sound installation
Polisonum [IT] /// Filippo Lilli / Federico Peliti / Donato Loforese

Doppelkonzert is an apparently silent sculpture. A totemic presence, a tribute to the material it is made of: 12 black iron tubes, gathered on a square base that supports their verticality. The cylindric tubes, destined to be assembled as the outcome of the ritualistic job of the blacksmith, are made of a very common metal, largely diffused in the past.

Doppelkonzert is a word that comes from the world of classical music, it’s an instrumental kind of concert played by two soloists. The sculpture is the result of a research on sounds that explores the boundaries between industrial tools and musical instruments.
An authomated software, specifically programmed for the sculpture, reworks the sound and gives back a composition that can be listened through a set of headphones, in pairs. The listeners become part of the sound process, like two soloist that take part of the making of the work, with the environment orchestra as the soundtrack.
Doppelkonzert has a music score: a visual rendition translating the sounds that have never been written in music.

photo © Futura Tittaferrante

Polisonum is an artistic research collective that make use of sound as a method and device to investigate the metamorphosis of historical and contemporary places, of geographies and landscapes. Polisonum trademark is its research focused on listening and interpreting the places in which it operates, natural or anthropic, through installations that render back sonic traces of a long gone identity or hardly noticeable in the space where they live. The collective comprise several figures that intersects multiple disciplines such as visual arts, sound engineering and interaction design. The heart of its practice and starting point for every research is the relation between spaces and the sonic streams that animate it: the works of Polisonum become in turn sound portraits and containers of stories, transformations and evolutions. The installations, conceived as open artworks, invite for the audience to intervene and participate, turning it into an integral and necessary element of every project.


Project Details

  • Casale

  • via madonna delle virtù


  • 1 - 29 Sett. 2019

  • dal mercoledi (Wed) alla domenica (Sun) | h 10-13 / 16-19

  • ingresso col passaporto Matera 2019 / included in the Matera 2019 passport