Riccardo La Foresta will present his latest sound installation, developed last autumn for the Unsound festival in Krakow: a site-specific intervention blurring the line between sound performance and sound art. A pile of resonating drums, resembling a church organ, will create columns of sound, resonances and slow arpeggios, revealing a new sound architecture within the Roman Theatre.
La Foresta is a percussionist and sound artist from Modena, Italy whose research of the last years wants to question the role of the drum as a percussive instrument. Resonances and vibrations generated treating the drum as an aerophone, create acoustic drones, ancestral melodies and complex beats that drastically distance the instrument from traditional drumming. The ongoing process of his research is focused on the development of a system called Drummophone. His sound performance is a hybrid act between sound art, improvisation and drone music. Invisible architectures sculpted by resonations.