COREOFONIE – Light > Sound > Gesture — interactive performance on an Olafur Eliasson work (video recording, duration ca. 13’) The moving rings of light in the work The sun has no money by Olafur Eliasson, set up in the apse of the Monumental Complex of S. Francesco in Cuneo (Italy), are captured in real time by a motion tracking system programmed by METS- Conservatory of Cuneo, which, reacting to particular configurations of the play of light, activates the diffusion in the exhibition space of electronic sound fragments, constructed from as many short extracts from Stravinsky’s Rite of the Spring. These extemporaneous musical episodes, immersed in a background sound setting, in turn arouse a reaction in the dancers of the EgriBiancoDanza company, of Turin who associate them with different choreographic gestures often unpredictable in their sequence and direction, in turn the result of a decomposition of a choreography of The rite of the Spring. The METS idea of temporarily "expanding" installations and contemporary works of art through the experimental sound dimension finds full realization in this concept, also thanks to the fundamental contribution of the choreutic action: the rings of light become metaphorical rings of a creative chain that generates sound from light and a dance gesture from sound.
Realized on a light-work by Olafur Eliasson and on Stravinsky’s Rite of the Spring.
METS is the Dept. of Electronic Music at Cuneo Conservatory. Founded 20 years ago, METS attracts students nationwide thanks to a faculty of established professionals active on the international scene. METS students and professors took part in international projects, festivals and concert venues like Biennale Venice, Philharmonie Essen, Manca Nice, Next-Generation@ZKMKarlsruhe, EASTN-DC Network. The artists involved in this project are:
• Sound: Cristina Mercuri, Simone Giordano, Simone Conforti, Gianluca Verlingieri (Affiliation: METS-Conservatory of Cuneo (Italy)-EgriBiancoDanza (Turin, Italy))
• Choreography: Raphael Bianco
• Dancers: Compagnia EgriBiancoDanza