Bagni Lucia | Summer listening
Every Wednesday in July
at Manifattura Tabacchi
and LIVE on radiopapesse.org
Bagni LUCIA is an outdoor 6-episode radio show live from Manifattura Tabacchi, a series of collective listening sessions.
On July 1st, we will be listening to voices, sounds and stories that come from the earth and that will drag us into the bowels of Sulcis Iglesiente, under the rubble of an earthquake city, in the energetic territories of Etna.
Silencio para rescatar
by Abraham Chavelas
On September 19th, 2017, an earthquake of 7.1 degrees hit Mexico City, on the anniversary of 1985 catastrophic earthquake. Like 3 decades ago, the population turned to the streets to help those affected, putting evidence your courage and solidarity. This sound reports from the scene, documenting what happened in one of the collapsed buildings, rod hills and rubble. It records the effort of companions and fellow soundmen, sound artists, sound designers, musicians, friends and strangers who formed the Sound Brigade, who - equipped with microphones and portable recorders - supported rescue actions by listening and detecting (among the rubble ) possible signs of life. Acting in different spots in the city during the days after the incident, as well as young people, women, children and entire families, joined wills and stood firm until the last minute of hope.
Abraham Chavelas (Acapulco, Messico, 1979) is a sound artist and cultural manager. He has been coordinator and producer of artistic and cultural events since 1999: music festivals, exhibitions, performances, etc. His pieces of sound art have been activated live and exhibited in places like Bargehouse / Oxo Tower in London, The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, Bosque Sonoro, Casa del Lago, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC) Mexico City, among others.
The Upside Down (Il Sottosopra)
Directed by Gianluca Stazi and Giuseppe Casu
Script by Gianluca Stazi and Giuseppe Casu
Sound by Gianluca Stazi
Editing by Gianluca Stazi
Producing organisation: Tratti Documentari
Co-producing organisation: Rai Radio3
Commissioning editors: Daria Corrias and Fabiana Carobolante for Tre Soldi – Radio3 Rai
Silvestro has worked in the mine since he was 23 years old – now he’s 67. Manlio, at 40, left teaching to go and work in the mine, but to know himself and this new world, had to take on its most infamous job – the time-keeper. He’s now 88. The paths of these two men, different but parallel, meet in 1992 when they barricade themselves into the San Giovanni mine for months – laying explosives across the opening, preventing its closure and the slow desertification of the territory at that time. Years later, after the mines are closed and the desertification advances, Manlio and Silvestro revisit the ghosts of their past.
Best Radio Documentary at the Prix Italia and Prix Europa 2018.
by Hanna Hartman
Cratere was originally commissioned by the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation and Deutschland Radio Berlin.
"Partially based on recordings of the Italian volcano Etna, the 27-minute Cratere evolves methodically through passages of cavernous exhalations and soft wind howls. At one moment, the annoying buzz of a fly appears, followed by soft crinkles that gradually build into loud clatter and rumbles. While Cratere is the slightly less harrowing of the two pieces, it too delivers its share of unsettling moments. At the 20-minute mark, its sounds suggest a subterranean torture chamber more than an outdoor volcano setting, with exhalations resembling the psychotic groans of a serial killer. The piece rises to its most aggressive levels during its final moments as seething rattles and rustlings commingle loudly." (textura.org)
Hanna Hartman is a Swedish sound artist, composer and performer living in Berlin. Since around 1990 she has composed works for radio, electroacoustic music, sound installtions and numerous performances all over the world. She does also write pieces for instrumentalists. Her many awards and grants include Prix Europa (1998), the Karl-Sczuka-Prize (2005), a Villa Aurora grant (2010), the Rosenberg Prize (2011) and the Phonurgia Nova Prize (2006 & 2016). During 2007 and 2008 she was Composer-in-Residence at the Swedish Radio. Her work has been presented in numereous concerts and festivals.