Radio Play | 2015

Fiore di campo

The  solitary and hopeless war of Peppino Impastato against the Sicilian mafia through the free Radio Aut,  is the inspirational source for an acoustical portrait of the province of Palermo in the 70ties.
The paralysis  gripping the little town of  Cinisi under the boss Tano Badalamenti and the struggle for freedom of the young poet and journalist, his martyrdom against an invincible, illegal power till his announced murder the 9th of Mai 1978, will be dramatized in form of a radio oratorio, collecting voices, sounds, poems and debates originated by his Radio Aut.
The free, auto-financed radio, broadcasting at 98.800 mhz, was the only possible realisation for a dream of democracy. The left recordings are read as creative sound-archive of a segment from Italian social history.
A german narrating voice will introduce and comment the audio film, conducting the german listeners into the web of the sicilian dialects and sounds.
The title comes from a poem of Peppino Impastato

Fiore di campo nasce
dal grembo della terra nera,
fiore di campo cresce
odoroso di fresca rugiada,
fiore di campo muore
sciogliendo sulla terra
gli umori segreti.

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Radio Film on Peppino Impastato (2015)
Texts by Aureliana Sorrento
Commission: Deutschlandradio Kultur
Production: Marcus Gammel
Co-production: Studio für elektroakustische Musik, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Eduardo Mulone, Stefan Kaminski, Tonio Arango (voices)
Hermann Leppich (recording)
Susanne Berger (editing)
Hannes Fritsch (audio design, editing and mixing)
Götz Naleppa (direction)
First broadcast:  Deutschlandradio Kultur, 1 July 2016
Duration: 50 m