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Carnevale di Aliano (Uscita delle Maschere Cornute)

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    Photographer: Francesco Buccarelli
    Contributor: Elena Campa, Silvia Tarantini
    Illustrations: Ruggero Asnago
    Graphic design: Lilia Angela Cavallo, Silvia Tarantini in collaboration with Elena Campa e Ruggero Asnago
    Audio: Canti Magnetici

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No Artist "Carnevale di Aliano (Uscita delle Maschere Cornute)"
digital release - Canto 20

Recorded in Aliano (Matera, Basilicata) - 07.02.2016

"They were jumping and shouting like maddened beasts, drunk with their own hue and cry. These were peasant masgueraders. Their carnival fancy dress consisted of these white robes, on their heads white knitted caps, or stockings with white feathers stuck in them, and whitened shoes. Their faces were covered with flour and they carried dried sheepskins in their hands, rolled up like sticks, which they brandished threateningly and brought down about the head and shoulders of anyone who failed to get out of their way. They seemed like devils let loose, bursting with savage joy at this brief moment of folly and impunity so different from their usual humdrum and browbeaten existence."

Carlo Levi, Christ Stopped at Eboli, 1945

“Venivano a grandi salti, e urlavano come animali inferociti, esaltandosi delle loro stesse grida. Erano le maschere contadine. Portavano in mano delle pelli di pecora secche arrotolate come bastoni, e le brandivano minacciosi, e battevano con esse sulla schiena e sul capo tutti quelli che non si scansavano in tempo. Sembravano demoni scatenati; pieni di entusiasmo feroce…”


released March 15, 2021

cover artwork by Annalisa Lazoi



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Canti Magnetici Italy

Based somewhere in South Italy.
Canti Magnetici focuses on the research, through anomalous sounds, words and images, in the fields of natural and cultural phenomena, states of being and sciences.

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