Emiliano Maggi, Spettro Sound System for Operativa Arte Contemporanea, Roma

 

Emilano Maggi speaks about his work Spettro Sound System in anticipation of Artissima 2016. 

-Spettro Sound System is a sonorous work with the capacity for infinite installative aspects, composed of two ceramic loudspeakers containing the alien spirit of sound, and a series of open microphones, also in ceramic, maintaining the look and function of a respiratory system. The human voice as a breath. The ceramic not only as a sculptural shell, but as an attempt to give shape to voice itself.
The twisted forms and sexual hybrids seek to illustrate the deformations and possessions that the human voice may give us. The voice dominates individuals.
The sculptures and microphones transform the single instrument into a real orchestra, allowing for the possibility of feedback and interaction.

 

Emiliano Maggi, Microphone 5 (Spettro Sound System). Courtesy Operativa, Rome.

 

-Spettro Sound System is designed as a means of continuous communication. The arrangement at the fair is exhibited as an experimentation, as a communal occurrence both to test and to understand the various emotional reactions and powers that the sound of the voice may bestow.

 

Emiliano Maggi, Microphone 4 (Spettro Sound System). Courtesy Operativa, Rome

 

Emiliano Maggi, Microphone 3 (Spettro Sound System). Courtesy Operativa, Rome

 

-The vocal element and all expression of sound are crucial to my existence; they allow me to communicate exactly what I am and what I do. Spettro Sound System starts as a game, attempting to unite sound, frequencies and vibrations to a material aspect, that of the ceramic, and in doing so, producing tools for a different conception of making music.

 

Emiliano Maggi, Microphone 2 (Spettro Sound System). Courtesy Operativa, Rome.

 

Emiliano Maggi, Microphone 1b, Spettro Sound System, Courtesy Operativa, Rome

 

Emiliano Maggi, Microphone (1), Spettro Sound System, Courtesy Operativa, Rome

 

Emiliano Maggi, Spettro Sound System installation detail. courtesy Operativa, Rome