Leopoldo is a tram stop along the T1 tramway leading to Careggi, the biggest florentine hospital. It is located in Piazza Leopoldo, in the Statuto Area and it's surrounded by twentieth century building: in the Sixties, the construction of one of the first 'skyscraper' in town, caused great astonishment and sensation. Here there are the sound pieces we have selected for this spot:
Attese // Attesi
Length: 120 seconds
Attese // Attesi is a short soundscape composition in which Chelidon Frame mixes rain and thunder field recordings with different instruments - guitar, soprano sax, synthesizer, kalimba - and radio interferences. Chelidon Frame is Chelidon Frame is an electroacoustic project from Milano and works with noises, found-objects, radio signals and guitars. Some of his pieces in the field
of radio art has been broadcasted by Radiophrenia Glasgow, XX Files Radio Framework Radio and Radio Arte.
Le fermate invisibili
Length: 120 seconds
Le Fermate invisibili is an homage to Italo Calvino and one of his most famous writings, Le città invisibili. People waiting at the tram stop turn into Marco Polo and for a few minutes they open doors on imaginary places: it is a journey without end. Stops do not exist except in the mind of the listener. Francesco Ameglio is a Madrid based sound designer.
Construction site in the Carpates
Lenght: 115 seconds
Jeanne Debarsy graduated in sound engineering at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion in 2007. She collaborates with numerous artists both for cinema, radio and music productions. In 2011 she directed her first radio documentary, Ino Vaovao Mada to continue with Los Santos and Terre Noire. In 2017 she produced her first radio drama La première fois que je suis devenu foule, a binaural work which was selected for the Prix Europa, the Prix Phonurgia Nova and La semaine du son in Brussels. In 2018 she was awarded the SCAM-SACD Award for the BELGIAN RADIO. Construction site in the Carpates is a soundscape.
At the field
Length: 108 seconds
Toni Dimitrov is a cultural producer and explorer, radio host and activist, philosopher and communicologist, poet and mountain climber but he is also a sound artist-dj-designer and label owner. He is based in Skopje, Macedonia. He is a radio host at Kanal 103. At the field is a soundscape.
Ciò che è al limite
A project by Massimo Ricciardo
Sound and music bt Luca Morino
Length: 79 seconds
Ciò che è al limite is a short story, a work born from the collaboration between Massimo Ricciardo and Luca Morino, in the context a wider research and archiving project Ricciardo has been pursuing for years, starting from the collection of objects, clothes and sim cards found on migrant boats in the Mediterranean. The sound project - still in its experimental phase - weaves a sense of wonder towards nature, the fear of death, feelings of nostalgia, regret and an intense desire for something absent. Ciò che è al limite is a musical body that evokes something not yet lost but not yet reached and whose proximity lies in hope.
Length: 100 seconds
A Distanza is the echo of a memory; it is produced by Pietro Michi, a musician based in Florence, where he lives and studies agronomy and feeds his interest in biology and ecology. He's been working with field recording since 2012 and in 2016 he started producing and releasing albums under different names and with diverse labels. He is the founder of Biodiversità Records.