Private Project

Edible Music - Film-Concerto for Chef, Instruments, Soprano and Electronics

A solitary man in his mid-thirties, with a passion for food and an obsession for rhythmical perfection, produces a musical piece as he prepares a complex dish.

  • Michael J. Munoz
  • Lorenzo Romano
    La Luna
  • Michael J. Munoz
    Key Cast
    Anima, I Delitti del Bar Lume, Off Meter
  • Federica Marchese
    Director of Photography
    The Kidnapps, Blue Lanterns, Off Meter,
  • Michael J. Munoz
  • Lorenzo Romano
  • Federica Marchese
  • Velisa Azzara - Flute
  • Manuel Alcaraz Clemente - Percussion
  • Mirko Jevtovic - Accordion
  • Lorenzo Derrini - Violin
  • Myriam Garcia Fidalgo - Cello
  • Roberto Pio Di Monte
    Camera and lighting assistant
  • Simone Karl
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  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 10, 2022
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Director Biography - Michael J. Munoz, Lorenzo Romano

Michael J. Munoz

Colombian multidisciplinary artist, actor, dancer and musician. Michael is currently involved in the Italian tv-series "I Delitti del Bar Lume" for Sky Cinema, playing the role of Santiago; in parallel he is on a European Tour with a 30 minutes solo for stage "3S", created by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (Cyrano, Anna Karenina choreographer).
Former dancer for the prestigious Gotheborgs Operan DanceKompani, he has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the contemporary dance choreography, Damien Jalet and Ohad Naharin to name a few.
With Damiaen Jalet “Skid” Michael has performed for the Netflix music film "Anima" by Paul Thomas Anderson for the critically acclaimed musician Thom Yorke.
Since two years Michael has been collaborating on various projects with film-maker/cinematographer Federica Marchese (3 times Best cinematography award winner) including a Music Video “Smashed” and a script development for a character driven feature film.

Lorenzo Romano

Italian composer based in Hamburg.
His first 2 hours Opera "La Luna" was premiered in June 2022 at the Hamburg State Opera, which was greatly received by the critics.
After obtaining a bachelor in contemporary history, he studied composition with Beat Furrer and Marko Ciciliani at the Conservatory of Florence, at the University of Music and Performing Arts of Graz, and at the University of Music and Theatre in Hamburg. 

His music has been performed in renowned venues and festivals such as Hamburg State Opera, (Germany), Oper Graz, Wien Modern (Austria), Biennale di Venezia, Teatro Massimo di Palermo (Italy) and it has been awarded in international competitions such as Premio Valentino Bucchi and Concorso Internazionale Franco Evangelisti.
The concepts of elaboration and remix connected with new technologies are at the core of his music. He works regularly with directors and choreographers and in 2013 he is among the founder members of Schallfeld Ensemble, new music group based in Graz, Austria.
In 2018 he received the composition scholarship by the Claussen Simon Stiftung.

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Director Statement

After a long standing collaboration in the theatrical world that brought us to create multiple works for various stages, we were looking to develop a unique and new form of performative art.
We wanted to unify instrumental and electronic music with film and the art of cooking, being an important part of our upbringing in the Italian culture. We chose the film media to bring a more immersive visual and auditory experience where the details of the character emotional journey and the food preparation can be seen all in the privacy of his own space.
The choreography was fixed and linear, performed in every single take as if it was made for theatre, following a metronome, playing the kitchen as a solo percussionist together with an instrumental ensemble.
The instrumental part draws melodic fragments that continuously transform into environmental noises and vice-versa.
The sounds produced by the chef were inspired by ASMR (auto sensory meridian response). As it happens with the instrumental textures, the recorded sounds continuously fluctuate between in-harmonic noises and harmonic frequencies thanks to convolution effects and resonant filters.
We both combined our life and work experiences into this piece of art that we hope in the future could become a longer performance and film.