Stellan Veloce: What we do on the beach

Short Description / Kurzbeschreibung

„What we do on the beach“ is a art movie by film maker Silvia Maggi and composer Stellan Veloce. It was filmed in Sardinia, on the Porto Pino beach, adjacent to the perimeter of the Capo Teulada military firing range.

In the film a mysterious group of people performs a solitary demonstration like a every day ritual, the music accompanies them like a pastoral lament, frozen in time. The work uses magic realism to describe a palpable contrast: majestic landscapes and the beauty of nature are clashing with policies of military occupation that take thousands of hectares from the community, involving more than 60 years of bombardment on the land and sea.

The MiniDV format, chosen for the work, manages to sully the postcard beauty of the area, restoring an imaginary resistance and an urgency for change.

Interprets And Location / Interpreten und Ort

  • Stellan Veloce – cello
  • Andreas Dzialocha – electric bass
  • Bridget Ferrill – electronics, processing
  • Elena Kakaliagou – horn
  • Carlo Spiga aka Makika – launeddas
  • Pierpaolo “the coach” Lorenzo – harmonium

Berlin, Germany and Porto Pino, Sardinia

Short Biography / Kurze Biographie

Silvia Maggi (*1982) is a Berlin based artist and filmmaker. In her works she explores the topics of memory with a strong link to the present, portraying a reality imbued with magick.

Stellan veloce (*1985) is a Berlin-based Sardinian multi-instrumentalist and composer.
Their music focuses on timbral research, iteration and modulations of sound densities, integrating composition with improvisation and band playing. Their background in traditional Sardinian music is a important subliminal inspiration of their work.

Beside performing live they compose music for ensembles and for dance performances, favoring collaborative practices. Since 2018 they collaborate regularly with Irish choreographer Sheena McGrandles and composer Neo Hülcker.

They occasionally work on stage or studio in the pop music sphere.

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