BRAMA
2018
Disk 45 rpm
produced and sponsor by Il Vinilificio, Bologna (IT)

audio 00:02:00

https://soundcloud.com/cristina-calderoni/nice-to-meet-you-2017

ITALIAN BOY
HOME
IT BECAME MY HOME
PLACE TO ESCAPE
GOLDEN CAGE
I’M A LITTLE BURNED
I COULD LIVE LIKE THIS FOREVER
LOOP I’M CHANGING ANYWAY
LIVE
STOMACH
WILDER
GETTING INTO MY FREEDOM
HATE AND LOVE
OUR RELATIONSHIP CAN BE TRANSFORMED
THE CITY OF SILENCE
SO THE SOUND DOESN’T ESCAPE REALLY
IT STAYS THERE
ENVIRONMENT
I HAVE NO IDEA
THERE IS NO NOISE
CALM AND SILENT
THE SKY IS WHITE
AND THERE IS NO LIGHT
THEN EVERYTHING IT’S LOOKS GRAY
AND ITS CONSTANT SOUNDS OF RAIN IN BETWEEN
BUT REALLY DEEP YOU KNOW
BECAUSE THE CITY IS ABSORBED THE SOUND
MELODY OF THE SAXOPHONE
IS THAT KIND OF SWEET BUT STILL STRONG
I FEEL THAT I’M ALIVE
I FEEL ME WHO WE ARE IS WHO WE ARE
OF COURSE WE CHANGE CULTURE CHARACTER STORIES
I THINK THIS STORY SHOULD BE TOLD
PEOPLE SHOULD LISTEN MORE TO THE STORIES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY
GO OUT OF YOUR APARTMENT OR YOUR HOUSE AND PEOPLE WILL NOT JUDGED YOU
OR STEREOTYPE YOU
ANONYMOUS
IT CHANGING WITH THE SEASON
BUT I WOULD SAYS VIENNA WAITS FOR YOU
I CAN’T REALLY EXPLAINED HOW IT SMELL
BUT THIS IS SOMETHING I NOTICED ALL THE TIME
WINDY SMELL
I FEEL VERY MUCH EASY
I FEEL RELAX BECAUSE IS SOMETHING I KNOW LIKE HOME
FOR WHAT YOUR FIGHTING FOR?
I’M FIGHTING FOR A CONCEPT OF ACCEPTANCE OF LIVING TOGETHER
THEN INTEGRATION BECAUSE YOU WANT TO COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE
BUT THEN THEY HAVE TO LEAVE THEY COULD NOT STAY HERE
I GUESS WE ARE QUIET AN EGOMANIC SOCIETY
AND IS NOT SO EASY TO ACCEPT THE OTHER ONE
SOMEBODY ELSE FREEDOM FOR ME
IS NOT BEING AFRAID OF MOVING
OF LIVING
OF JUST BEING MYSELF
TRAGICOMEDY SOMEHOW YOU KNOW YOU DON’T KNOW IF YOU SHOULD LAUGH OR CRY NOW
THIS IS VIENNA FOR ME
VIENNA IS NICE FROM ABOVE
LIKE HERE WHERE WE ARE NOW





Brama is a voice, your voice.
Born during the performance Nice to meet you that took place in the city of Vienna in 2017. People were invited to have a talk with me about the idea of home. The sound is a recording of different voices, that I mixed together as a vibrating sound collage. The topic was Home. Home is something that everyone is lo- oking for, home is a feeling, is freedom, is love.

“...People talk by talking. Cristina Calderoni took talking as a medium of empathic experience
in a frame of political and hedonistic approach, kind of research and reflection of the status quo of nowadays society. The notion of „the public“ must be renegotiated, what does public include, where is the border to privacy. An intimate situation between artist and model allows for a greater openness, even though it takes place in the public space. The possibility to read a voice like a hand palm forces to build an inner image of that person. The voice can’t escape, only can turn mute - which would be a refusal and the end of the coope- ration.
The Audio on Vinyl tells about transforming, creating a process, about changes. The voice transports the condition of the subject, but also the base invented and given by the artist. For open chats the starting point has to be created as a pleasant environment, where the soul has the chance to become transformed through a common act. Brama comes from to whish, to desire - to feel the voice as a declaration of desire for another society, a kind of better world, for an exchange between us, for a togetherness, Cristina Calderoni uses the traditional ceremony of talking in Salons as a tool for transforming bad habits of today. To stop, to sit down and to get involved in a conversation, to be aware of stepping out of the daily tour de force and enjoying a retarding moment for arranging and digesting thoughts. Thats the moment to become aware of here and now and the basic meaning of society and friendship.”

-extract by Denise Parizeck, from the exhibition Cordial point at 12-14 contemporary, Vienna.


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