Rolando Vargas

Walking kids of Choco, video documentary (24’45”)


Julien Beau

La perle noire, video (10’06”)


Xarene Eskandar

Salton sea revisited, video (5’01”)


Tommaso Rosati/Samuele Strufaldi

Fog, for piano and live electronics (9’00”)

Samuele Strufaldi (piano), Tommaso Rosati (live electronics)



program notes


Rolando Vargas - Walking kids of Choco

monochannel video/sound/HD

On the edges between Panama and Colombia in the Darien Gap tropical forest live the Kuna people, an indigenous community that follow to this day ancient Native American traditions. The film follows the story of one of those families and specially their older children that must walk for four hours to attend to the nearest high school. Through the eyes and presence of the filmmaker we see the quotidian life of Edinson’s family and the roll of children in this culture. Edinson has taken the decision of finishing high school in Unguia. His displacement is not only physical but also cultural. Classes are taught in Spanish and not in Kuna, and the education received ignores his Native American roots. The journey for Edinson starts around five in the morning. He has to start walking heading to school in almost total darkness for approximately one hour by following trails in the middle of the jungle. After dawn they have to walk another half hour to forty-five minutes following precarious roads made for animal transportation until they reach Unguia. It takes probably another fifteen minutes to cross Unguia and arrive to school. They must be at school before 7am otherwise they are sent back home. Back in the village we follow Edinson immersed in his indigenous life while we try to understand the reasons and motivations behind his decision to do this walk and how do he manage the complex equilibrium between tradition and modernity.


Julien Beau - La perle noire

… There might be in the universe a tiny star cluster where is hiding a rare moon with dark features. A foreign object moves in its orbit. And as it approaches, it seems that intense strength spreads so that space-time is thereby suddenly distorted as if the Light was manipulated to protect a secret ... I wanted to work with this new audiovisual creation two types of sound syntheses (modular and granular) tying me only has their stamps and their morphologies in time and in space. The main theme sets opening was as decisive for the rest of the composition only choice aesthetics of my images. The vision literally "cosmic", I find how to translate with means that I always want simple. These are just the footage from outside in a high definition camera (without 3D), which I then articulates with editing software. The use of colorimetry was the only parameter which I am subject to express contrasts, shades and intensities.


Xarene Eskandar - Salton sea revisited

Drawing inspiration from Jean-Claude Risset's Sudand Luc Ferrari's Presque Rien N°1, Le Lever Du Jour Au Bord La Mer , the piece begins with a dialog between the environment: the waves, the bleached barnacle beach, the train, the birds. The envelope of the composition follows the envelope of the aural activity of the day and the patterns of the birds that tend to be noisiest at dawn and dusk with a calm in mid-day.


Tommaso Rosati/Samuele Strufaldi - Fog, for piano and live electronics (9’00”)

Fog/In a city of a somewhere north, just before dawn. An old dark-wood window is open to the street. There is a dense blanket of fog outside, a white wall that looks like smoke. Gradually the eye delves into the cloud and get used to the lack of light, the first silhouettes emerge, the first sounds, the smells in the morning, four small scenes of a wandering theater, isolated from the white ethereal scenes. A woman talking to a baby. Two men with worn coats conversing quietly while walking on the stones. A quarrel between lovers. The dancing figures of smoke. The piece, in particular by using the techniques of freeze created with analysis-resynthesis in FFT, creates four clouds of sound with different characters, sometimes conflicting, sometimes consonants and ethereal. Strong reverberations build a large, liquid environment in which is hard to see the end and notch filters dig in the created tone by removing frequencies, attenuating or enhancing other as if they were eyes in the fog trying to dig for a figure of a known face. The figures emerge through brushstrokes of piano notes to create well-defined characters, who have in common only the dense fog which, like a jealous lover, try to hide them.






Roberto Neri

Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini - Firenze

Presentation “Sonification”


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Roberto Neri – Presentation: Sonification

Sonifcation is the faithful rendition of data in sounds. Data sonification is currently used in several fields, for different purposes: science and engineering, education and training, since it provides a quick and effective data analysis and interpretation tool. When the data come from scientific experiments we speak of scientific sonification. Scientific sonification is therefore the analog of scientific visualization where we deal with aural instead of visual images. Because sounds can convey significant amounts of information sonification has the potential to increase the throughput of a data representation and uncover structures that may be hidden to the eye.






POEM, voice and video


Vernon Buckler

First I was afraid, acousmatic 4 channels (6’40”)


Fulvio Vasarri

LuceOmbra, video (5’00”)


POEM, voice and video


Andrea Bui*

Sentry “M” (dedicato ad H.R. Giger), acousmatic (9’24”)


POEM, voice and video


Julius Bucsis

The Drama in Her Eyes, acousmatic (4’47”)


Pietro Dossena

Santa Barbara Portraits, video (12’37”)


Gregorio Panerai*

A bit of the dark world, video(10’56”)




Various Authors - POEM

selection of poems of several authors.

Matteo Masi (voice)


program notes

Vernon Buckler - First I was afraid

It is difficult for me to describe a piece of music, especially if the music is mine. One of the things I could say is that it has been made with an electroacustic instrument (a "multiple scrubber"), designed by me. The instrument itself is the main part of the music, in this case. The original recording has four channels. I always wonder if music has a significance and sometimes I think music is only sound. In fact we no longer compose with notes. We compose with sounds and we hear sounds. Electroacustic music has transformed the idea of music itself. Also the title is pure sound. The chaos theory more than anything else may explain what is happening in our days, which seem to be governed by random ubiquity of deterministic laws. Here the chaos of Fisrt I was afraid evokes the paradoxical assumption of the reflection of an experience, which would seem to deny the possibility of a reverse. You could also describe as an attempt to represent a form of exclusion, through the delimitation of its boundary only.


Fulvio Vasarri - LuceOmbra

LuceOmbra is the symbol of perpetual fuire of time, the eternal contrast between dark and light the metamorphosis of things seen with shadows and flashes of color that alter the perception of shape. The music, the words and images combine to tell this endless journey that is repeated eternally as a cycle of birth, aging, death and new life to all things.


Andrea Bui* - Sentry “M” (dedicato ad H.R. Giger),

He was wet and hungry and cold and he was fifty thousand light years from home. […] He aimed his gun and opened fire. The alien made that strange horrible cry they all make, and then a deathly silence. It was dead. The sight of the dead body made him shudder. They were horrible disgusting creatures, with only two arms, two legs, two eyes, and awful white skin and without scales. 

(Friedrick Brown, 1992)


Julius Bucsis - The Drama in Her Eyes

The piece was inspired by a personal encounter.


Pietro Dossena - Santa Barbara Portraits

“Santa Barbara Portraits” is a multimedia project dealing with perception and imagination. It consists of a series of portraits showing my perspective on the personalities of the portrayed people. The preliminary materials (sound and video recordings of each person reading a short text and copying it by hand) have been modified (and often betrayed) in order to create new audio‐visual images of selves.


Gregorio Panerai* - A bit of the dark world

What is Reality? How do we perceive the world? How do we perceive ourselves?In reality, our senses bear the responsability for our perception, our consciousness and our being. And what if we could get sensations through new senses? What would we feel? A Bit of The Dark World attempts to give a possible interpretation, drawing inspiration from the novel by Fritz Leiber. Composed by Gregorio Panerai making use of various technologies of synthesis and sound processing, this work has been completed by editing a lots of different clips and a video performed by Alessandro Perilli.