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from 16 OCT 2019 to 20 OCT 2019
"You are about to enter a universe that’s just made of voice”. 
After this announcement has resounded, a group of four guests as well as audience members find themselves immersed in darkness and surrounded by a sound exclusively constituted by voices. These voices are detached from language and scattered in an immaterial universe of which they are the only elementary particles. Its perceivable reality and ever changing landscapes are solely constituted by voices reorganizing themselves. 
This surprising universe is a fabric of interwined voices suspended within the void. It soon poses a series of ethical, aesthetical and philosophical dilemas to the guests which are now inhabiting it and determining its future shape. It’s a universe that resembles not only the bi-dimensional Flatland of Edwin Abbot or the isolationist outer-world of Jean Paul Sartre’s Huit Clos but also has the structural features of a Victorian Parlour Game or of a behavioral tests as the Milgram test. 
Moreover, it is an essentially radiophonic situation in which sound creatures come to life as purely sonorous subjects. Their condition and destiny are uncertain and their materiality is limited to that of a plurality of disembodied voices. 
"Regular Measure” takes its name from a sentence of Greek philosopher Heraclitus for which matter is born in the shape of tiny fires appearing and disappearing at a regular pace in the same way as the particles of disembodied voice populating our sound universe appear and disappear from its aural horizon. Regular Measures is part of a series of pieces and of an ongoing research on the potential of purely sonorous communities or hyper polyphonies. They are explored along with the fantasy of a purely voice-made and body-less sound creature possibility. It draws an alternative theory of voice as emergence and autonomous entity and explores utopian new possibilities and concepts of polyphony as community.

Access: with museum ticket. 

*You may book your place within the groups of four guests by email addressed to a.conde@serralves.pt. You should mention your choice of date and time amongst the following possibilities: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. (Subjected to availability)

(‘Regular Measures’ was originally created in the frame of: ‘SAVVY FUNK, an iteration of Every Time A Ear di Soun’ — a documenta 14 Radio Program, curated by Marcus Gammel and Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung).
Image: © Alessandro Bosetti

Alessandro Bosetti ( Milano, Italy, 1973)  is a composer, performer and sound artist whose works delve on musicality of spoken language, utilizing misunderstandings, translations and interviews as compositional tools. His works for voice and electronics blur the line between electro acoustic composition, aural writing and performance.  
He created a vast body of work of hybrid, award winning, text-sound and radio compositions for the main Radio's and Electro Acoustic Music studios in Europe as WDR, Deutschland Radio Kultur, Radio France, ABC Australia, ORF, GRM Paris.
Current projects include the abstract polyphony dispositive "Plane/Talea”; "The Notebooks”, based on Leos Janacek speech melodies archives; the monophonic extravaganzas "Mini and Maxigolf” with Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart; "Journal de Bord”, a music theatre co-production by GMEM/CÉSARÉ/La Muse en Circuit (centres nationaux de création musicale) 2017-2018; and Mask Mirror an instrument and software that reorganizes speech for musical purposes enacting a form of electronic ventriloquism. 
  • LocationMuseum
  • Schedule11h00 - 18h00
  • Days 16 OCT 2019 - 20 OCT 2019

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