Phoebe Zeitgeist + The Verge of Ruin
Fall 2018

Aspra is a project built on texts and concepts at the limit of the audible and on a sound research that detonates the imaginal power of words. It investigates complex, uncomfortable thinking and the impossibility of reducing some critical positions to an idea that can be shared and accepted by society. This impossibility of dialogue generates a ferocious dialectic that leads to annihilation.
Aspra’s research aims to develop within the scene a relationship between voice, bodies, musical instruments and sound through recording instruments and mixing of sound and its processing in real time. The words of those artists who over the years have experienced the misunderstanding of their ideas and their art, marginalized by society, are the vehicle for investigating the relationship between their ideas with reality, which generated and then denied them.
A project by Phoebe Zeitgeist // conception and direction: Giuseppe Isgrò // with Daniele Fedeli, Francesca Frigoli, Chiara Verzola // live electro acoustic: Stefano De Ponti, Shari DeLorian // curatorship of the project: Francesca Marianna Consonni // music: The Verge of Ruin // battery and vibraphone samples: Elia Moretti // assistant director: Edoardo Barbera // costume consulting: Fabrizio Calanna // image and graphics: Danilo Vuolo


Phoebe Zeitgeist is a theater company based in Milan, born in 2008. The research of this group, open to elaborations in all fields of contemporary arts, is dedicated to the existence, persistence and transformation of all forms of power. Giuseppe Isgrò, Francesca Frigoli and Francesca Marianna Consonni are part of this group.

The Verge of Ruin is the path of sound and poetic research undertaken by Stefano De Ponti and Sahri DeLorian in 2015. The image evoked by the moniker suggests the risky and stimulating position from which the Milanese duo turns their gaze on the world.

Credits foto: Paolo Sacchi