MULTICHANNEL SOUND INSTALLATION
Palazzo Reale, Milano (IT)
Resonance, the sound and light installation by the artists and musicians of the Soundwalk Collective, documents the repetitive motion of industrial machinery that is employed in the formation of Alcantara.
The collective carried out a series of recordings around the Alcantara factory in Nera Montoro (province of Terni), gathering the sounds of machinery and the ambient noises that characterise its working environment. The resulting composition is a musical abstraction deriving from the factory acoustics, in addition to the rhythmical and redundant patterns of twelve mechanical and hydraulic engines in operation. The arrangement of the piece shifts the atmosphere of sound from industrial, to post-industrial, climaxing into a natural soundscape, and circling back to the start, exposing a contemporary discourse over the human and the artificial. An immersive path, traced by sound waves and luminous sources, leads us into the listening area and then out of it again, thus making our own physical presence an integral part of the production process.
All music composed and produced by Soundwalk Collective (Stephan Crasneanscki, Simone Merli, Kamran Sadeghi), Berlin, 2017.
Featuring recordings from the Alcantara factory in Nera Montoro (Italy).
All field recordings by Lorenzo Dal Ri.