Venezia (2017 – acousmatic installation for the exhibition A portrait of Venice… at the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University).
Soundscape realized by Sofia Gallotti at CamerAnebbia.
This composition is the fruit of a strict cooperation with the team of curators of the exhibition A Portrait of Venice: Jacopo de’ Barbari’s View of 1500, held at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University between September and December 2017, led by Prof. Kristin Huffman Lanzoni. The music accompanied visitors during their exploration of Jacopo de’ Barbari’s iconic view of Venice and their experience of the multimedia-related material, developed in order to reconstruct the environment of the city at that time.
First performed at the Gare du Nord, Basel – January 15, 2015.
In this composition, I combined unedited recordings. I made them at the Electronisches Studio Basel, of a large variety of percussion instruments and objects – rice flowing in a bowl, various gongs, rattles and bells, piano strings rubbed with horsehair, glasses tapped one against the other, glass harmonica, etc. The piece explores the dialectics between ‘natural’ harmonic sounds and inharmonicity. Formally, it is conceived as a long fading after an initial outburst of spectral energy.