December 11, 2022 21:00
within the Oltre le mura / Beyond the walls project
Concerto per pugile e live electronics is a project where music will be created in realtime using the beats and sound potentials of the equipment used during boxe training.
In 14 days at Accademia Pugilistica Fiorentina, musician and producer Niccolò Gonnella and researcher and dancer Alice Consigli will work with a group of young boxers to create music in surround sound. The sounds produced by training equipment during boxing will be subject to realtime electronic manipulations, meaning the boxers effectively become creators and performers.
This event is the result of a process of musical and performative composition that thrives on the study of boxing techniques and their context. Bringing the research inside the gym’s daily life has a profound meaning linked to the idea of developing a work which is specific to a space, mostly understood as a system of relations and everyday practices.
Concerto per pugile e live electronics, in its open and experimental features, stems from the tradition of live electronic music gigs, and from research that looks at the body as the place of embodied practices and potential for musical and performative creation.