keyword - listening


Attack/Decay is a night walk where participants are invited to explore the acoustics of specific locations by means of a custom built impulse generator device.
The acoustic qualities and the spatial features of the chosen locations serve as a point of departure for developing site related listening pieces.
Through direct experience, the walk introduces participants to primary acoustic principles and spatial listening, framed as a state of interference and interdependency with the propagation of sound in space.

Technical development by Airborne Instruments.
With the support of Nadine, laboratory for contemporary arts and the VGC.



The project consist of a series of listening scores that I have developed since 2009 as part of my research on sound, space, and the body. The final version of the first 8 pieces has been completed in 2016 with a residency at Overtoon and an exhibition at iMAL. A book publication containing the first 8 pieces + other 20 new ones is currently under development and will be published in 2023.


Concept & realisation: Davide Tidoni / Production: Davide Tidoni / Graphics: Davide Tidoni & Marzia Dalfini / Editor: Brian Shabaglian.


Up In The Valley is a workshop presenting a series of listening exercises and performances specifically designed for mountain locations. The activities are presented as part of a series of walking excursions and explore acoustic principles such as reflection, absorption, filtering, and the threshold of audibility. Mountain settings serve as unique setting providing specific qualities such as high silence/noise ratio, long-distance acoustic horizon and multiple reflecting surfaces.

Documentation Images

Logistics from previous editions
read here


listening workshop

The workshop is open to anyone concerned with the possibility of interaction between sound, space, and the body.

Through a series of scores based on spatial listening, psychoacoustics, and sound-guided movements, the workshop encourages the active role of the listener and their capacity to perceive and engage with sound.

Grounded on the concept of “listening as intervention”, the workshop leads participants to explore their potential to touch, modulate, and interfere with the production and propagation of sound.

A short list of possible activities includes: listening to the sound of your footsteps; walking to the wall with your eyes closed without crashing against it; touching the participants with a microphone; listening from inside a cardboard box; playing the “analog” filter with your body; listening through the wall; producing sounds by blowing air on a paper sheet; moving in space trying to avoid any sudden feedback occurring between microphone and loudspeaker; finding the spot where two different sounds are perceived at the same loudness; walking away as far as possible from the sound source without loosing it; using the body of the other participants as absorption panels,…



onlistening cover 2013

Written in the form of a theatre script, my contribution to the book “On Listening” tells about the adventures of an attentive listener who is trying to capture the acoustic quality of a strictly surveilled area situated in the financial centre of London. READERS ARE INVITED TO PERFORM THE SCRIPT AROUND THE BARBICAN ESTATE (and/or any other residential estate property). DOWNLOAD THE PDF VERSION OF MY TEXT. The book is edited by Angus Carlyle and Cathy Lane and published by RGAP / CRiSAP. More about the book on the CRiSAP website.