Correspondences is an ongoing collaborative project and conversation between Soundwalk Collective and Patti Smith that has spanned over 10 years and across multiple geographies, uncovering the sonic steps left by poets, film makers, revolutionaries and extraordinary events that have taken place in specific locations.
Soundwalk Collective’s founder Stephan Crasneanscki has explored remote places all over the world to record and collect extensively in order to establish a sonic grammar that is underpinned by instrumental experimental compositions. All in the effort to create a musical space for Patti Smith to inhabit with her own poetry and voice. This ongoing resonance between the artists is expanded by ample studio recordings and experiments.
From a collaboration with TBA21–Academy exploring the destructive impact of seismic airguns and human interventions in the oceans, to the resilience of Nature in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster, to the decentralized societies envision by Peter Kropotkin, to the wastelands of Pasolini’s last night – the pieces presented are an immersive audiovisual journey, a travel to a sonic cinema, a soundscape to an invisible movie.
Featuring live films and director’s cuts, Correspondences is performed by Soundwalk Collective’s Stephan Crasneanscki and Simone Merli, Patti Smith, Lucy Railton and Nicolas Becker. Visuals by Pedro Maia.