TRAINING SESSION / CONCERTO 

MÉTRON EXTENDED

Training session and concert



Idea, Direction and Performance by Fabrizio Saiu
Sound engineer Michele Marelli
Voices by Karen (vocal synthesis), Alice Valenti

Developed during an art residence  at PTL (Brescia - September 2020),
Tempo Reale (Firenze - July 2021), Urge (Brescia - September 2021), Teatro Grande (Brescia - June 2022). 









︎video by Celeste Lombardi

Performance for an athlete-musician, 35 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.  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.


WORKS

(UNDER CONSTRUCTION)


MÉTRON EXTENDED

(premiere 2022)

IN VERSI

(2021)

MÉTRON

(2014)

PESO
POSA
FIGURA

(2012)

GRANCONA

(2011)

NEWS




APRIL, 27 2022
Talk / Suono e Nuove tecnologie @Convegno “Musica a Scuola. Educazione specialistica e generalista: prospettive di raccordo esviluppo” - Giornata di studi regionale - @Istituto Palazzolo del Conservatorio “G. Donizetti” di Bergamo 


MAY, 24 2022
Shared Training / Intermission @Parco Dora- Torino 


JUNE, 16 2022
The City and the Stars audiovisual performance w.  viDEO sAVant (Charles Woodman) + Ligatura (A. Lamacchia, M. Rinaldi, F. Saiu) @Circolo Dev/Tenuta bene, Bologna


JUNE, 19 2022
The City and the Stars audiovisual performance w.  viDEO sAVant (Charles Woodman) + Ligatura (A. Lamacchia, M. Rinaldi, F. Saiu) - @Cargo Museo Pecci per Spazio Materia, Prato


JUNE, 27-30 2022
resident artist @Teatro Grande (Brescia) / Rehearsals | Métron Extended: a concert for an athlete-musician, 35 percussion cymbals and screenplay for human and digital voices


JULY, 03 2022
Métron Extended / premiere @Pergine Festival


JULY, 11-12 2022
Shared Training / Intermission @Piazza Gino Valle- Milano


JULY, 24 2022
Peripatetiche dell’ascolto @SuperPark - GeoParco dell’Adamello - Malga Cengledino | Tione (TN)


AUGUST, 19 2022
Sortie d’atelier @Kunsthaus Nexus - Jazz Saalfelden - Wien 


ABOUT




Mover, performer and musician, I work in experimental music and in performing arts field,
focusing my research on concert, collective acts and environmetal behaviors:
performative mechanisms based on the twine of different practices in which the environment,
body actions and the sound are central elements.



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