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FIRENZE – 1st AND 2nd DAYS

We arrived in Firenze on a Sunday morning.
Soon, we wander in its streets, recorder on hand.

On monday afternoon, we, the three from the GMVL (Carole, Julien and Gabriel), went to the Villa Strozzi at Tempo Reale (host of the workshop).

Loredana, project’s coordinator within Tempo Reale, welcomed us. We meet with the composers from Portugal (AFEA), Greece (Ionian University of Corfu) and Sardinia (Amici delle musica di Cagliari).

After an intro about the planned activities for the week, Loredana gave us explanation on the different stages of the project « Drinnn! Come suona la mia scuola ».
Benedetta, a musician working with schools, is here.

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LET’S FLY TO FIRENZE

Here we go !

On the road as the sun hasn’t rised yet : we’re heading to Geneva Airport !!

Did you say “European”? : after a (swiss) coffee, Carole and Julien just unpacked their (french) luggages in the beautiful (and italian) city of Firenze. Soon, Gabriel will join them to form the french trio of the “Jardin du Son” workshop, held and organized by our partner Tempo Reale. Carole, Julien et Gabriel just started five days of (sound) discovery, meeting and reunion…

More news about that in a few days!

THE GMVL : STARTING FIELD RECORDINGS

© Philippe Joannin

Field recording : what is that ? You’ll find two activities at the very heart of our project : field recordings and sound creations… First ones send our composers and researchers on the spot, second ones put them in studio. First, we go chasing sounds surrounding us, microphone in hand. Ear-Accounting for our soundscapes and heritage : here is our mission. Then, from this plethora of sounds yet to come, the artists will show us their creativity : you will see how they can mix various sound horizons.

Let’s go !

The 7th and 14th of February 2017, the GMVL team starts its pursuit of universes, ambiances and sounds specific to Lyon. Atmospheres to which one could listen and record to… One? More likely they! Indeed, every expedition, passed and to come, is wide open to the public.

The 7th, the Canuts’ House (Maison des Canuts) opens its doors to Marc Favre, along with Gilles, Jérémy and Philippe. They’ve been received by Philibert Varenne in order to observe the Canuts’ traditional work on the weaving looms with their ears and eyes. They witnessed a well-known Lyon heritage that still reveals some sound surprises!

One week later, it is Gilles Malatray’s turn to go down Lyon 9th district’s streets and docks. Founder of Des arts sonnants, he takes an opposing view : he doesn’t neither hunt nor looks for sounds. On the contrary, he lets his and our ears wander around, lets them be aware of Soundscapes we live in (wink wink). His soundwalks encourage to slow down, to really listen and discover some sides of our every-day life that we still ignore!

Don’t miss out on our next expeditions along with our artists.

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LET ME INTRODUCE YOU WHO WE ARE…

Launched by the GMVL, our project is also based on the close collaboration with four partners.
Resolutely anchored in the north of the Mediterranean sea (let’s take a geographic license for a more poetic result !), it gathers learning and research centers, artists, festivals and universities between four countries.

In France, the GMVL managed the whole project. The association is based in Lyon for more than thirty years now and is reference regarding electroacoustic music. Teaching, creation, production, research and publishing are its main activities. Bernard Fort heads the structure, his specialty is the naturalist soundscape…

In continental Italy, in the beautiful city of Firenze, TEMPO REALE contributes its expertise to the project. Among the major centers dedicated to electroacoustic musics, the association provide education, concerts, while remaining a research laboratory.

Let’s swim toward islanders Italian people : the AMICI DELLA MUSICA DI CAGLIARI. Beyond their teaching and research activities (that led to the STRATI software), the Sardinian team produce music artists in particular during their festival (September).

What about the East End of the project ? The Ionian University, based in Corfu, has a laboratory dedicated to electroacoustic music – EPHMEE -, a third partner of ours. The university team broadens our vision of the project by bringing the ecological issue in and deepening its educational character.

On the West Coast, in Seia, Portugal, the Associação de Fomento do Ensino Artístico programs and organizes its nomadic music festival. The association is a teaching place, provide an artistic residency center to musicians and composers and produces music. AFEA and its festival Dias de Música Electroacústica promote electroacoustic music worldwide.