islas resonantes

Paisajes sonoros de las Islas Canarias
Soundscapes of Canary Islands

Alessandro Bosetti

Alessandro Bosetti
Composer and sound artist. He works on the musicality of spoken words and unusual aspects of spoken communication and produced text-sound compositions featured in live performances, radio broadcastings and published recordings. In his work he moves on the line between sound anthropology and composition often including translation and misunderstanding in the creative process.

Berlin Germany
http://www.melgun.net
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Campanas (frgm)



  En 2003 Bosetti realizó “The Whistling Republic” para el prestigioso Estudio de Arte Acústico de la emisora WDR de Colonia. Desde esa obra, basada fundamentalmente en el silbo gomero, el autor propone un nuevo acercamiento al tema, buscando ecos, recuerdos acústicos y resonancias flotando en el aire. Muy especialmente los que se multiplican en cañones y barrancos de la isla, y en lugares denominados “campanas” por sus especiales cualidades resonantes. Para ello situará micrófonos y altavoces para jugar con esas cualidades, empleando esos lugares especialmente resonantes como el cuerpo de un instrumento musical. Con esas grabaciones nuevas, de ese modo obtenidas, más las realizadas anteriormente por el autor con ocasión de su obra precedente, elaborará la nueva composición sonora.   

  I will find several of what the inhabitants of Gomera and Silbadores call “campanas” – spots of the landscape that have a special resonance, known to the whistlers because they carry the sound in a special way. I will project (with loudspeakers)  and re record some sounds from the sound landscape of Gomera from recordings I will make during my stay and I will include materials from my previous work the Whistling Republic in this process. The sound materials will include  voices of the inhabitants and the Whistled Language el Silbo. I will try to recollect sounds, whistle and speech related to certain places, barrancos, wet areas, dry areas, areas that recently burned and to re play them in the acoustic / resonant landscape where they originated. I will make my new recordings so to emphasize the acoustic qualities of the landscape and, making them evident and using it as a musical instrument.