7 p.m., 8:30 p.m.,
Fri 31 March 2023,
7 p.m., 8:30 p.m.,
Sat 1 April 2023,
3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.,
Free entry, limited seats available
The Insomnia Sketchbook
This insomnia sketchbook is an installation imagined by the Taiwanese collective LuxuryLogico with Andrea Cera for the electronics. Symbolizing flashes of consciousness, states between wakefulness and sleep, auditory hallucinations, balls of light draw paths in the darkness. The immaterial is carried by a very material, motorized structure. This engineering challenge is matched by the compositional challenge: to imagine a music of affects - aggressions and reactions, rage, fear or depression in which the installation's poetry, without a human component, manifests itself. To listen—with eyes wide open—to what the light reveals, little by little, of the machinery: a theater of attention and tension.
Sonic and visual performance - French Premiere
Collectif LuxuryLogico and Andrea Cera
Thomas Goepfer computer music design IRCAM
Clément Cerles Sound diffusion IRCAM
With the support of Centre culturel de Taïwan à Paris, Ministry of Culture Taiwan (R.O.C.).
Paleoscapes - Borneo 2023
The soundscapes of remote natural habitats are outstanding footprints of the systemic behavior of healthy ecosystems. Yet today, at the beginning of the current extinction crisis, the ‘paleo-choirs’ of the natural world are undergoing silent but real and lasting damage. The sonic structures that evolution produced over millions of years of interspecific acoustic adaptation are rapidly declining; within the near future, it may not be possible to witness them at all, in their original form. Fragments of Extinction, an interdisciplinary project founded and led by Italian eco-acoustic composer David Monacchi, is collecting, studying, and disseminating hi-definition 24-hour sound portraits of the world’s undisturbed primary equatorial forests, advocating for the importance of taking them as object of protection and heritagization.
Since 1998, the author and his team have conducted field recording expeditions in equatorial regions in Amazon, Africa and South-east Asia, where large areas of untouched and undisturbed rainforest are still present. This fieldwork has required the implementation of advanced microphone technologies for sampling the rainforest’s spatial features, pioneering for the first time the recording of high-order Ambisonics spherical soundfields in these remote, humid environments. The last expedition was carried out in early 2023 in possibly the oldest rainforest ecosystems on Earth (North-east Borneo in Maliau Basin and Danum Valley). It resulted in 64+32 simultaneous tracks of 24-continuous audio data describing entire circadian cycles with unprecedented acoustic 3D definition, now available for scientific investigation, permanent archiving and public playback in full-periphonic loudspeakers arrays.
David Monacchi Paleoscapes - Borneo 2023 - Premiere 2023