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From Propagating Futures Playlist.

  • Aug 18 2022
  • Turbo Sud
    is a project by visual artist, DJ and music producer, Agostino Quaranta, created with the aim of recontextualizing the musical traditions of Southern Italy, between electronic music experiments, experimental documentaries, and research projects. In 2022, Agostino exhibited Turbo Sud Lab at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (UK); a video installation tracing the forgotten history of attempts to computerize the Salento pizzica in the early 1990s at the University of Salento. In addition, he has produced radio shows for NTS, Ma3azef and Foundation FM.

Questa playlist è dedicata ad alcuni dei miei brani preferiti di Enzo Del Re (Mola di Bari, 1944 - 2011). Un artista poco conosciuto, ma tra i più radicali della scena cantautorale Italiana, che ha saputo conciliare la musica popolare locale, l’impegno politico e un approccio creativo totalmente basato sull’autoproduzione. I suoi brani, eseguiti esclusivamente suonando sedie, valigie, oggetti di uso quotidiano o emettendo rumori con la propria bocca, sono spesso intonati da canti in dialetto molese, e intrecciano storie d’amore, le sofferenze dei contadini e dei pescatori, a testi di matrice anarchica e anticapitalista. ‘Tengo na voglia e fa niente’, ‘Lavorare con lentezza’, e 'Maul' sono probabilmente tra i più rappresentativi della sua preziosa discografia e del suo totale rifiuto per i modi di produzione e i caratteri costrittivi della nostra società.

‘Comme'o sole dint'a capa,
m'è trasuta a pensata
e s'incontro pa' via,
chi ha inventato a fatica
io, ti giuro, l'accido, pecchè
tengo na voglia
na voglia
e fa... niente!’

To the playlist HERE


The words of the prophets comes from your speakers

Music moves from instrument to speaker, reaching limbs and shaking bodies beyond national borders and the language of the lyrics. There is a transformative quality in sounds which influence every environment: Your office turns into a dancefloor when the radio transmits a hit parade from the ‘80s, your house becomes a forest when a jungle beat arrives from the window, a public park a site of propitiatory rites when the arpeggios of a guitar duet with the wind. Whether some rhythms are more audible than others because of being more familiar with the power, others stay dormant in the back of our minds ready to be turned on by unconscious desires or the ghosts of our ancestors. These playlists are animated by the scores of revolution from different times and geographical corners of the world. From the most rural side of Italy to fiery Chile passing by the cultural mix of Berlin, they propagate a harmony that is constituted by dissonances and unsolicited voices. To be listened to en plein air with your comrades and soon-to-be-allies, let the music guide you, as only through variety does the future propagate. 


This Contribution was released with the support of Rudolf Augstein Stiftung, Bundesverband Soziokultur, Neustarthilfe, Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.



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