AENEIS #3 THE LUNG
Based on Vergil’s Third Book
Live Music Performance | PAUL WIRKUS
Visual-dramaturgic rework |
Francesco Pititto | Maria Federica Maestri
Performer | Giancarlo Ilari
Music | Paul Wirkus
Coproduced by Lenz Rifrazioni | Festival Natura Dèi Teatri
In The Lung an old man, alone on stage, is standing on the edge of the End. Giancarlo Ilari, an actor with a long artistic life, starts singing the req- uiem of Anchises with a deflagration that, in the same breath, takes away every rhetoric and lyricism from the agony and horror of old age.
Paul Wirkus, considered one of the great names in contemporary electronic music, was born in Poland in 1967 and now lives in Co- logne. Since 1990 he has been acclaimed as composer of electronic minimal and improvised music, receiving many international awards. His work has been positively reviewed in magazines like the English “The Wire” and “Pitchfork Me- dia”, the German “DE:BUG” and “Spex” and many others. The album “Intelletto d’Amore” (Quecksilber/Staubgold) was CD of the month on The Wire’s Soundcheck chart. His latest solo album is “Déformation Professionelle” (Staub- gold). Wirkus has played live sets at the Sonar Festival in Barcelona, at the Musiques Volantes in Paris, at the c/o pop Festival in Cologne, at Les Hurbaines of Lausanne and at the Wien Modern in Vienna. After featuring in the show “As a little Phoenix” (2007) at Lenz Teatro, he returned to Parma in 2008 to present “4 Oscilla- tors”, a composition created specifically for that year’s edition of the Festival.