On 20-22 October 2014, I’ll be in Rome for the XX CIM – Colloquio di Informatica Musicale, organised by AIMI. I’ll present three papers:
- PERMUTATION SYNTHESIS: Giacomo Valenti, Andrea Valle, Antonio Servetti
- SOUNDSCAPEGENERATOR: SOUNDSCAPE MODELLING AND SIMULATION: Marinos Koutsomichalis, Andrea Valle
- THE GATE MODULATOR. AN EXPERIMENT IN DIGITALLY-CONTROLLED ANALOG SYNTHESIS: Andrea Valle, Simone Pappalardo
And we’ll also present the new book I co-edited with Stefano Bassanese: “Enore Zaffiri. Saggi e materiali”.
We will present a talk at SMC|ICMC joint conference about our project SoDA – Sound Design Accelerator, that is aimed at the automatic generation of soundscape from an annotated sound library as an aid to sound designer. The project is funded by Regione Piemonte on its Multimedia innovation programme. SoDA is lead by me at CIRMA, and includes Machiavelli, Celi, ZerodB. Marinos Koutsomichalis will present the talk. Special thanks also to my partner Paolo Armao.
My new project with Mauro Lanza, “Regnum vegetabile”, for sextet and electro-mechanical objects, has been performed in Darmstadt, at Ferienkurse, and in Berlin, at Berghain. Commissioned and wonderfully played by Ensemble Mosaik. Looking forward to playing new concerts.
Some shots here, and a live recording here.
Regnum vegetabile with mosaik ensemble
As SMET (School of Electronic Music of Conservatorio of Torino) and CIRMA/DAMS we organised a concert for disklavier and various setups. I participated with Orologio da rote (2014) for disklavier and 3 radios, a piece-installation dedicated to the notion of clocks and hours signals. Here some pics.
A piece from my album Vedute della Luna scritte in Braille has been broadcast on France Musique’s Electromania show by David Jisse, Christian Zanesi, Christophe Bourseiller. C’est magnifique! Thanks to Nephogram/Franz Rosati.
vedute della luna scritte in braille
With Simone Pappalardo we designed and create the Otosimbionte installation, a feedback system with some computational elements, mostly based on DYI analog electronics. Otosimbionte keeps changing and singing while going.
More info here at Flickr
On Jan 19th, I’ve been invited by Matteo Bordone and Fabrizia Brunati as a guest at Mu, broadcast by the Italian national radio, Rai Radio 2. We discussed about physical computing and I made a demo with Rumentarium. Big fun!
Here some pics by Fabrizia Brunati. Here the podcast.
I’m very happy to see my new (old) album “Vedute della Luna scritte in braille” (rec in 2009) out for Nephogram editions. Inspired by Galileo’s Sidereus nuncius, it’s computer music without any digital sound in it, as it features only a rumentarium setup. Special thanks due to Franz Rosati, Paolo Armao, Francesco “Guru” Richiardi, Hairi Vogel.
Vedute della Luna scritte in braille
The new Organised Sound issue dedicated to “Re-wiring electronic music” contains my article “Making Acoustic Computer Music: The Rumentarium project” that sums up four years of research with the Rumentarium setup. To be precise: Andrea Valle (2013). Making Acoustic Computer Music: The Rumentarium project. Organised Sound, 18, pp 242-254. doi:10.1017/S1355771813000216.
I’m starting a week dedicated to a new piece in collaboration with friend composer Mauro Lanza. On november 4th we will premiere “Regnum animale” for amplified string trio and electro-mechanical devices, a commission by Milano Musica, played by Repertorio 0 ensemble. Before that, on 29th evening some insights on the production at Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan.