Alessandro Perini

This is an amplified steel wire, where the performers’ weight modulate the pitch of the string, which is played in various ways. Originally conceived as an installation (“Singing Swing”), a swing made of steel wire was played by visitors and amplified via headphones. It was part of a soundwalk made for the IMAGONIRMIA residency in Chiaravalle/Milano (Italy), June 2017.

The installation was then built in four copies at the Darmstadt Ferienkurse 2016 and a piece was written with the precious collaboration of four percussionists: Stanis Pili, Vincent Caers, Nagisa Shibata and Oded Gheizals. The piece was then performed and recorded in Malmö by Ars Nova Ensemble.