Andrea Borghi (1974) is a sound artist and electroacustic composer based in Pietrasanta, Italy. He completed his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara in 1997. After starting out as instrument player he attended courses in composition and electronic music held by composer Andrea Nicoli at the Conservatory of Music G. Puccini in La Spezia and also expanding his activity in the field of visual and sound art, investigating their possible connections. His research is centered on using the software Max and often performs in audio-visual contexts. In 2002 he created Quaalude in collaboration with Dino Bramanti (1969-2008). Most recently his work has focused around relationship between sound and matter. Founding member of the electronic improvisation quartet VipCancro, Andrea’s work is published on international music labels such as and/OAR (USA) Reductive (ESP) Observatoire (RU) Cipher Productions (AUS) SQRT (PL). His most recent cd Salnitter was released on Contour Editions. His main occupation is as an art teacher.
For the closing night of the exhibition, Andrea Borghi will create a new autonomous sculptural work throughout the performance by processing a disc of raw material.
Adam Asnan - Bella Trays (Choir)
performance with choral accompaniment
Bella Trays is an instrument both electronic and acoustic in nature. It’s resonant motifs will repeat for a given duration, for any environment, and may continue irregardless of a listener’s proximity or attention; It is to lend itself to being a factor within the aural ambience of this environment.
The implements that Bella Trays now make exclusive use of, derive from a small range of instruments intended to colour or mask the spectral characteristics of a recording, and/or actuate a physical (acoustic) object by way of using that recording as an impulse. Bella Trays is the most reduced and most essential of these instruments. This version of the work will be performed for the first time with a choral accompaniment.
Adam Asnan (1983, UK) is an electroacoustic musician and location sound
recordist, based between London and Berlin. His work promotes the aesthetic
potential of recorded, amplified sound, the auditory ‘image’ and the virtues of
spatialisation. His compositions, live performances and collaborative projects have been
presented across Europe, with a number of published recordings.
Adam is one third of VA AA LR with Vasco Alves and Louie Rice.
Mario de Vega – Monologue
Mario de Vega (Mexico City, 1979)
Through site-specific interventions, acoustic phenomena, sculpture, performative events and publications in diverse formats, his research explores the vulnerability of systems, materials and individuals, and the value of simulation. His work has been exhibited in different contexts throughout Mexico, Canada, United States, Chile, South Africa, India, Russia, Japan and around Europe. He lives and works in Berlin and Mexico City.
Lucio Capece – SPACE TUNING.CONDITIONAL MUSIC
performance with Flying Speakers, Intervented Space recordings, Spectral analysis
Experimental musician born in Argentina in 1968. Lives in Europe since 2002, and specifically in Berlin since 2004. He plays the soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, analog electronics (synthesizers, equalizers on feedback), Sruti Box and a set of Wire less speakers that fly hanging from Helium Balloons.
Educated as a Jazz and Classical musician in Argentina-Lyon and New York Capece, developed his work in the context of electro acoustic improvisation for over 15 years. At the moment, and since 2012 he focuses his sound work on the perceptual experience. Creating pieces that deal with specific characteristics of social and architectural spaces, and with the perception experience itself. He has done this through solo pieces mainly, as well as collaborations also based in the same interest.
He has released around 25 Cd ́s and LP ́s, in labels like Mego ( Austria), PAN (Germany) B-Boim (Austria), Potlatch, Drone Sweet Drone (France) , Another Timbre, Leaf, Hideous Replica (England), Formed (USA) , Mikroton, Intonema (Russia), Organized Music from Thessaloniki, Abusrd (Greece), among others.
Among other projects In 2007 he directed the Project “Extended Modulator”, composing and performing music for and with the “Licht- Raum Modulator”, kinetic sculpture built by László Moholy-Nagy between 1922- 1930. The piece was offered at the Bauhaus Archive in Berlin.
As an improviser Capece has shared projects and released music with Radu Malfatti, Mika Vainio, Kevin Drumm, Axel Dörner. Robin Hayward, Christian Kesten, Toshimaru Nakamura, Burkhard Beins. Rhodri davies, Julia Eckhardt, among others.
As a performer he has worked with Pauline Oliveros, Peter Ablinger, Antoine Beuger, Michael Pisaro, Christian Wolff, Phill Niblock as part of the Ensemble Q-O2 from Belgium and the group Konzert Minimal from Berlin. He has been member of the Vladislav Delay Quartet.
His work and research in perception , in recent years, has taken him to compose a piece including Video, based in texts taken from the „Cahiers“ of poet Paul Valéry.
To do Spectral projects based in intervented recordings of spaces, diffussed lately using speakers hanging from Balloons filled with Helium (Conditional Music), and a set of Pendulums created with wire less speakers.
He has performed Conditional Music in the context of very different spaces; The German Pavillion built by Mies Van der Rohe (Barcelona) the Halle d´Expositions (created by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel) in Evreux, France, the Cathedral of Bern (Zoom In Festival, 2012) ,The Mambo Museum in Bologna (Live Arts week 2012), and during the night, in Kleylehof, Austria (Reheat Festival 2013), in the wild countryside, using as only illumination a set of led lights placed inside the Balloons.