Chatting with Chiara about music by Stellan Veloce published on 2018-03-02T18:03:33Z Full piece released on https://y-e-s.org/ Chiara is a great listener, in fact I think she is the best listener I know. One summer day we engaged in a conversation about music and her relationship with it. Sparking from that conversation, this piece is a personal commission based on Chiara’s favorite sounds and wishes. It is a unique opportunity to be in contact with a truly committed listener. Anybody is very welcome to interpret the piece and either record it or perform live for Chiara, in return they will get listened to devotedly. Chiara is already looking forward to listening to your interpretation! I like delta blues, noisy free jazz, dirty rock where they scream and hit on stuff, I like dramatic classical music. I like prog-music because it would awaken feelings in my spine like shivers, on the side, like a massage. I had visions, I had wings, a volcano. It's like somebody hitting you on the back, hammering here, here. Like I had a man running up and down my stomach, like a pressure pot. Look at your fucking face! Let's listen to Bonehead. It's like a representation of what I feel, if you could look. The representation of my character would be a sound like this, or blues. I like Mingus ‘cause he's brilliant, but I don't know why, is like the satisfaction of a person that makes good jokes. You have a look in their way of thinking. When I listen to some music I think “ah, cool! Good idea. But I have no idea why..” Is so good. I love when the drums play like it doesn't fit with the rest. When it doesn't make sense and then again it does. Also when it never makes sense is good. Beautiful. Charlie Parker is like an oscilloscope going fast, Mingus is like slower waves, Coltrane is liquid, round, like a river, dense. Is warm, visceral, visceral. I have no words. I become fire. You know when the matches light up and are big under? I become like that.