My new sound work part of Datscha Radio Art Festival, Potsdam Berlin

October 6, 2017 Leave a comment

EXTRAVAGANZA SUR – EL JARDÍN EXPANDIDO

IN & OUT BUENOS AIRES (10 MIN)

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This piece is a free exploration of different sonic gardening zones, both public and private, I experienced in Argentina in December-January 2015-2016 when summer is up and people love having parrillas in their patios, sneaking into private swimming pools and chatting all night long outdoor in the urban environment. So many spaces and places have been crossed: from friendly enclosed BBQs areas within the city of Buenos Aires to wide open sub-tropical zones at the boundary with Brazil and Paraguay, alongside the city river in search of subtle and hilarious electrical fauna’s utterance. Composition is built upon a wider idea of relational geographies, intuitive soundscaping and active listening. It was selected at the radio art festival ‘Datscha Radio – A Garden In the Air’ happened in Potsdam/Berlin in late August 2017, and broadcasted through the web within a worldwide radio listening session.

DATSCHA

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Sonus Loci #2017 My new piece first screening in Perugia [IT]

May 15, 2017 Leave a comment

Sonus Loci #2017 from elisabetta senesi on Vimeo.

This piece has been shown in Portugal, Canada, Ireland and Italy within several sound/video & performing art festivals/exhibitions. In a virtual space as this, wearing headphones is strongly reccomended. Otherwise increase speaker volume at the maximum.

SONUS LOCI #2017
Binaural Recordings, B/W Photographs, Texts
Hanging Circular Display, Four Loudspeakers
7'45"

SL is a space for reflections and visions, liberty and desire. From a costant live present in the surrounding environment towards multilayered perspectives of the self. Focusing the ears by locating sounds within a fragmentary overhearing of voices and bodies afar. A developing architectural space, men and women at work for future dwelling, the outskirt of a broken city, segments of common ground, and the possibility of an open field. From a minimal ray of the everyday experience to the discovering of an extra-ordinary dimension. Phenomenal, psycological, extremely physical.

SEGNALI 2017 Audiovisual & Performing Arts Festival

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Limbus #02 – A new Interactive Sonic Piece of mine part of the residency programme at Performing Santa Caterina Foligno (PG)

February 1, 2017 Leave a comment

2016_11_19_13_19_27_oneshotAt the end of year 2016 I was artist-in-residency for ten days in the small town of Foligno (PG) where I presented a sound intervention for the spaces of the ex-church Auditorium Santa Caterina. The project explores practice of field recording as critical approach to public places and listening spaces. I focused on historical and anthropological sounds/noises gathered after long and accurate soundwalking activity within the city center of Foligno. At the end of the residency I achieved an interactive indoor sonic piece for the foyer space where boundaries of performance, installation and play are trangsressed. Through an analogic/electronic system I developed and built, audience activates sounding objects/materials spread out on the floor of the ex-church. It has been used long wires of vibration sensors/piezos, a 6.1 multi-channel speakers system and a real-time programming language for monitoring the entire interaction.

 

Live At Performing Santa Caterina

 

2016_11_18_17_49_14_oneshotThe piece remains passive, silent and invisible until the user approach it physically. A boom of pre-recorded sound/noise accurately gathered and edited is playbacked for a certain time depending on the vibration of the material. The projects aims to focus on how field recordings can impact upon our understanding of space and the possibility perhaps, to experience the everyday in an unsual fashion.

All this it wouldn’t be possible without the support of Via Industriae, La Società Dello Spettacolo, Foligno In Contemporanea, Mibact, Comune di Foligno and Regione Umbria.

 

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My work part of the Installations programme at LCGA – Light Moves festival of screendance Limerick , Ireland

January 3, 2017 Leave a comment
TOMORROW, TODAY WILL BE YESTERDAY 2015 | Sound/Video Art Collective Exhibition | Open Call Concept: Rui Almeida Sound artists from all over the world were invited to create a sound piece and video/photos, where the sound would be presented, followed by the images.  With the images presented randomly, the suggestion is to explore the way that sounds shape visuals and vice-versa. Artists: Alfredo Costa Monteiro (PR/ES), Artificial Memory Trace (Slawek Kwi) (CZ/UK), Darius Ciuta (LT), Elisabetta Senesi (IT), Fernando Ribeiro (PT), Iride Project: Massimo Davi & Monica Miuccio (IT/IE), John F. Barber (US), Juan Carlos Vasquez (CO/FI), Lin Culbertson (US), Loren Chasse (US), Luigi Morleo (IT), Luís Antero (PT), Manuel Rocha Iturbide (MX), Mathieu Ruhlmann (CA), MUfi.re (PT), Nichola Scrutton (UK), Nuno Miranda Ribeiro (PT), Osvaldo Cibils (UY/IT), Paul Collins (CA/FR), Philip Mantione (US), sonosFera (PT), Steve Roden (US), Takamitsu Ohta (JP), Una Lee (KR/UK). Further info
TOMORROW, TODAY WILL BE YESTERDAY
Installations at LCGA Limerick, Ireland
Sound/Video Art Collective Exhibition

Concept: Rui Almeida

Sound artists from all over the world were invited to create a sound piece and video/photos, where the sound would be presented, followed by the images.  With the images presented randomly, the suggestion is to explore the way that sounds shape visuals and vice-versa.

Artists:
Alfredo Costa Monteiro (PR/ES), Artificial Memory Trace (Slawek Kwi) (CZ/UK), Darius Ciuta (LT), Elisabetta Senesi (IT), Fernando Ribeiro (PT), Iride Project: Massimo Davi & Monica Miuccio (IT/IE), John F. Barber (US), Juan Carlos Vasquez (CO/FI), Lin Culbertson (US), Loren Chasse (US), Luigi Morleo (IT), Luís Antero (PT), Manuel Rocha Iturbide (MX), Mathieu Ruhlmann (CA), MUfi.re (PT), Nichola Scrutton (UK), Nuno Miranda Ribeiro (PT), Osvaldo Cibils (UY/IT), Paul Collins (CA/FR), Philip Mantione (US), sonosFera (PT), Steve Roden (US), Takamitsu Ohta (JP), Una Lee (KR/UK).

Further info about my piece

Details about the festival

 


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CITY SONDOLS acoustic performance – part of Sonic Somatic Florence

November 22, 2016 Leave a comment

14700956_1783960925185030_9115621348617518573_oCity Sondols offers temporary appropriation’s strategies in urban and architectonical spaces. These are transformed in set designs for sound and aesthetic rituals where the borders between protest, game and sensorial exploration are blurring. The public is invited to experience such an evocative place of the city both physically and acoustically.

Performers: Monica Belloni, Matteo Coluccia, Anna Maria Di Giacomo, Nicola Giannini, Andrea Lulli, Valerio Orlandini, Francesco Perissi, Elisabetta Senesi.

Conductor: Matteo Marangoni

Here below the  link about the venue and more info:
http://www.sonicsomatic.org/
http://iiinitiative.org/

 

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I was part of this happening after an intense three day workshop with Matteo Marangoni where we built a square waves oscillator and prepared a final performance along the streets of Florence.  The performance event started
in the abandoned spaces of the ex-monastery of Sant’Orsola in Florence in which we will resonate with DIY electronic instruments.

The performance is the result of an intensive workshop held by the sound artist Matteo Marangoni iii (instrument inventors initiative) based in Den Haag (NL) for Sonic Somatic 2016 in collaboration with Tempo Reale (IT).

Friday 21st October 2016 1AM

Via Taddea >>>>>>> Piazzale Degli Uffizi

Florence

 

 

 

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Sonus Loci reloaded. The audio-photo piece showed at FKL Forum Klang LAnd SChaft 2016 – Teatro Machiavelli, Catania (Sicily)

November 2, 2016 Leave a comment

 

 

http://www.paesaggiosonoro.it/incontro2016/

The audio-photographic piece is the outcome of a workshop I led at LdM – U.S. University in Florence – over a month with five entry-level Photography/Fine Arts students. The project started from a need to combine and experiment with different art languages in order to build a multi-sensorial approach to space. After a brief presentation about my art practice with photography, and more recently with sound, we had a listening session in class focused on the area we chose as a spot for our fieldwork. I asked students to write down what the audio tells about the space, and start to imagine it visually. We went out there in the outskirts of the city, me with microphones and field recorders for capturing all kind of ‘voices’ of place and students with cameras and lenses for interpreting that sort of ‘voices’. Built environment, architecture development, human activity and every aspect of this public space comes out of it, both visually and sonically. All the audio-visual stuff we gathered had been uploaded to a computer for editing and eventually for finding a strategy to put all these things together, and make them work. After a long session of selection and analysis of the collected materials the two media started to interact each other, they spoke and found a connection about where we were and what that place meant. Even though the two languages are so diverse and distant as they reach different senses, they are so close in terms of what we can grab from the reality and then re-contextualised with new shapes of meaning. That is exactly my starting point for the workshop and what I intent to achieve during the very end of the project where sound and image gathered with different times and perspectives had been match.

 

 

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-part of Cities and Memory Dada Sound Project

October 10, 2016 Leave a comment

Here below my contribution  to this amazing project – See more at http://citiesandmemory.com/ 

Part of our Dada Sound project (February 2016) – By Elisabetta Senesi.

“My reimagined piece is focused on the juxtaposition of two layers of narrative. I applied the dada techniques of Collage and Montage by cutting separate clips where speech/human acitivities happened. Hence, I edited each clip in order to rebuild the recording backwards, while working mainly in split channels for manual pannings and individual time delays. Abstraction technique has been applied by using audio transitions between the selected clips, mostly cross fade in/out, and reverse effect has been also added in some clips with radio voices and mobiles melodies as I aimed to give a sense of interference. Chance has been applied with Phaser effect in one clip as I wanted to give another level of speech intelligibility. Finally, Readymade technique has been applied by adding generative modular sounds, such as DTMF tone, Risset Drum, Chirp, Click Track to join the main clips and to conclude the piece.”

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