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[DW011] Corpore Absens

by Alessandro Ragazzo

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I 13:49
II 11:07
III 06:46


The body of the absent is made up of the word body-absent.

What does remain of the man-structure (as an event) in the temporality of a space?

This sound exercise asks to itself: what does the subject leave after its passage, manifesting itself in a place or space?

CORPORE ABSENS is like a snail slime, a residue, an inorganic passage, a fragment without will, an excrement.

It is the effect of no longer staying where you were; the subject continually tears in its every moment or instant, place and dialectic.

Quoting Spinoza: “the mind does not recognize his own body or
itself, if not for the affections of one and the other ".

Feeling nothing specific, nothing that speaks of life, when it is not hindered.

Body and subject are at the contemplation of the moment, getting lost in symbolism in its dialectic, without intuition.

Space or place, temporal container of a fact or a life.

Ambience not necessarily resonant.

In its vanishing, the body deposits its contemplation in the moment, losing its dialectic and the symbolism.

The flow of things or events is isolated, frozen from the general context of lack of time or space, making the relationship between object and subject, between space and time, disappear, erasing the concept of reason.

The remains of the passage of an event, amplified fragments that contradict themselves in their actions.

Plato mentioned that “things of this world that our senses perceive have no real construct in their being, because they always become by changing, but they never ARE, reaching only one being which is relative, therefore certainly lacking ".

That lacking becomes present and obsessive in the “Coretti” (cover art) frescoed by Giotto in 1300 in the Scrovegni chapel in Padua, the only two "ABSENT" parts of the entire biblical pantheon frescoed by Giotto; spaces frozen and connected to each other, the nocturnal and diurnal alternated in the time cycle representing the human, but nothing more.

Suspended environments where everything has yet to happen or perhaps has already happened, organic expectations that return to the inorganic that is their silence.

- Insertion of Veda chants pt 1-2

From this changing appearance arise, in the last two chapters of the album, even chants from the Vedantic indian tradition, traditional mantra from the sacred text of the Upanishads, that describe the universe and the human experience dividing themselves between Atman as “true knowledge” and the knowledge of Maya as“not true knowledge” and so ILLUSION, returning to the echo or the resonance of the body as an absence in a precise place or space of a disappeared or hoped entity.


released December 19, 2021

Fieldrecording, tape recorder, analogue recorders, filters and missing moments...

Mastered by: Anacleto Vitolo

Available in a Limited Edition of 100 4-Page Digipack CDs.

Alessandro Ragazzo was born in Mestre (VE) on January 22, 1980.

He began his first experiments on tape in 1994.

After years of digital approach and reading in the field of concrete music and collaborations, he finds strong analogies of spirit and sensation with Romantic literature (Novalis, Büchner) and experimentation sound; he carries out in-depth studies on Arthur Schopenhauer struck by the book "The world as Will and Representation", applying the study to his next sound interventions.

Abandoning the digital method, he embraces the analogue, moving to an approach more linked to the use of tape reproduction, crumbling and disrupting the landscape in question.

The raw materials of the live set by Alessandro Ragazzo are mixers, distortions and everything that can be connected analogically, tape recorders, walkman, mp3 players, microphones, plants, extinct moments.

Particularly interested in the practice of Fieldrecording, continuously recording daily life and its noises, those that the nature vastly offers.

In 2014 his first album 'Strati' was released.

In 2015 releases the digital album "Lagoon Submerged" for the Portuguese label Green Field Recordings.

In 2017 for the independent label Setola di Maiale comes out with the album 'Terra d'Umbra', the final result of a speech that Alessandro Ragazzo left pending in the previous album “Strati”.

The non-place in the noise starts from the end of the album with a
homage to the romantic anti-hero character in Georg Buchner's short and unfinished novel, 'Lenz'.

In the first months of 2020, a conceptual-field recording work was released for the Portuguese company SONOSPACE about the city of Naples.

Also in 2020 produces a two-track tape titled "Twin Landscape".

Abu-l-Hasan al Nuri primitive saint Sufi writes: 'they possess nothing and are possessed by nothing'. These are the basis of the new and first album (2020) for the new DISSIPATIO label, entitled “Five studies on the landscape”, as an idea of emptying the soundscape in its concept and also in its practice, a laboratory of environmental recordings and sampling.

Alessandro Ragazzo works for the cancellation of meaning narrative, the deposition of the real and the logical; attempt to exclude from representation, to strip life and will through noise; five missing landscapes, fragments of experiences that have already passed to be
continuously broken down and reassembled in the immediate vanished or hoped for.

Alessandro Ragazzo has collaborated on the national territory with many interventions as in the case of Luciano Berio foundation in Florence, and the Setup Art Fair in Bologna with the Area of Bustle project.

Intervention sound in 2014 for the “STRATI” project at the Luciano Berio foundation in Florence.

Soundproofing in 2016 and live at the Taiwan Biennale pavilion in Venice for the artist Yang Maolin, and the Ascolto Osceno project for
Navi (2018) at Palazzo Roncalli in Vigevano for the meeting on the soundscape for FKL;

(2019) At MACRO contemporary art museum in Rome brings live 'tapes only'.

In July 2020 he enters residence for two weeks for Artarcadia of Derry, (Northern Ireland).

In 2021 a cycle of interventions opens sound on personal naturalistic spaces with the name of 'Sound project for missed places'

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