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Donato Dozzy distills his ’12H’ sound installation for the Music Bridge - designed by Armando Trovajoli in Rome for MAXXI Director Bartolomeo Pietromarchi - into 12 enchanted, free-floating ambient techno structures running for 100 minutes on Lorenzo Senni’s Presto!?
’12H’ sees a master at work, creating a piece that most beautifully highlights the inherent links between his precise but romantically evocative form of minimalism, and the sort of modernist architectural, sculptural, and structural form found in Armando Trovajoli’s ‘Music Bridge’, which spans the River Tiber and connects two important areas of Rome - the sporting areas surrounding the Olympic stadium, and the cultural quarter housing the breathtaking MAXXI museum for contemporary art.
With the installation and technical assistance of his long-time collaborator Giuseppe Tillieci aka Neel, Dozzy presented the work in situ as a 12 hour long soundtrack to the bridge, played from 12 speakers to offer a day-long transition from dawn to night mirrored in the tone and feel of his melodies. sNow reduced to 100 minutes, this release distills the essence of Dozzy’s work in a gentle arc thru his blessed brand of ambient/atmospheric kosmiche and streamlined electronics, flowing as unbroken and timeless as the river that runs beneath the bridge.
It’s just occurred to us that, as luck would have it, we caught Dozy and Neel performing as Voices From The Lake at MAXXI in 2014, and this release most beautifully reminds us of mentally floating in that space, but with the ceiling and walls taken away and left to float up and out over Rome on Dozzy’s lushly convective currents, with the music serving to harmonise and elide Rome’s sense of chirality with a choral beauty and lissom, elliptical contours that reach out into the cosmos.