Sonata Per Eterna (composition 2018-19)

( by Marta Zapparoli 2018-2019 )

“Sonata Per Eterna” is a text-piece in which the meaning of some combinations of words are connected to selected signals coming from electromagnetic radiations, natural radios phenomena, morse code, air communication which I recorded in different countries all over the world in the past recent years. This piece is inspired by my personal romantic idea feed it also by scientific notions about the journey of the soul after death to a perpetual motion in the universe.

Heroines of Sound Festival, Berlin 2018
photo: Marcellina Wellmer
Heroines of Sound Festival, Berlin 2018
photo:Udo Siegfriedt

The signal of the soul thought as a pure energy form, leaves the body and reach the outer space passing across cosmic storms, planets, pulsar stars, black holes, intergalactic dust, stellar winds to enter in the Krasnikov tube: a distortion of space-time that can be intentionally created in the wake of travel close to the speed of light. Through it, the soul will be able to reach the final destination discovering “Eternal” in another universe.

A piece of meteor come back to earth as a symbol-messenger, bringing with it the secret of a new beginning of life.

During the performance, the piece it is played in real time with the use of tape recorders and reel to reel tape machine.

“Sonata Per Eterna” is dedicated to my father Giuseppe Zapparoli and his soul.

VIDEO Trailer : https://vimeo.com/353120112