/// [re]BO[u]NDS ~ expanded media

/// [re]BO[u]NDS ~ expanded media

live performance
/// [re]BO[u]NDS ~ expanded media | 21’///
Giulio Colangelo [IT] Valerio De Bonis [IT]

produzione / production : LOXOSconcept / ZKM

The intention has been to design an electromechanical performer able to read a score of commands and to be extremely accurate in its work. [re]BO[u]NDS does not renounce the composition just to show a useless precision mechanism, although complex. Its structure is a well-defined composition form: a mechanism made human by the composer. In the centre of the room a vertical structure is set up, composed of 3 long glass cylinders filled with water, placed below the drippers. When a drop of water falls into a cylinder, the sound of the drop will be captured and processed in real time by a complex computer architecture which also oversees the spatialisation. The original sound will bounce, within the space through all emitters. This is the embryo for the chaos process. The multiphonic system will make all sound directions audible, highlighting several dialogues between sound points. This 'bounced structure' will be created by a sound patch designed with a range of delays and electronic elaborations that are characterized by parameters evolving in the time domain. These rebounds include macro-sounds (groups of autonomous cells) and micro- sounds (small portions of the drop of water). Imaginary forces join speakers as cells of the same structure, drawing BONDS within the space. The original sound, like a domino e ect, will REBOUND in all directions through all the sound sources. From the 'crystalline' sound of a drop of water to the 'crystallisation' of chaos due to its fall to the ground.

photo © SlawekPrzerwa | NFM

Giulio Colangelo holds an MA cum laude in electronic composition after studying with Alessandro Cipriani and Giampiero Gemini in Frosinone (Italy). He attended masterclasses in instrumental techniques and electronic composition plus specialist courses in sound engineering and postproduction. He researches parallel languages in order to create complex perceptive experiences.  It is focused on instrumental experimentation and electroacoustic/acousmatic compositions, on electronic performances and sound installations, in the domain of the intermedia development. His works have been exhibited in several international contests and broadcasted on Radio France, Radio4, Brava TV, VPRO etc.
He has recently worked at the “ZKM” on his sonic projects, performed at the Centre Pompidou (IRCAM live) and contributed to the exhibition “SoundArt” curated by P.Weibel. He was one of the five nominees for the prestigious Gaudeamus Music Award 2016 (the Netherlands). He recently won the first prize at Destellos Prize 2017 and performed at MEN (Musica Electronica Nova 2019 – Wroclaw) and at the ARS ELECTRONICA 2019 (Linz). He is the artistic director of the international electroacoustic music festival MA/IN – MAtera INtermedia. . He is project leader for Matera 2019 – Euro Capital of Culture. He is professor of Electroacoustic Music Composition at the Conservatory of Lecce (Italy). His scores are published by Taukay and Ars Publica.


Valerio De Bonis (Italy 1981) is an Intermedia Artist. In his career he has received several recognitions in the field of Electroacoustic Music, Sound Installation, VideoArt, and Creative Writing. His research explores the role of interaction and the chaos handling. In every composition or installation he tries to reinterpret their meaning with a little touch of “surreality”. His list of works includes instrumental music as well as electroacoustic compositions, live electronics pieces, interactive art, sound installations, videoart works and music for experimental short films. His works have been performed or awarded in some of the most famous international festivals like Gaudeamus Prize (Amsterdam), DIGIFESTIVAL.net (Italy), 36°Concours Internationaux de Musique et d’Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges (France), Hollywood Screenplay Contest (LosAngeles), Prix Destellos (Argentina), IMA Experiments (ZKM Germany), New York Screenplay Contest (New York), ICMC (Australia andTexas), Video Festival Miden (Greece), Synchresis III (Spain), Fresh Minds Festival (Texas), ISCM (Miami), NYCEMF (New York), SICMF (Korea), WOCMAT (Taiwan) and many others.


Project Details

  • Casale

  • via madonna delle virtù


  • 1 Sett. 2019

  • h 20:00

  • ingresso gratuito / free entry