Multimedia projects and installations

Machina logotelica (2012): created for Logotel in the occasion of the Milano Design Week’s Fuorisalone event Making together, it is based on a 30-piece setup, with 10 radioclocks, 10 percussion and 10 hair-dryer harmonicas, and two old phones. The background loop by radio is stopped when the audience hang on one of the two phones. The phones react to speaker’s voice by triggering a pattern in the two instrumental setup. In short, you play if you speak, and two users speaking together result in a duo.

Rumentario autoedule (2011): an installation using rumentarium and based on feedback. By means of microphones, the output of the rumentarium is captured, analyzed and used to drive the rumentarium itself. First time done in Frascati, Villa Aldobrandini, for the Quadratonomade preview event, then replicated in Como, for the Elettrosensi (2012) seminar cycle at Conservatory. Here‘s a video from Como.

Cotrone (2010): Marcel.lí Antúnez Roca‘s multimedia/interactive play Cotrone features my music. I’ve been involved in interactive sound design too. Cotrone has been presented in Turin and Girona. Music has be published in 2011 as an autonomous work, Arsenale delle Apparizioni.

Maison des Anciens Remèdes (2010-11): the Hall of plants in “The House of Ancient Remedies” in Jovençan, Aosta, is a multimedia immersive space dedicated to the visual, aural and tactile exploration of traditional medical plants in Valle D’Aosta. Sound design for the six different plants made by me an Paolo Armao.

La Terra Guasta (2010): an installation using Rumentarium to sonify in real-time Eliot’s Wasteland, as a meditation on waste and everyday objects. Presented in Palermo, Torino, Firenze.

VEP – Virtual Electronic Project (2005-2010): the VEP project is a major effort in reconstructing the Poème électronique in virtual reality. I have been involved in historical/philological reconstruction, and I have created the multichannel version of the rendering application, shown in New York at EMF (here and here too) and Torino for CIM.

Rohbauten (2009): a short film by Eva Sauer on urban abandoned space. The only audio is my music, entirely made with Rumentarium. Rohbauten has been presented in Firenze, Prato and Hamburg.

Tabula ex-cambio (2009): a real-time, interactive audiovisual representation of the benchmark stock market index for the Borsa italiana. I composed the musical part, designed the sonification and implemented the real-time system

The Edible Edifice: an installation by Avatar Architettura for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2008. The video component features one of the pieces of the Paesaggi su pergamena cycle. Some photos here

La fôret rouge (2007): an experimental documentary on post-Chernobyl contamination by Michela Franzoso (produced by Le Fresnoy and presented at the Panorama8 exhibition). I wrote both electronic and instrumental music (see Lamine d’Antigone)

Alternando da 1 a 100 e viceversa (2003-06): a concert-performance for piano, interactive chessboard, audio-video live processing

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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.


Historia universalis

I started a collaboration with the blog 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 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