Inspired by the famous “Trinity” by Andrei Rublev, proclaimed by the
“Council of the Hundred Chapters” like Icon of the icons, the 'work
stalled' TRINITY (L'Aquila prayer) is a gift-sacrifice to the tragic
earthquake in the city of L'Aquila and its inhabitants.
It processes iconically a 'conversion' of earthquake-vibrational nature of
the destructive earthquake motion in a 'devotional sound signal', secularly
believer in the Annunciation of life that continues, marked (but also
dreamed of) to the human scale for the future.
The intentional act (original sound and music) is the vibration of a string
with a suspended stone egg (inspired by Piero della Francesca) that tolls
in a cup-bowl-bell. It is a Gopy-Yantra, an instrument of Bengali tradition,
whose ‘tuned’ sound (vibrational nature) passes from the metal to the
stone block, witness of the recent 'story' of L’Aquila in a micro-resonant
The installation will be supported by a concert version of the GREAT
TIBETAN PRAYER FOR PEACE n. 10 for 9 interpreters and ritual
Nicola Cisternino (Italy 1957) composer, director and artist is the author
of particular musical writings defined Graffiti Sound with which realizes
his compositions. His compositions and installations were performed,
exhibited and realized in various festivals and artistic residencies in the
world. He currently teaches Arts and Contemporary Music at the
Academy of Fine Arts in Venice.