2021


From March 15th to 23rd - 2021

MATERIA [a part of Alias] - Video and music installation

By the action of Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Maya Maximovitch - production of the videos and conception installation
Jacopo Baboni Schilingi - music

Saison Numérique #5
Scène Numérique - Montbéliard
Production :
Département du Doubs
Conservatory of Music, Dance and Dramatic Art of the Pays de Montbéliard
EMI Ensemble de Musique Interactive

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MATERIA is an interactive video installation project that deals with older women's representations of their bodies in movement. This project is destined to evolve over time, as a work that I keep renewing according to my encounters, until I myself am 75 years old and I can close the work with my own portrait.
In this first form, MATERIA, three vertical screens 190cm high and 50 wide (like a large human) will be planted on the ground, forming a cromlech. The sensitive and symbolic kinship with these Neolithic monuments is essential for me. They remain mysterious: we do not know their original uses (territorial markers? religious? calendars?). Throughout time, they have been the object of myths and reuses. For example, in the 6th century AD, women wishing to get married danced around the menhirs because of their phallic shape. How and why, like Sisyphus, did humans, without a motor or draught animal, move and erect stones weighing several tons? This question of the arduousness of a task that may seem absurd, finds an analogy with the condition of being a woman and the self-representations that this requires to painfully construct.
On each of the screens a video composition is projected: the portrait in action of seven women aged between 60 and 99. They lend themselves to the lens or seize it to film (themselves). The subject of MATERIA is their representation of themselves, of their bodies marked by time, based on the pleasure they have in the game.
When I film, I think about what to film, how to film, how to involve the women, how to use their stories as a starting point, in a process of building trust, of not directing the project during the filming.
At the same time, I started to think about verticality, which changed my way of constructing images, in terms of framing and editing, but also in terms of reception in the face of the habit we have acquired of vertical mobile phone screens. This gives rise to another relationship to the image made with two fingers directly in the palm of the hand on a touch screen for me, who usually has heavy cameras, which are both a technical and physical burden. But also with images of ourselves and others that we have filmed with our phones and that we are used to viewing: standing in front of them, their fragile beauty is revealed.


from April 26th to 30th 2021

Artistic residence at la Scène Numérique

First recording session of my complete work for piano [and live computer].
Véronique Ngo Sach-Hien.
Eric Cordier - light conception
Johann Antonelli - sound recording
Michael De-Potter - stage assistant
A production by the Conservatoire de Musique, de Danse et d'Art Dramatique de Montbéliard, the EMI - Ensemble de Musique Interactive.
La Scène Numèrique
Montbéliard - France
 
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Juin 5th 2021

Artistic residence for recording
Scarlet K18 for harpsichord and live computer 
Luca Quintavalle harpsichord - Düsseldorf - Germany

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From Juin 21st to July 3rd 2021
Curiosity - a tribute to symponic music

Interactive music installation
Conception and music - Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Conductor - David Hurpeau
Saint-Dié-des-Vosges - France
 
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from September 2021 to September 2022 - Artistic residence at MAD - Florence - ITALY


September 6th 2021 to setptember 22nd 2022

INSTALLATION

ARGO - music and video installation
Murate Art District
Piazza delle Murate (Florence) Italy

Argo is a generative, interactive musical composition created for the Artists & Robots exposition (Grand Palais 2018). The music is created in real time, completely programmed by algorithms that perform their calculations following functions based on semantic interpretations. The installation reacts to Jacopo Baboni Schilingi’s breathing in real time, following his use of a respiratory sensor worn 24/7 since June 2017. Based on the musical trajectories written by the composer, his breathing continues to perturb the system that regenerates itself in an automatic and continuous manner. Each day, the music is different and recomposes itself infinitely. Argo demonstrates the artistic appropriations possible when faced with current emerging technologies, and renews the imaginary relationships that we hold with technical innovations. The installation questions the relationship between Man and the machine, between the human body and that of robots, and between contingence and programming.

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September 10th 2021

CONCERT

Electroacoustic interludes
Institut du monde arabe (Paris) - France

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These Interludes constitute a cycle of short electroacoustic compositions that Jacopo Baboni Schilingi will perform between each couple of composition. Based on an interactive interface, Baboni Schilingi will control the musical transformation from the end of one composition until the beginning of the following.

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September 10th 2021

CONCERT « hommage pour le Liban »

Under the high patronage of François Hollande, former President of the French Republic, and under the initiative of UNESCO's Li Beirut directed by Audrey Azoulay
With the support of the Arab World Institute chaired by Jack Lang

HUGE - for piano and live computer - Commissioned by Deutsche Grammophon
Pianist - Simon Ghraichy - Institut du monde arabe (Paris) - France

HUGE is a new original composition for piano and live compuetr belonging to the cycle « highly ». Highly is a cycle of compositions intended as a tribute to the music performers.Very often playing a composition of contemporary music there is a real discrepancy between virtuosity displayed during the concert and many hours of study. However, Highly is based on the pre-existing experiences of the musician, and it requires an exceptional virtuoso work.

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October 14th & 15th 2019

PERFORMANCE

TERRA - music and dance performance - conceived by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Département du Doubs - collèges en scène
Dancer - Adèle Bord

TERRA is a dance and music project conceived by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi in collaboration with dancer PeiJu Chien-Pott (Taiwan). Terra is a project that uses a technology called MyAir, designed by engineer David Kuller, and also presented in another project by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi, "Argo". The dancer carries a sensor (MyAir) that allows her to detect at any time in real time the dilatation of her rib cage, the number of her breaths over time, the maximum and minimum thresholds of her breathing, the phenomena of apnea and / or hypopnea etc. All these parameters related to breathing are automatically translated into music data. Terra's music is thus generated in real time by the counterpoint between two musically translated breaths: that of the dancer mixed with that of the composer.

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TERRA is a dance and music project conceived by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi in collaboration with dancer PeiJu Chien-Pott (Taiwan). Terra is a project that uses a technology called MyAir, designed by engineer David Kuller, and also presented in another project by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi, "Argo". The dancer carries a sensor (MyAir) that allows her to detect at any time in real time the dilatation of her rib cage, the number of her breaths over time, the maximum and minimum thresholds of her breathing, the phenomena of apnoea and / or hypopnea, etc. All these parameters related to breathing are automatically translated into music data. Terra's music is thus generated in real time by the counterpoint between two musically translated breaths: that of the dancer mixed with that of the composer.

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December 8th 2021

CONCERT
Complete work for piano [and live computer] by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Véronique Ngo Sach-Hien.
Eric Cordier - light conception
Johann Antonelli - sound engeneering
Michael De-Potter - stage assistant
A production by the Conservatoire de Musique, de Danse et d'Art Dramatique de Montbéliard, the EMI - Ensemble de Musique Interactive.
La Scène Numèrique
Montbéliard - France
 
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Working on a trilogy for music, theatre and live computer - Carnations - Trilogie du corps - date to be definbed - FRANCE


Working on a Sonata for piano and live computer for Simon Ghraichy - date to be confirmed - ROME - ITALY


Working on a new composition for cello and live computer for Camille Thomas - date to be defined - Paris - FRANCE


Working on a serie of live streaming preformances with PeiJu Chien-Pott - date to be definbed - New York - USA