Workshop. Two days of intensive audio listening of the florentine urban space
Urban sounds are the result of the social relations of city life, its architecture, and its history.
Is it possible to better understand the urban dynamics, its contradictions, its successes and shortcomings by listening our cities? What do soundscapes reveal about the nature of institutions, communities, and social practices in a given urban environment?
Together with artists Francesco Giannico and Elisabetta Senesi the URBAN LISTENING marathon will engage with the city of Florence, listening to the Santa Maria Novella neighborhood using the tools of acoustic ecology.
How can its soundscape be problematized? What does it tell us about the city? Is it possible to fathom its position in the social life of the city and to imagine possible sound interventions in its urban space?
WHAT 2 days workshop on urban listening practices
WHERE Museo Novecento, Firenze. Piazza Santa Maria Novella 10
WHEN Friday, December 15th from 2pm to 5pm || Saturday, December 16th from 10am to 5pm
URBAN LISTENING Florence audio marathon is FREE
To participate and for more information write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +39 333 3934770
URBAN LISTENING Florence audio marathon will be in English and Italian
Francesco Giannico is an electroacoustic musician and videoartist. In 2010, he founded AIPS – Archivio Italiano Paesaggi Sonori together with Alessio Ballerini. In 2013, always with Ballerini he founded Oak, an art music label. His musical approach is better described as a cinematic journey which pushes the boundaries of digital media even further by incorporating smooth melodies and gentle textures.
About him Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) wrote: "Even less jazzic is Folkanization by Francesco Giannico. This young Italian electro-acoustic composer in whose work we can hear tendrils of everything from Luigi Nono to Toru Takemitsu. Filled with odd details, the music is fascinating". [www.francescogiannico.com]
Elisabetta Senesi is an artist and academic in visual/sonic arts combining interactive installations with creative programming, research-based field recordings, DIY electronics, photographs, and non-linear soundscape compositions. She works within the context of public/intervention art, critical listening and experimental performance/theatre by focusing on concept of space, sense of place, and narrative of the mundane. [www.elisabettasenesi.me]