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Pierluigi Castellano - Zonacalda
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Pierluigi Castellano
Zonacalda

"Zonacalda" is the literal translation for the biological/clinical words "Hot Zone", meaning "deadly infectious area". This work is about an inner journey, with a person infected with AIDS. "Zonacalda" talks about his personal trouble, psychological as well as physical. In the recitatives the actress Federica Santoro personifies the ill and in the aria the same role is committed to the baritone voice of Roberto Abbondanza. The texts of John Keats (1795 - 1821), Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749 - 1832) and Tito Lucrezio Caro (I sec. a.C.) were chosen and adapted by Francesco Antinucci for the three arias sung by Roberto Abbondanza.
The first arias’s lyrics (from Keats’ "Ode on a Grecian Urn") express concerns about art and the soft and sweet life soon to disappear; in the second aria (from Goethe’s "Faust"), there is all the anguish for the near future and the refusal for science, which seems not to be able to defend the man; in the third aria (from Lucrezio’s "De Rerum Natura"), we see the last period of the character’s life, with a final acceptance of suffering and, eventually, death.

Castellano’s music expresses itself in two distinct "voices" (instrumental and compositive), followed by two different approaches to the text. A personnel of exceptional musicians performs in a gifted vein: Roberto ABBONDANZA  baritonal voice; Federica SANTORO actress; Paolo FRESU trumpet; Diego CONTI  violin;Fabrizio SPERA percussions; Luca VENITUCCI keyboards, piano, melodica; Pierluigi CASTELLANO: keyboards, piano, computer orchestration, director and, special guest, Alvin CURRAN piano, shofar.

In few words, a formidable "opera", in strength and beauty.

Enhanced CDR, readable on any CD player - for the Audio section - and on any computer - both PC and Apple - for the Multimedia section. The Multimedia, in HTML format, is legible with any browser - Internet Explorer, Netscape - and include all the texts from the opera, an interview with the author and a discography.
Cat.# :: Composer(s)
21088
:: Yiorgis Sakellariou
21086
:: Kasper T. Toeplitz
21085
:: Tom Hamilton
21084
:: David First
21083
:: Tomomi Adachi / Jaap Blonk / Owen F. Smith / Duane Ingalls
21082
:: Marta Sainz &
If, Bwana
21081 :: Aliona Yurtsevich
21080
:: If, Bwana
21079
:: Ulrich Krieger
21078
:: Triple Point
21077
:: Robin Hayward
21076
:: Ron Nagorcka
21075
:: Secluded Bronte
21074
:: David Rosenboom
21073
:: Peter Batchelor
21072 :: Alvin Lucier
21071 :: Lou Cohen
21070 :: Brian Chase
21069 :: Jerry Hunt
21068 :: If, Bwana
21067 :: Jorge Antunes
21066 :: Enzo Minarelli
21065 :: Tensions At The Vanguard
21064 :: Frances White
21063 :: Noah Creshevsky
21062 :: If,Bwana/Trio Scordatura
21061 :: Nate Wooley
21060 :: Leo Kupper
21059 :: Pauline Oliveros/ Francisco López/Doug Van Nort/Jonas Braasch
21058 :: Philip Corner
21057 :: Alvin Lucier
21056 :: Dimitri Voudouris
21055 :: Birds + Machines
21054 :: Kiva
21053 :: César Bolaños
21052 :: Lionel Marchetti & Olivier Capparos
21051 :: Tom Hamilton/
Bruce Eisenbeil
21050 :: Source Records 1-6
21049 :: Noah Creshevsky/ If,Bwana
21048 :: Simon Wickham-Smith
21047 :: Kenneth Gaburo
21046 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21045 :: Annea Lockwood
21044 :: Felix Werder
21043 :: Dimitri Voudouris
21042 :: Nick Didkovsky
21041 :: Montreal Sound Matter
21040 :: Anla Courtis
21039 :: Crawling with Tarts
21038 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21037 :: Hans Otte
21036 :: DIY Canons
21035 :: Band/Myers
21034 :: Chris Brown
21033 :: Tom Johnson
21032 :: Roger Reynolds
21031 :: Trios - Collaboration
21030 :: Beth Anderson
21029 :: Hamilton, Silverton, Margolis
21028 :: Warren Burt
21027 :: Jorge Antunes
21026 :: David Dunn
21025 :: Roger Reynolds
21024 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21023 :: Pauline Oliveros
21022 :: David Rosenboom
21021 :: Ross Bolleter
21020 :: Kenneth Gaburo
21019 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21018 :: Leo Kupper
21017 :: Robert Rutman
21016 :: Matthew Ostrowski
21015 :: various
21014 :: Rune Linblad
21013 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21012 :: Pauline Oliveros
21011 :: Rune Linblad
21010 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21009 :: Leo Kupper
21008 :: various
21007 :: If, Bwana (Al Margolis)
21006 :: Trigger
21005 :: Big City Orchestra
IB :: If,Bwana
FPM :: Frog Peak Music
CUE :: C.U.E. Records
SOP :: Sound of Pig Cassettes
ANTS :: Ants (Italian Label)
ANIMUL :: Ned Rothenberg
HOMLER :: Anna Homler
OAKSMUS :: oaksmus (German Label)
GD STEREO :: Geoff Dugan
ANOMALOUS :: Anomalous Records
NONSEQUITUR :: Nonsequitur
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