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 have launched the Postcard from Italy project articulated into an album and a live event.
Each of participant artists from the Aips collective were asked to take field recordings in their own respective cities and areas, which were then redistributed amongst the group on an anonymous basis in order to be reworked and processed. The resulting multifaceted sonic snapshots of the Italian peninsula is the first official release of Aips’ new Oak Label and it was available, for the first time, at a special gig at Cafe OTO in London.
For this especially conceived event, the musicians used their field recordings as raw material for three live sets taking their own personal and very distinctive approaches to sound into uncharted territories by mapping out new immersive environments.
To coincide with the event, a special installation by the AIPS collective took place at SoundFjord (14 June – 21 July). The show aims to explore the concept of identity linked to that of place by focusing on sound recordings of areas in Italy affected by earthquakes, landslides and man-made environmental disasters, alongside those of the new towns borne in their wake interspersed with music that explores space and meaning in other ways. The sounds will be interacting with super8 filmed in abandoned villages throughout Italy together with archive material from the destroyed towns of the Belìce valley in Sicily courtesy of the Belìce/EpiCentro della Memoria Viva museum in Gibellina.
Live event – Cafe OTO
18 – 22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London E8 3DL
Enrico Coniglio + Giovanni Lami
Alessio Ballerini + Fabio Perletta + Pietro Riparbelli
Giulio Aldinucci + Alberto Boccardi + Attilio Novellino
Exhibition – SoundFjord
Unit 3B – Studio 28 | 28 Lawrence Road | Tottenham | LONDON | N15 4ER
Opening: FRIDAY 14 June 2013, 7-9pm