Food Sound System

Food Sound System is a multi-medial project where italian Salento cuisine, music, folktales and images get together, for a show at 360° between contemporary theater, tales of an old storyteller and the misadventures of a clumsy cook, that combines passion for food, musical  ponderings and cultural reflections.

DJ Daniele De Michele, aka Donpasta, Italian dj-cook, ecologist and gastro-philosopher. donpasta mixed cooking and music into a fusion of  aromas, sounds and flavors.

Donpasta prepare tagliatelle handmade he took this passion for cooking, eating and the fullest enjoyment of both one step further, by cooking Italian recipes with a live jazz band playing the music he selects for each recipe, and all this, while he reads his unique prose-poetry.

Donpasta is accompanied by the musician, interpreting the noise of the kitchen and the suggestions of Donpasta with their music, thus creating a continuous and explosive alternation of voices and sounds.

Donpasta’s live shows introduce a whole new way of enjoying the pleasures and art of eating, listening to music and travelling. All senses are summoned, sight, taste, smell, touch, hearing. Every sound coming from the kitchen becomes music, which inspires the melodies.

Cooking Dj-set

On stage donpasta use vinyles and pots at the same time, he shakes music and potage with mixer and minipimer. On the mixing desk, they are cookers and vinyles, knifes and Technics 1200, headphones and fryers.

The food are flavoured with funk, jazz,  boogaloo. The music is spicy with ginger and cinnamon.

Louis Prima, Dean Martin, Curtis Mayfield, Pete Rodriguez, Art Blakey, The Clash, become ingredients to add as needed. Donpasta’s marvellous, well-toured shows are multi-media, multi-sensory gastronomic experiences that do not fail to delight audiences, as well as get their gastric juice flowing!

The gig is an ode to the ritual of cooking and eating, to music and travel.