Sound(')s matter #1
Live sound performance and car ride, Venice (Mestre), 2017
The city, its lights and its shape are like a music score. Artificial and yet endowed with its own life, its own sense, its own character independent from its creators. Unknowingly written by the hands of a thousand men who promote movement, the connection between people, speed. A score made of lights that flow on the windows, screens on which the surrounding reality flattens and which re-present it in its filtered interior. The car is the instrument with which the urban score is performed and at the same time it is the listening place and the viewing aid of the work.
The driver puts this tool into operation and allows the urban visual score to unfold by pressing the accelerator; he determines the space-time of the external environment, moving the environment of the car through the urban space, he creates the visual flow, at his side the "dj" controls the sound flow of urban sounds mixed through the audio system of the car: determines the space-time of the internal environment. The two must synchronize their flows according to an iridescent relationship responding to the world that is unfolding in front of them: the living city, which wraps them with its sounds and its intermittent, repetitive lights, in their mixing and merging into a dense concentration that comes to life in the interior of the car, in the folds of their minds.
The passenger view
The route/The score
The tracks + legend
The driver: Samuele Perraro
The project was presented under an urban overpass in the city of Mestre at 23:00 together with another piece by Francesco Perla based on a car as medium.
My performance was 10 minutes long and accessible only to a maximum of three people each time. Through the curation of the night we managed to alternate visitors experience between my performance/tour and his fixed installation under the overpass.