Cancelled / Afgelast – Cucina Povera (SCO)
Cucina Povera is the solo hymnal, field recordist project of Finnish-born, Luxembourgish-Scottish artist Maria Rossi. Rossi will be working at WORM Sound Studios this month and this gig is a bonus in these dark times.
Working with the dual (thematic) framework of “precarity” and “nourishment”, Rossi strives to achieve tonal catharsis with very little. Rudimentary synthesis and fugue-like vocal harmonies weave in with the sounds of countless drops of Scottish rain. Or, the symphony of fridge, dishwasher and microwave accompany Rossi’s single and bare vocal track.
Whatever she might happen upon, it promises to become part of a carefully crafted mix of the rough and the stylised, taking both celestial worlds and everyday materiality into account.
The gig is part of a wider cooperation with Glasgow’s excellent Radiophrenia Festival.