An Operetta developed in 7 acts entitled The Fire of 'Bu:, a project of sound poetry involving the use of language and music.
I have written the texts that are available to this transformation and become the common ground for improvisation and singing. The Fire of 'Bu: is written in an invented language that includes English, Sanskrit and sounds coming from other cultures. Jazz singer Alice Ricciardi has composed melodies and sound sequences that transform the text lines into drawings, kind of explanations of the stories described in the operetta.
A big influence comes from Italian poet Emilio Villa, whose works comprise 7 languages; his poetry aimed at integrating living and dead languages, with a special attention to local dialects and oral language.
This work is inspired by early XX century movements like the Russian zaum, Italian futurists and DADA and by Italian sound poets Milli Graffi and Giulia Niccolai who also experienced hybrid compositions with Steve Lacy.
The Fire of 'Bu: sound poetry has been studio recorded in January 2017. It has been arranged both in jazz and electronic music versions.