"The Sonosopher" is the tentative title of a full-length, feature documentary film that is currently in production. This film will document the life and creative works of poet, polyartist, sonosopher, scholar, teacher, mentor...Alex Caldiero. The documentary and this blog are a portion of a greater, ongoing effort to record, document, and archive Alex's life and works.

Friday, May 30, 2008


safe and sound.
we had an amazing trip. very much an understatement.

i'll be posting the rest of the postcards within a day or two, along with a more in-depth retrospective summary and update on the trip.

it went better than we could have ever imagined, and we are feeling very confident in the footage that we got. we are going to start going through footage and editing after a good 7-10 days...a much needed time away from the project for recuperation and perspective.

we ended up with over a thousand photographs, over 30 hours of digital video, and roughly 30-45 minutes of 8MM film footage...covering public performances, interviews (with Alex and his friends/family), spontaneous/sonosophical performatives, 'trans-environmental' performances, geo-poesis, new york/italy/sicily landscapes and cityscapes, etc.!

more on all of this and where we are headed next...later.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


here are some new posts
we hope all is well back home
we are getting a lot of great footage and having a great time

5/19 - Licodia Eubea

5/18 - Ramacca

5/17 - Francofonte cemetery, etc.

5/16 - Francofonte

5/15 - Positano day 2

5/14 - Positano

5/13 - driving south

5/12 - Assisi

5/11 - Florence

5/10 - the neo school of Athens

5/9 - Rome day 1

Friday, May 9, 2008

new updates

sorry we haven't update for a few days, we haven't been able to get much access the internet. however, we have been doing these postcards everyday, so keep checking back. here's a bunch of updates.

5/8 - heading to italy

First things first, we want to say THANK YOU to the Gibbs family (Linda, Michael, Graham, and Chelsea), for letting stay in their basement all week long, letting us use their vehicles, and driving us to and from the trains everyday. We appreciate it so much... It was great spending time with you throughout the week and we hope to stay in touch with you!

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5/7 - day trip to Philly

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5/6 - the MET and an interview

5/5 - performance @ nightingale lounge

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5/4 - filming in manhattan/performance @ bowery club

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Saturday, May 3, 2008

2nd day in NYC, feels like 2nd week! (lots to do, lots of walking)

Click image to enlarge it. We filmed some awesome performatives (poems/performances) at the school with Alex (both digital with the DVX and 8MM film!). Richard Kostelanetz is a great, long-time scholar of Avant-Garde art/artists and has written on Alex's performance and written poetry. Specifically, Richard included Alex in his incredibly ambitious document "A Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes", and his anthology on sound poetry "Text-Sound Texts". Follow the links above to learn more about Richard (whom we interviewed today for the documentary!), the dictionary that Alex is included in, and the anthology that Alex is included in.