Res Extensae
Res Extensae

Data collected from the sensors station of the San Lorenzo bridge, on the Adige river are used to create a coral composition through which hydrometric data, flow rate data and the underwater soundscape of the river, search for a common language in the never-ending attempt to overcome the Cartesian barrier between humanism and science.

Listen to a day in the life of the hydrometer and the flow rate, here.

Commissioned by Osiris Interreg Europe, 2017.

While I was not there
While I was not there

A data sonification project which uses the meteorological data sets of Calliano, a small village in the Italian Alps nearby my home village, for the 5 years - 60 months - I spent far, far away from there, in South East Asia.

The music patters are obtained by data on average temperature, while the rain sounds literally represent the quantity of rain fallen every month. Silence is when data are not available. Listen to the sonification here.

A production of Portobeseno - Radure, 2017.

 

Upper

A video work by the artist Rebecca Ann Tess with soundscape by Sara Lenzi, 2016.

It depicts medieval towers of the Italian city, San Gimignano, dubbed the Medieval Manhattan, where fortified towers in San Gimignano were as a way for the rich Tuscan families to boast their wealth and power in its height. The ultra-high definition images of the towers are shot with intense blue skies – detached from the site’s spatial structure. A dense, high frequency soundscape of non-local crickets narrates the towers of San Gimignano as the origin of today’s global high-rise architecture.

Residencia en la Tierra
Residencia en la Tierra

A composition for the World Listening Day 2014 collection published by Sonic Terrain.

Over a “Kampung Air”, a water village in the Island of Borneo, the verses of Neruda, wander around, willing to be heard in the noise of life. The poet´s memories of the South East struggle patiently to be listened in the air, in the water, in the screams, in the sound, en lo sonoro.

Voice: Juan Sadaba. Soundscape recorded in Kota Kinabalu, Saba, Borneo, 2014.

Listen to the full work here

Microcosmi
Microcosmi

A live performance for Portobeseno 2011, that uses sound of dozens of insects as its musical material.

The "theory of niches" asserts that all living species occupy  a specific frequency niche in the sound space without competing with each other. Of all niches, it is believed that the most important, the most fabulous, the most saturated of different sounds is that of insects. But we, from our niche, rarely hear it, rarely understand it. 

With Marco Galardi.

Samples Under the Dome
Samples Under the Dome

A live performance for Firenze's Notte Bianca (White Night) in 2011.

With Gianpaolo D'Amico e Marco Galardi.

Samples Under the Dome
Samples Under the Dome

A live performance for New Year's Eve 2010 in the Santa Maria Novella square, Florence.

With Gianpaolo D'Amico and Marco Galardi.

Unsettled Times - Mnemosyne

Invited by the curator Leandro Pisano to join “Mnemosyne”, the sound art section for the “E-Artquake” exhibition, which took place from 23rd to 27th November 2010 at Carcere Borbonico in Avellino, we presented the multimedia installation "Unsettled Times". 

 

La voce delle cose/The voice of everyday things
La voce delle cose/The voice of everyday things

A sound installation and live performance for Portobeseno 2009.

The work investigates the relationship between some found objects and their sounds, the surrounding soundscape, and the voices of their owners. Through sound, the web of intimate stories ties up with the bigger history of social transformation in the territory of Val Lagarina, Italy.

With Vinicius Giusti and Luigi Mastandrea. Excerpt here.

Voci di Morra
Voci di Morra

A sound installation for Tocatì  - Festival of Street Games, 2009 that recreates the atmospheres of the morra , a popular game from Northern Italy, usually played in underground taverns and in-famous for the fights it used to trigger. 

With Luigi Mastandrea.

 

Lembranças
Lembranças

"Memories" is an interactive sound installation that focuses on a hidden microphone, a found object - an old bath tub - and an empty room, to create a resonating short circuit between the visitors' inner space and the world outside. 

Produced for the European Photography Week 2009, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

With Vinicius Giusti.

Cubes
Cubes

On the 100th anniversary of Marinetti's Futurism Manifesto (1909), an interactive multichannel sound installation in the claustro of the Conservatory of Castelfranco Veneto, Italy (Marinetti's hometown) for the European Erasmus Summer School of Music.

Codici Binari

Collective Exhibition at Festival della Creativita', Florence, 2009.

The new tramway built in Florence in 2009 had been, over the years, the field for a fierce fights between different stakeholders. The public debate was somehow distorted by both the optimistic and the pessimistic sides.

The works for Codici Binari were commissioned to portrait an alternative account, one using the leftovers of this public conversation.

With inFlux. 

An Imaginary Cage

An Imaginary Cage is a multimedia installation awarded with the Prize "Emergenze Creative" from Florence, premièred at the Tempo Reale Festival, Florence, in 2008.
It's an homage to John Cage and it's loop-based, i-Qing related techniques of composition, in particular to his work Rozart Mix

With Luigi Mastandrea.

Phonomachia

A collective performance for Tempo Reale Festival, 2008. 

Phonomachia is a collective music project that coagulates five composers in a performative comparison.  Each performer sends and receives signals from all the others; Has the ability to influence / disturb the sound flow produced from a different location, but also to plagiarize it, "hack it", manipulate it. The relationship between musicians moves between the two extremes of cooperation and aggression. 

With Lelio Camilleri, Luigi Mastandrea, Andrea Sarto, Ongakaw.

Quel che resta della follia

"Madness legacy" is a live surrounding mixing installation created & performed in 2007 in the ancient courtyard of the Reggio Emilia Mental Hospital, a huge building dating back to XVII century, and it involved live sound spatialization with Max/MSP, live performance with Ableton Live, a 8-channels sound diffusion system, 2 "tulle screens".
All texts (in Italian) are originally taken from Psychiatry literature of the XX and XXI centuries, and original letters from the women who lived in the Institute in the XIX century.

With Luigi Mastandrea.

Organo Magico, Organo Laico
Organo Magico, Organo Laico

A multi-media live electronics show at REC Festival 2005, Reggio Emilia, Italy. 

Concept: Roberto Paci Dalo' and I Giardini Pensili.

Res Extensae
While I was not there
Upper
Residencia en la Tierra
Microcosmi
Samples Under the Dome
Samples Under the Dome
Unsettled Times - Mnemosyne
La voce delle cose/The voice of everyday things
Voci di Morra
Lembranças
Cubes
Codici Binari
An Imaginary Cage
Phonomachia
Quel che resta della follia
Organo Magico, Organo Laico
Res Extensae

Data collected from the sensors station of the San Lorenzo bridge, on the Adige river are used to create a coral composition through which hydrometric data, flow rate data and the underwater soundscape of the river, search for a common language in the never-ending attempt to overcome the Cartesian barrier between humanism and science.

Listen to a day in the life of the hydrometer and the flow rate, here.

Commissioned by Osiris Interreg Europe, 2017.

While I was not there

A data sonification project which uses the meteorological data sets of Calliano, a small village in the Italian Alps nearby my home village, for the 5 years - 60 months - I spent far, far away from there, in South East Asia.

The music patters are obtained by data on average temperature, while the rain sounds literally represent the quantity of rain fallen every month. Silence is when data are not available. Listen to the sonification here.

A production of Portobeseno - Radure, 2017.

 

Upper

A video work by the artist Rebecca Ann Tess with soundscape by Sara Lenzi, 2016.

It depicts medieval towers of the Italian city, San Gimignano, dubbed the Medieval Manhattan, where fortified towers in San Gimignano were as a way for the rich Tuscan families to boast their wealth and power in its height. The ultra-high definition images of the towers are shot with intense blue skies – detached from the site’s spatial structure. A dense, high frequency soundscape of non-local crickets narrates the towers of San Gimignano as the origin of today’s global high-rise architecture.

Residencia en la Tierra

A composition for the World Listening Day 2014 collection published by Sonic Terrain.

Over a “Kampung Air”, a water village in the Island of Borneo, the verses of Neruda, wander around, willing to be heard in the noise of life. The poet´s memories of the South East struggle patiently to be listened in the air, in the water, in the screams, in the sound, en lo sonoro.

Voice: Juan Sadaba. Soundscape recorded in Kota Kinabalu, Saba, Borneo, 2014.

Listen to the full work here

Microcosmi

A live performance for Portobeseno 2011, that uses sound of dozens of insects as its musical material.

The "theory of niches" asserts that all living species occupy  a specific frequency niche in the sound space without competing with each other. Of all niches, it is believed that the most important, the most fabulous, the most saturated of different sounds is that of insects. But we, from our niche, rarely hear it, rarely understand it. 

With Marco Galardi.

Samples Under the Dome

A live performance for Firenze's Notte Bianca (White Night) in 2011.

With Gianpaolo D'Amico e Marco Galardi.

Samples Under the Dome

A live performance for New Year's Eve 2010 in the Santa Maria Novella square, Florence.

With Gianpaolo D'Amico and Marco Galardi.

Unsettled Times - Mnemosyne

Invited by the curator Leandro Pisano to join “Mnemosyne”, the sound art section for the “E-Artquake” exhibition, which took place from 23rd to 27th November 2010 at Carcere Borbonico in Avellino, we presented the multimedia installation "Unsettled Times". 

 

La voce delle cose/The voice of everyday things

A sound installation and live performance for Portobeseno 2009.

The work investigates the relationship between some found objects and their sounds, the surrounding soundscape, and the voices of their owners. Through sound, the web of intimate stories ties up with the bigger history of social transformation in the territory of Val Lagarina, Italy.

With Vinicius Giusti and Luigi Mastandrea. Excerpt here.

Voci di Morra

A sound installation for Tocatì  - Festival of Street Games, 2009 that recreates the atmospheres of the morra , a popular game from Northern Italy, usually played in underground taverns and in-famous for the fights it used to trigger. 

With Luigi Mastandrea.

 

Lembranças

"Memories" is an interactive sound installation that focuses on a hidden microphone, a found object - an old bath tub - and an empty room, to create a resonating short circuit between the visitors' inner space and the world outside. 

Produced for the European Photography Week 2009, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

With Vinicius Giusti.

Cubes

On the 100th anniversary of Marinetti's Futurism Manifesto (1909), an interactive multichannel sound installation in the claustro of the Conservatory of Castelfranco Veneto, Italy (Marinetti's hometown) for the European Erasmus Summer School of Music.

Codici Binari

Collective Exhibition at Festival della Creativita', Florence, 2009.

The new tramway built in Florence in 2009 had been, over the years, the field for a fierce fights between different stakeholders. The public debate was somehow distorted by both the optimistic and the pessimistic sides.

The works for Codici Binari were commissioned to portrait an alternative account, one using the leftovers of this public conversation.

With inFlux. 

An Imaginary Cage

An Imaginary Cage is a multimedia installation awarded with the Prize "Emergenze Creative" from Florence, premièred at the Tempo Reale Festival, Florence, in 2008.
It's an homage to John Cage and it's loop-based, i-Qing related techniques of composition, in particular to his work Rozart Mix

With Luigi Mastandrea.

Phonomachia

A collective performance for Tempo Reale Festival, 2008. 

Phonomachia is a collective music project that coagulates five composers in a performative comparison.  Each performer sends and receives signals from all the others; Has the ability to influence / disturb the sound flow produced from a different location, but also to plagiarize it, "hack it", manipulate it. The relationship between musicians moves between the two extremes of cooperation and aggression. 

With Lelio Camilleri, Luigi Mastandrea, Andrea Sarto, Ongakaw.

Quel che resta della follia

"Madness legacy" is a live surrounding mixing installation created & performed in 2007 in the ancient courtyard of the Reggio Emilia Mental Hospital, a huge building dating back to XVII century, and it involved live sound spatialization with Max/MSP, live performance with Ableton Live, a 8-channels sound diffusion system, 2 "tulle screens".
All texts (in Italian) are originally taken from Psychiatry literature of the XX and XXI centuries, and original letters from the women who lived in the Institute in the XIX century.

With Luigi Mastandrea.

Organo Magico, Organo Laico

A multi-media live electronics show at REC Festival 2005, Reggio Emilia, Italy. 

Concept: Roberto Paci Dalo' and I Giardini Pensili.

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