FKL Symposium Soundscape & Sound Identities
Portobeseno, May 2015, L.A.B. Performance
L.A.B. is based on the experiment of a soundscape performance laboratory. The
artistic idea is to define the environmental surrounding in relation to question and to
deal with the identity and different aspects of sound in the field of analog and
mechanical tools (no random access memory). The setting on "stage" is converted
as a laboratory that is starting to pulse and that is in constant transformation.
It could be a laboratory mindset that the three performers try to initiate. Against this
background the mechanical tools are used as the engine and basic raw material of
the soundscape performance.
One of the main questions are: how to deal with the material, how to compress and
how to find a way between the simple and the hyper-competitive attraction.
The analog and mechanical material:
Clocks, turntables, tape recorder, microphones, piezos, glass/water, toys instruments
(music box, xylophone, toy piano and other noisy kids stuff....), mixing desk and a 4
All these elements interact with one another and produce a certain range of
possibilities for the audience to imagine, reflect or fantasize.
Delimiting the space by the vibration of time (clocks and piezos and turntable rythm).
Contouring a living and sonic landscape by manipulating time in real time. The
manifesto as a grammar of our language propose us a new path of communication
between its inhabitants. Based on a careful listening, the piece takes form as an
improvisation, a living and present organism.
Connecting to our inner memory, our dreams, we choose to develop an oniric
soundscape, a subconscious wood. The material of water as the material of our
imagination, flows in this linear and imaginative environment.
Relation to the space:
The sound creates a strong bond with its audience, because it blends directly into
the spectators life. So we create an immaterial communication. The interplay
between sound and space plays also an important role. Inspired of the surround of
Castello di Beseno the soundscape performance becomes detached from a concrete
situation. The "unknown" acoustic enviroment of the Castello di Beseno and its area
brings together two very different atmospheres and should be focused as a certain
participant, as the outer experiment of the performance.
The result is differently in every space.