Foto Luis Do Rosario
Saturday 24 November 2018 ore 18:30 - 20:00

Performing The Archives. Sound.New languages of experimentation

Archive Wall – entrance fee 5 euros
ticket to 3 events 10 euros – free for myMAXXI cardholders

Three events to trace back the history of sound experimentation in Italy from 1950 to 2000

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.

Introduced by
Carlo Fatigoni curator of the When Sound Becomes Form

Alvin Curran e Giancarlo Cardini

Moderated by
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi Director of MAXXI Art