Making Acoustic Computer Music: The Rumentarium project

OS, 18/3

The new Organised Sound issue dedicated to “Re-wiring electronic music” contains my article “Making Acoustic Computer Music: The Rumentarium project” that sums up four years of research with the Rumentarium setup. To be precise: Andrea Valle (2013). Making Acoustic Computer Music: The Rumentarium project. Organised Sound, 18, pp 242-254. doi:10.1017/S1355771813000216.

OS, 18/3

Regnum animale, 04/11/2013

Regnum animale

I’m starting a week dedicated to a new piece in collaboration with friend composer Mauro Lanza. On november 4th we will premiere “Regnum animale” for amplified string trio and electro-mechanical devices, a commission by Milano Musica, played by Repertorio 0 ensemble. Before that, on 29th evening some insights on the production at Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan.

Regnum animale

Zaffiri’s Musica per un anno in Lugano

Enore Zaffiri's Musica per un anno

I will present my digital reconstruction of Enore Zaffiri’s Musica per un anno in Lugano, at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, for Oggi musica, on Friday 11th October 2013. Happy to be able to propose again this relevant electronic work, between music and sound installation.

Enore Zaffiri's Musica per un anno

Dispacci in Live at ‘O out on Synesthesia

Live at 'O

I’m happy to be in such a good company, with Agostino di Scipio and Federico Placidi on the album issued by Synesthesia recordings, Live at ‘O, that documents the concert we did in Dec 2012. It feature Dispacci dal fronte interno, for strings, printers and live notation. You can find it here. Thanks Matteo Milani and Federico Placidi of USO project.

Live at 'O

Trilobiti and live in Latina

Trilobiti

I’ve finally put on line a video from the Trilobiti installation in Latina, for the festival “Le forme del suono” on may 24th. Shortly, trilobites is a population of radioclocks capable of sensing the acoustic environment and reacting to it. Here it is. Here a video from the amazing live gig with Simone Pappalardo and Franz Rosati at Circolo Hemingway in Latin the same evening. I’m using a live setup with radioclocks.

Trilobiti

On Nanni Balestrini’s Tape Mark I, 10/06/13

Tape Mark I, a possible sequence

In the occasion of seminars at CIRMA, with Alessandro Mazzei, my partner in crime for this kind of stuff, we analysed Nanni Balestrini’s Tape Mark I, probably the first poem created using a computer. We reconstructed the original implementation and proposed a new formalisation. And of course generated a lot of new versions.

Tape Mark I, a possible sequence

TPA, 14/06/13

Live writing with radioclocks at TPA

I’ve been invited to participate to TPA, Torino Performance Art festival. Which is not a music festival, so I was the only musicians: an interesting context. I’ve played live with the Trilobites project (radioclocks), writing.

Live writing with radioclocks at TPA

Ti con Zero, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, 13/06/13

Ti con Zero, the crew

I’ve been invited by Alessandro Sciaraffa to join other Turin-based artists in a radio project at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin. I played radioclocks by wrirting poems. The event was related to Alessandro’s exhibit. It has been an impressive event!

Ti con Zero, the crew

24/05/13 Randomw Walks: Xenakis and Varèse

Random Walks

Our spatialization of Xenakis’ Concret PH and Varèse’s Poème électronique, as reconstructed by the VEP Project, will be played on an 8-chan ring for the “Random Walks: Music of Xenakis and beyond” event, organised by The Fields Institute, together with the Perimeter Institute and the Institute for Quantum Computing in Waterloo, Canada.

Humbly proud to be there with my work on two so relevant music pieces.

Random Walks

23-24/05/13 Le forme del suono

trilobite

trilobite

I will be at “Le forme del suono” festival in Latina on 23-24 holding a SuperCollider crash course. I will also present the “Trilobiti” installation:

A population of 8 radioclocks, each one listening to the surrounding environment. When a sound is detected, each radioclock starts emitting a pattern deriving from the letters composing the word “telegraph”, translated into Morse code. Both listening and emitting happen through radioclock’s loudpspeakers.
To be premiered on May 24th, the day when Morse sent the sentence “What hath God wrought”.
A feedback system, you know when trilobites start singing, but not when they stop.

On 24 I’ll be with Simone Pappalardo and Franz Rosati for a gig at Circolo Hemingway, Latina.