Bodyscape is inspired by the body of a dancer as a sonic source. The information is taken via biosensors and microphones, which record movements and events generated by the body. In this ecosystem, the dancer produces sounds, mainly inaudible, which are then amplified and sent back to the performance space, where the dancer interacts with them as biofeedback. The site-specificity of the work relates to the spatial considerations and resonances of the performance space.
Field recordings were collected at the border of Botswana and South Africa. “L’épidemie virale en Afrique du Sud”, a text from the Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt, informed the journey. The text describes a virus transforming white persons into black persons. A text about privileges.
Small limited vinyl edition with print on archival paper numbered and signed is available on request from december 2020 at www.lucaforcucci.com
Luca Forcucci is a composer, artist and researcher, who investigates sonic perception in relation to space, memory, subjectivity and consciousness. His work combines electroacoustic aesthetics, field recordings, live electronics, sound installations, texts, photography, video, architecture, art and science research. He regularly presents his work around the globe in well regarded contexts. Forcucci has won numerous prizes and awards like finalist of the Luigi Russolo Prize 2019 or selected for the new york electroacoustic music festival 2020. The works are part of public and private collections.
Forcucci achieved a PhD in Music,Technology and Innovation at De Montfort University in UK and a MA in Sonic Arts from Queens University of Belfast. He studied electroacoustic music with the Swiss composer Rainer Boesch in Geneva, and has an extensive background in architecture. The works are released on Universal, Subrosa, Crónica Electrónica, Glistening Examples, Syrphe.
choreography and dance performance
Cheryl e. Leonard
the lab / San Francisco / USA
by Cheryl e. Leonard
Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel / Switzerland
by Luca Forcucci
field recordings at
mmabolela reserve / limpopo / South Africa
mixed and composed
by Luca Forcucci at Notam Oslo / Norway
and atomic lady / earth
picture and design
by Luca Forcucci
by Jason Lescalleet at glistening labs / USA