2022


from Janvier 10th to 20th 2022

Artistic residency 

Rizhomatics

Music by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Performer - Agathe Vidal
A production by EMI - Ensemble de Musique Interactive.
MAD - Piazza delle Murate - Florence - [Italy]

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Rhizomatics is not strictly speaking a performance, nor an installation. It is a new way of looking at creation and at the notion of the work of art itself. It is an invitation to displace our frames of reference and our habits, both to the artists (Agathe Vidal and me) and to the public, thus inaugurating a new space for encounters, debates and intimacy around this creation and anticipating the risks that, at any moment, threaten to disconnect us from one another.

Rhizomatics thus consists of a new artistic pact; it is a new paradigm, imagined in the continuity of the changes in the relationship between the work, the two artists and the public. This pact is based on a reinterpretation of the concept of the open work, of the metamorphosis of the work in contact with its audiences, whose principles Umberto Eco theorised, and whose functioning Thadeusz Kantor illustrated through his happenings, open classes and unprecedented theatrical creations.


Janvier 12th 2022

MONOGRAPHIC CONCERT [Cancelled because of Covid]

Integral piano works by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Piano - Véronique Ngo Sach-Hien
A production by the Conservatoire de Musique, de Danse et d'Art Dramatique de Montbéliard - the EMI - Ensemble de Musique Interactive.
Sala del Buonumore - Conservatorio Boccherini - Florence - [Italy]


Janvier 19th 2022

CONCERT [Cancelled because of Covid]

Recital for flute and live electronics
Flute - Anne Nardin
A production by the Conservatoire de Musique, de Danse et d'Art Dramatique de Montbéliard - the EMI - Ensemble de Musique Interactive.
MAD - Piazza delle Murate - Florence - [Italy] 

I have been working since 2007 on a new cycle for flute and live electronics. This cycle, dedicated to Anne Nardin, is entitled Silence. It is a series of five compositions for different transverse flutes [bass, alto, « normal » and piccolo] and live electronics. This cycle evokes the notion of silence, what precedes or follows it, the fact that absolute silence does not exist, thus exploring our images of what silence is.

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January 28th 2022

INSTALLATION
ARGO - generative and interactive installation

Conception: Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Hardware and software for breathing analysis: David Kuller - MyAir company
Graphical interpretation of the data: Léo Baqué
Conservatoire de musique de Châteauroux
Nuit des conservatoires - Châteauroux - [France]

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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 my breathing in real time, following his use of a respiratory sensor worn 24/7 since June 2017. Based on the musical trajectories written by me, my breathing continues to disrupt 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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January 31st 2022

PERFORMANCE Don Juan 

Conception: Jacopo Baboni Schilingi and Gerard Pommier
Reading with Alexandra Scicluna
Librarie Tschann - Paris - [France]

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March 8th 2022

CONCERT/PERFORMANCE/INSTALLATION

  • ALIAS - a tribute to women by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi

  • TERRA - music and dance

  • ANIMA - music and piano

  • CINERE - music and theatre

  • MATERIA - music and video

  • STILLA - music and voice

Music and artistic direction - Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
With : Adéle Bord (dance), Véronique Ngo Sach-Hien (piano), Elsa Revcolevschi (writer/actress), Sara Richard and Sara Grace Craves (voices), Maya Maximovitch (video), Pauline Coutouron (stage direction).
Guillaume Antonini (violin)
Light and scenography by Eric Cordier

Festival - Saison Numérique #6
La Scène Numérique - Montbéliard - [France]

Meant as a tribute to women’s status, a cartography of the sensory world, a complex but poetic definition of its various mindsets, ALIAS is a multifaceted original project I created, in five interactive musical compositions, all played on a stage using some original stage direction processes.

The sensory force, life and death impulses, the sensual body, the cyclical madness, are all components used by the artists to define their view of femininity. These sensitive figures, constantly shifting between expressive force and unpredictable extravagance, help create this tribute, which takes the form of an ode to women through a sensory voyage, drawing the audience to the world of interactive poetry, constantly evolving in time and unique to every performance. The originality of the project lies both in the complex stage presentation (five different presentation ideas are meant to be used in those performances) and the particular care placed in highlighting the evident link between the musicality of the bodies and their sound traceability, aesthetic intentions that are found in my entire body of work. The constant back and forth rather than eliciting a simple and reductive definition of womanhood, suggests a global aesthetic vision of the issues proposed, of their presentation and representation, and above all the mystical perceptions of women, which may be unique to every individual.

These five forms of narration and representation of womanhood are all associated in their stage direction to the five elements (fire, earth, water, air and wood), following the definition used in Asian cultures. That intent in the writing is deliberate aiming at highlighting my notion around the main appeal of womanhood and its sensory territories. Close to doubt as well as certainty, to deep reflections but also madness, to anger and awakenings, these representations of women (sometimes dedicated to the performer herself) all tend towards one same colourful and complex vision of their sensory world. To highlight these unique mental categories, and these new associations between elements and the female psychological state within each chapter, new participation modes using interactive devices, are then conceived to create new stage direction modes.


March 23rd 2022

PERFORMANCE

Rizhomatics

Music by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Performer - Agathe Vidal
With the paticipation by Michela Anna Pinto
A production by EMI - Ensemble de Musique Interactive.
MAD - Piazza delle Murate - Florence - [Italy]

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Rhizomatics is not strictly speaking a performance, nor an installation. It is a new way of looking at creation and at the notion of the work of art itself. It is an invitation to displace our frames of reference and our habits, both to the artists (Agathe Vidal and me) and to the public, thus inaugurating a new space for encounters, debates and intimacy around this creation and anticipating the risks that, at any moment, threaten to disconnect us from one another.

Rhizomatics thus consists of a new artistic pact; it is a new paradigm, imagined in the continuity of the changes in the relationship between the work, the two artists and the public. This pact is based on a reinterpretation of the concept of the open work, of the metamorphosis of the work in contact with its audiences, whose principles Umberto Eco theorised, and whose functioning Thadeusz Kantor illustrated through his happenings, open classes and unprecedented theatrical creations.


March 24th 2022

PERFORMANCE

Rizhomatics

Music by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Performer - Agathe Vidal
With the paticipation by Elisa Pietracito
A production by EMI - Ensemble de Musique Interactive.
MAD - Piazza delle Murate - Florence - [Italy]

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Rhizomatics is not strictly speaking a performance, nor an installation. It is a new way of looking at creation and at the notion of the work of art itself. It is an invitation to displace our frames of reference and our habits, both to the artists (Agathe Vidal and me) and to the public, thus inaugurating a new space for encounters, debates and intimacy around this creation and anticipating the risks that, at any moment, threaten to disconnect us from one another.

Rhizomatics thus consists of a new artistic pact; it is a new paradigm, imagined in the continuity of the changes in the relationship between the work, the two artists and the public. This pact is based on a reinterpretation of the concept of the open work, of the metamorphosis of the work in contact with its audiences, whose principles Umberto Eco theorised, and whose functioning Thadeusz Kantor illustrated through his happenings, open classes and unprecedented theatrical creations.


March 25th 2022

PERFORMANCE

Rizhomatics

Music by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Performer - Agathe Vidal
With the paticipation by Benedetta Danti
A production by EMI - Ensemble de Musique Interactive.
MAD - Piazza delle Murate - Florence - [Italy]

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Rhizomatics is not strictly speaking a performance, nor an installation. It is a new way of looking at creation and at the notion of the work of art itself. It is an invitation to displace our frames of reference and our habits, both to the artists (Agathe Vidal and me) and to the public, thus inaugurating a new space for encounters, debates and intimacy around this creation and anticipating the risks that, at any moment, threaten to disconnect us from one another.

Rhizomatics thus consists of a new artistic pact; it is a new paradigm, imagined in the continuity of the changes in the relationship between the work, the two artists and the public. This pact is based on a reinterpretation of the concept of the open work, of the metamorphosis of the work in contact with its audiences, whose principles Umberto Eco theorised, and whose functioning Thadeusz Kantor illustrated through his happenings, open classes and unprecedented theatrical creations. 


April 9th 2022

CONCERT
Electric Voice

Nicholas Isherwood - voice
Jacopo Baboni Schilingi - live electronics
University Museum of Navarra
Campus Universitario - Pamplona - Navarra - [Spain]

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Mai 7th 2022

CONCERT
Electric Voice

Nicholas Isherwood - voice
Brechemin Auditorium
University of Washington - [USA]

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Mai 19th 2022

CONCERT
Electric Voice

Nicholas Isherwood - voice
Jacopo Baboni Schilingi - live electronics
MAD - Murate Art District
Piazza delle Murate - Florence - [Italy]

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from May 24th to 2§th 2022

Performance 

Recording dreams

Terzo Giardino - Florence - [Italy]

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The dream world has always played a capital role in understanding our inner selves, as can be seen in the quotation from Tabucchi's book. On this theme is based the project 'The Breath of Dreams', by artist Jacopo Baboni Schilingi with the team of MAD Murate Art District, which will be held from 24 to 26 May from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Anyone can go on these dates to the Third Garden on Lungarno Serristori to donate to art, anonymously, what we have most privately: our dreams. 


June 11th 2022

CONCERT

Wolfy's - two cadenza for piano and live electronics, for Mozart's concerto K-466
Commissioned and performed by Simon Ghraichy
with the Orchestre de Picardie conducted by Maestro Arie van Beek 
Auditorium du Nouveau Siècle- Lille [France]

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June 13th 2022

CONCERT

Scarlet K141 by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi

Luca Quintavalle - harpsichord
Palazzo Ricci – Europäische Akademie für Musik und Darstellende Kunst
Montepulciano - [Italy]

Scarlet K141 is a composition for harpsichord and live electronics.
It is a composition that belongs to the "highly" cycle, which means "as fast as possible".
It is a composition strongly inspired by Scarlatti's sonata K141. Actually, I was inspired by three sonatas: K18, K141 and K525. But the morphological link with K141 is much more explicit.
This composition seeks, in addition to a purely musical discourse, to enhance the performer. In the music of creation, also known as contemporary music, all too often composers submit passages that are extremely difficult to perform and whose sonic result seems disconnected from the difficulty of producing it.
Scarlet K141 is exactly the opposite. The instrumental gestures are in themselves all idiomatic to the instrument: obstinate repeated notes, trills, tremolos, clusters. It is their concatenation that makes them particularly spectacular.
In addition to the gestures just listed, I ask Luca Quintavalle, in a section before the finale, to strike the harpsichord as if it were a percussion instrument. It is no longer a question of playing on the keyboard, but in the different wooden parts of the sound box. All these sounds are recorded in real time by the computer and I process them so that a dialogue is created between the harpsichord and the electronics. This dialogue is defined both by the reworked sounds and by a series of sounds that I have composed specifically for this composition.
For more than 14 years now, I have been writing my scores not on paper, nor on the computer, but on human bodies. Then I take photographs of these scores so that I can copy them and send them to the musicians. For Scarlet K141 I wrote about Agathe Vidal [whose photo was used for the cover].
In this sense Scarlet K141 represents my aesthetics [or poetics if you prefer], which is articulated around four fundamental needs: to express myself through complex structures, the search for hedonism through my work, the use of machines and the redefinition of the notion of the body in art.
Scarlet K141 is dedicated to Luca Quintavalle, to whom I owe so much, and this composition bears witness to that.

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June 18th 2022

Installation

Bóvedas Celestes 2022

Gau Zuria Festival

Generative installation by Miguel Chevalier
Conception Miguel Chevalier
Music by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Software: Cyrille Henry / Antoine Villeret
Technical production: Voxels Productions
Church of Encarnación - Bilbao - [Spain]

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July 17th 2022

CONCERT

Interludes by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi

Simon Ghraichy - piano
Raga Gorgani - dance
Baalbeck Acropolis - [Libanon]

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Sepember 8th 2022

Installation

Il respiro dei sogni

Conception and music by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Curators - Valentina Gensini [MAD] and Renata Summo O'Connell [Artegiro]

Lungarno Serristori / fronte Torre San Niccolò
Terzo Giardino - Florence - [Italy]

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The project is financed by Anci , Palazzo Chigi - Presidency of the Council of Ministers - Department for Youth Policy and Universal Civil Service, within LUMEN- Progetto RIVA, conceived and produced by MAD, in collaboration with Artegiro Contemporary ART, with the contribution of Fondazione CR Firenze.


from 9th of September to 15th of October 2022

Installation

Il respiro dei sogni

Conception and video and music by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Interactive video software - Leo baqué
Curators - Valentina Gensini [MAD] and Renata Summo O'Connell [Artegiro]
Murate Art District - Florence - [Italy]

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Dreamlike visions, personal projections and collective utopias, these are the three "macro-areas" into which Baboni Schilingi has divided the work, creating a pathway that, starting from the cells of the former Florentine prison, culminates in the Anna Banti room, inside which the visitor will find Argo - the device conceived by Baboni to measure and visualise his breathing 24 hours a day - trying at first hand to "dream" and at the same time to compose music with the simple movement of his hands. Jacopo Baboni Schilingi's project, curated by Valentina Gensini, MAD's artistic director, and Renata Summo O'Connell, Artegiro's president, is financed by ANCI, Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri - Dipartimento per le politiche giovanili e il servizio civile universale, within LUMEN- Progetto RIVA, conceived and produced by MAD, in collaboration with Artegiro Contemporary Art, Institut Francais, Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini, EMI - Ensemble de Musique Interactive, with the support of Fondazione CR Firenze. "Citizens, Florentines and not, dream aloud: after sharing the most intimate dimension of their dreamy imagination, of their projection towards the future, but also of their own pulse and breath, measured by the Argo sensor, our Community will finally be able to inhabit sound spaces designed by the great composer Jacopo Baboni Schilingi at MAD Murate Art District and at the Terzo Giardino; - said Valentina Gensini, artistic director of MAD - . In two completely different versions, dreams will come alive aloud with the artist's sound design, and can be walked, traversed, experienced. With a work commissioned by the RIVA Project, Baboni Schilingi proposes this participatory installation after a long process of listening to the territory, training with the young artists of the Academy and Conservatory, and artistic dedication to the city". "The Breath of Dreams," commented Renata Summo O'Connell, "proposes images, sounds and multimedia installations that collect and narrate in an absolutely contemporary way the voices of dreamers, the ideals and desires of Florentine and non-Florentine citizens, narrated along the Arno River and returned in a choral and unexpected work of art. A long breath of dreams, as digital as it is organically natural, that joins us from the Arno to the heart of the city'. "The ability to dream unites us all: women, men, young, old," explained Jacopo Baboni Schilingi. "It is that unconscious ability thanks to which we are all a bit like artists capable of living profound, mysterious, frightening, imaginative experiences. Through the breath of dreams, I have decided to give voice to your unconscious'. 


Working on a Sonata for piano and live computer for Simon Ghraichy - November 22nd and 23rd 2023 - ROME - ITALY


Working on a trilogy for music, theatre and live computer - Carnations - Trilogie du corps - date to be definbed - FRANCE


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


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