Works – The art installation My cd Works is the first CD that is both a musical project and art installation. It’s distributed for free in two ways: social and antisocial. Through the social distribuition you can download the entire album for free. Through the antisocial distribuition “Works” is handed out through an art installation.Works has been made into 300 numbered and signed CDs, left on the streets or in public places, there to be picked by people passing by. Every copy left is photographed and the photo is shared on this website. The CDs are distributed by me or by volunteers. See the full installation. If you want to distribute a CD, send me a message on contacts.
The installation has the aim to make people think about the real meaning of the word “sharing”, in a world where social networks have given a virtual vision to this word (share photos, videos, news, virtual petitions). This is why the name “antisocial distribution”. Without the intent of demonizing Facebook, Twitter and others, the installation wants to demonstrate that you can share also in real life. Some places chosen are highly symbolic as the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels and the White House in Washington because the correct interpretation of the word “sharing” also passes through the centres of power. Share among all … resources and wealth.
Urban RE Action Figure – Roma Museo MACRO From 14 to 16 July 2017 the Cd Works and Its installation were taken to the Museo Macro in Rome on the occasion of Urban KING Action Figure. It’s probably the first Cd to be exposed in a Museum of contemporary art.
Ablution Thanks to Sheller Ghorbani and Teitak – Contemporary Art Performance based on Tehran (Iran) – for using my song “Lullaby” for their performance “Ablution” for the exhibition “Instagram and the Artist’s Studio” at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (Minnesota – USA). Performance by Sheller Ghorbani Director & choreography by : Sheller Ghorbani Music by: Rocco Granata – Lullaby Video by : Naser Hesami
Malak The film Malak will be released in 2019. It is an honor for me that director Timo Hinkelmann and producer Jonathan Weber have chosen a my song to be included in the soundtrack. This is the teaser with the first shots of the film with “In My Bed” from Modern Times written and produced by me and sung by Leo Wood.
For the Love of This Land Semi-finalist in the 2017 TVO Short Doc contest. A documentary about the people determined to end a 45-year stalemate with the federal government, and their vision to protect a large tract of prime Ontario farmland for sustainable food production, freshwater security, and the benefit of future generations in Canada’s largest urban centre. Music by Kai Engel and Rocco Granata.
Exploring Data through Ocean Tracks Thanks to Dr. Randy Kochevar, Director of Oceans of Data Institute – Massachusetts, for choosing my song “Undead” to present their project Ocean Tracks to 2017 STEM for All Video Showcase: Research and Design for Impact