Tuesday 12 July 2022, 8pm
Rosso Polare are Cesare Lopopolo and Anna Vezzosi, experimental duo from Milan, Italy. One from the city, the other from the countryside; they combined ideas and constructed a peculiar musical language based on a mixture of field recording, call and response improvisation and audio manipulation. Having their backgrounds in visual arts and sharing mutual interest in musical expression, they’ve been exchanging their sounds, exuding and absorbing from each other.
Their music is focused on researching counter-narratives regarding the depiction of the animal world, applying anti-speciesism philosophy to sound, striving to normalize the levels between human-produced music and natural biophony by - for instance - becoming aware of our own indigenousness to nature.
They released in 2020 their debut “Lettere Animali” via the Moscow-based label and collective Klammklang, followed by “Cani Lenti”, available via Cafe Oto’s in house label Takuroku and reissued by ADN Records.
Support comes courtesy of a new collaboration between Teresa Cos (electric guitar) and Lia Mazzari (amplified cello).
Lia Mazzari’s work is often collaborative engaging new audiences through encounters with art in non-conventional spaces. She creates live and recorded events that embrace the broader sense of sound in space. This fluid relationship with her immediate environment, towards a sonic activism through the means of performance, intervention, installation and developing her own technique with cello, sometimes whips , and live-sound-transmission technologies form the crux of her practice. She is the founder of Silver Road, an experimental performance space housed in a derelict water tank in South-East London, later devoted to time-based art practices in the urbanscape. She performed amongst others with Tarek Atoui, Ashley Paul, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Ilan Volkov, Christof Migone, Angharad Davies, Sholto Dobie and Tom White.
Teresa Cos is an artist exploring the processes of memory and repetition underlying history, society and human psychology, similarly to those inherent to sound and image composition. Her interdisciplinary practice encompasses film, video and sound installation, visual scoring, experimental music composition and performance. Teresa has presented and performed her work in various international contexts including: Cafè Oto, 3rd Industrial Art Biennial, Argos Centre for Audiovisual Arts, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Casino Luxembourg, bb15, Q-O2, Fondazione Baruchello, Kanal-Centre Pompidou, The Mac - Metropolitan Arts Centre Belfast, Les Ateliers Claus, Centrale Fies, Mostyn Gallery and the 14th Venice International Architecture Biennial. She has released work on Takuroku and Umland Editions/Q-2 and self-releases her ever growing Archive of Loops. Teresa has taken part in several international residency programmes, including WIELS, Jan Van Eyck Academy, Visio-European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images and the Botín Foundation workshop with Tacita Dean.