- Weekly residential modules at Cittadellarte: a programme of seminars and laboratories open to students, professionals, social entrepreneur, activists and members of society, developed following a participatory teaching format, based on collective debates and knowledge exchange between mentor and participants. The modules draw some of their core case studies from Geographies of Change, a participatory online archive collecting and interlinking organisations active in the fields of governance and policy-making, alternative economic models, urban systems, environment, education and communication.
Mentors are often former UNIDEE residents, participants to visible project and to ARTInRETI platforms, ambassadors for Third Paradise, Cittadellarte’s current and past associates. Amongst the new collaborators, scholars and researchers, curators, cultural operators, agents of change within specific territorial realms.
Aimed at delving into three broad thematic areas, which represent the first lemmas for the construction of a Triennal (2015-2017) Shared Collective Vocabulary of Ideas on Cittadellarte’s Art and Social Responsible Transformation, developed across UNIDEE - University of Ideas’ educational programme. This Vocabulary intends to make available the theoretical and project materials used by the mentors and the speakers, and produced by the participants throughout the weekly modules.
- Residency programmes at Cittadellarte for international artists, organised in collaboration with institutional partners, e.g. RESO’ network, A. M. QattanFoundation (Palestine), Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation (India), aiming at educating and producing. During their stay at Cittadellarte the artists are accompanied along an educational path based on an in-depth analysis of specific issues in relation to a responsible social transformation. A flexible programme encompassing debate series, meetings with curators, artists and social entrepreneurs, experts’ studio visits, conferences with guests, visits to exhibitions and places relevant to the themes discussed, etc., will be the companion to this residential journey. In terms of production, the residency aims at facilitating the creation of new projects for exhibitions, events, public debates, publications etc.
- Connective Residency at Cittadellarte: launched in 2015, this residency programme of six months is open to Italian and international artists and collectives interested in exploring and expanding the themes of social responsible transformation, selected by direct invitation as well as via open call. The aim is to establish active “connections” between the resident artists’ own practices and the content and dynamics brought forth by the weekly residential modules and all relevant project activities developed within Cittadellarte.
The invited artist for the 2015's edition were Andrea Caretto and Raffaella Spagna.
In 2016 the artist in residency is Leone Contini.
Patterns and Music
To escape the identitary cages we are surrounded by, whilst dealing with today's culture with its complexities, diversity and pervasiveness, a conscious approach to the whole range of music phenomena is fundamental both for curatorial and artistic/music practices and the perception of the habitual music listener.
The module puts forth an approach to music stemming from an analysis of listening, and proposes a series of techniques for music production as well as strategies to deal with music in its broadest acceptation. Specifically, it will trace the consequences of embracing the conceptual frame of cognitive patterns when dealing with the complexities of the evolution of music structures (from the history of Western musical tradition up to the forms and styles of the music practices in today’s media culture).
Alternating discussion of theoretical notions and listening experiences with practical laboratories (production/composition and performing with voice, body-percussion and found objects), the module is suitable for participants with any degree of music knowledge from novice to skilled musician, as no previous knowledge of music theory and music notation are required.
Guided tour to Cittadellarte, including the Pistoletto, Arte Povera collections and temporary exhibitions (curated by Luca Furlan)
Introduction of the main topics of the course
A simple technique of pattern composition
Laboratory: My first composition
Special and notorious patterns
Laboratory: Using the voice
A pattern history of Western music
Laboratory: My first music performance project
What is there in music besides patterns?
Laboratory: Let’s build a collective pattern performance
The mentor will prepare a reader for participants with key texts, some of which will be discussed during the week.
Agamben G., What is an apparatus? and other essays, Stanford, University Press, Palo Alto, 2009
Besseler H., Das musikalische Haƒaren der Neuzeit, Berlin, 1959
Akademie-Verlag, L’ascolto musicale nell'età moderna, Il Mulino, Bologna, 1993
Bregman AS,. Auditory Scene Analysis: The Perceptual Organization of Sound, Bradford Books, MIT Press, Cambridge, 1990
Delalande F., Le condotte musicali, Clueb, Bologna, 1993
Foucault M., The Archeology of Knowledge, trans. by S. Smith, Pantheon Books, New York, 1969
Foucault M., The Subject and Power, on Hubert L. Dreyfus & Rabinow P., Michel Foucault: Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics, Harvester Press, Brighton, 1982
Huron D., Sweet anticipation: music and the psychology of Expectation, MIT Press, Mass, Cambridge, 2007
Margolis H., Patterns Thinking and Cognition, University of Chicago Press, 1987
Maturana H. Varela F., The tree of knowledge: the biological roots of human understanding, Shambhala, Boston, 1992
Nattiez J., Musicologie generale et sémiologie, 1987, it. trans. Musicologia generale e semiologia, EDT, Torino, 1989
Ockelford A., Repetition in music: theoretical and metatheoretical perspectives, Ashgate, London, 2005
BIOGRAPHY AND STATEMENT
Massimiliano Viel is a composer, musician and researcher. His manifold activities as composer, keyboard player and sound designer brought him to collaborate with ensembles, orchestras and theatres all over the world and with composers such as L. Berio and K. Stockhausen.
Besides the production of scores for acoustic and electronic instruments, from solo works to orchestra pieces, he developed his artistic path around the relationship between music and other media, realizing performances and installations in close contact with theatre, visual arts and dance.
He is member of the Italian collective “otolab”, devoted to audiovisual performance.
He is a professor at Bolzano’s Conservatory (Italy) and PhD researcher at the Planetary Collegium T-Node, University of Plymouth (UK).
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