(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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On Nyman and Greenaway, 10/04/18

I’ve been invited to speak about Michael Nyman’s music in relation to Peter Greenaway’ films at the OGR-Officine Grandi Riparazioni, Torino. Here the announcement. I will intervene in duo with Domenico De Gaetano.

On musicaelettronica.it

Historia universalis

I started a collaboration with the blog musicalettronica.it dedicate to electronic and contemporary music. Here and here the two parts of my first contribution, on algorithmic composition and automatic notation.

Historia universalis

Eskizos 25/01/18


On Jan 25th Marcelli Antúnez Roca will open his new multimedia installation -Eskizos- at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Madrid.
I’m proud of having composed the music, and a bit sad not to be there.


Systema Naturae with Schallfeld in Graz

Systema Naturae in Graz

We performed Systema Naturae (the whole cycle of 4 pieces I co-wrote with Mauro Lanza) at Schaumbad, Graz, with wonderful Schallfeld Ensemble. In the occasion, we gave a couple of lecture at Uni and at IEM.

Systema Naturae in Graz

Live at StudiumLab, 07102017

Minute di cronometria, Live

We opened our new lab at the Department of Humanities (StudiUm) with a concert dedicated to improvisation, called Macchine all’impronta. Great friends musicians participated and we did two of my pieces, Annuario telefonico (with Federico Marchesano, Stefano Risso, Luca Morino and Francesco Bianchi) and Minute di cronometria (with Carlo Barbagallo, Dario Bruna, Amos Cappuccio playing my electromechanical percussion setup, special guest Simone Pappalardo and Jean-François Laporte).
Impressive 360 video by Stefano Sburlati (do not open with Safari) here.

Minute di cronometria, Live

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. Pics collected here.

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