FOCUS: Tarantismo - Odyssey of an Italian Ritual

FLEE is proud to present its new project: «Tarantismo: Odissey of an Italian Ritual». Dedicated to Tarentism, this project tells the story of a centuries-old choreo-musical ritual from Southern Italy, mobilizing frenetic rhythms and maniac dances, to exorcise women of a mysterious evil caused by the bite of a spider.

Trans-disciplinary, this effort of documentation and artistic re-interpretation of one Europe’s most mysterious trance phenomenon is comprised of a double LP vinyl compilation and a hardcover Italian/English book.

This double LP captures original field recordings of musicians-exorcists registered by Diego Carpi- tella, Ernesto de Martino and Alan Lomax in the late 1950’s in Puglia as well as six unique reworks by contemporary vanguard electronic musicians and producers such as: Bjorn Torske & Trym Søvdsnes (NO), LNS (CA), UFFE (DK), KMRU (KE), Bottin (IT), and Don’t DJ (DE).

About FLEE: FLEE is an independent cultural engineering platform dedicated to the documentation and enhancement of hybrid cultures. Functioning as a record label, publishing house and exhi- bition organizer, it focuses on shedding the light on sub-cultures, while making them inte- ract with contemporary artistic approaches through a critical point of view.

Trailer of "Tarantismo -Odyssey of an Italian Ritual"

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