LOUD LISTENING MURANO – CRÓNICA 099~2015
01 Alessio Ballerini: LL2
02 Jazznoize: Sforzo
03 Gintas K: 3.16
04 Durán Vázquez: Edward Bernays’s Pupils
05 Mikel R. Nieto: Everything that needs to be there is here and nothing more (or 39 recordings all together starting from the beginning)
06 Attilio Novellino: A New Path to Murano #1
07 Ephraim Wegner: 8a1b11c4d11e2f2g4i2l3m11n13o5r7s10t1u2z
08 Maile Colbert: Seesaw
09 @c: Centodieci
10 Enrico Ascoli: 1723°C
11 Vitor Joaquim & Miguel Carvalhais: LLLX
12 Enrico Coniglio: A New Path to Murano #2
Loud Listening is a format created by Alessio Ballerini, Enrico Coniglio and Attilio Novellino, members of theArchivio Italiano Paesaggi Sonori, an association founded to promote the culture of soundscapes.
Loud Listening is a sonic exploration experiment that intends to investigate the soundscapes of Italian industrial areas. This starts from a reflection on the current global economic crisis and on the future of the production areas of the peninsula, largely destined to abandonment or conversion.
Despite the downturn, many companies are still operating, and the soundscape of the Italian production areas is still distinguished by the acoustic characteristics typical of primary and secondary manufacturing. Whether this peculiarity is being lost or not is an open question and Loud Listening seeks to seek for a response.
By collecting field recordings made in industrial areas located in four different cities of the peninsula, the first step of Loud Listening draws the first sections of a sound map of the Italian industrial production, which is geographically documented.
Loud Listening has been released in Crónica in 2012.
If the first edition of Loud Listening includes field recordings from different Italian sites, the second edition focus on a particular production district: the island of Murano in Venice and its unique glass production.
In January 2014 the artistic residence “Loud ~ Listening Through the Sound of Murano Glass”, was held, a project made possible thanks to the Consortium Promovetro Murano with the support of the Chamber of Commerce of Venice. This project allowed the development of a sound mapping of glass production, with particular attention to sounds related to traditional activities both by companies that operate in the handcrafts sector and by those working in the industry. During the residence the sound artists were engaged in the audio recording of the sounds during glass production in some of the most important furnaces in Murano. The entire residence has also been documented with audio and video recordings for the construction of a documentary film.
Ballerini, Coniglio and Novellino spent a considerable time in the island and were engaged in audio and video recording of the glass production of some major companies that have agreed to cooperate in the initiative, opening access to the places of production. The sounds of glass production were recorded in all the stages of the production cycle, making it possible to create a sound library of Murano production: from the classic furnace to lampworking, from the mirror to the grinding of the product in secondary processing.
- Signoretto Lampadari (furnace illuminazione), Fondamenta da Mula 148
- Simone Cenedese (furnace), Calle Bertolini
- F.lli Barbini (mirrors/enhancing), Calle Bertolini 36
- Alessandro Mandruzzato (Grinding department), Fondamenta Navagero 54b
- La Perla Veneziana (lampwork beads), Riva Longa 53
- Seguso Gianni e Zanetti (2 furnaces), Fondamenta Serenella 3
Loud Listening Murano compiles twelve reinterpretations and remixes, from Ballerini, Coniglio and Novellino, and from a host of musicians and sound artists to whom the original recordings were sent.
Postcards From Italy | Oak Editions 2013 |
Taking their cue from Gianmarco Del Re’s column on Fluid Radio, which profiles the most interesting sound artists and musicians currently operating within the Italian electroacoustic scene, Giulio Aldinucci and Attilio Novellino translated the Postcard from Italy project into an album and a live event. Each of the nine contributing artists made a field recording in and around his or her local area, which was then given to another artist in the project to make a piece from; the title of each piece is simply a set of GPS.
1. Fabio Perletta – Barbara De Dominicis / 40 51′ 9.284″N, 14 14′ 44.695 E
2. Giulio Aldinucci – Giovanni Lmani / 44 45′ 66,9″ N, 12 24′ 45,2″ E
3. Enrico Coniglio – Alessio Ballerini / 41 53′ 19.522″ N, 12 29′ 11.432″ E
4. Attilio Novellino – Enrico Coniglio / 45 26′ 25.859″ N, 12 19′ 15.583″ E
5. Alessio Ballerini – Giulio Aldinucci / 43 18′ 52.12″ N, 11 20′ 12.70″ E
6. Giovanni Lami – Fabio Perletta / 42 42′ 22.287″ N, 13 59′ 8.115″ E
7. Alberto Boccardi – Pietro Riparbelli / 43 09′ 21,5” N, 10 33′ 28,14” E
8. Barbara De Dominicis – Alberto Boccardi / 46 7′ 14.186″ N, 9 27′ 36.004″ E
9. Pietro Riparbelli – Attilio Novellino / 39 4′ 13.428″ N, 16 34′ 6.124″ E
LOUD LISTENING CRÓNICA 067~2012
01 Giuseppe Cordaro: Acciaierie di Rubiera
02 Enrico Coniglio: Grandi Molini Italiani
03 Attilio Novellino: Calme Cementi
04 Alessio Ballerini: Port
05 Gintas K: Before One
06 Mathias Delplanque: Calme
07 Our Love Will Destroy The World: Billowing Blackening Bliss
08 Pure: Piercing Clouds With Laserguns
09 Yu Miyashita: Tetramiss
10 Gintas K: One
11 @c: Novantuno (per Enrico)
12 Lawrence English: A Ballad For The Machine
13 Simon Whetham: Fabricaria
14 TU M’: Dopolavoro
Four Italian soundscape artists worked in four ailing Italian industrial sites. Their work aimed to capture the strength of industrial noises, providing
a “loud experience” of mechanical hums, natural drones, metal squeaks, waves of steam and the sounds of raw materials, simultaneously proposing to reflect over the meaning and the high social value of industries and workers in a country where they are often overlooked.
Their work was distributed to a host of musicians and sound artists that, looking from afar to Italian industry, but perhaps feeling much of the effects of the crisis that is affecting it, reinterpreted the original sources and provided the ten reinterpretations that complete this release.
This release is born of AIPS — Archivio Italiano Dei Paesaggi Sonori,
Available as a free download from www.cronicaelectronica.org
Alessio Ballerini recorded in a large boatyard located in Ancona. Port: 43.62142 / 13.50952 Ancona (Ancona)
Enrico Coniglio worked at the plant of the Grandi Molini Italiani in Porto Marghera, on Venice’s waterfront. This plant is specialized in producing soft wheat flour and durum wheat semolina. Grandi Molini Italiani: Via dell’Elettricità, 13; 30175 Porto Marghera (Venezia)
Giuseppe Cordaro visited Acciaieria di Rubiera, based at Casalgrande, close to the Secchia river, surrounded by fertile farmland. This furnace, with its 70-ton capacity, has yielded significant improvements in quality and productivity. Acciaierie di Rubiera: Via XXV Aprile; 42013 San Donnino di Casalgrande (Reggio Emilia)
Attilio Novellino recorded the Marcellinara plants of Calme Cementi, an italian factory specialized in the production of cement, lime and calcium carbonate. Calme Cementi: Zona Industriale SS 280 Km 16.7; 88040 Marcellinara (Catanzaro)
Produced by Ballerini, Carvalhais, Coniglio, Cordaro and Novellino. Post production by Attilio Novellino.
Mastering by Miguel Carvalhais.
Underwater Noises | Ephre Imprint/The Lost Children 2010 |
Ephre imprint presents a strictly limited edition compilation of all italian sound artists curated by Attilio Novellino and Enrico Coniglio. Each artist was prompted to submit a track inspired somehow by the notion of water, according to their individual angle. the upshot is a multilayered work, giving voice to the umpteen facets of a theme which has always inspired a particularly deep and serious attraction for musicians working in the drone/ambient scene. Field recordings, glitched digressions, electroacoustic idylls, dreamy soundscapes, abysmal notes, dilated, diluted, purified, desecrated water..
01. Paolo Veneziani – Inside the edge
02. Cop killin’ beat – Tanaro
03. LLS04 – 80% water
04. Ennio Mazzon – Plain
05. Enrico Coniglio – The carb’s secret
06. Un Vortice di Bassa Pressione – Hydrocoma pt.3
07. Christian Di Vito – Arborfelix
08. Leastupperbound – The humpback whale
09. Alessio Ballerini – Half water
10. Francesco Giannico – Another time in this earth
11. Obsil – Two years ago
12. Ornitology – Restless
13. Elisa Luu – Piano
14. Gigi Masin – A fog book
15. Pierpaolo Leo – Bioluminescence