Suonare La Voce
We celebrate one year of Music For Your Eyes with two clips that are not exactly "vintage rock music videos". Demetrio Stratos is remembered as the singer of the Italian group Area but he has also been a researcher of the expressive possibilities of the voice. His solo records give an example of how he brought the voice beyond the limits of language and of any musical style. Unfortunately Demetrio died in 1979, at the age of 34, and no one had the capacity and the courage to continue on his same path.
These clips are taken from the recently released DVD Suonare La Voce (playing the voice), that contains some precious footages from the seventies. You can preview them both on YouTube; the second one is a vocal version of a traditional Greek song (Stratos had Greek origins) that was also in the Area's repertoire.
If you understand Italian you will also hear from Demetrio some interesting explanations about the reasons and methods of his research. You have to hear to believe the things he was able to do with his voice, words just can't describe. At a certain point of this documentary he says "we want to abolish the word", so...