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THE STADIUM AS I WANT IT – 2018

UP IN THE VALLEY 2018, 22>28 JULY


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 specifically designed for the location, the workshop explores the propagation of sound in space and the interaction between sound, space and listener.

During the 4 days of the workshop, acousitc principles and sound effects such as reflection, absorption, filtering, and distance 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.

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

The pieces 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
22: arrival
23: intro + familiarization with the location
24>27: workshop
28: outro + bye bye

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.

ACCOMMODATION
Participants stay in a shared accommodation house (the former school of the village).
The house consists of 2 big sleeping rooms, dining room, kitchen and toilets.
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.
Food is prepared together in the kitchen of the house where we stay.
On monday the 23rd we’ll drive down to the market (30 mins) and do the groceries for the rest of our stay.
If you prefer you can stay autonomous and buy food/cook for yourself.

MONEY POLICY
1) Approx 50 euro for the accommodation (6 nights)
2) Approx 40 euro for eating (6 days)
3) I dont’ feel comfortable asking you money for the workshop. You choose how much you want to give according to your financial situation and your system of values. The initiative is 100% self organized and there’s nobody sponsoring it.

PARTICIPANTS
Maximum number is 8.
Not for those who suffer vertigo and panic attack.

EQUIPMENT
Bring approriate shoes (we’ll walk on steep mountain trails), long trouser (against insects), sun lotion, sun cap, water bottle, walking stick (only if you have one…), warm clothes (it might be slighlty cold in the evening, we’re 1000 high…), water proof jacket and everything you need in case of rain.
Bring your sleeping bag (there’re enough beds but not enough bed-sheets…).
If you have a mobile phone, download a white noise generator and a tone generator app (If you can’t find one, I will send you a couple of links by email).

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.

REGISTRATION
send an email to: baitabaita AT riseup DOT com

AS THE SOUND BURNS

MORE IMAGES HERE

SONIC PROTEST fest. PARIS

MORE IMAGES HERE

EXAGGERATED FOOTSTEPS publication 2018







stainless steel
120×40x4mm
embossed packaging
50 copies

concept and realization: Davide Tidoni
embossing/printing: L’Appât Atelier
folding: Tatsuya Inuikawa, La Rivière Sèche

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

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

CRASH TEST

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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.

HIT THE ROAD

TOUCH OF THE POPS 2018 – DOWNLOAD PAGE

DOWNLOAD .ZIP

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

NO PATENT PENDING #28, THE HAGUE

photo by Pieter Kers | Beeld.nu

MORE IMAGES HERE

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