VISIONAIR-07 (Giancarlo Toniutti: ádzyja ryjts'a zykh'qj'áz)

Visionair-07 is the seventh edition of an annual initiative that e/static began in 2001 with EXIT-01, a series of live performance events of various types by Italian and international artists. Past participants include such names as Akio Suzuki, Arnold Dreyblatt, Luca Vitone, Loren Chasse, Patrice Carré, Rolf Julius, Miki Yui, Werner Durand, Dominique Petitgand, Carlos Casas.
Each edition has featured a mix of music, image and multimedia-based works, and this year is no exception with two events by two very different Italian artists, Paolo Piscitelli (who held his event last 25th October) and Giancarlo Toniutti, the former working primarily in the field of visual media, the latter in sound and experimental music, but both renowned for the variety and complexity of their work.
Giancarlo Toniutti (an artist involved in theoretical and scientific research) is first and foremost an explorer of the possibilities of sound, with a particular interest in the relationship between sounds and their context, specifically their 'provenance' - geological, anthropological and historical - also considering aspects connected to legend and folklore. Toniutti was the only Italian artist to be included in Brandon Labelle and Steve Roden's seminal survey of sound art "Site of sound (of architecture and the ear)", published in 1999, where he appears alongside such names as Alison Knowles, Philip Corner, Christina Kubisch, Leif Elggren, Rolf Julius, Max Eastley and Christof Migone.
Next week, on thursday November 22 at 9 pm in the large space of via Parma 31, Giancarlo Toniutti will be presenting "ádzyja ryjts'a zykh'qj'áz" (the origin of lake Rits'a), the fourth of a series of Quadrophonic Concertos for Field Recordings as the artist himself defines them: "a quadrophonic articulation of field recordings of mountain bells, forced water courses, echo-sites, surface loam studies, hydrophone recordings of the lake itself, and percussive accelerations of wood and metal". The concert, which is about 60 minutes long, will be performed in semi-darkness and diffused through four speakers positioned around the room.

Giancarlo Toniutti
22 11 07
e/static, via Reggio 27, Torino
Realization curated by: 
Carlo Fossati per e/static
With the support of: 
Regione Piemonte
22 November 2007, 9 pm