(Live)Projects

(Live) Projects

For projects and performances you may see my Vimeo, YouTube, my Flickr, and my blog.

The Rumentarium/Objectarium Project

Rumentarium/Objectarium is the name of an approach to acoustic computer music, that is, making music by means of real-time, interactive, computationally-controlled electro-mechanical devices. Its first appearance as Rumentarium (2009) featured and ensemble made by electro-mechanical percussions built with metal boxes and little DC motors.
Now, the various setup include harmonicas, phons, radioclocks, modified loudspeakers. In order to control the setup, different custom hardware devices and various software strategies are used.
Some shots from perfomances are here, here and here.

Some videos from live performances are here and here.
Here the 1 min video that has been included into Computer Music Journal’s special DVD issue related to live coding.

|. (bardot) – with Dario Sanfilippo

|. (Bar Dot) is a project by Dario Sanfilippo (nonlinear dynamical feedbacksystem) and Andrea Valle (computer-driven electro-mechanical orchestra) focusing on the exploration of feedback systems in improvisation. The general idea is that our two systems are interconnected, each one affecting the other one. Andrea’s computer will generate a control signal for the mechanical ensemble based on the analysis of Dario’s sound, and the sound of the ensemble will in turn affect Dario’s system behavior.

A video here.

IVVN – Institute for the Very, Very Nervous

Electro-acoustic improvisation by Gandolfo Pagano (prepared guitar, electronics), Antonino Secchia (percussion set, electronics), Dario Sanfilippo (n.d.f.s.), Andrea Valle (computer-driven electro-mechanical orchestra). IVVN is 4/5 of AMP2 on Die Schachtel’s Hopeful Monster. Here we play with Thomas Lehn for Curva Minore Festival in Palermo.
Here IVVN’s soundcloud site.

Real-time audio systems

I continuously develop software for my live projects that typically never reaches a final state, always based on SuperCollider.
Some screenshots are here.

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At SMC 2017

After some years, I’m back at the Sound and Music Computing Conference, 14th ed, 2017, in Espoo. Presenting two papers, both available on line in the proceedings: Systema Naturae: shared practices between physical computing and algorithmic composition, with Mauro Lanza, and Electric Grammars. Algorithmic Design and Construction of Experimental Music Circuits, with Simone Pappalardo

An essay on Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco

I’m very proud that my essay on “Modes of sign production” has been included into the volume dedicated to Umberto Eco in the Library of living philosophers.

Umberto Eco in the Library of living philosophers

Ultraxy is OUT!

My new album Ultraxy, including works written for Marcel.li Antunez Roca’s Ultraorbism and Alsaxy is out for Solitunes. Every cover album of the CDs is different and generated algorithmic by a modified toy caterpillar. Check it here.

Ultraxy, 1 of 200 covers

Systema naturae at Naturkunde museum

With Mauro Lanza we had the pleasure to play our whole cycle System naturae, including the three Regna plus the premiere of the final episode, Fossilia, at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Berlin on June 19 with the amazing ensemble mosaik. A huge but rewarding amount of work,  surrounded by dinosaurs.

Fossilia at Naturkunde Museum Berlin

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

Musica per un anno out for Mazagran

Musica per un anno

I’m very happy to have my computational implementation of Enore Zaffiri’s Musica per un anno out for Mazagran label. With a two essays by me and Vincenzo Santarcangelo. Special thanks to Riccardo Wanke.

Musica per un anno

Sound Image Space 2017

SoundImageSpace

Here a wonderful video documenting the work I did with colleague Jörg Kiefel and the students in Cologne in the occasion of the DAAD guest professorship in Detmold, winter 2016/17.

SoundImageSpace in Cologne

amkastenrasten 17-22 01 17

amkastenrasten

As the final event of my DAAD guest professorship, we will present with the students an exhibition of multimedia installations at the Passagen Köln, between 17 and 22 jan 17. On Sat 21 I will play at St Michael church live impro with Simone Pappalardo. I’ll bring 12 hacked radios.

amkastenrasten

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