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Speaking cables

Agnese Banti (IT)

Chiesa di Santa Marta - Verbania

30.05.2024 | 9PM
31.05.2024 | 9PM
Duration: 45 minutes


Price: €10

To bring our own voice to the stage in a sacred context to interrogate it as other than itself, to play with it and relate to it, to peel and stitch space through the spatialized sound that is revealed on stage. Speaking Cables is a choreographic device for voice, cables and speakers. The compositional research, of Beckettian and Cagean inspiration, is articulated in monologues, choruses, dialogues and silences through a choreography that combines the experiences of acousmatic music – created to be heard through loudspeakers – and sound art, with the idea that loudspeakers are not only devices for sound diffusion, but also presences which we can enter into relationship. The goal of Agnese Banti’s research process is to create an open system that, through the improvisation of its compositional cells, allows the creation of an ever-changing dramaturgy in relation to the stage-acoustic space and the audience.

With Agnese Banti
Live electronics Andrea Trona
Artistic project, musical composition and direction Agnese Banti
Artistic and technical collaboration, musical computing Andrea Trona
Dramaturgy and direction collaboration Marta Vitalini
Sound direction Agnese Banti, Andrea Trona
Technical and lighting consulting Antonio Rinaldi
Organisational assistance Alice Diodovich
Artistic meetings by FONDO Yan Duyvendak, Camille Louis, Ana Pi
Project supported by FONDO – Network for emerging creativity developed by Santarcangelo dei Teatri with AMAT, Centrale Fies, ERT – Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Fabbrica Europa, I Teatri di Reggio Emilia, L’arboreto – Teatro Dimora | Centro di residenza Emilia Romagna, Operaestate Festival Veneto / CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, Ravenna Teatro, Teatro Pubblico Campano, Teatro Pubblico Pugliese, TSU Teatro Stabile dell’Umbria, Triennale Milano Teatro

Agnese, Delia Banti is a sound artist, musician and overtone singer based in Bologna. For several years she has been collaborating with various personalities and realities of sound and performance experimentation. Her artistic activity gravitates around composition for space, choral voice, soundscape studies, research around the gesture-sound relationship, traditional music repertoires and the collaborative dimension of the creative process. She graduated with an installation project on the voice of frogs and ancient ruins carried out between the Conservatory of Music in Bologna and the University of Corfu, she has been collaborating steadily with the Florentine center for musical production, research and teaching Tempo Reale for a few years now. For several years she has been collaborating on harmonic singing projects with composer Roberto Laneri and recently attended the Malagola Advanced Training Course, School of Vocalism and Center for Voice Studies in Ravenna. She collaborated with choreographer Marta Bellu and dancer Laura Lucioli in the show I versi delle mani. In 2023, thanks to the support for artistic research from FONDO – Network for Emerging Creativity, she devoted herself to the performative project Speaking cables, a choreographic device for voice, cables and speakers, in collaboration with sound designer, musician and music computer scientist Andrea Trona.