Zōlfo+Salicornia is the new album by Sicilian musician and composer Lacinskij. Six tracks conceived thanks to the project “Cantieri In Movimento-Industrial Heritage Soundscape”, realized with the support of the mic as part of the call Boarding Pass plus 2021 presented by Zo centro culture contemporanee. The project focused on the enhancement of material and intangible heritage linked to industrial archaeology, under the artistic direction of Teho Teardo. Composed between Catania and Dresden, these 6 compositions were originally designed for the installation of sound & video art. Three of them are part of “Zōlfo”, made by the main artistic group in which the composer is involved, inherent the former sulfur refinery located in Catania and divided into three different movements “past, present and future”, in an attempt to tell the story of a place that changes along with the changing socio-economic fabric of the city in which it stands. Then tell on one side Catania, a city that contains all the chaos typical of a large city located in southern Italy and on the other the center Zō, sulfur refinery, then gym today multidisciplinary cultural center. The other two tracks were composed for the other artistic group involved in Cantieri in Movimento and their interactive installation called Salicornia.
Salicornia is a plant that grows in the eastern part of Ukraine, precisely in the city of Soledar in Ukraine and Sicily. While most plants would never survive extreme amounts of salts in the soil, Salicornia uses them to grow and develop, Showing how approaching things from a different perspective can completely change the direction and outcome of one’s actions. Lacinskij worked on field recordings provided by the members of this installation, field recordings that describe the consequences of destructive events in Ukraine and are “dissolved” into pieces to “crystallize” the new digital audiovisual life form, thus embracing the philosophy of the Salicornia plant both physically and metaphorically.
To close the album another composition originally conceived for the project but not included in the art installation project, then developed with the collaboration of some artists known by Lacinskij during the development of the project between Dresden and Catania. Lacinskij played synth, piano, electric bass and samples elaborating and manipulating all the sounds to distort them and turn them into something else.
The record was made using a sampler, vst, digital apps, iPad, field recordings recorded with the smartphone, a live akai mpc, electric bass, electric guitar and various noises recorded with a smartphone. All reworked on Daw (Logic Pro X) in an attempt to transform everything that had been recorded and transform it.
released January 24, 2023
Giuseppe “Lacinskij” Schillaci created, edited and manipulated almost every sound in this record.
In track 6 Gianmarco Castro played played sampled sounds and synthesizers and Andrea Sciacca played Tablas license all rights reserved