RECITATIVO: FRAGMENTS (AFTER LUCRETIUS AND NEGRI)
An evolving performance layering text, voice, sound, music and images devised by David Ryan
KELCY DAVENPORT //SPEAKER
WILL CROSBY //GUITAR
KRISZTIAN HOFSTADTER //SOUND
SATURDAY 19 MARCH / Doors Open 6.30pm / Performance 7.00pm
Recitativo – Fragments (after Lucretius and Negri) is a continuous work in progress that brings together text, voice, sound, music and images. It takes its starting point from the notion of a recitative, the narrative recitation in early opera with its musical accompaniments. It explores the intertwining of texts from classical and contemporary times, namely the Roman Lucretius, the disciple of Atomism, and the Italian Antonio Negri, whose work draws on Lucretius in developing a new materialist thought. These texts become fragments that intertwine, overlap and veer between the informational and the concrete or poetic, each becoming material to be placed in time.