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(sounds for the exhibition)

Mélanie and Milena opened the doors of the Gallery Melanie Rio Fluency in Nantes for the musicians working for European Music Incubator project. They sent 7 photos that they got from Rune from Vestfossen to Tommaso in Genoa and Pavlica in Zagreb and Berlin.
Pavlica wrote little texts that were meant to be used as screenplays for the soundscapes. She sent those “propositions” to Tommaso who developed these 7 tracks in his home studio as a kind of answers to pictures and words.
Then the five of them met in Nantes.

(Tommaso Rolando, Pavlica Bajsić Brazzoduro, Rune Guneriussen, Melanie Rio Fluency, Milena Stagni)

The project
Prepare for a sound journey into the incredible pictures of Rune Guneriussen. The musician Tommaso Rolando and Pavlica Bajsić Brazzoduro prepared an immersive sound dramaturgy of each photo, it’s not poetry or songwriting... you are simply invited to feel. Open your ears, heart and eyes.

Chloe Nataf, Natalie Mccool - thank you!
The musician – Tommaso Rolando
Tommaso Rolando is a contrabass player, composer and improviser. Based in Genoa, Italy, he works with theatre, dance and music : impro, electronic, rock, oriental music, songwriting and psychedelia.

The mentor - Pavlica Bajsić Brazzoduro
Pavlica Bajsić Brazzoduro lives in Berlin and Zagreb, she studied ethnology and czech language and literature, has MA in dramaturgy (Academy of dramatic arts, Zagreb) and MA in philosophy (Paris 8 Saint Denis). She worked in many theatre and radio projects, and initiated and organized several international platforms. Since 5 years she organized her own little radio-theater company where she creates and produces theatre pieces that could be listened at to the radio. The most known and appreciated is HOERSPIEL.

The cooperation - Rune Guneriussen
Rune Guneriussen's work articulates around two practices: installation and photography in large format. Most of his interventions are made in isolated natural locations and are visible only through his photographs.

The location - Melanie Rio Fluency (Contemporary art gallery)
With 8 years experience in the world of contemporary art, Galerie Melanie Rio changed its format and venue in 2017 and became MELANIE RIO FLUENCY. Located in a new space on the Île de Nantes, at the heart of the effervescent art scene of Nantes, Melanie Rio Fluency produces art projects, proposes temporary exhibitions and partnerships with art venues, as well as advisory services for companies and promoters. This new entity is a multi-faceted participant in the world of contemporary art.


released November 21, 2018


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Tommaso Rolando / Pavlica Bajsic Brazzoduro Nantes, France

Mélanie and Milena opened the doors of the Gallery Melanie Rio Fluency in Nantes for the musicians working for European Music Incubator project. They sent 7 photos that they got from Rune from Vestfossen to Tommaso in Genoa and Pavlica in Zagreb and Berlin. ... more

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Track Name: at no time defeat sunrise
There is a mess of noise in the city, cars, people talking, traffic lights.
Slowly this noise transforms into a more monotone sound.
It becomes more and more simple and clean, like the sound of winter in one of the nordic countries.
Situated in this new sound layer we can slowly recognize the birth of a rhythm, actually it sounds like an army of ants climbing the glass surface.
They produce their rhythm with their tiny feet marching the surface.
What a miracle!
Track Name: aftermath of habitual argument
have you ever got out of bed
and then immediately stumbled?
have you ever skated
and have broken your leg in the first turn?
have you ever flown
and got slammed on the hard floor?
have you ever smelt a rose
and got stung by the first thorn?
have you ever dreamt
and got wet?
Track Name: a 15-minute title
after a huge storm
that was trembling the inner worlds
there is a longer term of peace
silence is no silence
but out of silence
we can form a rhythm that the 2 could dance
can dead dance?
Track Name: the hiers motivational speech

A day so happy.

Fog lifted early, I worked in the garden.
Hummingbirds were stopping over honeysuckle flowers.
There was nothing on earth I wanted to possess.
I knew no one worth my envying him.
Whatever evil I had suffered, I forgot.
To think that once I was the same man did not embarrass me.
In my body I felt no pain.
When straightening up, I saw the blue sea and sails.

Czesław Miłos
Track Name: science of planting forests
this is a piece about new beginnings
new grass that grows
new stones that roll
new seeds that rock
new kids on the block
new now
let it begin
Track Name: circle of reception
a group of children approaching from far away laughing and singing

when they finally approach, they form a circle just like in the old times they dance and sing a rhyme

a wind blows years pass by all voices have vanished was it a memory?
was it a dream?
it's the absence that we hear
Track Name: salvaged by traces of affection
À mon collaborateur

mes yeux sont comme des projecteurs
projetant de la lumière directement sur toi
comme deux bougies
Je peux voir des rayons de cette lumière faire des esquisses sur ta peau suivant mon plan
Je suis l'architecte de ton sourire
et sur l'écran entre tes deux joues
Je peux faire des bateaux en papier avec tes rides
et si je tiens bon et ne ferme pas mes cils, ces navires se transforment en tours d'argent
ils sont comme des éperons qui frappent le ciel
faisant galoper les nuages
ils n'ont aucune idée de ce qui se passe réellement
que tu es simplement une projection de mes besoins
la source où je vais étancher ma soif
et tout cela se passe sur ton visage
pendant que tu te rassois en fumant
sans en avoir la moindre idée
pendant que nous parlons tous les deux
et tu ne me dis rien d’important
et ne penses rien de particulier à propos de moi
mais j'allume mes projecteurs
et je tombe amoureuse


Oči su mi kao projektori
Svijetle u tebe kao dva lumina
Na koži tvog lica snopovi su svjetlosti
Slikaju crte po mojem planu
Ja sam arhitekt tvog osmijeha
Na platnu između dva ti obraza
Od tvojih bora pravim brodove od papira
Ako izdržim i ne spustim trepavice
Brodovi se pretvore u srebrne tornjeve
Koji podbadaju nebo kao mamuze
Nebom tada galopiraju oblaci
Nemaju pojma što se zapravo dešava
Da si ti projekt mojih potreba
Izvor na kojem ću se napiti
Sve se to zbiva na tvom licu
Dok ti mirno sjediš i pušiš i baš ništa ne slutiš
Dok pričamo i baš ništa mi važno ne kažeš
I ništa o meni posebno ne misliš
Ja palim projektore
I zaljubljujem se

To my collaborator

my eyes are like light projectors
projecting light directly into you like two lumens
I can see beams of this light on your skin
making sketches following my plan
I am the architect of your smile
and on the screen between your two cheeks
I can make paper ships out of your wrinkles
and if I hold on and don't put my lashes down
those ships turn into silver towers
they are like spears that stab the sky
making the clouds gallop
they have no idea what's really going on
that you are just a projection of my needs
the source where I will quench my thirst
and all this is happening on your face
while you sit back and smoke not really having a clue
while the two of us talk
and you actually tell me nothing important about anything
and you actually think nothing in particular about me
but I am turning on my projectors
and falling in love
very much

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