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.
A production of Portobeseno - Radure, 2017.
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.
A composition for the World Listening Day 2014 collection published by Sonic Terrain. Inspired by a binaural recording session at the Kampung Air (Water village) of Kota Kinabalu, in Borneo, at the end of June 2014, and by the poem Residencia en la Tierra by the chilean poet Pablo Neruda.
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
The work can be listened to here
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. Microcosmi wants to bring to our attention this sound orchestra, the most important in nature, making it not only audible but understandable, alive, and engaging.
With Marco Galardi.
A live performance for Firenze's Notte Bianca (White Night) in 2011.
With Gianpaolo D'Amico e Marco Galardi.
A live performance for New Year's Eve 2010 in the Santa Maria Novella square, Florence.
With Gianpaolo D'Amico and Marco Galardi.
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".
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
A collective performance for Tempo Reale Festival, 2008.
Phonomachia is a collective music project that coagulates five contemporary electro-acoustic composers of the Italian scene, engaging them 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.
"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.
A multi-media live electronics show at REC Festival 2005, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Concept: Roberto Paci Dalo' and I Giardini Pensili.