Sapir-Whorf vs Boas-Jakobson. Note sull’aspettualità nei linguaggi di programmazione. A seminar

Semiotics/programming language

On May 4th,2017 I’m presenting a seminar on semiotic aspects of programming languages in the context of the seminar cycle by CIRCe of University of Torino, Semiotica dell’aspettualità.

Semiotics/programming language

TheGifer in Turin, 04/11/2016

On Nov 4th I will discuss about animated GIF in the context of  the Gifer festival. I am also one of the judges that had the difficult task to assign the prize.

The Gifer events

Guestprofessor in Hoschule für Musik Detmold

I’m very happy to have started my semester as Guestprofessor in the “Detmold Residence for Sound, Image & Space Design” for the winter semester 2016. The image shows a workshop I did about using the wonderful Wave field synthesis system available in the Konzerthaus

Algorithmic spatialization

Officine sintetiche 2015

Officine sintetiche 2015. Simone Pappalardo's workshop

In Dec 2015 we did a new edition of the Officine sintetiche project (founded by Fondazione CRT, a collaboration between StudiUm department, CIRMA UniTo, PoliTo and ConsTo, SMET). We did two workshops respectively by Mark Coniglio (Isadora) and Simone Pappalardo (DIY feedback music instruments), and finished with a performance at Superbudda. Thanks Finder for technical sponsorship. Here some pics I collected and the video of the performance I did with Simone Pappalardo (here).

Officine sintetiche 2015. Simone Pappalardo's workshop

Roma, Maker Faire, 17/10/15

Residual orchestras

I’ll be in Rome for the Maker Faire. The workshop -“Residual orchestras”- is organised by RepertorioZero and will terminate with a short performance.

Residual orchestras

Zaffiri’s Musica per un anno in Lugano

Enore Zaffiri's Musica per un anno

I will present my digital reconstruction of Enore Zaffiri’s Musica per un anno in Lugano, at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, for Oggi musica, on Friday 11th October 2013. Happy to be able to propose again this relevant electronic work, between music and sound installation.

Enore Zaffiri's Musica per un anno

On Nanni Balestrini’s Tape Mark I, 10/06/13

Tape Mark I, a possible sequence

In the occasion of seminars at CIRMA, with Alessandro Mazzei, my partner in crime for this kind of stuff, we analysed Nanni Balestrini’s Tape Mark I, probably the first poem created using a computer. We reconstructed the original implementation and proposed a new formalisation. And of course generated a lot of new versions.

Tape Mark I, a possible sequence

23-24/05/13 Le forme del suono

trilobite

trilobite

I will be at “Le forme del suono” festival in Latina on 23-24 holding a SuperCollider crash course. I will also present the “Trilobiti” installation:

A population of 8 radioclocks, each one listening to the surrounding environment. When a sound is detected, each radioclock starts emitting a pattern deriving from the letters composing the word “telegraph”, translated into Morse code. Both listening and emitting happen through radioclock’s loudpspeakers.
To be premiered on May 24th, the day when Morse sent the sentence “What hath God wrought”.
A feedback system, you know when trilobites start singing, but not when they stop.

On 24 I’ll be with Simone Pappalardo and Franz Rosati for a gig at Circolo Hemingway, Latina.

Padua: on Poème électronique

L'anima colta dell'ingegnere

On April 19th, 2013 I’ve been invited in Padua by the local Association of Engineers to speak about Poème électronique, and Xenakis’ role and aesthetics. It was a nice day, with a very interested audience. The meeting was inserted into a series named “The cultivated soul of the engineer”.

L'anima colta dell'ingegnere

18-20/3/13 Nic Collins’ Workshop at CIRMA

Intense hacking

As CIRMA I’m co-organising with SMET (School of Electronic Music, Turin) a workshop with Nic Collins, with final concert. Hail hardware hacking! Some pics are collected here

Intense hacking