“Squadra di Canto” portrays the vocal group “Canterini Valbisagno” in the outskirts of Genoa. The eight singers perform a typical style of vocal Genovese folk music without the help of instruments, entitled Trallalero. The distinctive feature of this musical genre is the lack of any written scores. Therefore, the singers are required to learn melodies, lyrics, intonation and style through oral repetition only. In this regard, Trallalero can be understood as an embodiment and passing on of distinctive acoustic characteristics of language, class, culture, tradition and musical styles through the voices of the singers. In order to highlight this particular technique of cultural transmission, the video presents each voice separately, giving the viewer the opportunity to witness the process.
- The Memory in your Pocket, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Groce, Genoa 21.03 – 01.04.2014