Regnum lapideum, the third chapter of Systema Naturæ, a work for four hands by the Italians Mauro Lanza and Andrea Valle, completes the systematic reporting of the two artists on natural elements found in a terra incognita. In this chapter dedicated to minerals objects and living electro-mechanical systems are scattered on the floor alongside traditional acoustic instruments; a sort of catalogue of imaginary minerals.
Faced with this mineral world, Le nubi non scoppiano per il peso ("The Clouds Don’t Explode Under Their Own Weight”) by Maura Lanza examines gravity and the fall of a drop of water. Measure and listen to that which appears immeasurable and inaudible.
Svea Schildknecht soprano
Pierre Roullier conductor
MAURO LANZA / ANDREA VALLE REGNUM LAPIDEUM
MAURO LANZA LE NUBI NON SCOPPIANO PER IL PESO