A symphony for San Donato
with Jason Cady and 42 radios.
/ˈsɪmf(ə)ni/ symphony [from Greek sumphōnia, from sumphōnos ‘harmonious’, from sun- ‘together’ + phōnē ‘sound’.]. – An elaborate armonic composition of sounds and voices
February, 22nd 2019. A full orchestra composed of 42 radios and 4 musicians, performed a symphony dedicated to the San Donato district in Firenze. A full scale radio happening to be listened to live and to experience first hand.
Upon the invitation of Radio Papesse, composer Jason Cady created a new radio performance: forty-two radios and four musicians interacted with the sounds form the San Donato/Novoli area, bringing front and center acoustic memories and sounds form a rapidly changing neighbourhood. Radio Symphony Orchestra brings ideas of radio listening together with the harmonies sprung from a collectivity.
Music & synth: Jason Cady
Cello: Alice Chiari
Percussions: Simone Tecla
Guitar: Alessandro Ponzo
Flutes: Francesco Checchini
Production: Radio Papesse
The second half of this Radia Show presents two fragments of recent works by Jason Cady: Candy Corn (2018) and The Captives (2015). Two works that combine Cady’s research in possible musical narratives, his mastership in mod-synthesizers and new opera languages.