SFC- Shoah Film Collection

Valerio Murat and Antonio Poce

Valerio Murat and Antonio Poce
Work title: They made a desert and was called peace, 2014, 8’45”

They made a desert and was called peace is a reflection on evil that manifests itself in the most abominable and live indifferently in the heart of every man. The practices of death defy easy
classification of part and questioning, relentless, the consciousness of each of us. We perceive shapes and symbols of the world and of history in the domain of body dynamics, which precede practice or planned schedules for reading. Transverse images and intermittent streams of matter and thought, whose values cognitive oozing lumps of deep emotions, affinity relationships and connections concentric endless.


Valerio Murat and Antonio Poce

Valerio Murat (1976) studied composition and Electronic Music. Together Antonio Poce he founded the Hermes Foundation, Intermedial Laboratory of Sound and Images, an important institute in the province (Lazio). He has collaborated with the EUROPAfestival in the production of several shows working on the digital elaboration of audio and video installations. He won: Gaudeamus Prize di Amsterdam (2002); International Computer Music Conference, Barcelona (Spagna) 2005; Concours International de Musique et d’Art Sonore; Electoacoustiques, 2005 Bourges, Menzione speciale opere multimediali 2005; Commando Concertgebow di Amsterdam (2005); International Computer Music Conference, New Orleans 2006; Commando Festival Radio France Montpellier (2006); 1° Prix Concours International de Musique et d’Art Sonore Electoacoustiques 2006 Bourges (Francia); Commando Ensemble Intercontemporaine, IRCAM, Paris 2007.

Antonio Poce. Composer, visual artist, photographer and calligrapher, he studied Composition with Ennio Morricone, Domenico Guaccero e Salvatore Sciarrino. He gradueted from the Univerity La Sapienza in Rome with a degree in Humanities. As a composer and video artist he was awarded in different composition competitions and video-art contests obtaining always appreciations for the quality of his works. He founded in 1997 the Hermes Intermedia Foundation a laboratory for the creative processes. He is currently professor of Composition at the Conservatory of Music “Licinio Refce” in Frosinone.