LAMPO Valerio Tricoli
Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 8:00 PM (CDT)
On March 30, Berlin-based composer and sound installation artist Valerio Tricoli offers a special program for Lampo to mark the 100th anniversary of Luigi Russolo's Futurist manifesto, The Art of Noises (March1913). Russolo’s manifesto introduced the idea of noise-sound into musical discourse, creating the conditions for radical advancements in sonic art and informing movements in musique concrète, electronic music, and the practices of American experimental composers such as John Cage. In the essay, Russolo lays the foundation for a new music based on what he calls ‘Futurist noise-sound,’ claiming that all sounds of life—whether natural or derived from man-made devices or machines—should be incorporated into music. He also strongly encourages the development and design of new instruments capable of producing new kinds of noises suitable to the mise en être of the expanded acoustic imagination of the composer. Russolo himself, some months after the publication of the manifesto, would present his own Intonarumori (Noise-tuners).
This Lampo program will be divided in two parts: first, An Homage to Luigi Russolo, a live electro-acoustic improvisation for electronic devices, self-built instruments, found sounds, and voice, to be followed by La Solidità Della Nebbia, a multi-channel diffusion of the tape composition.
Valerio Tricoli (b. 1977, Palermo, Italy) is a Berlin-based composer, improviser, producer, sound installation artist, sound engineer, and curator bridging musique concrète and conceptual forms of sound with a radical interest in how reality, virtuality, and memory relate to each other during the acoustic event. He mostly uses analogue electronic devices including reel-to-reel tape recorders, synthesizers, microphones, light effects, and ultrasonic speakers. However, the structure of the setup is ever-changing, seeking multiple relations between the performers, the device, and the space in which the event takes place. Tricoli is one of the founders of 3/4HadBeenEliminated and the Bowindo label / collective. In 2012, he presented a new interpretation of the seminal 1952 John Cage electro-acoustic tape piece Williams Mix with Werner Dafeldecker, which premiered at Maerz Musik, Berlin. He is currently working on two compositions for piano and electronic sounds (with Anthony Pateras) and on a concrete music cycle inspired by the Book of Qohelet. Tricoli made his U.S. debut at Lampo in March 2008, when he performedTake Thy Horoscope and Walk, a multi-sensorial set of live concrete music in quad sound with strobe lights.
This performance is presented in partnership with Lampo. Founded in 1997, Lampo is a non-profit organization for experimental music, sound art and intermedia projects. Visit www.lampo.org. Lampo also would like to acknowledge generous support from the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, which has made this program possible.
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Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.