UP IN THE VALLEY 5-9 august 2017

Up In The Valley is a sound/listening workshop taking place on the mountains of the ValSabbia region in Northern Italy.

Presenting a series of exercises specifically designed for the location, the workshop will explore the propagation of sound in space and the interaction between sound, space and body.

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

Focussing on the position of the listener, the distance from the sound source and the threshold of audibilty, the workshop will investigate the potential of the listener to use his/her own body to modify the propagation and reception of sound.

The exercises are exploration-based and will run under a performative frame. White noise and sound impulses will be the main material used in the exercises.

The exercises will be presented as part of a series of walking excursions. The average time of each excursion will be 6/8 hours including breaks and exercises.

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

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

See a SELECTION OF IMAGES from the past editions of the workshop.

The workshop is 4 days: 6 > 9 august.
Participants are expected to arrive on the 5th of august.

Maximum number is 8.

Write to davide [DOT] tidoni [AT] gmail [DOT] com.

Workshop: whatever you decide to pay… 30/50/70/90/120/300 Euro… you decide…
Accommodation: 40 Euro for 5 nights (5>9august).
Food: around 40 Euro for 5 days (5>9 august).

Participants will be hosted in a shared guest house.
The house consists of 2 big sleeping rooms, dining room, kitchen and toilets.
The house is simple and clean.
If you want more privacy you can bring your tent and sleep outside.

In the village there are no shops and there’s only one bar.
I will do the groceries before the workshop starts. We’ll share the costs.
Friends will help us with the cooking. You won’t be disappointed.
If you prefer you can stay autonomous and buy food/cook for yourself.
There’s only one market which is 30 mins from the village. If you need something special we’ll stop there on saturday before going up to the village.

The workshop takes place in Presegno (Brescia) and its surrounding area.
Presegno is a small village with less than a dozen inhabitants.
The village is situated 900 meters above sea level in the mountains of the Sabbia Valley.
Here you can read more about the place.

On the 10th of august there will be a very special party in the village for the celebration of S. Lorenzo – the night of the shooting stars. You cannot miss it!
Here you can listen to some RECORDINGS that I made at the party in 2013.
If you want to stay, accommodation is around 7/8 euro for each extra night.

1) Flight with Ryanair to Milan/Orio al Serio or to Verona or to any other city in norther italy
2) take a bus or train to Brescia.
3) take a bus to Vestone/Lavenone.
I’ll come and pick you up at the bus station.
More detailed info will be sent to the registered participants.