Demetrio Stratos – Playing the voice, Suonare la voce – Documentary
A fantastic documentary showing the life and art of the incredible Italian singer Demetrio Stratos Demetrio Stratos is remembered as the singer of the Italian group Area but he has also been a researcher of the expressive possibilities of the voice. His solo records give an example of how he brought the voice beyond the limits of language and of any musical style. Unfortunately Demetrio died in 1979, at the age of 34, and no one had the capacity and the courage to continue on his same path.
If you understand Italian you will also hear from Demetrio some interesting explanations about the reasons and methods of his research. You have to hear to believe the things he was able to do with his voice, words just can’t describe. At a certain point of this documentary he says “we want to abolish the word”, so…
More Demetrio Stratos’ music can be heard on this page of the UBUWEB site. english infos: http://musicforyoureyes.blogspot.com/