Davide Invades… The Bologna Program
Mike the Drums, New Performance in Brussels
What happens when we stop thinking that the primary function of a microphone is to capture sound and translate air pressure into electronic signal? What happens when we violate the basic rules and principles of audio engineering and recording technology? Mike the Drums is a performance where, rather than a pair of drumsticks, I play drums with a pair of microphones. The project explores the physical properties and affordances of the microphone and presents a more intuitive and analog way to approach audio technology. The performance is at DE LA CHARGE, Rue ThĂ©odore Verhaegen 152, SAINT-GILLES, BRUXELLES. 7pm, 12 december 2014. READ THE FULL PRESENTATION HERE.
Noisey features Davide interview
You can read the interview that I had with Elena Radice for NOISEY – Music by VICE HERE. Amongst other things we discuss about my 2014 summer research workshop UP IN THE VALLEY, provincialism and narrow minded hipsters, my last performance A Slingshot And I, and the relation with my hometown Brescia. ONLY FOR ITALIAN READERS – SORRY!!!.
New Audio Works at RADIOFONICA, Milan
I’m happy to announce that I’m part of RADIOFONICA, a 3 days event of Radio Art in Milan. For Radiofonica Tidoni will present two works that are also two meetings and two characters: The Night of the Shooting Stars e Back to Back with Paolo. His approach is anti-radiophonic and therefore it works: almost no editing, no explanation, no formalisms. You perceive being at the exact point where documentary and sound art rub against each other and this rubbing makes a damn noise. RADIOFONICA is a project by SPAZIO O’, curated by Alessandro Bosetti and Anna Raimondo. 6/7/8 november 2014 at SPAZIO Oâ€™.
A Slingshot And I, RAUM, Bologna
i’ ve been invited to be part of CATACOMB BOMB., a 3 days event that celebrates the eleven years of activity of RAUM/XING. For the occasion, I’ll present the performance A Slingshot and I. The performance is for a microphone, a slingshot and a shooter. Come at RAUM and “hit” the mic on sunday the 5th of October at 5:30pm. Watch the DOCUMENTATION VIDEO here (my piece is at 17′:18” of the video).
New track on Balloon&Needle
I’m part of the compilation Music Made With Balloon and/or Needle with a new sound piece called A Balloon for My Spine. The piece is a continuation of the project A Balloon For…. This time, rather than exploring the acoustics of specific architectural sites, the sound piece investigates the physical response of the body to the popping of the balloon. You can read the ARTISTIC STATEMENT of the piece here. To ORDER the compilation see informations on the Balloon&Needle website.
Ultra Ultra Red – Book Launch
I’ve been invited to contribute to the publication/translation of the Ultra-red’s book 10-Preliminary-Theses-on-Militant-Sound-Investigation. The publication is an hybrid project that includes an introduction by the collective Ultra-red, a CD with 10 sound hypotheses based on the 10 theses, the italian translation of the book, and the creative translation/interpreations of the 10 theses. I interpreted one the 10 theses producing a text that highlights the relations between political activism, football supporter subculture and the fight against modern football. The book is published by VIAINDUSTRIAE publishing and will be presented at Umbrialibri 2014 – RadioEuropa / la festa di Radio3 on saturday 14 june 2014, at the Teatro del Pavone, Perugia.
Active Listening and Field Research Seminar, Milan
I give a 1 day seminar about listening and the city. In the first part of the seminar I give an account on the relations between active listening and field research. In the afternoon I take the group out in the city and introduce a number of listening activities in choosen sites. The seminar is part of EXPOSED, a research about the urban transformation of the city of Milan in light of the imminent International World Fair EXPO2015. The seminar is on the 8th of March 2014 and takes place at CAREOF, Milan. Registration is open to selected artists. More info can be found here.
On Listening book, Out Now!
I contributed to the book with the piece A Balloon for the Barbican, Politics of Listening in the City of London. Written in the form of a theatre script, the piece narrates the adventures of an attentive listener who is trying to capture the acoustic quality of a strictly surveilled area situated in the financial heart of London. Readers are invited to perform the script in and around the area of the Barbican Estate. The book is edited by Angus Carlyle and Cathy Lane and published by RGAP / CRiSAP. More about the book on the CRiSAP website.
New track on The Wire Compilation
My new track Found Music, Brussels 2013 has been recently published on Below the Radar 14, a download-only-compilation by The Wire. The recording is an extract from my personal collection of spare recordings, an archive containing audio material from 2004 to 2013 that I’m currently rediscovering and systematizing after years of hibernation.