ROBERTO MAURIZIO PAURA
Of all the arts, music is the one that has always reassured me the least, because once I have listened to it, it takes over me without any possibility of escape. Music doesn’t need translations, it doesn’t need dubbing.
It travels across the world, it reaches everyone’s ears without borders.
In literature, it is a power of poetry, that in fact has a link to music.
But Roberto Maurizio Paura, architect of sound, sculptor of frequencies and melodies, has invented a way to give form to music listening.
What is listening?
There are sounds that take listeners towards the bowels of the earth with their gravity, and other that make bodies so light that you feel like you are in heaven when sitting in a chair at the theatre.
This happens when you listen to Mozart, for example.
There are songs that bring back distant memories and open up past landscapes: for example Ambra and Vasco Rossi have a heart-wrenching effect on me.
Others, as “In and Out” movie teaches us, allow you to clarify your own sexual identity, if there is any need to.
By the way, all the sounds in a room furnished with BlobHertz change shapes, they become cones, cylinders and triangles, both empty and full.
BlobHertz realises an old fantasy of mine: it is a shimmering piece of furniture, changing according to the material used, to light refraction of and to the listening to a piece of music.
It is shaped through sound.
With his magic carpets, Roberto Maurizio Paura provides those listening to music with an x-ray of the heart: emotion is no longer an adrenaline-filled charge of tears or joy, of weight or lightness, but an explosion, in which everything, absolutely everything, dances.
The story has been written by Nicola Ingenito, writer.