ALFA#4_ Remain

watch video ➤ • 3'22" ~ for Rhodes, Organ, Wurlitzer, Accordion, Percussion & Electronics

Together with dancer & choreographer Kelsey Oluk (Can) and filmmaker Carolina Cortella (Arg), we decided to collaborate on a multimedia project that examines the things we hold on to, and the freedom that refusing to hold on can bring.

"A young woman is held down by the weight of her history. […] She finds the burdens have manifested into an urn, filled with ashes. She continues to carry the ashes with her, […] It is her desire for true freedom and wild abandon that gives her the courage to shed the weight. She takes the ashes in her hands and throws them to the wind, […]. She is free now."

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ALFA#2_ Stork Story

watch video ➤ • 2'39" ~ for Accordion, Prepared Piano, Percussion & Electronics

This second video of the series is a beautiful neo-realistic short film by Francesco Mattuzzi (Milan, It), made in the unconventional 9:16 vertical format.

Francesco sets the film around a church in a little village near Milan, where a relationship between a man and a family of storks is evolving through sound. The keyboard, the bells of the church, and the clacking of the storks' beaks are the natural sounds around which the entire sound universe is built using percussion, prepared piano, accordion, and electronics.

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