(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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Regnum lapideum at IRCAM/Pompidou 20/02/19

Playing at Centre Pompidou

Together with Mauro Lanza we’ve been invited to play Regnum lapideum for the IRCAM season hosted at Centre Pompidou, played by Ensemble 2e2m. Some info here. Pics courtesy of Herve Provini here.

Playing at Centre Pompidou

CIM in Udine, 20-23/11/18

AIMI

I’ve been in Udine for the XXII Colloquium on Musical Informatics (CIM), the meeting of AIMI, the Italian association for computer music. I gave a workshop on algorithmic composition, presented a paper and gave a tutorial lecture on SuperCollider. Now waiting for proceedings.

AIMI

Masterclass at GRAIM, Vicenza 22-23/10/18

Physical computing at GRAIM

I’ve been invited to hold a masterclass in physical computing/SuperCollider at Conservatorio di Vicenza, by GRAIM.

Physical computing at GRAIM

Systema naturae, Fabbrica del vapore 11/10/18

Systema naturae at Fabbrica del vapore

mdi ensemble wonderfully played the whole Systema naturae cycle that I co-composed with Mauro Lanza at Fabbrica del vapore, Milano, 11/10/18, a production by RepertorioZero.  Incredible sold out! We also had the chance to discuss with Marco Ferraguti (Italian translator of my cult author S.J. Gould). Pics here. A very interesting review by Renato Rivolta is here.

Systema naturae at Fabbrica del vapore

Rumentarium for Theatrum Botanicum, PAV 15/9/18

Rumentarium at PAV

I’ve been invited to participate in Theatrum Botanicum by Almare at PAV, Parco Arte Vivente, Torino. In the occasion, Almare presented a booklet dedicate to Systema naturae and, in the occasion, I rebuild my good ole Rumetarium setup. Pics here.

Rumentarium at PAV

Music for Il jockey della morte 7/7/2018

Playing at Mole antonelliana

With an incredible quartet made up of Federico Marchesano and Stefano Risso (double basses), Dario Bruna (drums) and Enrico Degani (guitars), plus Carlo Barbagallo as a producer, we sonorized at Mole Antonelliana in Torino, as a collaboration with Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Il jockey della morte, a silent film from 1915. Lots of fun composing the music and playing in such a location. Pics here.

Playing at Mole antonelliana

Umberto Eco as a Philosopher, 14/06/18

Eco as a Philosopher

Back to Bologna. Very happy to be invited to participate in the presentation of the volume dedicated to Eco by the Library of Living Philosophers.

Eco as a Philosopher

Algorithmic composition and automatic notation, 12/06/18

Le Scritture (2018)

I’ve been invited to discuss algorithmic composition and automatic notation at the Conservatorio D. Cimarosa in Avellino. It’s been a very nice occasion to introduce some experiences I developed since 2005.

Le Scritture (2018)

Spatialized Sound in Cinema, 8/06/18

Il suono spaziale nel cinema

I had the pleasure to discuss about spatialized sound in cinema with experts and sound designers at Università La Sapienza in Rome.

Il suono spaziale nel cinema

Les Amplitudes, 13-20/05/18

Les Amplitudes

Les Amplitudes

With Mauro Lanza and Simone Pappalardo we had an incredible week in Chaux-de-Fond (CH) for the Les Amplitudes festival. With Mauro we performed the whole Systema naturae cycle and then with Simone we played an improvisation setting under the Otosimbionte moniker. Some pics are here