Sonic Somatic 2017


Novosonica is a site-specific sonorization of the San Donato Mall in Firenze produced byAndrea Mi for Sonic Somatic 2017.

This production aims to experiment an acoustic dimension able to transform the perception of the place it relates to. The low-fi speakers usially used for service or commercial announcement inside the mall space are transformed into a detournament device, a communication system for beauty and ease.

It is the augmented reality concept applied to sound: the sonorization wants to create new level of sonic surreality able to deform the perception of reality. Music becomes a virtual space, invisible, fluctuating inside a physical space; an acoustic suspension between the ceiling and people's heads as in Wim Wender's Wings of Desire when the protagonis is able to listen to the passers-by's thoughts. The ambition is to create a sonic meditation as in (Tarkovskij's Stalker) able to create a new, ephemeral, volatile identuty for a place. For it not to be yet another non place.

Novosonica contains samples and citations from: Stellardrone, Go Dugong, HDADD, Si Begg, Inventing Masks, Supersentient Intelligence Construct,Lawrence English, Pantha du Prince, Sprenger & Ambarchi, Douglas Dare, Sofa Talk, Portico Quartet, Quiroga, Robot Koch, Woodkid & Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick, Gruff & Petrella, Kid Koala, Penguin Cafe, Kara-Lis Coverdale, Floating Points, Daniel Brandt, Hexa, Anchorsong, Peter Handke, Wim Wertens, Marc Augè, Tarkovskij.

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