Focussing on the sonic features and crowd movements that characterize protests and demonstrations I will present a series of public performances and interventions in Warsaw. The activities are prepared in collaboration with several people and groups each contributing in different ways and on different levels (research perspectives, local connections, political engagement, technical support, logistic base and human resources). The list includes: Donia Jourabchi, Edyta Jarząb, Krzysztof Marciniak, Cafe Kryzys/Syrena Squat, Rod Garden, Warszawska Federacja Anarchistyczna. The project is made economically sustainable thanks to the financial resources allocated by the AIR Laboratory programme at the CCA Ujazdowski Castle. Dates and locations: sat 2 july, 1pm, Rakowiecka 37 +++ mon 4 july, 7pm, Patelnia square +++ sat 9 july, 3pm>6pm, Constitution square.
BATTLEFIELD – WARSAW june/july 2016
UP IN THE VALLEY 2016 – 25>29 JULY
FOOTBALL CHANTS CLASS on RADIO PICNIC
Here is the online version of the radio-performance FOOTBALL CHANTS CLASS that I made for Radio PicNic/Freies Radio in Berlin auf 88.4 MhZ on the 26th of April. Following the presentation of football supporters’ vocal techniques and know-how, a small choir learns and performs a selected number of football chants. The piece emphasizes the responsive nature of football-chanting as a situated real-time improvisation that unfolds in relation to the match and to the overall context of the stadium. The chants used for the piece come from the ultras group BRESCIA 1911. For a deeper insight about football chanting see the audio archive project THE SOUND OF NORMALIZATION
DAVIDE INVADES SAARBRÜCKEN, 22-23 MAY
As part of a 2 days prorgam, Davide will be in Saarbrücken with: the workshop LISTENING/INTERVENTION (sun 22, 10am>5pm), the performance CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (sun22, 10pm), and a TALK at the Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar (mon 23, afternoon). The program is a cooperation between Neuer Saarbrücker Kunstverein and the HBKsaar, Saarbrücken, Germany.
New Tracks On SoundCloud
This is one of the traditional oral chants that I recorded in Presegno (ValSabbia, Brescia, Italy) during the night of San Lorenzo. [...]
A radio microphone “walks” away from the signal receiver up to the point where the connection gets lost.
An acoustician illustrates the behaviour of sound in space by means of a practical demonstration. [...]
A collection of takes that show the constructed nature of studio-based recording production.
Milan Invasion, 18-22 April 2016
Besides the presentation at Standards (see below), I have other things in Milan this April. 1) I am part of the initiative NOBODY’S BUSINESS. More info about NOBODY’S in Milan can be found: HERE. 2) I present my new performance CATCH ME IF YOU CAN as part of EXIL#10, 22 April 2016, Macao. 3) I perform THE CITY IS ON FIRE, 21 April 2016, secret location. CIAO CIAO CIAO!!!
THE SOUND OF NORMALIZATION, Standards, Milan
VENICE BY NIGHT – 15+16+17 04 2016, VENICE
AT NIGHT WHEN THE LAGOON IS QUITE…
LISTENING/INTERVENTION WORKSHOP IN VENICE.
MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION HERE: http://liveartscultures.weebly.com/
DOWNLOAD HERE A BRIEF INTRO TO THE EXERCISES PRESENTED DURING THE WORKSHOP
Residency at Overtoon, Brussels
I’ll be in residency at Overtoon until the end of may. During the residency I will test, develop and write down a series of new listening exercises that will constitute the essence of my future workshops. The complete list of exercises will be published in 2016/2017.
SOCCOS + CTM – Berlin
Together with Carsten Stabenow I’m going to present a walk to the participants of the SOCCOS RESIDENCY PROGRAM. The walk is presented in the framework of the CTM festival in Berlin and tries to bridge connections between my approach to listening as intervention and the topic of the CTM festival 2016 New Geographies. The walk takes place on the 30th of january 2016 in Kottbusser Tor, Berlin. See here the keynotes and map produced for the walk.
3 NEW VIDEOS ON LINE – LINKS TO WATCH THEM
I’ve recently published on line 3 new videos. They all relate to my research on listening as intervention and the activation of the acoustic space. +++
IN THE BLINK OF A EAR
The video sees me triggering the acoustic response of an empty building by hitting the wall with a stick. To emphasize the hit, I adopted the following visual association: silence=black / sound=light. The title of the video is a clear reference to that. +++
UNDER THE BRIDGE
Passages under bridges have always been interesting places for acoustic tests. In this video, the resonance of a concrete tunnel is triggered by the explosion of a series of firecrackers. +++
This is me walking through different rooms of the same building. I compare the acoustic response of each room by means of a pair of metal plates that I attached to the sole of my shoes.
LISTENING INTERVENTION WORKSHOP – Milan + Turin
Ultras Recordings at ARGOS, Brussels
I present a selection of audio recordings from my FOOTBALL CHANTING PROJECT at the SoundImageCulture Exhibiton at ARGOS, Brussels. The recordings come together with a text publication and a video. Opening: 3th of october at 18:00. From the 4th to the 18 th of October. Location: ARGOS / Werfstraat 13 rue du Chantier / 1000 Brussels. More Info: www.argosarts.org /// www.soundimageculture.org.
Questions of Spectatorship? Santarcangelo Festival 2015
Forget the Theater! Go To The Stadium is one of the audio pieces that I’m going to present at the PIATTAFORMA DELLA DANZA BALINESE, Santarcangelo Festival 2015. My presentation is centered around the theme of the PARTICIPANT SPECTATOR. Football supporters are one of the last example of active (counter) audience that still exists and performs in our western civilized world. Listen To Forget the Theater! on soundcloud.