Physis by Stefano De Ponti & Eleonora Pellegrini [mfu/c014]
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.
Goccia, it's mixing faded recollection from the artist's life and strong memories of the listener, shaping these two halves of lives into a unique imaginary beyond comprehension.
Goccia, it's two fragments of reality put together into one dream strongly marked by liturgical features, hinting that the unknown must be a part of our existence to be complete.
Goccia, it's a permanent surprise teaching us that the unexpected can be the most beautiful gift if you welcome it like an old friend. Dotflac
Forgotten samples from a bygone era found a new life in the hands of Sustainer.
Sometimes light-hearted, sometimes melancholic, but always full of that old school Romanticism reflected in sepia shades, we can feel the dust slowly lifted from these sound loops humming a last time before meeting the end of their physical time, but reaching a new immortality in the collages of Medicina.
Stephan Mathieu's mastering, an other experimented explorer of these sonic territories, just makes it sublime. Dotflac
This is a wonderful album. It reminds me of Tetsu Inoue/Charles-Uzzell-Edwards/Daimon Beail - Audio. There is something really engaging about skilfully melding raw field recordings with drone-style electronics as on this album. Highly recommended! No favourite track. Rinchen Choesang