Inspired by a number of masterpieces of cinematography such as Five Women Around Utamaro of Kenji Mizoguchi, or The Pillow Book by Peter Greenaway, the Body Scores project traces the relationship between body, writing and gestures.
Body Scores brings together music and photography. Scores on the body or ephemeral tattoos, exact calligraphy and authentic compositions written by the composer Jacopo Baboni Schilingi, featuring extracts from scores already played in concert, or upcoming creations to be performed very soon: these are all real scores on a real body, captured through photographs taken by Philippe Bouvet. Between performance, body art, body painting, and written music, this project reveals an implied intimacy between composer and score - that which unifies
In the form of ephemeral tattoos, destined to disappear, the only way of recording and saving these images is through the medium of photography. The Body Scores project wants, by means of photography, to give a form to that which is usually not seen in music by virtue of the very simple fact that we listen to music, i.e., the score in all its intimacy.