This set of paintings seeks, therefore, to harness the aura of the surreal structures, immersed in nature and witnesses the technological past rooted in the mechanics and in the flesh of workers as well.
The music goes inside the structures of the paintings and inside the feelings of the miners, creating a synaesthetic interpretation of the two artistic languages. This soundtrack has been performed live on December 4th 2011 during the vernissage of the exhibition “Acetilene – Sounds And Visions From The Belly Of The Mountain” that took place in the Museo Minerario of Abbadia San Salvatore.
An album to watch and listen.
* Acetylene gas lamp is a simple lamp that produces and burns acetylene which is created by the reaction of calcium carbide with water. It was used by the workers in the mines during the 20th century.
Emiliano Baiocchi is a Berlin based Italian artist who has been working for the last 10 years on developing an expressive visual language mostly through painting. He has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions in various parts of Italy, Germany, France. His works are in private collections in USA, London, Paris, Monaco, Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin, and many Italian cities.
He uses his imagination only to design images that explore painting as a means of pure expression leading to a series of inner landscapes that showcase a singular materiality of accumulated layers of acrylic paint. In his dreamlike images, there is no pre defined intention to figurate a given narration, for he is rather interested in constructing a contrasted space where casualty and accidents are to be balanced with controlled detailed areas in order for a sense of spiritual movement to emerge. He lives and works in Berlin.
Text by Aurelie Moigno
Music composed by Misdea except “Digging In The Dark” and “Heavy Drops” by Misdea and Melinda Ligeti
Cover and paintings by Emiliano Baiocchi – www.emilianobaiocchi.com”
Norman Sétamùr Baiocchi: effected classical guitar
Mike Marchionni: synth, programming
Melinda Ligeti: synth, programming
Stefano Pintus: siren sample
Recorded and mixed on November 2011 at Setaroom Studio, Abbadia San Salvatore (Si), by Stefano Pintus and Carlo Fabbrini
Mastered by Stefano Pintus
Edited by Melinda Ligeti
Dedicated to all the Mount Amiata’s miners, especially to Fernando Baiocchi
Special thanks to Melinda Ligeti