Interferences Quartet

Pier Alfeo
(World Premiere)

The pollution and the sounds caused by the ceaseless technological progress are what prompted my research, the leitmotiv of my works. My work is driven by the intriguing chance to translate these anthropic and polluting phenomena into sonic objects, acoustical or digital sounds rearranged for composing purposes. The focus is on the pollution caused by intense mechanical activities, such as in airports, factories and especially in windmills. The structure “Rumore e vibrazioni” (“Noise and vibrations”), by Arpa FVG, recently took up studying health repercussions on individuals regularly exposed to low-frequency noises defined infrasound. The acoustic analysis ranged from 10.0 Hz to 16.0 Hz and pinpointed a consistent sound intensity at 12.5 Hz. These frequencies were employed here to cause the speakers to oscillate; using their pneumatic motions, they would then form complex rhythmic patterns, basically writing a composition. These interferences, caused through frequencies normally harmful to humans, are now being “amplified” and rearranged for artistic purposes, and ultimately being played by a curious quartet.

Pier Alfeo (1985) is an Electronic Music and Electroacoustic Composer, Experimenter and Sound Researcher; Live Electronics Performer and Sound Designer, he started self-taught and is now attending the Electronic Music studies at the “N. Piccinni” Conservatory in Bari, where he studies Composition, Music informatics and Multimedia. He creates sound sculptures, Sound-Art artworks and Audio/Video Performances. He already released many Experimental Electronic Music pieces and albums under the alias “Dubit” on various media for Italian and international discographic labels; he performed in various manifestations around Europe.

Project Details


  • Via S.Pietro Barisano

  • Matera(MT)

  • 11/14 October 2018

  • 10:00/13:00 - 15:00/21:00

  • FREE