Claudia Maina

The “scoppiatore”. The Intonarumori By Luigi Russolo

It is June 2, 1913. During a Futurist evening at the Teatro Storchi in Modena Luigi Russolo presents to the public the first of his Intonarumori, the scoppiatore. The public response is symptomatic of its lack of preparation in assisting to such performance. In a newspaper of the time La Gazzetta dell'Emilia, the review on 3rd June 1913 is entitled The Futurist happy evening at the Teatro Storchi'.... READ MORE...

Urban Space And Moltitude. Achim Wollscheid’s Work

German artist Achim Wollscheid's work investigates the possibilities of sound as a social interactive medium. Since the early 80s he and his collaborators Ralf Wehowsky, Stefan Schmidt and Charlie Steiger have been working on experiments linked to the use of tape cassettes and LP records, which have been exchanged and distributed among artists all over Europe, United States and Australia.... READ MORE...

Vns By David Rokeby. Seeking For An Harmonics Of Interaction

When aboarding the subject of interactive sound installation it is natural to turn to David Rokeby's work (1960, Tillsonburg, Ontario). If one thinks back to the line of research that was based upon the Sound Sculpture study in order to find a definition for Sound Art, knowledge of Rokeby's Very Nervous System (1986-1990) and his theory of Āharmonics of interaction' is fundamental for an understanding on the relationship between sound, movement, space and technology.... READ MORE...

Athanasius Kircher. Arca Musarithmica And Many Sound Devices

Researching possible origins and theoretical roots of Sound Sculpture and Sound Art it isn't rare to get to face the oeuvre of Jesuit priest Athanasius Kircher, an intriguing character who has been a point of reference for the work of many artists. We will here attempt to get closer to his poetics and understand which are the elements in his research that foremost might have influenced aforementioned fields.... READ MORE...