Neolithic Sunshine

Neolithic Sunshine is a research on the sounds and extinct harmonies of prehistoric time and on the coexistence of different present. The first musical instruments dating back to about 43,000 BC were made from bones and fangs of prehistoric animals dug and processed by man to create flutes and horns. Observing the physical data according to which the behavior of sound varies depending on the shape of the instrument in which it spreads, the reproduction of bones of prehistoric ani-mals, different in appearance and size compared to contemporary fauna, are a possible key to interpretation in an attempt to evoke the sounds of the distant time when man creates music. With the collaboration of the Natural History Museum of Verona, we have identified and scanned fossil bones of animals living in the Pleistocene potentially suitable to be processed and used as wind instruments by our ancestors, then I reproduced these fossils with a three-dimensional ceramic printing process. Two performances have been realized in 2019, one at the Abbey of Fontfroide in France and one at the AuditoriumArte in Rome. The composition takes its inspiration from the oldest known musical practices, the interde-pendence of the sky and the earth, the rites of seasonal and fertility, and the idea of primary sound until its transformation into word, elaborate in a polyphonic composition with a cha-racter narrative and evocative.