Sigourney Weaver works on the layering of sound and shapes a score of gestures / actions to produce a dense rhythmic grid. The audio act is informed by the rules and the spirit of a game, by the behavior and the physical dislocation of two players; it creates a visual/audio event that tends toward the breakdown, defining a zone of unrest and constant displacements. Concrete actions such as turning a knob, pressing a button or sliding a fader perform the imagery evoked by the two bizarre pilots of sound, who recall the gestures of table tennis players or the attitude of classic DJs. The performer has to be extremely vigilant to maintain a constant level of rhythm (as a DJ on the dance floor ) and to react quickly to the opponent (as a table tennis player).
Sigourney Weaver is a newly formed duo by Daniela Cattivelli and Biagio Caravano. As individuals, they've crossed the Italian and international art scene for years, with various projects.
Biagio Caravano, dancer, performer and musician, investigates many aspects of the bodily research related to sound. Trained as a musician with the band Sound Box in the late '80s, he toured Italy, former Soviet Union and Great Britain. Since 1990 he studied trumpet and electronics. He creates music and sound environments for theater and dance, and currently performs in Italy. He's also the co-founder of the group MK, one of the most innovative research ensembles of the Italian scene, engaged by distinctive international festivals for new dance and performance. He also collaborates on teaching workshops and choreographic laboratories.
Daniela Cattivelli, musician, composer and performer, crossed many different musical territories: from industrial to contemporary, from improvisation to music for theater. Between 1990 and 2000 she gave rise to various groups, including Laboratory Music & Image, Fastilio, Ancestor. The investigation on sound research has subsequently expanded into interdisciplinary artistic experiences. Manipulator of analog and digital devices, she started in recent years a number of new ensembles with other artists and / or musicians as: Mylicon / en, DOG, Sigourney Weaver and the duo with singer Margareth Kammerer in Berlin. She composes music for theater, dance, short and feature films. She has also worked and played under the direction of well-known experimental musicians, such as Fred Frith, Charles Hayward, Zeena Parkins, Buch Morris, Jon Rose, John Oswald, Salvatore Sciarrino.