Dear Friends,

with the arrival of Autumn, here we are with some news.
We are very happy to let you know that our collaboration with the network Xing will continue and our next events will be held at RAUM, Bologna. Here you find the next three dates and the invited artists: three very different live sets that carry on our investigation of liminal languages and new protagonists of the international music scene.

16 October, 10.00 pm
Rie Nakajima is a Japanese artist, living and working in London. Nakajima works with installations and performances that produce sound. Her works are most often composed in direct response to unique architectural spaces using a combination of audio materials and found objects which develops out of sculptural questions.
She is the current associate artist at Café OTO, London. She has collaborated with David Cunningham, David Toop, Miki Yui and some other musicians and artists. She studied art history and aesthetics at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (BA), sculpture at Chelsea College of Art and Design (BA) and Slade School of Fine art (MFA). She has exhibited widely, both in the UK and overseas.

8 November, 10.00 pm
Duane Pitre is an American avant-garde composer, performer, and sound artist. His work often focuses on the interaction between electronic sound and acoustic instrumentation, chaos and discipline, as well as site-specificity. He also utilizes alternate tuning schemes that focus on microtonality, enabling him to explore unaccustomed intervallic relationships. He has created works for various instrumentation configurations such as string orchestra, his own bowed harmonic-guitar ensemble, string/wind ensembles, as well as solo works. 
Duane Pitre has presented and performed his live works across the U.S., U.K., and Europe at spaces such as Café OTO, Roulette, The Stone, Muziekhuis Utrecht, MoMA’s P.S.1, Les Ateliers Claus, St. Ann’s Cathedral, and ISSUE Project Room. He has received commissions for new works by ISSUE Project Room, the String Orchestra of Brooklyn, and Roulette, among others. He has performed at festivals such as the 2011 Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, NC and the 2012 The Wire's Adventures in Modern Music Festival at The Empty Bottle in Chicago. Pitre’s sound installations have been included in visual art group shows in Geneva (2013's Prosthetic Measures at the Skopia Gallery) and New Orleans (as a part of the 2012 NOLA Now show at the Contemporary Art Center). His work has been released by various labels including Important Records, Root Strata, NNA, and Quiet Design and, in 2009, he curated and contributed a track to a Just Intonation compilation, alongside Pauline Oliveros, Ellen Fullman, Charles Curtis, and others.

5 December, 10.00 pm
Stephen Cornford is an installation artist and improvising musician. His work stems from an abiding fascination with consumer audio electronics: the way these devices that we are sold to consume music increasingly frame our engagement with the auditory world at large. Reconfiguring these media from the inside, re-imagining their functionality, defying their obsolescence and searching for their intrinsic poetry are for him strategies with which to challenge normative use, social conformity and the myth of technological progress. His work inhabits both gallery and gig, taking the forms of kinetic installation and process-based performance by turns, always searching for situations in which the material – whether solid, spatial or sonic – controls the outcome as much as he does. 
Stephen Cornford is currently a Research Fellow at the Sound Art Research Unit of Oxford Brookes University where he co-curates the Audiograft Festival. He initially studied sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art before completing an MA at Dartington College of Arts. He has established ongoing collaborations with Samuel Rodgers (with whom he runs the Consumer Waste label), Ben Gwilliam and Patrick Farmer. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Lydgalleriet (Bergen), Campbell Works (London) and Permanent Gallery (Brighton). Stephen’s work has been included in a large scale retrospectives namely: Sound Art at ZKM Centre for Media & Art and Urban Sounds at the Haus der Elektronische Künste in Basel. Stephen’s audio works have been published by Senufo Editions, Accidie Records, Another Timbre and Cathnor. 

Looking Forward to hearing back from you!
See you soon,

Sant'Andrea degli amplificatori

Xing is a cultural network operating in Italy and abroad, with the purpose of planning, supporting and promoting products and events characterized by an interdisciplinary approach toward the issues of contemporary culture, with particular attention to generational tendencies linked to new languages. Since 2003 Xing curates a continuing program of research at their own space, Raum.

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