Thanks to Marco Masoero, I’ve been invited for the Teknologhia cycle of events, inside Polincontri, Politecnico di Torino. In the occasione Carlo Barbagallo and Elaine Bonsangue have shot and edited a wonderful documentary on some of my works, here on YouTube. We discussed it live on 22/04/2022 at Politecnico di Torino.
On Jan 19th, I’ve been invited by Matteo Bordone and Fabrizia Brunati as a guest at Mu, broadcast by the Italian national radio, Rai Radio 2. We discussed about physical computing and I made a demo with Rumentarium. Big fun! Here some pics by Fabrizia Brunati. Here the podcast.
The new Organised Sound issue dedicated to “Re-wiring electronic music” contains my article “Making Acoustic Computer Music: The Rumentarium project” that sums up four years of research with the Rumentarium setup. To be precise: Andrea Valle (2013). Making Acoustic Computer Music: The Rumentarium project. Organised Sound, 18, pp 242-254. doi:10.1017/S1355771813000216.
In the “Rumentario autoedule” installation the Rumentarium electro-mechanical ensemble, made up of 24 acoustic generators, is coupled with audio analysis capabilities. Two mics capture the surrounding soundscape.
Retrieved pitch and loudness profiles are used to drive the orchestra. As the soundscape around is mostly (even if not only) made up of the same rumentarium, the latter reacts to itself.
I’m very happy to be invited to hold on Jan 18/19 2012 a couple of seminars at the Conservatory of Como, for the Elettrosensi cycle of this year. I will speak about audio physical computing, mainly showing a bunch of computationally animated rubbish. The “Rumentario autoedule” installation is included.