The Italian composer, sound designer, electronic musician and music critic Luigi Porto has collaborated with Joao MacDowell on a number of commercial and independent projects.
Luigi Porto has worked for European film directors such as Vittorio De Seta, Rocco Papaleo, Carlo Fusco, Gjerji Xhuvani, Matteo Vicino, Nathan Cole (Canada). His most recent work is the soundtrack for the film “L’apocalisse delle Scimmie” by Romano Scavolini (Nightmare, Two Days).
Luigi talks about this new opera:
“Plastic Flowers” is a kind of byzantine downbeat-sensitive psychodrama that proceeds inexorably. Its hieratic melodies and harmonic textures seem to stand still, while the listener may feel like circumnavigating the opera – just to discover, at the end, that the music was slowly embracing him like a spider. The dialogue between the acoustic and the electronic score is a war between conscious and sub-conscious, with the soundscapes sometimes being trapped as small insects inside the web that Penelope is weaving”.
You can check an Italian interview for Rubric where Luigi talks about this and other projects:
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