“Suddenly, at the sound of a small stone I forgot everything”
Through a non-linear dramaturgy of sound, the soundscape composition Malgrado col tempo si sfaldi – Although, it falls apart over time – retraces and rewrites the numerous chapters of multi-layered project La natura delle cose ama celarsi – The nature of things loves to hide, an ongoing research musician Stefano De Ponti has been dedicating since 2019 to the dynamics of massification and accumulation in musical creation and fruition, confronted with the inevitable impermanence of everything.
The poetic imagery and material peculiarities of Pietra Serena – a gray-blue sandstone used extensively in Renaissance Florence – form the backdrop to a multi-media transient fresco, where planning and the randomness of events cohexist, in which process and work overlap until they merge.
Malgrado col tempo si sfaldi is a composition born from Stefano De Ponti’s notebooks and from the research materials and intuitions gathered during his field investigations at the Nardini sandstone quarry in Vellano, Tuscany. It brings together and organises a wide range of thoughts and sketches, by aiming to value the craft and relational aspects of the process that unfolded between the quarry environment, Nub Project Space in Pistoia and the Tempo Reale research centre in Florence.