Theatre Performances
      concert for hooters and sound devices on Mozart’s arias

from the project Heliogabalus
sound devices: Mirto Baliani
concept and installation: Luigi de Angelis
promotion: Marco Molduzzi, Valentina Ciampi
press office: Marco Molduzzi
logistics: Sergio Carioli
administration: Antonietta Sciancalepore, Marco Cavalcoli
production: Fanny & Alexander
music from Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, Requiem
with thanks to Matteo Ramon Arevalos, Pietro Babina, Silvia Calderoni, Fabio Dalla, Elisa Eusebi, Antonio Martini, Francesca Montanari per Ratmusqué, Antonio Rinaldi


For the project Heliogabalus, which made its début in Belgium in Leuven and Antwerpen in February 2006, we assembled a little orchestra of compressed air hooters from cars and trucks, to accompany in a noisy manner the ruinous rise of the adolescent emperor from the East... The music’s choice was conditioned by Kierkegaard’s fundamental essay on eroticism in W.A. Mozart’s works and the three stages or phases of desire corresponding to the three key figures (page Cherubino, Papageno and Don Giovanni) in Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni.
Our very first idea for Strepito was to render all the materials we collected then, even the ones that were excluded from the show afterwards, in order to unfold the whole parable of the three stages of musical desire (dreaming, seeking, desiring) we started from in our attempt to steal the elusive figure of our Varius Heliogabalus from the darkness of its myth.
The three operas’ ouvertures and main arias are performed by an orchestra of compressed air hooters from cars and trucks, managed by a MIDI interface and two compressors and accompanied by electronic re-elaborations of the scorings, that are spread by means of sound devices.


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