concert for farfisa, whips and remote microphones

farfisa: Francesco ‘Fuzz’ Brasini
microphones and electrical: Mattia Dallara
whips: Monia Mirri, Gianmarco Rontini, Alberto Sportelli, Andrea Foschini, Crissel Piovaccari, Sonia Righini, Armando Calderoni
concept and direction: David Zamagni and Nadia Ranocchi
production: Zapruder

From the Greek kriptòs (hidden, secret) and phoné (sound, voice), Criptofonia is ellipse, oxymoron and sonic climax all at once. A concert for whisks and organ in which the melody generator remains sallet, submerged, subtracted, as well as multiplied. Seven whips players restore the rhythmic track of a polka sent to them through headphones that otherwise remains unheard. The ghost, the harmonic memory of the polka become drones and sonic textures created by the farfisa organ, multiplied to the point of saturation. Taken to excess, the rhythmic evocation of the matrix melody adds to the complete self-disintegration.

David Zamagni and Nadia Ranocchi, directors and filmmakers, live and work in Roncofreddo. Together, they are behind the projects of ZAPRUDERfilmmakersgroup (composed of David Zamagni, Nadia Ranocchi and Monaldo Moretti, with the sonic collaboration of Francesco ‘Fuzz’ Brasini) focusing from 1998 on the practice of out-of-format film production and the creation of special stereoscopic devices for vision and listening. The group’s refined craftsmanship has given life to a singular visual and sound experience which, at the same time, incorporate theatre and cinema incarnate. A considerable part of Zapruder’s work takes place in the realm of Italian new cinema and theatre of research through numerous collaborations (Motus, Fanny & Alexander, Romeo Castellucci / Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio). Zapruder’s work has been presented and awarded in influential festivals including the Biennale del Cinema di Venezia, Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage, the Geneva biennale de l’image en mouvement, Steirischer Herbst Graz, Transmediale Berlin, Netmage Bologna, Milanesiana, Santarcangelo Festival, Contemporanea Festival Prato, Kunsten Festival des Arts Bruxelles, Uovo Festival Milano, Festival d’Avignon, Art Fall Ferrara.