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Cathedrals project - 24/10/2015 -

New web site for the "Cathedrals" project.
Thx to Elena De Angeli for her wonderful photos and to RadicalMatters EditionsLabel.

http://www.cathedralsarchive.com/

“In the Cathedrals project, the cathedrals are shown as sounding objects. Riparbelli presents splendid aural documents or dioramas. It is man that makes these spaces resound, with his steps, speech, any sound generating activity. This is a dialogue determined by acoustic premises, enabling us to experience ourselves in the space of a sound. It also provides the possibility to engage in a retroactive dialogue between the sound of the self versus the sound of a space, for example by Alvin Lucier’s deliberate action in I Am Sitting in a Room or in the form of aural residues of human and lack of natural activity recorded on Jacob Kirkegaard’s Four Rooms. Riparbelli bypasses the hard-as-difficult aspect by offering simply the basic stone hard reverberation of the churches that wholly naturally projects an atmosphere of awe and veneration”.
Sven Schlijper





 

Pietro Riparbelli is a philosopher, composer and sound-multimedia artist based in Livorno (Tuscany). His
compositions have been published by TOUCH (UK),Important (US), Dirter Promotions (UK), Gruenrekorder (DE), Radical Matters Ed/Label (IT),Utech (US), Afe Records (IT), Boring Machines (IT), Cold Spring (UK).
Riparbelliʼs performances and installations have been presented at DʼAmelio Terras contemporary art gallery
(NY), Equinox Festival (London), Nuit Blanche (Paris), Magazzino dʼarte moderna (Rome), Palazzo delle
Papesse (Siena), Flora (Florence), Fundació Tŕpies (Barcelona), Base progetti per lʼarte (Florence).
He works with performances, sound installations and recorded works and in the last three years he has been
collaborating through selected projects with Massimo Bartolini, Nico Vascellari, Philippe Petit, Fabrizio
Modenese Palumbo, Francisco Lopez, Christina Kubisch, Seth Cluett, Yannick Franck and others.
He is a curator/executive producer of the independent music label Radical Matters - Editions Label with the
new series “Metasound” investigating the dimension between music and contemporary art.
He is a member of A.I.P.S. ( Archivio Italiano paesaggi Sonori).



THE DICHOTOMY OF THE VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE IN THE SONIC PANORAMA
Pietro Riparbelliʼs study of the phenomenology of perception with particular reference to the dichotomy
between the visible and the invisible is closely connected to his conceptual address of the ʻsonic landscapeʼ.
He delves into deep investigation of particular places, taking in the history of the location as well as the
current site specifics to reconfigure a sonic panorama (or diorama) through its inherent transcendental
aspects in order to create a dimension beyond the purely or merely sonic: a total perceptive and receptive
capturing of the place and its visible and invisible tangents, transporting the listener to a new and hitherto
literally unheard form, kind and ʻcontentʼ of sensory experience and therewith: perception. From a specific
time and place, to another (listening) time and place and in between, found (!) in Riparbelliʼs transmutation
and compostional interpretation: an altogether new and invisible (maybe even: non-existing) ʻvistaʼ…
(written by Sven –Paume.nl - Platform for Avant-garde and Urban Media Explorations)




PROJECTS:
http://www.cathedralsarchive.com/
http://www.radicalmatters.com/metasound/