CONVERSAZIONI ALLA FONTE REGINA
Environmental behavior for birds and bird calls
concept direction and performance by Fabrizio Saìu
with the students of the Liceo scientifico Galileo Galilei (Caselle di Selvazzano), in collaboration with Francesco Ganassin
production Fabrizio Saiu, Land on Art Festival
sound action for 15 students
media bird calls, megaphones, smartphones
duration 35 minutes
Realized in Fonte Regina (Colli Euganei - PD) @Land On Art Festival (2017)
Production by Fabrizio Saiu
credits video by Carlo Buffa
In Conversazioni alla Fonte Regina a group of performers establish a sound relationship with the birds living in the Fonte Regina through the use of bird calls. These instruments, belonging to the practice of hunting, are here used as means of production of a sound environment structured as a conversation.
The "natural" sound environment is simulated rather than imitated.
The non-canonical use of birdcalls, combined with the production of feedback via megaphones and the use of smartphones for generations of sound bands between 10 and 15 KHz, gradually transfigures the sound environment of the park and then returns to the original natural environment.
Gradually the sound action fades away leaving the original acoustic environment to re-emerge.