TEMPO REALE FESTIVAL 2014 GEOGRAPHIES
Experimental sound and music
Sound World in Playback
Sept. 26 – Oct. 4, Florence (different locations)
FLORENCE. The 2014 Tempo Reale Festival will be held from September 26
to October 4.
One of the first festival ever dedicated to new music technologies,
this year’s edition will examine the burning issue of immigration and emigration in
all its forms, but also some new concepts of soundscape compositions.
“Geographies”, leaded by the Tempo Reale center founded by Luciano Berio, will
present concerts, performances, workshops and open-air events that bring into
play all five senses, as well as the interaction between sound and space. The
objective is to call attention to sounds and the music of different cultures in order
to create a dialogue and to develop a sense of welcoming through music.
The Tempo Reale festival will open with “Welcome,” an event of improvised
electroacoustic music and readings on migration themes from Bible to texts
of nowadays; the proejcts is performed by the Tempo Reale Electroacoustic
Ensemble and Massimo Altomare (September 26, Limonaia di Villa Strozzi).
It comes to a close with a performance by Cellule d’Intervention Metamkine, a
French group open to musicians and performer who investigate connections
between image and sound with a live soundtrack that is also amplified by tape
recordings and vintage synthesizers (October 4, Teatro Florida).
A highly charged, two-track evening of experimental and pop music is in store for
the audience at the concert showcasing Luigi Ceccarelli and Jacob Tv’s digital
electronics. A native of Holland, Jacob ter Veldhuis is one of the most intriguing
and charismatic artists on the contemporary European music scene thanks to his
multimedia works exhibited in tandem with electroacoustic compositions by Luigi
Ceccarelli. The result is a musical tour de force that blurs the line between a real
or a virtual world (September 27, Limonaia of Villa Strozzi).
Not to be missed is SOUND & BIKE, part of the Florence Summer Festival
program, an excursion involving a serie of live musica installations along the
many inner routes of the Cascine Park, each highlighting the musical heritage of
one of Florence’s resident expatriate communities (Sept. 28, Cascine Park). The
paths will be reached by the partecipants through a bike-riding.
Soundscape Composition, a theme dear to Tempo Reale, an organization active
for years in music research, production and education, will feature two events
that aim to expand sound perspectives.
One is an immpersive performance by the Spanish Francisco Lopez with his site-
specific Virtual GeoSonoGraphy; his work is inspired by field recording, utilizing a
play of sounds that are either full volume or barely audible. (October 1, Limonaia
of Villa Strozzi).
The second is a project co-produced by Tempo Reale and devote to the
soundscape of the Italian town of Ravenna: BUCO BIANCO/SINFONIA PER
RAVENNA (Symphony for Ravenna); the concert is the creation of the Fanny &
Alexander founder Luigi De Angelis and visual artist Sergio Policicchio (October
3, Limonaia of Villa Strozzi).
- 26 settembre – Limonaia di Villa Strozzi
- Sabato 27 settembre – Limonaia di Villa Strozzi
- Domenica 28 settembre – Parco delle Cascine
SOUND & BIKE
Percorso–installazione per la scoperta del Parco delle Cascine
- Martedi 30 settembre – Limonaia di Villa Strozzi
IO VIAGGIO DA SOLO. Musica elettronica dal vivo con i suoni del mondo
- Mercoledi 1 ottobre – Limonaia di Villa Strozzi
FRANCISCO LOPEZ Virtual GeoSonoGraphy
- Giovedi 2 ottobre – Soprintendenza per i Beni Archivistici della Toscana (Firenze)
- Venerdi 3 ottobre – Limonaia di Villa Strozzi
BUCO BIANCO. Sinfonia per Ravenna
- Sabato 4 ottobre – Teatro Cantiere Florida
For information call 055/717270 or visit www.temporealefestival.it