Leandro Pisano

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January
2018

Percorsi sonori in Europa: cartografie critiche dell’ascolto

Percorsi sonori in Europa: cartografie critiche dell'ascolto
Sound, even beyond a purely musical approach, can be considered an element based on a strong relational and associative potential, which empowers cross-cultural relation - enhancing encounters and forms of cultural translation; configuring a practice of border crossing; re-routing the discourse on gender, race and difference; and making new sense of concepts such as “identity” and “community” Dealing with the investigation of a specific case study, that is the European network of sound art residences SoCCoS (Sound of Culture - The Culture of Sound), this article highlights how aesthetic(...)+
December
2017

Liminaria: Experimenting with Sonic Translation within Rural Space in Southern Italy

Liminaria: Experimenting with Sonic Translation within Rural Space in Southern Italy
Rural places rediscover, through sound art narratives, trace of paths that exceed the vision of a territory fixed in its marginality, in striving for the recovery of an active force that diverts the gaze beyond any instrumental and rational view. In the folds of these spaces, we can hear the echo of a pulsating cultural fabric, that resonates with forgotten, neglected or removed stories. Other narratives, which fill with new meanings even concepts like ‘tradition’ that, removed from the role of property simulacrum, instead becomes dynamic part of the flow of translation, transformation,(...)+
August
2016

Comunità “sperimentale”: lo spazio aumentato dell’arte nelle esperienze di Latronico e di Interferenze

Comunità “sperimentale”: lo spazio aumentato dell'arte nelle esperienze di Latronico e di Interferenze
This article analyzes a series of practices developed over the last ten years in the rural village of Latronico, southern Italy, as part of the "A Cielo Aperto" public art project, aimed at the establishment of an open air museum of contemporary art built on a dialogue with the natural environment and the urban context. In this experience, "the territory becomes a cultural laboratory where it becomes possible to imagine and practice a different political economy. The novelty enters to be part of the territory not as an external force but through a new assemblage of elements, practices and(...)+
November
2014

Tra antico, (post)moderno e contemporaneo: spazi, modelli e linguaggi per il "classico" futuro

Tra antico, (post)moderno e contemporaneo: spazi, modelli e linguaggi per il "classico" futuro
What is the position of the classicist in the post-digital era? What is the role of the researcher in Greek/Latin literature and language in our epoch? What kind of perspective the classicist can have both in the extradisciplinary training and in the occupational position? This article delves into a discussion on these themes, introducing some elements focused on a possible meeting point between the professional profile of classicists and the query of vertical experts whose expertise can be spent in projecting and producing cultural artifacts in the “infosphere” of web 2.0. In particular,(...)+
June
2008

Mediaterrae Vol.1: il territorio rurale come (nuovo) medium

Mediaterrae Vol.1: il territorio rurale come (nuovo) medium
This brief essay is concerned with important themes, such as the ‘glocal’ approach for strengthening and making more competitive rural territories; the methods and strategies for enabling correct revaluation of strongly connotative features as cultural identity, life quality, ‘live’ relationship with past heritage which need new languages and tools to be fully expressed; the territorial ‘mark’ which places producer and consumer on the same values level. It is the kind of philoso­phy orienting AGIRe Network and which gen­erated the project Mediaterrae Vol.1, in which 18 musicians and visual(...)+
December
2017

Liminaria 2015-16: Unmapping Time / Rural Futurism

Liminaria 2015-16: Unmapping Time / Rural Futurism
The texts in this volume aim to contribute to ongoing discussions about sound art, listening practices, and their relation with rural territories and the Third Landscape - with a specific focus on Fortore Beneventano, a region in Southern Italy. The reflections here presented stem from an art residency programme carried out in Fortore between 2015 and 2016 within the framework of Liminaria, a practice-based research project. Edited by Leandro Pisano and Beatrice Ferrara, the contributions here collected range from first-person artist accounts of the residency experience to critical(...)+
March
2017

Nuove geografie del suono. Spazi e territori nell’epoca postdigitale

Nuove geografie del suono. Spazi e territori nell'epoca postdigitale
The ongoing deep changing processes taking place in the territories and landscapes at the beginning of the 21st century have recently become the object of study by geographers, sociologists, anthropologists and artists, who are interested in examining, through them, a critical vision of the economic and political systems of anthropization and cultural colonization triggered by the dynamics of global capitalism. This book aims to investigate some of these transformations, framing them in reference to the research perspectives offered by Cultural and Postcolonial studies, starting from the(...)+
November
2015

Comunidad acústica e identidad sónica. Una perspectiva crítica sobre el paisaje sonoro contemporáneo

Comunidad acústica e identidad sónica. Una perspectiva crítica sobre el paisaje sonoro contemporáneo
This article proposes a critical perspective on the contemporary soundscape based on a questioning of some of the traditional categories, which have orientated the interpretation of the concept within the field of sound studies over the past few decades. A number of art-based case studies support this thesis statement. In particular, the article focuses on the “Calitri Temporary Orchestra” project and the “Here. Now. Where?” project. The analysis of these case studies entails, in turn, a critical engagement with complex notions such as “sonic community” and “acoustic identity”, and the(...)+
April
2012

The food side of sound aesthetics

The food side of sound aesthetics
“This paper aims at describing some concrete art examples related to sound/food topic starting from a scientific perspective and investigating the field bounded by performance art, sound art and research. Through comparing molecular gastronomy to experimental digital music and analyzing the connection among sound, food and new media as a way to re-design (and re-mediate) the identity of a rural territory (Click’n’Food - Interferenze new arts festival), this paper outlines how the knowledge of food and sound can add important information in the ’tasting’ process, providing a deeper level of(...)+
June
2008

ICT perspective for post-modernist nature

ICT perspective for post-modernist nature
"Since in the course of history the perception of nature has been deeply influenced by the evolution of production and communication technologies is it fair to state that nowadays a new idea of nature is emerging?" (Leandro Pisano) Contemporary art is expressing social, cultural and anthropologic changes determined by new technologies and scientific experimentation in relation with men and nature. Such investigation suggests feebler bounds between organic and inorganic and re vi ves the scope of expressive synergies. The book brings together contributions by experts that intervened on(...)+
December
2017

Traslazioni sonore: muoversi negli spazi acustici della contemporaneità post-digitale

Traslazioni sonore: muoversi negli spazi acustici della contemporaneità post-digitale
Moving within acoustic environments, soundscapes and contemporary sound spaces means to cross a deterritorialized, fluid, flexible universe built on the subjective practice of listening and generated by the eradication of the sound contents from the sources. It’s a context in which sound recordings travel in interaction in a process of reciprocal influence. In this context, it’s possible to define a condition of listening produced by an extensive mobility within spaces, places and landscapes that dissolves the boundaries between global, local and discrete digital environments, making sound(...)+
December
2016

SoCCoS: Critical Cartographies of Sound in Europe

SoCCoS: Critical Cartographies of Sound in Europe
The complex archive of soundscapes can configure a critical cartography that questions and exceeds the authorised and accepted vision of history, politics, and culture. At the same time, sound introduces a semantic challenge for those elements involved in the associative network that is created by a practice of listening. By critically crossing the diverse cultures that result from the varied sounds and histories of sound in a European context, it’s possible to create the conditions within which to make other positions perceptible - not by adhering to every utopian notion of connectivity(...)+
July
2015

The Third Soundscape

The Third Soundscape
The creative re-discovery of exploration through sounds opens up new spaces for reflection on the processes of deep transformation occuring to territories and landscapes today. Sounds can help to decolonize our gaze and reveal geographies and spaces which are hidden in the surface of modernistic maps, falling apart the authorised combination of materials, unlocking the soundscape as an archive in which documents, voices, objects and silences are scattered. Western culture has produced abandoned ruins and deterritorialised places and it is necessary to come to terms with these places out(...)+
October
2010

Exploring rural territory as a new medium

Exploring rural territory as a new medium
“The territory, not anymore as a geographic place or a branding system, becomes an inland space into the media system, transforming itself in a medium: through the event, or its media representation, the space that separates transmitter and recipient is filled and a “distraction” of communication surface happens: a relation is realized, communication is activated.“ (Leandro Pisano) This volume provides a documentation of the ISEA2010 RUHR Conference Programme, organised within the 16th International Symposium on Electronic Art in the German Ruhr region from 20-29 August 2010. It is the(...)+