《夜曲》是我和 Davide 于 2018 年正式开始构思拍摄的一 组照片。


2017 年始,我们陆续参观了几个在意大利的古老剧院。 他们有的被完全荒废,有的还延续着百年前的职责。例如维琴 察 (Vicenza) 的奥林匹克剧院 (Teatro Olimpico),它是意大利 著名建筑设计大师安德烈亚·帕拉第奧(Andrea Palladio)生 前的最后一件作品。而时至今日,每年还有季度性的演奏会和 歌剧在此上演。这些古老剧院寂静的力量深深触动了我们,让 我们不禁想象百年前的观众们盛装出席的画面。


这些剧院大小、结构各不相同,但共同点是:在电灯发明 之前,于封闭的环境下观看演出,舞台上的灯光效果都是由烛 光营造。在奥林匹克剧院里还能看到当时所用油灯的展出;而 舞台上更有多处悬挂、放置蜡烛和油灯的架子依旧保留。所以 我们不禁畅想,如果能回到那个年代:当夜幕降临时,伴随着 烛光,帷幕缓缓拉开,舞台上上演的会是怎样一番景象?


我们把位于米兰公寓中的一间客房腾出,尝试模仿当年的 舞台烛光效果。我们自制了蜡烛、油灯和放置他们的架子,邀 请了身边的音乐家朋友们,让他们换上演出时的服装;关上门窗, 在完全封闭黑暗而只有烛光的环境下,播放他们喜欢的曲目, 让他们或演奏或歌唱或倾听自己喜欢的曲目,并拍摄他们的肖 像照片。


我们按照时间顺序拍摄了意大利音乐史中的几个结点:巴 洛克、古典时期、浪漫主义、爵士、现代音乐等;我们只使用 蜡烛微弱的有温度的光源,使被拍摄对象放松,并想象自己置 身于正演奏的音乐风格的年代,在夜晚聆听自己的歌曲。







Nocturne is a range of photos that Davide and I have taken officially starting to conceive in 2018.


We have visited several old theatres in Italy successively since 2017. Some of them are completely dilapidated and some of them still function well like hundreds years ago. The Teatro Olimpico (Olympic Theatre)in Vicenza, the last masterpiece designed by an Italian architect called Andrea Palladio, still carries on its duty. Seasonal concerts and operas are held every year in theatres like the Teatro Olimpico up to today . The stillness of these ancient theatres has touched us so deeply that we can't help but imagine the spectacle of the dressed audience of hundreds years ago.


These theatres are different in size and structure. However, they have something in common: people watched the performance in a closed room and the lighting effect on the stage was created by candlelight before the invention of electric light. For example, we can still enjoy an exhibition of oil lamps in the Teatro Olimpico and see the shelves used for hanging candles and oil lamps. Hence we can't help but imagine: if we could go back to that time, what would it be like on the stage at night, with the candle lighting and the curtain rising slowly?


We emptied a room of our apartment in Milan and tried to create the stage lighting effect . We made the candles, oil lamps, and shelves by ourselves. We invited the surrounding musician friends here and asked them to put on their dresses that they usually use them for the concert. When they were playing, singing or listening to the songs they like with their favourite music in the candle-lighting room, we took portrait photos of them.


We took photos of different times of Italian music history according to time sequence, including Baroque, Classicalism, Romanticism, Jazz, Contemporary music, etc. We only took photos in the faint, warm light of candle, which could relax the photographed subjects. They could imagine they were in the time of the music they played, listening to the music they like at night.


Tuo Xiao Tong