in “pomodoro genetico” – perhaps fort the first time - antonella ruggiero and roberto colombo take a journey inside the music free of the needs to respect of song-form, allowing the composing aspect its most open dimension.
from an initial project, that of putting music to images in the “broken blossoms” film, ruggiero and colombo moved to create an unpublished work and for many aspects, surprising.
antonella’s vocalizzi are aimed to underline musical themes where the voice does not function as a rhythmic or melodious counterpoint, thus giving the voice the possibility to travel in its total expressive and extensional range.
but here the interpretation is not something “extra”: it is the very essence of the piece, in which the voice is an instrument among the instruments finalizing an outcome of simmering emotions which only apparently seems in disorder.
the emotions of the project are expressed both musically as well as visually. in fact antonella ruggiero’s and roberto colombo’s pieces inspired one of the most significant and creative video artists, fabio massimo iaquone, who was supported by the young director luca attili producing the “attesa” video.
iaquone’s poetic images couple the work visually, thus completing an emotional and visual circle started by colombo’s and ruggiero’s musical creation.
music, voice, images, as the title itself “pomodoro genetico”, is to indicate natural elements in which man intervenes artificially, analogically, the video supports evocative images in succession of nature urban and small towns, united nevertheless by antonella’s voice and image.
also the titles of the 9 pieces – one of which is a revaluatation of one of colombo’s pieces from the seventies going back to the album “sfogatevi bestie” – evoke sentiments and emotions. a journey, therefore, both emotional and evocative, but in fact, urban. the musical project is composed an electronic base with strong colours, to which the arch orchestra sound is added, composed by the "maggio musicale fiorentino" professors.
antonella's voice does the rest.