Tarantismo : Odyssey of an Italian Ritual is a tribute to Pizzica, an antique music used to heal people suffering from a mysterious disease. This release represents a contemporary attempt to reflect on this extraordinary phenomenon involving frenetic rhythms and maniac dancing, through a trans-disciplinary and ambitious artistic approach.
Tarantismo: Odyssey of an Italian Ritual includes the 2xLP compilation and the hardcover book and comes in a custom-made silkscreen printed envelope:
- A 2x140gr LP Compilation featuring six original recordings and six exclusive reworks (45'30). This double LP features five original recordings from the early discoveries of the genre and six unique reworks by Bjorn Torske & Trym Søvdsnes, LNS, Uffe, Don’t DJ, Bottin and KMRU.
- A 168 pages hard-cover (16,5 x 23,5 cm) collection of essays in English and Italian and original photographs . With nine essays focusing on various dimensions of the ritual, this bilingual publication gives the voice to artists, photographers, sociologists, anthropologists, and catholic priests. Witnesses, experts or actors of the history of this music exorcism, the book contains the contributions and exclusive photographs of: Chiara Samugheo (Pier Paolo Pasolini's photographer), Edoardo Winspeare, Claudia Attimonelli, Pamela Dia- mante, Luigi Chiriatti, Salvatore Bevilacqua, Gino Di Mitri and Mattia Zappellaro.