Every time we meet Florio Pozza, he comes as a Christmas present, wrapped up with a new surprise to entertain. The 2nd Anniversary bazaar in Marostica was no different where the over 100 guests were captivated by his sculptor’s art as well as his skill as a didgeridoodler.
Florio Pozza is a man of many talents, more a renaissance man in the mould of a humble Leonardo. He ‘dabbles’ between mechanical creation, musical instruments and composition, ornamentation, sculpture, art, authorship and lexicography.
Where his complex box of skills arose is a guess as his birthplace in Myrtleford in the countryside hills north of Melbourne in Australia, would have led him more to a life of viniculture, cattle raising or wool.
Maybe the shock of being relocated to his historical land in Veneto after a childhood in the wide open spaces, shook his genes into creative action. Some sense of gratitude or intoxication for having been born, like a koala, among the eucalypts, enjoined him to return to Australia and study the culture and music of the Australian aborigines to learn to be a didgeridoodler.
At the Energitismo Open Day, Florio Pozza gave more than a didgeridoodler performance, he entertained with his own rhythmic compositions, capturing the audience, he showed how to create didgeridoo music. He taught the history of what is possibly the oldest musical instrument, made with the help of natural entropy – the termite.
He created libretti al fresco, and he demonstrated how by implementing trombone techniques, the scale can be achieved by a didgeridoodler. In the mould of Prokofiev, Florio created images on the didgeridoo of Australian native animals, with the dingo in lieu of the wolf. The reception was resounding.
Florio Pozza is a partner of Energitismo, promoting his Dreamtime lamps in Our Discoveries. At Open Day he displayed a range of beautiful perforated metal lamps that create striking images on the walls and roof, effects that emulate aboriginal dot painting, but also reflect ancient Etruscan ‘granulation’ goldsmith work. The perforation, structuring and surface texturing of the lamps are the result of intense flame.
The arrays of dots and lines arising from these sculptures surprise in the images they create – vision of Australian nature and environment and abstract 3D textured patterns. The effect is surreal yet peaceful.
Yet, there is even more to Florio Pozza. He is an author and a lexicographer. To the Energitismo ‘bazaar’ he brought his latest epistle, the Australoveneto Dictionary, a ‘must have’ for all who have had the opportunity to be a native of Veneto or Australia and to have lived with the curiosities of the other culture and language.
Unfortunately, there was too little time to hear the guitar compositions of this great didgeridoodler – maybe next time.