David Moss & Tempo Reale
The Table of Earth
voice and interactive table: David Moss
sound design and interactive systems: Damiano Meacci
sound direction: Francesco Canavese, Francesco Giomi
realisation of the table: Adriano Pernigotti
production: Tempo Reale, Fabbrica Europa
The vocal and gestural versatility of the American performer David Moss, after the pionieristic experiences at Salzburg Festival in Luciano Berio's Cronaca del Luogo, is put into relation with the research of Tempo Reale, the Italian center for music technology. New techniques of interactivity, microphoning, sound processing and movement are used for this work, but its main aspect is the building of a big sensitive table where Moss finds objects, cables, instruments, sensors, microphones and recycled items. Through such elements he is able to build a strong narrative path, a real "sound story", made also of texts and readings that allow listeners to follow a personal and surprising experience. The starting point of the entire project is "the earth" with its various aspects and elements (ground, water, wood, etc.) declined both from an abstract and physical point of view. The above mentioned elements will contribute to the creation of a real ecological music-theatre innovative work.
He is considered one of the most innovative singers and percussionists in contemporary music. He has performed his solo work all over the world. In 1991 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship; in 1992, a DAAD Fellowship (Berlin). Moss is the co-founder (with Muziektheater Transparant) and artistic director of the Institute for Living Voice (ILV), a workshop centre hosting Master Singers from around the world. The ILV presented its premiere session in Sept. 2001 in Ghent, Belgium, and presented its 2004 sessions in June in Amsterdam (as part of the Holland Festival) and in October as part of the Melbourne Festival.