The project Physis was conceived in 2011 by Stefano De Ponti and Eleonora Pellegrini, few months after their first encounter.
Physis was initially meant to be a body and sound performance about the evolution of Nature, described through a linear narration from the origins to a possible future. Its first chapter, “Physis I”, was presented in 2014 at the theater festival Festa!. In 2015, the music for the performance appeared with the title “Physis” in the compilation Burnt Circuits Kept Under My Bed (Under My Bed).
After these two appearances, the project kept on changing and developing, being influenced by our readings, encounters, experiences, visions, discussions and finally took the form of a music work where sounds, words, movements and suggestions merged altogether.
It resulted an album divided in two parts, each part divided in scenes, conceptual remainders of the initial project. Despite the loss of linearity, nothing of the original narration was lost, on the contrary new elements of spirituality and mysticism were gained and gave us a new creative impulse.
released November 8, 2017
Conceived and composed by
Stefano De Ponti and Eleonora Pellegrini
Stefano De Ponti – cello, prepared guitars, objects, mics and electronic devices Emanuele Magni – Buchla music easel and other electronic devices
Eleonora Pellegrini – voice, objects and body
Lyrics : Non dèi da invocar – from The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Canto : from Come Wander With Me by Anthony Wilson and Jeff Alexander Oracle – written by Eleonora Pellegrini
Recorded and mixed between August 2016 and June 2017 by
Stefano De Ponti and Emanuele Magni
Mask in the cover photo by
Manyfeetunder/Concrete [mfu/c 014] and Grotta Records
The edition is limited to 160 copies and is packaged in oversize 7” sleeves with high quality color print 380 gr cardboard.