Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo
ELP - music for the eponymous choreographic work by Paola Bianchi



Release Date
March 24, 2023


1. O_N
2. Ekphrasis
3. NoPolis
4. Other Otherness
5. Energheia


Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo

Paola Bianchi



ELP collects the music composed and performed by Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo for a series of choreographic actions by choreographer / dancer Paola Bianchi. Those actions are part of the articulated choreography research project ELP (Ethos, Logos, Pathos) in which choreography deepens its study of the body and the relationships between bodies and the cultural images upon which bodies are represented. The project studies the relationship between the descriptive word and dance through the transmission of audio archives of posture created by starting with images then removing from the choreography the body as a model to be imitated in such a way as to negate the hierarchy of power over the transmission of dance.

The music does not hide itself as an accompaniment to the movement, nor the movement as a transposition of the sound, but rather taking form in a continuous dialogue, now synergetic, now conflictual but anyway never descriptive between the languages in action, all the way from the conceptual process to the final performance.

The album was recorded and mixed by Paul Beauchamp at O.F.F. Studio Torino and mastered by James Plotkin.

Fabrizio Modonese Palumbo has been on the international experimental music scene since the mid 90s, founding member of Blind Cave Salamander (with his partner Paul Beauchamp), Almagest! (with Ernesto Tomasini), of the cult band Larsen and solo artist under the moniker of ( r ) he has appeared on more than 130 records, performed all over the EU, UK, US and Canada, composed music for theatre, film and dance performances and collaborated with artists such as Xiu Xiu, Johann Johannsson, Julia Kent, Little Annie, Jochen Arbeit, Nurse With Wound, Baby Dee, John Duncan, Ben Chasny, Carla Bozulich, Miles Cooper Seaton

Paola Bianchi, choreographer and dancer, has been active in the contemporary dance scene since the late eighties. Her performances have been part of national and international festivals. She holds workshops on choreographic research and has curated the artistic direction of exhibitions and festivals. Focusing on the theorization of corporal practices in 2014 she wrote Corpo Politico _ distopia del gesto, utopia del movimento, published by Editoria & Spettacolo. In 2020 she won the Premio Rete with a score of 9 3⁄4 for the ELP project. In 2020 Clemente Tafuri and Davide Beronio created La parte maledetta. Viaggio ai confini del teatro, a cinematic project that gives form to the artistic journey of the choreographer.