Tierra de extraccion, Novela Multimedia de Domenico Chiappe
There are 16 soundtracks that will form part of the 44 chapters and are as essential
as the images and the text. Sad sounds are predominant so that we can perceive the sadness of its people. At times even the text can be moved to the sound of the music. It represents a synesthesic act that transports us to the time and place helping us understand the surroundings and the situation. The music and the lyrics of TdE were composed by Doménico and produced by Raúl Aleman but each song was given to different musicians (Ojo Fatuo, Jorge Ramírez, Slam Ballet, Culto Oculto and Daniel Armand) together with its corresponding plot. They all read the chapters and worked on musical arrangements that “they” believed necessary. It was a true act of polyphony over polyphony. The building blocks of TdE are audiovisual, multiple and put together by many. Their mission, according to Chiappe (2009b), was to determine which were the sensations felt by the characters, they had complete freedom to impose their point of view. A polyphonic novel in its narration (6 characters) and polyphonic in its creation (20 creators) resulting in a hyper phonic hypermedia novel. The lyrics of the songs establish establishes implicitly what cannot be read in the chapters; what the characters think, what their subconscious screams but does not say, or even what it does not know it thinks. There is a song for each protagonist and the songs are divided into two, three and four parts, each one arranged differently depending on the chapter it appears in. All throughout the musical process the author collaborates with someone else who possesses the means to make possible what he couldnʼt have possibly done on his own and the result is a very professional sounding work of Elit.