A site-specific installation that is meant to represent, both visually and
acoustically, the physical space of the Sala Santa Rita, highlighting the
geometry and basic acoustic frequencies, through the creation of a timing
ALBERT MAYR (Italy). Born in Bolzano in 1943. He studied composition at
the Conservatory of Bolzano and Florence (1965). He was co-worker of
Pietro Grossi in "Studio of Musical Phonology of Florence". In 1969/70 he
was fellow of the Canada Council, from 1970-1973 professor at McGill
University in Montreal and from 1973 to 1991 at the Conservatory of Florence
(Electronic and Experimental Music).
His work takes place mainly in the fields of experimental music and art,
soundscape and aesthetics of the time. His works have been presented in
numerous exhibitions in Europe and North America. Since 1975 he deals (in
theory, artistic and educational levels), to the aesthetic approach to the
management of daily time (time-design). In 1985 he created for the RAI the
documentary "Von Zeiten und Leuten: am Beispiel Sarntal" on the timing and
pace of an alpine valley.
He published "Die Gesprächsrunde" (Florence, 1992), "Zeitarbeiten - A
Time", numerous essays and has edited the volumes "Listening to the time -
Music inaudible and rhythmic environment" (with Colimberti and Montagano -
Florence, 1995) and "Music and sound environment" (Bologna, 2001).
Four CDs are published in his name: Suono Ambiente (ants records, 2001),
Hora Harmonica (ants records, 2002), Proposte Sonore (ants records, 2005)
and Tape For Live Musicians (Miraloop, 2009). His latest published work is
the verbal score "finestra-window" linked to the experience of listening (ants
He is member of the International Society for the Study of Time, the Deutsche
Gesellschaft für Zeitpolitik and the FKL-Klanglandschaft Forum and take part
to the preparation of the site “Time and Space” of the Tuscany Region.
SALA SANTA RITA
from Wednesday, September 30 to Saturday, October 10 - from 15 to 19
Sunday and Monday Closed
OPENING : Tuesday, September 29 at 19.00