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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.

ALL BODIES END IN SILENCE



The work presents several actions Davide has performed with microphones. These actions reflect on the materiality of the sound devices and explore their corporeal aspects, as sounding bodies that he interacts with in unexpected ways. The actions are developed with a direct dramaturgy, each ending with the death of the microphone and consequent absence of sound. Examples of actions include burning a microphone, leaving it on the rail tracks, launching it into the air with a firework, hitting it with a slingshot, … Davide’s actions explore the ephemeral nature of corporeal existence through the presence, absence, and disappearance of sound as a metaphor for life and death.

VIDEO LIST:
Departure [02':40'']
Cut-off [01':38'']
Falling Apart [03':24'']
Until When It Dies [06':10'']
He Hears The Silence So Loud [02':19'']
Untitled [03':08'']
My Target Is Your Eyes [02':34'']
As The Sound Burns [03':38'']

Davide Tidoni: locations, actions, sound, video, editing.
Videos produced by Overtoon and Davide Tidoni.

Thanks to sander, flo, FS, SNCB, a bas la maxi-prison, paolo ruaro, martino, loes@nadine, giammo, eugenio, almarosa, marzi, bam bam bam bam !!!

SINGLE STROKES

THE BLOWS FROM OUTSIDE


A MICROPHONE IS TREATED WITH HOT WAX DROPS AND EVENTUALLY SET ON FIRE…

the mic is exposed
no armor to wear
facing the world
a punch in the chest
each touch is a mark
each flame is a trace
its body a map that accumulates
the sound it makes
a desperate cry
feeling all those blows
until it dies

photo by Katerina Tamvaki

MICROPHONE AND NAIL GUN

mic-and-nail-gun

MICROPHONE DOWN THE CHIMNEY



FIRE FROM WITHIN



A selection of firecrackers, fire fountains and fireworks are light up from within a drum set. The explosions grow up to the point where they cannot be contained anymore. The drum set gets on fire and burns down. The piece reflects on the dramatic end of a body (drum set) that has been fed with fear and doubts about realizing his/her right to self-empowerment and freedom.

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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.

BEYOND THE YELLOW LINE



A microphone moves closer and closer to a passing train and eventually gets hit by it. In this work, the microphone is exposed to the consequences of breaking the (safety) distance limit which usually/conventionally separates it from the sound source.

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.

SURVEY IN LEICESTER

Room Resonance

A Voice Wanders In Dispersion Around The City



In the video, I use my voice as an existential strategy that allows me to survive in a city that I don’t recognize as mine. Led by the acoustics of the places that I encounter in my wandering, I end up silent in an empty building. My voice has the double function of 1) making me discovering the acoustic response of the city and 2) sustaining my own presence which is already undermined by the impact with the metropolis.