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A performer walks on a mountain trail carrying a loudspeaker on their back.
The loudspeaker plays back a series of both fixed and sweep tones.
The tones travel to the ears of the audience and get modulated by 1) the directionality of the loudspeaker; 2) the topography of the place; 3) the wind force; and 4) their distance from the loudspeaker.

The piece has been performed at the mountain festival Alture, Val Trompia, Brescia. A runner carried a loudspeaker from Malga Pontogna (1384 mt) to the top of the Gölem mountain (1957 mt). A series of long sine sweeps alternated with silences were played back. The piece was about 45 minutes.


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.

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