I’m going to give a workshop at A.pass – advanced performance and scenography research program in Bruxelles, 25>27 february. With the help of white noise and dead radio stations I will propose a series of exercices and interventions focussed on sensitivity, touch, and body presence in space. The workshop is part of SoundLab4, an initiative organized by Alessandra Coppola.
Workshop at A.Pass, Bruxelles, BelgiumFebruary 15th, 2013
Talk at the British Library, London, UKFebruary 8th, 2013
I’ve been invited to give a talk at the “In The Field” Symposium, 16th of feb, British Library, London. This is the abstract of my talk: I will first address the heard/unheard categories as subjective distinctions based on individual listening capacities/sensitivities and interaction-potential (curiosity). Then I’ll focus on the definition of field as place of openness for encounter and confrontation, and conclude by emphasizing the performative aspects of recording– intended as site-specific intervention that embeds physicality, relational agency, and an ongoing process of growth and exchange. The talk will be accompanied with audio excerpts from my research archive. More info can be found on the In The Field website.
Residency at Qo2, Bruxelles, BelgiumJanuary 8th, 2013
I’ll be in residency at Qo2 in Bruxelles from the 28th of january to the 10th of february. This residency is an opportunity to deepen my research on listening modes and intervention strategies in public space. Rather than focussing on a single specific project I come equipped for this residency with a set of possibilities that I will rearrange on site in relation to the potentials of the places that I find. Read more about my residency plan.
Field Studies Summer School, London, UKSeptember 1st, 2012
I’ve been invited to run a workshop and give a talk at Field Studies, a four-day summer-school at the Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Design, London Metropolitan University. The school explores the possibilities of engaging with places through listening, and working with recorded sound as a creative and practical tool in the context of architecture, the city and art practice. On line registration here.
Soundstorming at the Sideways Festival, BelgiumAugust 15th, 2012
From the 27th of August to the 8th of September, I will run my Soundstorming workshop as part of the Sideways Festival, an itinerant exploration of pathscapes in Belgium. The workshop combines sensitive listening and performative strategies as means for investigating places and architectural sites. On line registration here..
The New Shape of Public Architecture, Villa Romana, FlorenceJune 15th, 2012
In The New Shape of Public Architecture I investigate the urban voids generated from the construction site at the new Maggio Fiorentino Opera House in Florence. The talk at Villa Romana will present the listening strategies and recording techniques that I developed in response to several visits to the site. The project is part of Nuovi Paesaggi Racconti Sonori dalla Toscana and it is curated by Lucia Farinati. 20 June 2012, Villa Romana, via Senese 68, Florence, h 18:00.
Soundstorming at STEIM, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsMay 1st, 2012
A Balloon for the Barbican, London, UKJanuary 19th, 2012
Amicizia con la CiÃ²ca, Kunstradio, Ã–1, WienNovember 4th, 2011
During a journey to the Brescian Pre-alps I accidentally encountered a shepherd who brought his cows up on the high-Valtrompia mountains. The sound piece Amicizia con la CiÃ²ca refers to the anthropological tuning of the shepherd with the place he inhabits and his working setting. Stream it on KunstRadio or listen to it on the austrian radio Ã–1, 13 Nov. 2011, 23:03.
CitySoundResearcher, KÃ¶ln, GermanyNovember 3rd, 2011
CitySoundResearcher is a research month in which I develop a series of listening strategies for specific locations in the city of KÃ¶ln. The city serves as laboratory for my soundwalks and interventions. Perhaps an exploration on the wild side, CitySoundResearch may also survey sound locations or serve as a deep collective listening experience. 3>29 Nov 2011. Click here for more info about dates and meeting points.