La Tabula Rasa

La tabula rasa is a musical piece inspired by the work of Venetian composer Luigi Nono. The architectural space is based along the lines of Prometeo. The music Nono composed was intended to surround the audience, placing musicians and singers around them at varying heights. In La tabula rasa, as in Prometeo, the “instrumentalists” are the loudspeakers located across the hemispherical wall of the dome. An algorithm simulating human imprecision is introduced in order to transform the loudspeakers into actual performers. Inspired by La fabbrica illuminata, also by Nono, the theme of the work presented here concentrates on the contemporary situation, dominated on the one hand by the importance of consumerist economies and on the other by the overwhelming growth of computer technologies.