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TENSE EARS



The workshop is an opportunity to research on themes such as: sound propagation in outdoor space, long distance listening, and context-specific sound intervention.

The location for the workshop is the TAV construction site in Valsusa. The acronym TAV in Italian stands for Treno ad Alta Velocità, which means high-speed train in English. Heavily contested by the No TAV movement, the construction site has been declared by the italian governement “sito d’importanza strategica” which basically means strategic military zone. The construction site appears fenced and patrolled by police and military forces.

The choice of the TAV construction site as context for the workshop is because of the following reasons:
- the presence of a red zone, prohibiting people’s circulation and action, which makes sound a means for reaching and crossing the construction site from a distance;
- the military forces and the technological surveillance protecting the construction site, which put the performers in a condition of alertness and attentive listening;
- the certainty of having an “audience” listening from inside the construction site, perceiving our sounds as a sinister presence.

During the workshop, each of the participant is invited to develop an intervention and to perform it during a night excursion in the surroundings of the construction site.

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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

3 dogs

Intersections



A loudspeaker is installed on the side of a straight road. It diffuses a constant stream of white noise. The loudspeaker is positioned in such a way that the projection of white noise is perpendicular to the direction of the cars. The audience stands opposite to the loudspeaker on the other side of the road.

When a car drives on the road, it intersects the projection of white noise. In this way the audience can perceive a cut in the white noise continuum. The sequence of cuts is organized in relation to the number, speed and size of cars that pass on the road.

The intersection between white noise and cars generates sound effects of masking, cut-out and cross-fade

Rough docu video here: https://vimeo.com/138603693 (password “ciao”).