3D soundscape compositions workshop, in collaboration with FKL Italy

Casale Marittimo, 2012, June 22-23-24. “Walking on Soundshine”
Schedule of meetings
“Soundscape, Relaxation and Three Dimensional Meditations”

THE THEME OF THE MEETING
Immersion in the sounds of the Alta Maremma’s surrounding areas in Casale Marittimo, with identification of two perfect places to accompany the meditations, the place morequiet and the place more energetic, with the support of acousmatic or three-dimensionalsoundscape compositions and recordings. Binaural beats, instruments and music-inspiredEtruscan accompany the group in the path of meditation.

ENVIRONMENTS
a) http://www.comune.casale-marittimo.pi.it/it/passeggiate.asp
b) http://www.fattoriadellagioiosa.it/
c) http://www.poderinorecordingstudio.com/Home.html

THE TEAM


Francesco Michi – Coordination
Massimo Liverani – SoundWalks, 3d Relaxation
Francesco Landucci – Meditations with Etruscan-inspired instruments
Luigi Agostini – Workshop 3D soundscape compositions

New Year, New Life

… yesterday I attended the last meeting of A&G Soluzioni Digitali, which is now in liquidation, after more than 15 years of success. I would like to publicly thank my ex-partner and friend Augusto Gentili for the wonderful adventure that we lived together; our professional paths have split, but at least now when we will meet we will be only two musicians and fans of Fringe and Pink Floyd that are chatting without stress nor complications … Best wishes to him for his A&G Sync, to me for my new “Luigi Agostini Digital Solutions“, and all of you for the upcoming Holidays!

3D relax, a Massimo Liverani’s installation in 3D-EST®

Le Murate – Firenze, Italia Keep an Ear On Videos & Sound Installations May 20-22 2011. Massimo LIVERANI and Pino GORI have presented “Stazione di rilassamento psicoacustico“, (station for psycho-acustic relax).

Liverani and Agostini

Description of the installation: It is an area inscribable in a circle with a diameter below 4 meters, wrapped in canvas supported by bamboo canes, pieces of wood, tufa or stone bases, tied with strings and ropes. The height, including the supporting structure, is of approx. 250 cm. Into the inside area, which can be accessed through special entrances, there are a carpet, camping mats and some cushions, in addition to the acoustic diffusers. People can lie down on the mats and relax themselves. Furthermore, there are lighting devices which project light on the canvas.
Description of the audio part: It is a sound layer lasting approximately 60 minutes, which has been reproduced in loop. We recommended sessions of approximately 10 minutes. The composition is based on the use of binaural beats at Theta frequency (4-8 hz). Even if they are not audible and are perceived as vibrations in a binaural environment, those sounds have relaxing and therapeutic powers, and they stimulate the cerebral cortex. Since their pure sound is not particularly pleasant, the sounds are masked by natural sounds deriving from wooden and seaside environments, which, from a psychoacoustic point of view, are also relaxing. The composition is also overlapped by musical bases composed ad hoc and divided in 6 pieces of approx. 10 minutes, each interpreted by 6 different musicians. The audio has been reproduced in 3D-EST 8.0 thanks to one X-spat player, 6 Empire S-500 and two special speakers handmade by Massimo Liverani.
“Keep an ear on…” is the fifth international symposium on soundscape organized by the FKL (Forum Klanglandschaft). In 2011, the conference has been held in Florence (Italy) in collaboration with the Center for Music Research Tempo Reale and the Centre for Contemporary Art EX3, May 19 to 22, 2011

A 3D-EST soundscape composition by Francesco Landucci for Liz Gehrer’s “Man among influences and changes”

A 3D-EST soundscape composition by Francesco Landucci, spatialized by Luigi Agostini with his X-spat boX2, will complement the latest artwork by Liz Gehrer at Geiger Foundation Exhibition Room from April 23rd to May 29th 2011. The 3D audio playback will be performed using one X-spat player and eight speakers in a custom position chosen by the artist.

Liz Gehrer is a Swiss artist that with her art wishes to show an unusual view of everyday issues, because the day to day is what deserves to be noted, the extraordinary hides within the ordinary. The main themes of her works (sculptures, collages and installations) are vulnerability and at the same time the strength of man and his relations.