27 giugno 2012


La prima proiezione pubblica del film di Adele Schmidt e José Zegarra Holder Romantic Warriors-About Rock in Opposition è fissata per questo fine settimana, il 30 giugno, presso gli Orion Studios a Baltimore (Stati Uniti), ma commenti da parte di chi ha visto i vari trailer di anteprima o ha già la propria copia in dvd cominciano a circolare un po' in ogni dove, ad esempio su Facebook. In Progressive Ears, tra le anticipazioni, si può leggere anche una breve trascrizione tratta dal film riguardante punti di contatto e affinità tra il RIO Festival londinese e lo Zu Manifestival newyorkese di Giorgio Gomelsky nel 1978.

"United in their opposition to the music industry, a collective of five progressive rock bands (Henry Cow/England, Sammla Mammas Mana/Sweden, Stormy Six/Italy, Univers Zero/Belgium, Etron Fou Leloublan/France) started the "Rock In Opposition" movement (RIO) in 1978 by kicking off a festival at the New London Theatre. The movement had a short term life but spearheaded the creation of its own sub-genre in progressive rock often referred to as "RIO music", but perhaps more appropriately labeled "avant-progressive". Despite its short life-span the movement has been influencing musicians worldwide for the past 35 years. This film chronicles the history of RIO and the music and musicians the movement has inspired. Included are dozens of snippets of live concert recordings and interviews with the musicians involved, often unknowingly, in the "RIO scene". The film is also a travelogue that follows the development of the genre from its inception in Belgium and England, through Europe and the United States, and culminates in a visit to Carmaux, in Southern France, where the RIO Festival has been held since 2007."

http://www.zeitgeistmedia.tv/
http://www.progdocs.com/
http://tinyurl.com/fbrwII
http://progressiveears.com/
http://www.eurock.com/features/giorgio.aspx