No Island but Other Connections is a project based on accumulation of listening intuitions due to the encounter with specific places and their aural and relational potential; aimed at proposing the listening as a transitory process of growing nourished by the vitality of what surrounds a listener, No Island But Other Connections proposes to the audience different formats of experience: sound–territory exploration, sound performance, listening excercises, folklore’s investigation.
No Island But Other Connections has been presented at Santarcangelo dei Teatri – Festival Internazionale del Teatro in Piazza, Careof – Fabbrica del Vapore, Postaja Topolove, KunstenFestivalDesArts – Bruxelles (with Readymade Metal Book), Xing, Errant Sound – sound art project space Berlin and in a multitude of informal occasions.
Riserva Naturale Speciale della Bessa
Alpi Biellesi, Biella–Italy
The territory of the Bessa is characterized by huge expanses of stones surrounded by vegetation; this specific conformation is not due to natural phenomena, but rather to the fact that during the Roman empire thousands of people were employed in a gold mine producing processing waste of such vastness to seem the result of a geological process. We have explored these heaps during a workshop held at Unidee – University of Ideas in the summer 2017; we were immediately struck by the intensity of the territory and how to practice forms of active listening and movement in it explicit some rudiments of our sound research which is focused on the investigation of ecological perception. In the Bessa the attention to the sound must be accompanied by a constant body presence; the stones tend to move under the weight of the footsteps, producing sound and making us part of the production of a context, of its ever under-construction morphology.
(Attila Faravelli, Enrico Malatesta)
Journal of written field recordings and scores taken at work in an old Winery during the Harvests 2015 and 2016.
Inhabitant – Banana Tree, Chiostro Valdoca, Cesena IT
Intuitive exercises about threshold and responses to the wind.
WAREHOUSE MAESTRI PINO
HORN AND CYMBAL IN THE FIELD
Site – Specific Listening exercises for horn and cymbal
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