A sound action for movers and traceurs
concept direction and invention sound instruments by Fabrizio Saiu
practice by Fabrizio Saiu with the traceurs of Activita, Parkourwave, Parkourbros, Eden Park Zone, ADD Academy Milano, Formigine Parkour...
and the frisbee players of Voladora Ultimate Frisbee, Frisbee Temple, Disc&Disc Ultimate Frisbee
production Fabrizio Saiu, Linea Festival + Nu Festival
supported by Nòva (2021-22)
technical refinement sound instruments Riccardo Angarano sound action for traceurs and movers
media UFIP cymbals
duration 50-90 minutes
past performance:  Linea Festival, NU Arts and community Festival;  PerAspera,  Farout Live Arts Festival, Periferico Festival.
credits ph. Base Milano FAROUT Live Arts Festival 2023 | Fabio Fiandrini PerAspera Festival 2022 | ph. Vito Lauciello for sLINEA Festival Courtesy Apulia Center for Art and Technology 2021
Starting from a question on the ways in which the city can be crossed and made to resonate, Fabrizio Saìu responds by articulating an experiment on the relationships of interference and connection between soundspacing and art du déplacement
Intermission is a collective action and a multitude in movement. The multitude consists of professional traceurs and participants introduced to the practice through a workshop training. The instruments used are percussion cymbals dragged on the ground by fishing lines dacron. The organisation of the sound, in bands and durations, is interwoven with the articulation of the bodies in the urban space, becoming a multitude in drift and producing a suspension of the functional life of the city in favour of an active and contemplative participation in reality.
Intermission spreads in a dispersed and decentralised way, organising itself in small groups, sometimes in single traceurs, who travel and explore the city, marking horizontal and vertical trajectories at varying speeds and intensities. The modification of the acoustic environment, the defunctionalization and reuse of urban structures, the interruption or modulation of the city's travel flows, are the ways and purposes of this practice.
The action is conducted in small groups of traceurs and free participants trained in the practice. It is an intervention conceived and realized starting from the urban and acoustic characteristics of the city and intervenes on the flows (human, animal and mechanical) that cross it.
The modification of the acoustic environment, the defunctionalization and reuse of urban structures, the interruption or modulation of the flow of movement of the city, are the ways and purposes of the practice.
Intermission is not a performance or a spectacle. Its form is that of a network that changes shape according to the choices of individual groups acting. It takes place in several places at once. It tends toward both condensation and stabilization in one place and dispersion in multiple trajectories or lines of flight.
The physical, psychological and musical characteristics of individuals (and groups) make each Intermission unique. The practice is capable of bending to the abilities of the group and of assuming from time to time, from environment to environment, a form and intensity of intervention that are completely unique.