Overturnable Sketch 9 | Schizzo rovesciabile 9

Overturnable Sketch 9

Overturnable Sketch 9 | Schizzo rovesciabile 9, pastel and marker on paper, 2013

This is an overturnable sketch, just in case.

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It’s time for the apple | E’ l’ora della mela

It's time for the apple | E' l'ora della mela

It’s time for the apple | E’ l’ora della mela, acrylic on canvas, 90×60, 2005

Please note: here the apple has nothing to see with computer brands or any metaphoric use of the term. It’s just a fruit: the apple. (Post updated – enhanced image)

Nota bene: qui, la mela non ha niente a che vedere con marchi di computer o usi metaforici del termine. E’ solo un frutto: la mela (in realtà è l’ora della mela è un mio modo di dire che me ne vado – cioè me la batto, ma tutto ciò è troppo difficile da spiegare in inglese). (Post aggiornato – immagine migliorata)

Old sketch 7, Hot soup 1 | Zuppa calda 1

Old Sketch 07

Hot Soup 1 | Zuppa calda 1, mixed media on paper, 21×30, 1988

This one is gouache and pastels. Doodled in Budapest, 1988.

Questo è tempera e pastelli. Scarabocchiato a Budapest, 1988.

Overturnable Sketch 8 | Schizzo rovesciabile 8

Overturnable Sketch 8

Overturnable Sketch 8 | Schizzo rovesciabile 8, pastel and marker on paper, 2013

This is an overturnable sketch, just in case.

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Old sketch 6, The Clouds | Le Nuvole

Old Sketch 06

The Clouds | Le Nuvole, mixed media on paper, 22,5×32, 1987.

I never draw or paint an actual place. My cardboard towns are not portraits of real towns, of that corner or this square or that street. They may be made of parts that resemble a certain building, bridge, factory – something that I have seen somewhere sometime. In this case, the curved building has something of an actual edifice in Paris, in rond-point du Pont Mirabeau. Doodled n 1987.

Non disegno o dipingo mai vere città. Le mie città di cartone non sono ritratti di città reali, di quell‘angolo o questa piazza o quella strada. Possono essere fatte di parti che assomigliano a un certo edificio, ponte, fabbrica – qualcosa che ho visto da qualche parte in qualche momento. In questo caso, l’edificio curvo ha qualcosa di un palazzo di Parigi, sul rond-point du Pont Mirabeau. Scarabocchiato nel 1987.

Area under video surveillance | Area soggetta a videosorveglianza

Area under video surveillance | Area soggetta a videosorveglianza

Area under video surveillance | Area soggetta a videosorveglianza, acrylic on canvas, 100×100, 2010

Updated repost, image enhanced.

Post aggiornato, immagine migliorata.

Overturnable Sketch 7 | Schizzo rovesciabile 7

Overturnable Sketch 7

Overturnable Sketch 7 | Schizzo rovesciabile 7, pastel and felt pen on paper, 2013

This is an overturnable sketch, just in case.

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Old sketch 5, Not so far | Non molto lontano

Old Sketch 05

Not so far | Non molto lontano, mixed media on paper, 22,5×32, 1987

Doodled in Paris, 1987.

Scarabocchiato a Parigi, 1987.

Latecomers for Firecrackers, Music & Video

Latecomers For Firecrackers (Troppo Tardi Pei Petardi) is a piece for percussion ensemble. I wrote it as I always do, drawing the notes on a sequencer piano-roll (somehow similar to Conlon Nancarrow’s way of composing), ad it’s here performed by a Low-Budget Digital Consort. The video that goes along is a soup of edited raw footage shot with a Pocket Smart Communication Device (smartphone).

Best before | Consumare preferibilmente entro

Best before | Consumare preferibilmente entro

Best before | Consumare preferibilmente entro, acrylic on canvas, 120×100, 2010

Updated repost, image enhanced.

Post aggiornato, immagine migliorata.

PercLero (Percussion Bolero), a video

PercLero, as the very word might suggest, is a Percussion Bolero. I wrote this little piece of music in a similar way Conlon Nancarrow used to, drawing the notes on a piano roll. Here, PercuLero is played by a cheap automatic digital consort. For those of you who enjoy music theory stuff, I’ll say that PercuLero is based on a 9/4 ostinato with irregular rhythmic groupings (mostly 3, 5 e 7) over it.

In the video, I stuffed a bunch of Unleashed Sketches of mine, mixed media on several types of paper.

Overturnable Sketch 6 | Schizzo rovesciabile 6

This is an overturnable sketch, just in case.

Old sketch 4, The Alarm Clock | La Sveglia

Old Sketch 04

The alarm clock | La sveglia, mixed media on paper, 22,5×32, 1987

Doodled in Paris, 1987.

Scarabocchiato a Parigi, 1987.