Andrea Salustri‘s ‘MATERIA’ aims to discover, explore and witness the vital energy of one material: polystyrene. The project investigates the borders between contemporary circus, dance, object theatre, and sound experimentation. I was responsible for the sound design of the performance, exploring the boundaries between technology and creativity.
Object manipulation is taken from a different perspective, giving space to the objects themselves rather than the manipulator, and playing with the balance between these two subjects.
The piece tries not to force a narrative but rather let the audience project their own narrative on the material on stage.
During the performance several sound installations come to life. Within a set score, objects are free to perform and take initiatives thus creating a polyester orchestra that plays live.