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The Sound of White Noise

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The Sound of White Noise is an audio piece consisting of a series of listening instructions that are broadcasted on the radio and performed by the radio listeners at home. The instructions are about specific body positions and movements that the listeners have to perform in relation to the sound system they are using and the space where they are. A recorded voice gives the instructions and guides the listeners through the entire duration of the piece. Each instruction invites the listeners to interact with the white noise that is diffused through the radio. The movements and gestures that the listeners perform modify the stream of white noise that is diffused in the room and the way it is perceived.

The piece has been broadcasted on the 29th of April 2015 on Deutschland Radio Kultur.

A french version of the piece has been realized in 2017 (produced by ACSR, Brussels) and received a mention at the Phonurgia Nova Prix Art Sonore, Paris 2017.

EXAGGERATED FOOTSTEPS 21 FEB. XING BOLOGNA



WALKING AT NIGHT
THERE’S MORE THAN LIGHT
DISASTER DISASTER
I WANNA LOOSE SIGHT

CRASH TEST

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prova voci

What you have just heard was an impulse-tone. The same tone is played-back at regular intervals of 20 seconds. The tone prevents the silence-detector to cut-in and switch audio to a back-up-source.

You are listening to a fixed-frequency-tone. The tone is fading-out falling at the minimum-loudness-level before silence-detection begins.

You are listening to a sweep-tone. The tone is going-up disappearing beyond the frequency-range of FM-radio

You are listening to a sweep-tone. The tone is going-down disappearing below the frequency- range of FM-radio

You are listening to a 15000Hz tone. This tone is the high-frequency-threshold of FM-radio.

A tone of 15001Hz has been sent to the transmitter. The tone has gone beyond the high-frequency-threshold of FM- radio and we don’t know whether you can actually hear it or not.

NIGHT WALKS – VIDEO DOCU



Night Walks was presented at Où sont les sons? Where Are Sounds?
Curated by Nicole Gingras
Video by Filippo M. Ceredi
Thanks to Centrale for Contemporary Art and Overtoon.

TRAIN RIDE

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TOUCH OF THE POPS 2018 – DOWNLOAD PAGE

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DOWNLOAD SINGLE .WAV TRACKS

CEASE TO EXIST

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photo (1,2) by Pieter Kers | Beeld.nu
A LOUDSPEAKER BLOWS UP AND FALLS APART…
THE SOUND STOPS ABRUPTLY
LIFE AND DEATH

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photo by Pieter Kers | Beeld.nu
CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE IMAGES FROM THE PERFORMANCE

THE BLOWS FROM OUTSIDE

photos by Katerina Tamvaki
A MICROPHONE IS TREATED WITH HOT WAX DROPS AND EVENTUALLY SET ON FIRE.

the mic is exposed
no armor to wear
facing the world
a punch in the chest
each touch is a mark
each flame is a trace
its body a map that accumulates
the sound it makes
a desperate cry
feeling all those blows
until when it dies

UP IN THE VALLEY 2017

INFO AND REGISTRATIONS TO THE MOUNTAIN RETREAT HERE

UP IN THE VALLEY 5-9 august 2017


WHAT
Up In The Valley is a sound/listening workshop taking place on the mountains of the ValSabbia region in Northern Italy.

Presenting a series of listening pieces and exercises specifically designed for the location, the workshop explores the propagation of sound in space and the interaction between sound, space and body.

During the 4 days of the workshop, basic acoustic principles and sound effects such as reflection, absorption and filtering are staged and performed live.

Focussing on the position of the listener, the distance from the sound source and the threshold of audibilty, the workshop investigates the potential of the listener to perceive and produce sound.

The activities are exploration-based and run under a performative frame that refers to notions of relation, presence, and touch.

All the activities are site specific and take advantage of the affordances/constraints of the place. Mountain locations serve as unique setting providing specific qualities such as high silence/noise ratio, long-distance acoustic horizon and multiple reflecting surfaces.

The pieces/exercises are presented as part of a series of walking excursions. The average time of each excursion is 6/8 hours including breaks.

DOCUMENTATION
See a SELECTION OF IMAGES from the past editions of the workshop.

DATES
The workshop is 4 days: 6 > 9 august.
Participants are expected to arrive on the 5th of august.

PARTICIPANTS
Maximum number is 8.

ACCOMMODATION
Participants stay in a shared guest house.
The house consists of 2 big sleeping rooms, dining room, kitchen and toilets.
The house is simple and clean.
If you want more privacy you can bring your tent and sleep outside.

FOOD
In the village there are no shops and there’s only one bar.
There’s only one market which is 40 mins from the village. If you need something special we can stop there on saturday before going up to the village.
I do the groceries before the workshop starts. We’ll share the costs at the end of the workshop.
Food is prepared with the help of a couple of friends. You won’t be disappointed.
If you prefer you can stay autonomous and buy food/cook for yourself.

ABOUT THE PLACE
The workshop takes place in Presegno (Brescia) and its surrounding area.
Presegno is a small village with less than a dozen inhabitants.
The village is situated 1000 meters above sea level in the mountains of the Sabbia Valley.
Here you can read more about the place.

ST. LORENZO PARTY – 10 AUGUST
On the 10th of august there will be a very special party in the village for the celebration of S. Lorenzo – the night of the shooting stars. You cannot miss it!
Here you can listen to some RECORDINGS that I made at the party in 2013.

HOW TO GET THERE
1) Flight with Ryanair to Milan/Orio al Serio or to Verona or to any other city in norther italy
2) take a bus or train to Brescia.
3) take a bus to Vestone/Lavenone.
I’ll come and pick you up at the bus station.
More detailed info will be sent to the registered participants.

ALL OF A SUDDEN

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all of the sudden3

A microphone is placed on the asphalt at one side of a road.
It is slowly pulled towards the other side of the road where the audience stand.
The microphone keeps on going until it gets killed by the passing cars.

It’s like your loved one being struck on his/her way back home.
It’s like you passing away all of the sudden.

He Hears The Silence So Loud

BORDERLINE FEST. ATHENS

borderline 2017 photo by Katerina Tamvaki
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