Multimedia/Installations

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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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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