Dear Friends,
our season continues in February 2015 with two new, exciting events:
Bill Dietz's survey on his five year long investigation of the methodologies to compose listening –
his series of Tutorial Diversions – and Dafne Vicente­-Sandoval's bassoon solo.
Both events will be held at Raum (via Cà selvatica 4/d, Bologna), in collaboration with Xing.
Save the dates and see you soon!

February 12, 10 pm

5 Years of Tutorial Diversions
Performing Listening with Bill Dietz

After a century of artists' experimentation with sonic materials and at a moment when the means sonic manipulation and distribution are more readily available than ever before, what else can we do with music? For the past ten years, Bill Dietz has been working through various methods of composing listening itself, without sound. Imagined as indetermining interventions into our everyday experience of the sonic (at home, via headphones, etc), Dietz's series of Tutorial Diversions (2009­2014) are models for dynamic, spatial listenings that can be applied to any sounds whatsoever. In advance of Edition Solitude's March 2015 release of a monograph collecting the performance materials of eight Tutorial Diversions, Dietz will present a survey of these works, never before presented in Italy. Attendees are asked to bring an audio file of their choice to serve as material for listening performance. At the end of the evening, the listener generated playlist will be made available for home performance.

Bill Dietz, born in 1983 in Bisbee, Arizona, studied composition at the New England Conservatory of Music and Cultural Studies at the University of Minnesota. He has lived and worked in Berlin since 2003, initially as a student and assistant of Peter Ablinger. Since 2007 he is the artistic director of Ensemble Zwischentöne, and is currently the Co­Chair of Music/Sound in Bard College's Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. From sounding the facade of Le Corbusier's Unité d'habitation in Marseille to orchestrating echoes across city blocks in Manhattan to projecting sonified architectural models onto audiences, Dietz’s work examines the genealogy of the concert and the performance of listening. His broad engagement with sound’s sociality in artistic, curatorial, and theoretical work has brought him to festivals such as MaerzMusik, through museums such as the Hamburger Bahnhof, to podiums at academic symposia such as the International Congress for Music Research, and into the pages of magazines such as Performance Research Journal and the catalogue of the 2014 Whitney Biennial. In 2011 he was the recipient of a working fellowship at the Künstlerhaus Lukas in Ahrenshoop and a residency fellowship from the Goethe Institute in New York; from 2012 to 2013 he was a resident fellow of the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart; in 2013 he was artist­ in residence of the Cité radieuse in Marseille, as well as gmem ­ centre national de la création musicale.

February 20, 10 pm

Dafne Vicente­-Sandoval (F), solo

Dafne Vicente­-Sandoval (Paris, 1979) is a bassoon player, who explores sound through improvisation, contemporary music performance and sound installations. Her instrumental approach is centered on the fragility of sound and its emergence within a given space. In a concert situation she seeks to create a parodoxal presence of vulnerability and strength by testing the limits of control and unstability. The deconstructed usage of her instrument is another central aspect of her practice. Dafne amplifies fragments through miniature microphones distributed within the instrument. This exploded version of her sound sometimes meets more conventional bassoon playing to generate aural discontinuities between the exterior and the interior, the whole and the parts, wood and electricity – a reverse­engineered emergence.
Dafne currently lives in Paris and works mainly everywhere else. She favors long term face­to­face
collaborations within which her work keeps an integrity while holding a dialogue with that of others (current projects with Klaus Filip, Bonnie Jones, Pascal Battus, Jakob Ullmann, Éliane Radigue and Klaus Lang). Her work has been shown in contemporary music festivals (Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, England; Blurred Edges, Hamburg; Visiones Sonoras, Mexico), as well as in improvised music (Konfrontationen, Austria; No Idea, Texas) and sound art (Tsonami, Chile) festivals.

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