TRAINING SESSION / CONCERTO
Training session and concert for a musician-athlete 30 cymbals and speeches for voices human and digitally recorded
concept direction music and performance Fabrizio Saiu
sound engineer Michele Marelli
voices Alice Valenti, Karen (vocal synthesis)
texts Fabrizio Saiu, Guy Debord, J-F Augoyard, Henry Torgue
production Fabrizio Saiu
media 30 Ufip cymbals, headphones, 7 microphones, recorded audio media
duration 40 minutes
photo Davide Piferi de Simoni / Periferico Festival 2022
video Giulia Lenzi
Developed during an art residence at PTL (Brescia - September 2020),
Tempo Reale (Firenze - July 2021), Urge (Brescia - September 2021), Teatro Grande (Brescia - June 2022).
Première @Pergine Festival (2022)
Reply @Periferico Festival (2022) @Ctonia / Interazioni Festival (2022) @Teatro Grande (2023)
Performance for an athlete-musician, 30 cymbals and speeches for recorded human and digital voices. The concert consists of a training between sound action and art du déplacement. A voice synthesis algorithm (Karen) dialogues with a human voice and intervenes on the modulations of the performer's gesture through sequences of orders and aphorisms, articulating a surreal, oracular and pseudo-philosophical speech. If Karen intervenes on the performer, Alice leads the audience to reflect on the psychophysical effects of sound and urges them and actively participate in a perceptual exercise that interweaves vision with listening and memory. Karen and Alice transform the context of the action into a speech music concert or a science fiction scenario whose protagonist is an astronaut, a traceur, a soldier, a monk, a musician or none of the above.
This is a performance designed to be produced in an enclosed, quiet space in unusual locations.
The listening of the entire performance is done through headphones, in order to allow a privileged relationship between the individual user and the performer and reproduce, in a direct and almost tactile way, the sound sensation of the physical impact of the performer's body on the saucers, his breaths and his micro movements.
For a correct listening and viewing, it is strictly necessary that the audience is arranged around the performer at a distance of about 3/4 meters, arranged in several rows on the ground and standing.
︎video by Giulia Lenzi
︎video by Celeste Lombardi