Archive Wall – entrance fee 5 euros
ticket to 3 events 10 euros – free for myMAXXI cardholders
In conjunction with When Sound Becomes Form, we will retrace the fundamental stages of Italian sound experimentation over the course of three events.
This is a 50 years-long story, where sound comes off the stave and looks at new electronic technologies giving shape to innovative artistic languages and enabling a manipulation of sound and an amplification of space itself, with a cross-fertilisation of cinema, art, choreography, literature, publishing and mass media.
At our second event we start from the 70s, when Galleria Mara Coccia in Rome became a musical instrument in the Magic Carpet installation by Alvin Curran. In those same years, Luca Maria Patella with his Boschetto di Alberi Parlanti e profumati, creates an interactive sound installation with wind and birds chirping. Rome is taken over by sounds and improvisations.
Giancarlo Cardini works on avant-garde audiovisual works and eventually creates a sound micro-theatre. In the 80s the experimentation generated by technologies drives a new research that widens both conscience and vision (cyber, hacktivism) and that will be used by GMM (Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici) both in their sound installations and radio/tv programmes.
Carlo Fatigoni curator of the When Sound Becomes Form
Alvin Curran e Giancarlo Cardini
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi Director of MAXXI Art