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THREE DOGS, Warsaw, Poland

Three Dogs


Polish translation of Ronald Reagan’s joke about american and communist dogs. The audio was played back in loop for 1 hour on Patelnia Square, Warsaw on the 4th of july 2016 in the occasion of the NATO summit in Poland.
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Here’s story about three dogs.
An American dog, a Polish dog and a Russian dog.
They are all having a visit, and the American dog was telling them how things were in his country.
He said, “You know, you bark… after you bark long enough, then somebody comes along, gives you some meat.”
And the polish dog said, “What’s meat?”
And the Russian dog says, “What’s bark?”.
Ronald Reagan – President of the United States
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AMENAZA TSONAMI – VALPARAISO, CHILE

I’ll present a series of performances and interventions at TSONAMI, festival internacional de arte sonoro. 7+9+10 December, Valparaiso, Cile. Download the program of the festival.

7 DECEMBER
OPENINGS: a window is used as a filter to control the amount of sound that moves from inside to outside
COULD WE GET MUCH HIGHER?: a loudspeaker climbs down from the top of a building hurling himself into the unknown
FEEDBACK: a microphone and a loudspeaker get closer to each other

9 DECEMBER
MY TARGET IS YOUR EYES: a loudspeaker is shouted down by the hit of a slingshot
I AM ON FIRE: a microphone is treated with hot wax and eventually set on fire
HOW FAR CAN I GET: a microphone is swung in the air up to the point where it crashes to the wall/ground

10 DECEMBER
LIFE AFTER DEATH: a microphone cable is laid onthe railway and cut by a train
SCRATCH THE SURFACE: a microphone tries to reach the other side of the road without being hit by the passing cars
INTERSECTIONS: a projection of white noise is cut by the cars driving on the road

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10 LISTENING EXERCISES, IMAL, BXL

Since 2009 Davide Tidoni has developed listening exercises through his workshops and artistic research on acoustics and the body. Ten of these exercises are presented at IMAL in the form of posters. These prints include graphic representation of the listening exercises with instructions to be realized as independent situational performances. The posters serve not only to capture the exercises in concept but also as guides for participants to encounter sounds distributed in space in relation to their sources considering shifts in frequency, amplitude, and rhythm.

Concept & realisation: Davide Tidoni / Production: Overtoon & Davide Tidoni / Graphics: Davide Tidoni & Marzia Dalfini / Editor: Brian Shabaglian / Printing: L’Appat Atelier / With the support of the Flemish authorities

November 18 – December 18 2016, Wed-Sun, 13:00-18:00
IMAL, quai des Charbonnages 30 Koolmijnenkaai, 1080 Brussels

MORE INFO ABOUT THE EXHIBITION HERE

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DOCU FROM DANAE FEST

photo: Michela Di Savino CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL DOCU

3 NIGHTS DAMAGES, DANAE FESTIVAL, Milan

Compact and massive presence at Danae Festival. 6-7-8 November 2016. I will present 3 performances each night. All site specific pieces. It’s one of my most ambitious set of performances ever. There’s no entrance ticket. You donate what you want at the end. Click here for more details. The event is produced in collaboration with Sara Serighelli / Spazio O’.

burnt skin

CONFINEMENT, SEOUL – DOCU ONLINE

confinement

confinement drum skin

confinement cymbal
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL DOCU OF THE PERFORMANCE ON FLICKR!!!

KOREA INVASION!!!

> 1 october, live performance at UGEONGGUK
> 8+9 october, LISTENING/INTERVENTION workshop at DOTOLIM
> MORE INFO HERE
> During my stay I will also work with Choi Joonyong on my future audio release that will come out next year on BALLOON AND NEEDLE

KOREA

UP IN THE VALLEY 2016 – ONLINE DOCUMENTATION!!!!!

UP IN THE VALLEY 2016 CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO SEE THE DOCUMENTATION
MORE INFO ABOUT “UP IN THE VALLEY” HERE.

BATTLEFIELD – WARSAW june/july 2016

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

UP IN THE VALLEY 2016 – 25>29 JULY

Registrations to the UP IN THE VALLEY WORKSHOP are now open. Read the CONTENT and DETAILS of the workshop. See some MAGNIFICENT DOCUMENTATION IMAGES from the last editions of the workshop.

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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

Football Chants

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

I present the audio archive on football chants that I produced in collaboration with the ultras group BRESCIA 1911. 19 April 2016, h 20:30, Standards, via Maffucci 26, Milan.

VENICE BY NIGHT – 15+16+17 APRIL 2016, VENICE


LISTENING/INTERVENTION WORKSHOP IN VENICE
AT NIGHT TIME WHEN THE LAGOON IS SILENT…
MORE INFO AND REGISTRATIONS HERE: http://liveartscultures.weebly.com/

DOWNLOAD THE DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES PRESENTED IN 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.

SOUNDWALK at CTM



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.

DOWNLOAD 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. +++ EXAGGERATED FOOTSTEPS 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

I’m gonna run my workshop LISTENING INTERVENTION in Milan at SPAZIO O’, on the 17th + 18th of October, and in Turin at SUPERBUDDA, on the 24th and 25th of October. The workshop is the indoor development of my previous UP IN THE VALLEY. Program and details on the links above. CIAO!!!

Listening Intervention