Digifest 2021 in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto presents, SoundMorphosis, an interactive performance featuring a dialogue between two artists, a journey of musical and visual art improvisation each with its own character but linked by the constant desire to discover the deep relationships between the language of sound and imagery.
Digifest 2021 returns virtually to explore the theme PHYGITAL. This year’s event will take place in an online format featuring projects related to immersive and interactive works between the physical and the virtual.
Digifest teams up with Italy’s MEET | Digital Culture Centre to bring together the creative community to share compelling content created by digital artists, storytellers and change-makers. Using a web-based virtual environment, Digifest will connect activities and audiences between Toronto and Milan.
Friday, November 19 | From 10:00AM EST
Performance by Danilo Rea & Paolo Scoppola
ONLINE | FREE EVENT | REGISTRATION REQUIRED
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A grand piano, a digital console and a large screen that wraps around the stage. Danilo Rea sits at the piano, concentrates and begins to improvise. The notes come out of the piano and turn into coloured signs on the screen. Paolo Scoppola observes them, modifies them using the console and sends them back to the musician’s eyes to stimulate his imagination. Thus begins a complex dialogue between the two artists, a journey through a series of improvisations, both musical and visual, each with its own character but linked by the constant desire to discover the deep relationships between the language of sounds and that of images.
DANILO REA One of Italy’s leading jazz pianists, Danilo Rea received solid musical training, obtaining his degree from the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. He made his debut with the Trio di Roma (with Roberto Gatto and Enzo Pietropaoli) in 1975. Rea has performed with, among others, Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Steve Grossman, Phil Woods, Art Farmer, Curtis Fuller and Kenny Wheeler. He is widely sought after in pop music, and has performed with Mina, Domenico Modugno, Pino Daniele, Riccardo Cocciante, Claudio Baglioni, Fiorella Mannoia and Gianni Morandi. He participated as a solo artist in 1989 in “Requiem for Pierpaolo Pasolini” by Roberto De Simone at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli. In 1998 he founded the trio Doctor 3 together with Fabrizio Sferra and Enzo Pietropaoli, elected three times best Italian group of the year by the magazine Musica Jazz.
PAOLO SCOPPOLA Interactive media artist, graduated in Computer Science, he realizes video installations, interactive performances for music, dance and theatre shows. He is also a lecturer and coordinator in Interaction Design at Quasar Institute for Advanced Design. Stably at the center of a crossroads between art and science, sounds and images, he has collaborated with international research centers, festivals and artists such as the National Institute of Nuclear Physics, the Science Museum of Trento, the Kaust University in Saudi Arabia, the Art Science Museum of Singapore, the choreographer Valentina Moar and many other. Finally, he has participated in several advertising campaigns for international brands such as Gore-Tex, Barilla, Lines and Wurth.