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ECHOES FROM THE MOUNTAINS

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Sounds of XX Winter Games

Sound surrounds us all the time. John Cage pointed out that there is no such thing as silence; from practically the time we are conceived until the time we die, we live bathed in non-stop sound. Echoes From the Mountains / Suoni in Alta Quota, a sound project of the official Cultural Olympiad program, is about tuning into this force of nature and of art creating ‘sound environments’ which will stimulate the public to pay more attention to the world of sounds, may these be natural or the elaboration of an artist or a composer.

All of the artists–with the exception of the ones showcased in the Morrow Sound Cube–were asked to produce specific sound works responding to the unique characteristics of the project such as its geographical location, the Winter Olympic Games framework, and the diverse and heterogeneous audience that is going to interact with their installations.

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Special event of the project will be Phil Kline�s performance Chinook, a sound sculpture of many individual parts, recorded on audio tapes or CD and played through multiple moving boom boxes. The participants to the performance are asked to meet at a certain time and in a given location and to bring along their own boom boxes (some will be provided by the organizers and available for those who may not have their own). Kline will then give out the cassettes and CDs to those provided with a stereo and at his go! they are asked to push the play button. The artist leads the crowd in a 30 minutes �musical stroll� throughout the streets of the town.

Sound installations:

JOE DIEBES, Emblem: Salice d�Ulzio, giardini pubblici di Via della Torre
ENRICO GLEREAN, Nipha: Cesana, Via Roma
MorrowSound� Cube, with Charlie Morrow, Olivia Block, Steve McCaffery, Miya Masaoka, Scanner, Vlada Tomova: Sestriere, Piazzale Fraiteve
STEPHEN VITIELLO, Whoosh: Bardonecchia, Piazza Valle Stretta
ZIMMERFREI, Frozen: San Sicario, arrivo telecabina

Live performance: PHIL KLINE, Chinook: Salice d�Ulzio, via Assietta, p.tta ufficio postale February 14th, 6.00 pm; Bardonecchia, meeting point via Medail 61, February 19th, 5.30 pm.


Feb 13, 2006

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