(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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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.

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

Eskizos

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.

Eskizos

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