recordings

Non Molleremo Mai / We Will Never Give Up

A 89 years old woman sings along with the musical motif of a well know football stadium chant. Her fragile voice clashes with the physicality of the music. Here’s the fight between life and death.

Your Loss Will Be My Gain



The material for this work comes from a tape cassette that I found in a derelict empty house. The material consists of a series of recording-tests performed by the woman who used to live in the house. The title of the piece – your loss will be my gain – refers to the accidental discovery of the tape after years of abandonment and neglect.

Single Strokes


In this work I play the snare-drum with a pair of microphones. The recordings explore the physical properties and affordances of the microphone and presents a more intuitive and analog way to approach audio technology. By giving a body to the microphone (by using it as a drumstick) the work reflects on the physical affection and corporal aspect of material culture and how this sensual attraction subverts the conventional modes of consuming technology.

Single Strokes is part of a series of works that investigates the practical materiality of the microphone and violate the basic rules and principles of audio technology. My interest is to go beyond technology’s vocational functions and set a new kind of relation with it. Here are the links to the other works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyzbUUe1taU&list=PLAqgoxejYqsCvX6XW3PwFLBExkGFBhy4p, Marebello Beach.

Up In The Valley



The audio work presents some of the traditional oral chants that I recorded in Presegno (ValSabbia, Brescia, Italy) during the night of San Lorenzo (“the night of the shooting stars”), 10 august 2013.

What emerges from the recordings is the vital energy of the voices that take part in the singing. The voices communicate a strong feeling of togetherness and collective excitement. Singing is an expression of joy that enhances social cohesion and contributes to the formation of a certain atmosphere of shared enthusiasm and self empowerment.

Back to Back With Paolo



The audio work documents the encounter between me and Paolo, two amateur singers that accidentally meet on the street at night time. After a short introduction, the encounter turns into a back to back chanting battle. The street becomes the stage of a spontaneous performance. The chants, a way to discover each other.

Rehearsal for the Demo



Rehersal For the Demo consists of five audio recordings of the chant rehearsal held in preparation for the demonstration at the Rackowiecka prison in Warsaw on the 2nd July 2016. The demonstration was organized in solidarity with the three Warsaw anarchists arrested on the night of May 23rd on charges of an alleged arson attempt of a police vehicle.

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Thanks to: Edyta Jarzab, Syrena Squat Warsaw, Donia Jourabchi, and Rod Garden – Reclaim the Fields Polska.

Magnifying My Sphere of Power



Magnifying My Sphere of Power is an audio work where I sing and play drums along with a selection of my favourite hard core punk songs.

Based on my personal everyday-life musicking* activities, the project amplifies the power of music as an emotional inciter, an agitator that animates physical energy and self presence.

With this work I want to emphasize the role of the listener as a responsive agent that plays a central role in the musical process, and more generally reflect on what music listening means in terms of reconstruction of meaning (appropriation) and activation of personal agency (participation).

Memories of a Pigeon Shooter



An elderly man tells about his former career as amateur pigeon shooter. After telling about his prizes and victories, the meaning of his stories slowly comes to surface: the desire to remain somehow attached to his life memories and not be forgotten.

Playback Instructions:
- You don’t have to concentrate on every word that the shooter says. Feel free to walk around while he’s talking.
- If the monologue exceeds your personal physical tolerance, leave the room where the recording is playing so that the shooter would suddenly find himself speaking alone with nobody listening to him (he would then realize that he has been talking for too long).
- If you like it, you can play the piece in loop, like an extended mantra. The shooter would be happy to have somebody listening to him over and over again.

This Is My House



The voice of a little boy take us on a tour of his house.

(Fail We May) Sail We Must



This work includes two recordings of two different music rehearsal sessions that I recorded in the halls of a music school. The musicians in the recordings practice their pieces and repeat them over and over again. Their perseverance encourages listeners to understand failure as a necessary step in the process of growth. There’s no mistake you can’t learn from…