Neolithic Sunshine

Neolithic Sunshine is a research into the sounds and extinct harmonies of prehistoric time. The first musical instruments dated around 43,000 BC were derived from bones and tusks of prehistoric animals excavated and worked by man to create flutes and horns.
Observing the physical data according to which the behavior of the sound varies according to the shape of the instrument in which it spreads, the bones of prehistoric animals, different in appearance and size compared to the contemporary fauna, represent a possible interpretation key in the attempt to evoke the sounds of the distant time when man creates music. With the collaboration of the Museum of Natural History of Verona, we have identified and scanned fossil bones of animals lived in the Pleistocene potentially suitable to be worked and used as wind instruments by our ancestors, later I reproduced these fossils with a threedimensional ceramic printing process. The extremely suggestive and airy timbre of these instruments, which vibrates at the boundary of the atonal and micro-tonal music, in a way expresses the possible harmonies of a remote time, on the other proposes itself in our time perceptively revealing itself similar to many synthetic sounds of contemporaneity. The performance consists of a piece of music performed using sound sculptures by an ensemble of 6 musicians. The piece takes its inspiration from the oldest known musical practices, from the interdependence of the sky and the earth to the rites of seasonal and fertility, to the idea of creating sound until its transformation into word,to elaborate in a polyphonic composition with a character narrative and evocative.