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WE SPEAK THE AIR WE BREATHE


A choreographed sequence of white noise makes audible how sound propagates and interacts in relation to the architecture of the place.

The title of the work refers to the condition of interdependence that permeates all relationships. Streams of white noise become modified in relation to the surrounding physical space which sound encounters as it propagates. As we breathe the air we speak… drawing air inwards into our body and exhaling it outwards from our lungs back into surrounding space.

The performance in the video happened in 2021 but its first versions and research date back to 2014.

Performance: Davide Tidoni
Performed by Abigail Aleksander, Amber Meulenijzer, and Franziska Windisch
Video: Sander Tas with Davide Tidoni
Sound: Davide Tidoni

ATTACK / DECAY


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.

TOUCH OF THE POPS



Audio release with text and graphics.
The work documents a series of directly experienced balloon pops.
Each pop was performed using a balloon and a location.
All locations were encountered separately by chance and chosen for their unique acoustic response.
The recordings presented in the book are intended to document the action of popping, its situatedness, immediacy, and physicality.

IMAGES OF THE PUBLICATION

recordings, graphic signs & texts: Davide Tidoni
design: Davide Tidoni
audio format: cd + download link
silkscreen: l’Appât
hand-binded leporello with folded cover: SongYi Han
pages: 16
dimensions: 110×150x6mm
year: 2018
number of copies: 50
publisher: Balloon&Needle
cost: 30 EUROS + shipping costs
orders: write to baitabaita AT riseup DOT net

EXAGGERATED FOOTSTEPS







design: Davide Tidoni
material: stainless steel
dimensions: 120×40x4mm
weight: 700 gr.
embossed printing: l’Appât
packaging: Tatsuya Inuikawa
year: 2018
number of copies: 50
publisher: self published
cost: 15 EUROS + shipping costs
orders: baitabaita AT riseup DOT net

MICROPHONE DOWN THE CHIMNEY



EXAGGERATED FOOTSTEPS



In the video I activate the different acoustics of an empty building by means of a pair of metal plates attached to my shoes.

IN THE BLINK OF AN EAR



In the video I activate the acoustics of an empty factory by hitting the wall with a stick. To visually emphasize the sound of the hit, I adopt the association: silence=black / sound=light.

UP IN THE VALLEY


Up In The Valley is a self organised workshop led by Davide Tidoni that took place in Valle Sabbia (Brescia, Italy) from 2013 to 2019. The workshop consists of a series of listening exercises and performances specifically designed for mountain locations. Activities are presented as part of different walking excursions and explore acoustic principles such as propagation of sound over long distance, directionality and movement of sound, reflection, and the threshold of audibility. See logistics and documentation images from previous editions.

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.

ROOM RESONANCE

INFILTRATION



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.

NEIGHBOURS



This is me singing along with the music that comes from my neighbour’s flat.