Piscina Natta (Natta Swimming Pool) is a listening experience featured for the first time at Danae Festival and created by Enrico Malatesta, a percussionist whose experimental activity mingles music and performance, and the sound artist Attila Faravelli, with the help of the performer Lucia Palladino. A real “immersion” made by the audience into a work exploring how sounds and bodies relate to air and water producing, through their radical differences and their mutual permeation, many possibilities of active listening. The diffusion of pre-recorded sounds, sound acts and audio playback devices placed on the surface of water will be the tools transforming both the space around the pool and the pool itself into a wide and moving sound source, dynamic and modifiable by the audience’s presence; listeners will experience an immersion into sound and play a role in its making through their movements, thus contributing to its fluid instability.
concept Attila Faravelli and Enrico Malatesta in collaboration with Lucia Palladino speakers and sound design Attila Faravelli sound performance Enrico Malaesta and Lucia Palladino
duration 25 minutes
*The performance includes the entrance of the public in the pool, it is therefore recommended to bring swimsuit, cap, slippers and towel.
Enrico Malatesta is a percussionist and sound researcher active in the field of experimental music, sound intervention and performance; his practice explores the relations between sound, space and movement and the vitality of objects, with particular attention to the multimaterial possibilities of the percussion instruments and the relations between sounds and surfaces. His research path is characterized by a strong emphasis on the ability to produce multiple information with simple actions, the motion and definition of the experience of listening and sustainability of the presence of the performer.
Attila Faravelli lives and works in Milano (Italy). In his practice he explores the relationship between sound, space and body. His solo music is released by Die Schachtel and Senufo Editions, in duo w/Andrea Belfi (Tumble) he released on Die Schachtel, on Boring Machines with Nicola Ratti and on Presto!? with the artist Nicola Martini. Together with Enrico Malatesta and Nicola Ratti he is founder of the trio ~Tilde. He presented his work in Europe, USA, Cina and South Korea. In 2010 he participated to the 12th International Biennial of Architecture in Venice. Since 2011 he curates The Lift series of experimental music concerts. In 2012 he was chosen as the italian curator for the Sounds of Europe project. He is founder and curator for the Aural Tools project, a series of simple objects to document the material and conceptual processes of specific musicians’ sound production practice. Aural Tools are acoustic devices for relating sound to space, the listener, and the body in ways unavailable through traditional recorded media such as CDs or LPs.