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video art, 2009

Lorenzo Casali: Permanence, ModenaLorenzo Casali: Permanence, TENT Rotterdam

This stop motion film cap­tures the last days of aban­doned houses in Rot­ter­dam Crooswijk before they got torn down.

- idea, pho­tog­ra­phy, edit­ing: Lorenzo Casali
- post-editing sound: Micol Roubini
– bin­au­ral record­ing: Sonoscoop

Among other places exhib­ited at:

- Insti­tuut Berlage, Rot­ter­dam
TENT Rot­ter­dam
– Fon­dazione Fotografia Modena

Do the Salsa

some­times a record­ing reveals how con­tra­dic­tory and cruel our envi­ron­ment is. this time trains go by force­fully, as if they were over­run­ning the com­fort of a lit­tle lively dance.
watch­ing a salsa les­son through a win­dow at delft­se­plein, rotterdam.

Eduard Hanslicks Musikästhetik

In his habil­i­ta­tion “Vom Musikalisch-Schönen” (On the musi­cally beau­ti­ful) of 1854, Hanslick dis­cusses the aes­thet­ics of music. His work is impres­sively anti-romantic and elo­quently fights against the ideas of his time.
My essay intro­duces Hanslicks ter­mi­nol­ogy and jux­ta­poses it to the philo­soph­i­cal ideas of the 19th cen­tury. A con­clu­sion of how to apply Hanslicks the­ory to con­tem­po­rary music is given.


Sprechende Instrumente

The results of phono­log­i­cal research in the 19th cen­tury helped cre­ate syn­thetic speech. In the 20th cen­tury dig­i­tal sig­nal pro­cess­ing made it pos­si­ble to apply this knowl­edge to elec­tronic music. The essay gives an overview about the tech­niques involved and briefly dis­cusses com­po­si­tions of Paul Lan­sky and Klarenz Bar­low.


Early Works

These are some not so recent attempts of con­tem­po­rary song­writ­ing, deriv­ing nar­ra­tive struc­tures from every­day sounds.

To You They Are Quiet
Based on a pro­grammed loop­ing machine for micro­phone input (2010)


Rehears­ing The Pre­tune
Reassem­bled record­ings of a trip through Croa­tia, Bosnia and Alba­nia (2009)