The “Voices” project is an itinerant, in progress and experimental research aimed at investigating the evocative and musical potential of the voice of ordinary people, in different geographical areas of the planet.
The research, so far carried out at Valencia, Lisbon, Tenerife, Rome, Santiago de Chile, Leipzig, Warsaw, Havana, Buenos Aires, Wuhan, Shanghai, Beijing, now reaches Florence. To the citizens participating in the experiment, convened with a public call, were asked to associate ten emotional parameters (fear, anguish, agitation, anger, sadness, astonishment, excitement, pleasure, joy, calm) with sounds and noises produced exclusively with the voice and the body. The hundreds of sound fragments obtained were catalogued and twisted into compositions created using the Acoustic Autocorrelator, a device capable of create random algorithms of emotional-acoustic walks for acoustic environments.
With the same sonorities, Piero Mottola composed a composition for choir, “Florentine voices”, directed by the author at the opening of the exhibition thanks to the collaboration of Benedetta Manfriani, the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze and the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Florence.