Con Luigi Nono: Unfolding Waves

Paulo de Assis

This exposition presents diverse materials related to, or inspired by Luigi Nono’s piece for piano and tape …..sofferte onde serene… (1975–77). Organised in seven modules, the exposition offers different perspectives on a vast collection of materials around the original work, its performative renderings, and its orchestral transformation. Without imposing any sequential logic of reading or listening, the seven modules are numbered following a scale ranging from a more scholarly approach (module 1) to a more creative perspective (module 7). In a non-prescribed journey they offer diverse insights into different facts, things, objects, and performances, which are presented as archaeological and problematising layers in a continuous process of aesthetic-epistemic cross-references. Some modules are more stable, dealing with what the original piece 'is' (context, sketches, editions, recordings, analysis), while others propose lines of flight, pointing to states of permanent becoming (renderings, transformations, transcriptions).