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THREE DOGS, Warsaw, Poland



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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UP IN THE VALLEY

The workshop takes place on the mountains of ValSabbia (Brescia) each year around end july/beginning of august. Registrations open in may/june.

Up In The Valley is a sound workshop that takes place in a mountain setting.

Presenting a series of exercices specifically designed for the location, the workshop explores the propagation of sound in space and the concept of listening-as-intervention.

Focussing on the position of the listener, the distance from the sound source and the threshold of audibilty, the workshop investigates the potential of the listener to produce and interact with sound in space.

During the 4 days of the workshop, basic acoustic principles and sound effects such as reflection, absorption and filtering are staged and performed live.

All the exercises are exploration-based and run under a performative frame that refers to the notions of presence, touch, and intersubjectivity.

The exercises are presented within a series of walking excursions. The average time of each excursion is 8 hours including breaks and exercises.

All the activities are site specific and take advantage of the affordances/constraints of the place.

The mountain setting serves as a unique setting that provides specific qualities such as high silence/noise ratio, long-distance acoustic horizon and irregular reflecting faces.

White noise and sound impulses are the main tools that are used in the exercises.

DOCUMENTATION
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE DOCUMENTATION FROM THE PAST EDITIONS OF THE WORKSHOP

Davide Invades… Přechodné Zóny Festival, Prague

Here’s the program of the new invasion: The Beeps are There (soundwalk) + Intersection (intervention) + Solid/Void (performance) + Hit The Building (soundwalk). Saturday the 30th of may. From 16:30 to 23:00. MORE INFO HERE.

Davide Invades… The Brussels Program

Davide Invades Bxl Program2 Small

Davide Invades… The Bologna Program

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”).

Solid-Void

solidvoid

The performance explores the architecture of specific sites by projecting white noise in space.

The fundamental parameters of the performance are: architectural elements (walls, colums, openings, …), body movements (360° rotation, presence/absence, movement speed), direction and movement of sound (direct/reflected, filtering), and the positioning of the audience (distance from the performer, positioning within a certain perimeter).

Here is the IMAGE DOCUMENTATION from a performance that i did in Bologna in 2014.

CitySoundResearcher, Köln, Germany

CitySoundResearcher is a research month in which I develop a series of listening strategies for specific locations in the city of Köln. The city serves as laboratory for my soundwalks and interventions. Perhaps an exploration on the wild side, CitySoundResearch may also survey sound locations or serve as a deep collective listening experience. 3>29 Nov 2011. Click here for more info about dates and meeting points.

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Soundstorming

photos Link Art Center Brescia (1), © laura-arlotti.com (3,4,5,6,)

Soundstorming is an exploration walk that invites participants to develop site specific interventions. Echoing the process of brainstorming, the workshop functions as an informal exchange of collective experiment with sound and listening.

Soundstorming begins with a semi-structured walk that interesects a certain area or territory. Participants stop the walk and start working whenever they find a potentially interesting location, whether it is an abandoned building, a construction site, or an area under transformation. The fundamental parameters for choosing where to stop relate to the spatial affordances of the place, its configuration and acoustic quality as well as to the freedom of movement it provides.

Participants bring to the walk their own technical equipment. Everything must be compact and easy to carry around. Bent electronics, small analog/digital sound instruments, sound generators, portable loudspeakers, megaphones, pre-recorded sounds, contact mics, sound playback/recording devices and found objects are some of the tools for developing interventions and situations.

Besides being a direct process for fast prototyping of outdoor interventions, Soundstorming provides a context in which participants acquire emotional and practical knowledge about some of the most debated issues concerning the notion of place, the role of the context, the definition of private/public, the abandoned, the act of trespassing, the production and reappropriation of space.

DOCUMENTATION
CONCEPTS from the workshop at STEIM, Amsterdam, 2012
IMAGES from the workshops at STEIM, Amsterdam, 2012 + IMM, Dusseldorf, 2011
VIDEO from the workshop at STEIM, Amsterdam, 2012
VIDEO from the workshop at IMM, Dusseldorf, 2011