keyword - acoustics

From a Distance



A loudspeaker is carried through a specific path/trail.
A fixed tone is playedback through the loudspeaker at fixed intervals and predetermined dynamics.
A group of listeners position themselves in a specific spot in relation to the path of the loudspeaker and the acoustic/spatial surround.
The listeners perceive the tone in relation to their distance from the loudspeaker.
The tone appears and disappears responding to the topography of the place, the specific path of the loudspeaker and the atmospheric conditions.

The piece has been performed at the mountain festival Alture, ValTrompia, Brescia. For the occasion, a series of long sine sweeps and silences were played back from a loudspeaker that was carried from the malga Pontogna (1384 mt) to the top of the Gölem mountain (1957 mt). The piece/walk was about 50 minutes.

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.

IN THE BLINK OF AN 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.

The Sound Of White Noise

The sound of white noise

The workshop is open to anybody who is concerned with the possibilities of interaction between sound, space, and listening.

The main aim of the workshop is to offer, through direct practice, a wide range of listening experiences in order to lead participants to recognize sound as a concrete presence that puts the listener in relation with bodies, materials and space.

Practicing different exercises, based on sound diffusion, and simple movements/gestures, the participants are invited to pay attention to sound effects such as reflection, absorption, filter, threshold… as well as to explore the physical interaction between sound, architecture and the body.

White noise is the main material that is used in the workshop. The constant dynamic and frequency spectrum of white noise facilitate an immediate understanding of specific sound effects and provide a stable reference for the articulation of the listener’s position in space.

DOCUMENTATION

VIDEO from the Turin workshop 2012
IMAGES from past workshops 2012

I FOUND MY WAY



In the video, I use my voice as an existential strategy that allows me to survive in a city that I don’t recognize as mine. Led by the acoustics of the places that I encounter in my wandering, I end up silent in an empty building. My voice has the double function of 1) making me discovering the acoustic response of the city and 2) sustaining my own presence which is already undermined by the impact with the metropolis.

A Balloon For Linz

A Balloon for Linz brings to light the acoustic response of specific locations in Linz. Together with the video, a series of exploratory walks were organized in the city of Linz. Participants were invited to pop balloons and listen to the acoustic architecture of the urban space.
The project received an honorary mention at the Prix Ars Electronica 2011.