The world of textiles and that of electronics might share more in common than what appears on a first glimpse. Passepartout Duo set on a journey to explore this unusual combination creating an ecosystem of musical instruments in a sort of magic realism perspective, with the hope that through the sound we can interact with these creatures in new ways, and vice versa.
Passepartout Duo is formed by pianist Nicoletta Favari (IT) and percussionist Christopher Salvito (US/IT). Drawing from a carefully selected palette of electro-acoustic textures and intricate rhythms, Passepartout Duo’s work investigates the way in which we listen to and connect with sound, our relationship with so-called obsolete technologies, and our perception of the real world. Continually reassessing the tools they use to create their music, the group’s work centers on a specialized and evolving ecosystem of handmade musical instruments ranging from more conventional percussion and quirky sculptural pieces, to room-size textile installations. Each instrumental set-up can integrate electronic circuits, percussion, and found-objects. Looking for different ways of sustaining an independent musical career and shaping an international network, the group has been on a nearly continuous world tour ever since they began collaborating in 2015, and their experiences traveling have heavily influenced their unconventional creative process.
In collaboration with OTO Sound Museum