Questione di stile. Prospettive di analisi nella performance di un brano di tradizione orale nell’era di Internet: Matajola di Pino De Vittorio
The new technologies, the spread of Internet and the social media and the resulting social and anthropological implications have undoubtedly influenced the processes of musical production and fruition, requiring a review also in the ways of observing them: recording and broadcasting media modify sound events ontology, providing a complementary and transversal perspective allowing them into the process of analysis both as a tool and as an object of investigation. This study explores some dynamics by comparing three versions of Matajola (a song coming from the oral tradition, area that is not at all free from these stresses) in the moment when the music making process takes place, the performance. Starting from the evolution of the relationship between music and culture, written and oral music, as well as the hybridization phenomena between forms, genres and listening characterising today’s globalised consumer scenario in which music is increasingly experienced as a genre of entertainment, the intention is to propose useful hints to the development of an “enlarged” analytical discourse which, by interpolating the typical musicological parameters with principles we might define more audio-tactile (gestures, timbre, context, instruments), pays attention to aesthetic criterion and values the relationship between style and authenticity. The three sound objects analysed, in fact, even though starting from the same reference material, in the ways in which they are used and performed, can carry very different meanings.