February 14, 2012

> [Silent Composition/Composizione Silenziosa] - Installation

SILENT COMPOSITION - COMPOSIZIONE SILENZIOSA
Serbatoio di Pensiero - Francesco Michi & Mechi Cena

installation

la nostra cattedrale interna Long silk strips hanged on the ceiling. The number of the strips is variable, as well as their disposition in the space.
Why is this a silent composition?
Since computers, amplifiers, speakers emit sinusoidal sub-audio frequencies (under 16 Hz), the speakers are just used for their ability to generate movement.
The composition, therefore, mainly considers a musical parameter: the rhythm.
Although the frequencies are not audible, the “sound” material is treated as in a composition from every side.“Silent composition” is an infrasonic musical composition.
The loudspeakers, connected to the silk strips, play the music without emitting any audible (by ears) sound, but they transmit their movement to the silk strips, producing waves which flow down through the silk. This installation does not disturb.
It is a composition that uses technological tools and concepts from music, but produces mainly visual effects. And a light sound, that under conditions of extreme silence - almost the threshold level of the surrounding soundscape - can be perceived as a sound. This seems to us to be a powerful way to induce empathy and reflection on the sounds that surround us.
 
>>>SILENT COMPOSITION @ “MUSEO DEL TESSUTO”
in collaboration with Tempo Reale, Teatro Metastasio, Museo del Tessuto
“SILENT COMPOSITION” WILL BE PRESENTED AT Tempo Reale Festival 2013, Contemporanea Festival 2013″,
Prato, Italy. October 5-31 2013

HERE THE PHOTOS OF THAT INSTALLATION

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THE PROJECT
3D SIMULATIONS

VIDEOS

PICTURES

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>>>SILENT COMPOSITION @ “ICMC2012″
in collaboration with Tempo Reale
“SILENT COMPOSITION” WILL BE PRESENTED AT “ICMC2012″, International Computer Music Conference
Ljubljana, Slovenia. September 9-15 2012

Jakopič Gallery

Address: Slovenska cesta 9, 1000 Ljubljana

HERE THE PHOTOS OF THAT INSTALLATION

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>>>SILENT COMPOSITION @ “STAZIONE CERAMICA”
ON SATURDAY MARCH 3rd 2012 “SILENT COMPOSITION” WAS PRESENTED AT “STAZIONE CERAMICA”,
AN OLD CERAMIC FACTORY NEAR FIRENZE, ITALY
HERE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS FROM THAT INSTALLATION
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