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  09/07/2013 @ 11:04:35




In Bologna, many people use the bicycle as means of transportation. But as in many italian cities, there are no cycling lanes and the city amministration doesn’t really care about the needs of cyclists. Every day cyclists try to survive cars, taxis, motor-scooters and buses. And that is without speaking of the the underhand traps of a neglected pavement and the suicidal tendencies of pedestrians and pigeons.

Despite it all, the bicycle remains the ideal means of transportation to dive in the city soundscape: it is light, silent, versatile. You can go everywhere with it. Many layers of sounds offer themselves to the ear of the cyclist: the whistling of the wind, the tinkling of the mechanical parts of the bike, the rumble of engines, the voices of the pedestrians, the noise of construction sites and the humming of passing airplanes.

Here is my journey through the soundscape of Bologna in search of it musical meaning, the pulse and the expressiveness of its layers. I will attempt to translate the ensemble of loud and rather annoying city noises, to which we have become almost deaf, into an explicit form. From its chaos will rise before you a meaning.

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  01/05/2013 @ 08:28:29


d_impressions

D'Impressions, the soundtrack album of Jacques Perconte's movie, Impressions, is available for download on Brusio Netlabel site.

Many, many thanks to Jacques for creating the marvellous cover.

Click here to go to the release page.

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tags: d impressions, impressions, album, release



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  10/02/2013 @ 17:05:19


#Releases

The release of D'impressions, a work inspired by the soundtrack I did for Jacques Perconte's experimental film Impressions, is scheduled for release in May by Brusio Netlabel (click to open their site).


#Audio Installations

Engramma, time-specific audio installation.
Engramma

Is it possible to give substance to memory, the intangible heritage of history, in a meaningful, empathetic and above all, image-free way?


???, geo-specific audio installation.

geolocal_music

Are we able to free ourselves from noise pollution by making sense of it? Is music, meant as organized sound, a way to escape from it? To regain possession of our daily soundscape in the very same place it belongs? Is it finally possible to structure music in a significant way by geographical means?


#Documentary soundtracks

I am now working on the new and very peculiar documentary film by Giuliano Ricci (Non c'è più una majorette a Villalba's Director). It looks at Sardinia's inland inhabitants habits and their very intense relationship with dream, religion, myth, death. Besides the subject matter itself, it’s a very interesting piece of work on the compositional side. I will finally have the chance to work with the very rich-sounding and evocative material of Pinuccio Sciola's musical sculptures.

My late-winter soundtrack project is Just to let you know that I'm an alive. This is a documentary film by journalist and writer Emanuela Zuccalà and Contrasto's agency photographer Simona Ghizzoni, which looks at the issues facing Saharawi women. I already had the pleasure to work with them before (Odd days and My beauty is dead to you) and their work is always very passionate and interesting.

Just to let you know that I'm alive

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  12/12/2012 @ 10:47:21
For everyone living in France: Jacques Perconte's "Impressions" (for which I composed the music) and "Apres le feu" will be broadcasted on Numèro 23, the new TNT channel. (google-translated from french) From tonight, every night, for at least a week, Impressions and Apres le Feu by Jacques Perconte are multicast on the new free channel of TNT number 23, telecast the 23rd Dimension. Number 23 will be broadcast in high definition on TNT from 8: 30 tonight on Channel 23. It will be available on Canalsat, ADSL and Cable. For the owners of the box, here are the channels where you can watch the films: ** Freebox TV Channel 23 (in HD and low speed) ** Bbox TV Channel 23 ** Orange string 118


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published in : News
tags: Impressions, TNT, Numéro 23



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  19/11/2012 @ 00:20:36


Impressions Derivee is the album derived from the soundtrack of Impressions.


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  24/10/2012 @ 18:00:35
October 26th: Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scottish Borders, UK
November 9th: Les Encrans Documentaires (Arcueil, FR)
December 11th: Saint Gratien cinema, fr


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  06/12/2011 @ 11:53:38

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published in : News
tags: Impressions, Jacques perconte



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  09/10/2011 @ 15:21:46
Impressions

Il 28 Ottobre si terrà alla Cinémathèque française, a Parigi, "Émergence des styles numériques, une approche physique" una retrospettiva sul lavoro di Jacques Perconte, artista col quale ho avuto il piacere di collaborare diverse volte.

Durante la seconda parte del programma, quella specificatamente monografica, verrà proiettato, fra gli altri, sia Satyagraha, nostro lavoro del 2009, sia Impressions, il nuovo film di Jacques per il quale ho composto la musica.
Along the shores of Normandy, on the track of the Impressionist painters, something’s happening: the colors are crashing against the screen...

Impressions, my new project, is dealing with the images and their transformation. As my work was often compared to the French Impressionist movement, I decided to follow their traces in Normandy. Filming on the same spots where Monet or Corot used to paint, I will create a kind of Impressionism 2.0. I will mix digital art, landscape documentary and the still vivid theories of Impressionists painters about light and colors.

I will film these “touristic” landscapes of French Normandy, beaten up by elements (the wind, the sun and the waves) and filled with animals (the cows and the birds). Will the landscapes be different from the ones painted in the XIXth century ?
Chiunque si trovasse in zona è ovviamente invitato.

Un film di Jacques Perconte, musica di Simonluca Laitempergher, produzione Triptyque Films

- Programma della parte monografica
- Video Teaser
- Pagina ufficiale
- Pagina della produzione (da cui è tratta la citazione)
- Evento su facebook


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