1. Un concerto in cui l’orchestra classica e gli strumenti vengono sostituiti da un set up elettrico. Al posto dei violini suonano i neon, a sostituire i tamburi sono le lampade stroboscopiche e al posto dell’arpa vediamo un faro teatrale che illumina il pubblico. Saranno quindi luci di ogni genere a sostituire gli strumenti musicali.

    Ogni tipo di lampada ha un suono proprio, costituito dall’amplificazione della propria “ronza”, quel rumorìo di disturbo che solitamente viene eliminato durante concerti e spettacoli, generato dall’energia elettrica che alimenta ogni singolo faro.
    Le frequenze che emettono le luci si sentono sotto pelle e variano in base alla dimensione ed al tipo d’illuminazione della lampada.

    Per estrapolare il suono nascosto delle luci viene utilizzata una bobina di rame.
    Ogni lampada ha un proprio sensore che ne percepisce il suono; quando la lampada irradia la luce, il sensore ne cattura il campo elettromagnetico presente intorno al flusso energetico e il rumore viene trasportato attraverso dei cavi microfonici al computer per poi uscire direttamente dall’impianto audio rivelando il “concerto invisibile”.
    The Enlightenment è in sintesi la presentazione della materia sonora nascosta dentro ad ogni luce che compone il set.
    Ogni luce nel concerto esteriorizza la sua frequenza sonora, si spoglia ai nostri occhi del proprio suono e ce lo dona.

    "The enlightenment" è stato presentato in anteprima assoluta al roBOt festival 07.

    A project by | Quiet ensemble
    Organizzazione | Claudio Ponzana
    Co-Produzione | roBOt Festival, Teatro Potlach
    Partner | Artisti Drama, Q-02 Bruxelles
    Curatela | Federica Patti - roBOt Festival 14

    Federica Patti è curatrice che vive e lavora a Bologna. La sua ricerca si concentra sulle arti multimediali, su progetti interattivi e partecipativi e sulla scoperta di giovani artisti emergenti. È uno dei membri fondatori di roBOt, festival internazionale dedicato alle arti digitali e alla musica elettronica.


    A concert where the classical orchestra and instruments are replaced by an electric set up. Instead of violins are neon lights, to replace drums are strobe lights and instead of clarinets we will see theatrical headlights illuminating the audience.
    Through copper coils and a particular process it will be possible to extrapolate the sound of electric current going from the circuits to the lamps so giving "voice" to the electric musical instruments.
    The sound of every single light will be modified in real time and summed up with all the other instruments (lighting systems) making audible the "hidden concert" of pure light.

    "The enlightenment" was presented as first preview during roBOt festival 07.

    A project by | Quiet ensemble
    Organization | Claudio Ponzana
    Co-Producion | roBOt Festival, Teatro Potlach
    Partner | Artisti Drama, Q-02 Bruxelles
    Curator | Federica Patti - roBOt Festival 14

    Federica Patti is curator who lives and works in Bologna. His research focuses on media arts, interactive and participatory projects and on the discovery of emerging artists. It is a founding member of roBOt, international festival dedicated to digital arts and electronic music.

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  2. "Quintetto" is an installation based on the study of casual movement of objects or living creatures used as input for the production of sounds. The basic concept is to reveal what we call "invisible concerts" of everyday life.
The vertical movements of the 5 fishes in the acquariums is captured by a videocamera, that translates (through a computer software) their movements in digital sound signals.
We'll have 5 different musical instruments creating a totally unexpected live concert.
    The installation was born with the collaboration of the Aesop studio.
In 2009 Quintetto wins the third prize at the "International contemporary art prize-Celesteprize" - Berlin.

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  3. Technology and nature. Randomness and control.
    The revelation of what is insignificant as a poetic and marvelous moment.
    A reflection upon the life track, invisible paths that tell the story of a living being’s passage on earth.
    The passage of 25 snails makes in real time an endless light painting, made exclusively by the walking of the small animals. At the end of each day we'll have a totally different light-painting.


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  4. Orchestra Da Camera is a musical installation in wich the 40 elements of the chamber are mais running on their wheels.
    Each wheel its connected to a carillon and when it turns the carillon starts playing its musical note.
    The great number of carillons and the random actions of the living creatures makes unrecognizable the melodies (lullabies by Brahms, Schubert and Mozart ) creating an unexpected musical carpet determined by the mice.

    Orchestra da Camera è un installazione musicale dove i 40 elementi dell’orchestra sono dei topolini che corrono sulle proprie ruote.
    Ogni ruota è collegata a un carillon che quando gira, inizia a suonare le sue note musicali.
    Il grande numero di carillon e le azioni casuali degli esseri viventi rende irriconoscibili le melodie (ninne nanne di Brahms, Schubert e Mozart) che creano un tappeto musicale inaspettato determinato esclusivamente dai topolini.

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    “Natura Morta” is a musical concert where the only instruments used are real fruits and the sound we’ll hear is exclusively the electric energy contained within them.
    The elettric power of the humans getting mixed with the energy of the fruits makes the sound audible, is the fisical contact between human and nature that generate the music.
    Each fruit has acid in it that produces electrical tension, using a special technique we can boost these frequencies making the inaudible audible,
    the sound of the vital energy of nature.
    The individual fruits are raised on wooden platforms, standing on a transparent plexiglass plate lit from under. Each time a fruit plays its base will lit up, staining the surrounding space, making it changeable and dinamic. Each platform is a home made midi controller which allow us to modulate the sound wave’s, creating more complex rhythms and sounds.
    The sound frequencies are emphasized by a large videoprojection representing a macro vision of the fruits.
    Slowly the concrete images becomes abstract, the Natura morta (Still life) picture changes reacting precisely to the sound vawes,
    crashing and dissolving into pure shapes of colors and lights.


    Natura morta è un vero e proprio concerto dove gli unici strumenti musicali utilizzati sono dei frutti e a suonare è esclusivamente l’energia elettrica contenuta al loro interno.
    Tre musicisti/performers con il semplice contatto fisico con i frutti generano l’intera composizione musicale. Ogni frutto contiene dell’acido che produce microtensioni elettriche, con l’utilizzo di una particolare tecnica possiamo amplificare queste frequenze rendendo così udibile l’inudibile; il suono dell’energia vitale della natura..
    I singoli frutti sono poggiati su diverse piattaforme in legno con base in plexiglass retroilluminate, ogni piattaforma è un controller midi che per¬mette di modulare l’onda sonora dei frutti generando ritmiche e suoni complessi.
    Quando il frutto suona la sua base ten¬derà alla luce, rendendo così mutevole lo spazio circostante. Le diverse frequenze sonore verranno enfatizzate da una grande videoproiezione di una macro visione dei frutti disposti sul tavolo, lentamente le immagini da concrete si trasformano in astratte, la Natura Morta muta in base ad una precisa reazione all’audio (sound-react) si frantuma e muta in pure immagini di luce e colore.

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Quiet ensemble

The research of Quiet ensemble goes through the observation of the ballance between chaos and control, nature and technology, creating subjects that perfectly merges the those elements, elements that take form from the relation of organic and artificial…

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The research of Quiet ensemble goes through the observation of the ballance between chaos and control, nature and technology, creating subjects that perfectly merges the those elements, elements that take form from the relation of organic and artificial subjects, moving the attention to insignificant and wonderful elements,
like the movement of a fly or the sound of trees.
The interest is connected to those technologies that explores the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities deriving from interactivity techniques, aproaching the newest technological discoveries
as if they would be the tools for creation, like the brush for the painter.
Working on the relation between time and space, sound and image the work of Quiet ensemble changes and develops in time, relating to the space, changing it.
Emphasizing the unespected events, refuting the apparent immobility of shapes and melting the appearing opposition of forces in nature.
Quiet ensemble is born in 2009 from the meeting between Fabio Di Salvo | Bernardo Vercelli.

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