2019


January 15th 2019

Cinquième réfléxion pour piano (1998)
Piano - Alfonso Alberti
Galleria di Arte Moderna - Milano (Italy)

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January 24th 2019

Spatio intermisso (temporis)-II for accordon and live computer
Accordion - Ambre Vouillermoz
Conservatoire Nationale Supérieur de Paris - Paris (France)

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February 2nd 2019

TERRA - music and dance performance - conceived by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Saison Numérique - Pierrefontaine-les-Varans - (France)
Dancer - Fanny Gombert

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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February 2nd 2019

Iris - for doublebass live-computer
Saison Numérique - Loue Lison (France)

An original composition written for the DEM doublebass program for young musician Iris Plaisance-Godey.

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February 3rd 2019

TERRA - music and dance performance - conceived by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Saison Numérique - Loue Lison - (France)
Dancer - Fanny Gombert

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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February 3rd 2019

Iris - for doublebass live-computer
Saison Numérique - Loue Lison (France)

An original composition written for the DEM doublebass program for young musician Iris Plaisance-Godey.

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February 19th 2019

HUGE - for piano and live computer - Commissioned by Deutsche Grammophon  
Pianist - Simon Ghraichy - Théâtre des Champs Elysées - 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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February 19th 2019

Metamorphosis - 7 interludes for live computer - Commissioned by Simon Ghraichy  
Performer - Simon Ghraichy - Théâtre des Champs Elysées - Paris (France) 

Metamorphosisis a cycle of 7 interludes that Simon Ghraichy will perform between each couple of composition of his piano recital. Based on an interactive interface, Simon Ghraichy will control the musical transformation of the end of one composition and the beginning of the following.

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from 25th to 30th March 2019

BodyScore residence with Jesse Obremski and Ricardo Barrett.

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April 28th 2019

Anima - a new composition for piano and live-computer - commissioned by Variations 2019 – Nantes (France)
Pianist - Célimène Daudet

Anima is a new original composition written for the Célimène Daudet. Based on the same technology as ARGO, the pianist will control the sound treatments thought her respiration. 

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May 17th 2019

TERRA - music and dance performance - conceived by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Ariane# - Collège Lou Blazer - Montnéliard (France)
Dancer - Fanny Gombert

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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from 23rd to 28th Augut 2019

First part of work residence with the artist Kang Mu Xiang.
Taipei 101 - Taiwan

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September 5th 2019

ARGO - music and video installation - Galerie Charlot - Paris (France)

Argo is a project started in June-2017. It has duration length equal to the rest of Jacopo’s lifetime. Based on David Kuller’s technology (My-Air) Baboni Schilingi wears 24h 7/7 a special device conceived to measure his rib cage. A dedicated computer reads in real time the data coming from his device: how long Jacopo is breathing, how deep are his last ten seconds or one-minute breaths, how fast Jacopo is breathing, how expanded or compressed is his rib cage, etc. All these data are converted into musical functions in order to generate a not determinate duration music. Jacopo Baboni Schilingi is particularly involved in projects that create bridges between human body and the world of machines. Argo is one part of the body centred artistic research of Baboni Schilingi. Argo project is supported by Françoise and Jean-Luc Déchery, Camille Fournet – Paris.

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October 2nd 2019

Monographic concert - NOX - for two singers and live computer
Soprano - Tamara Nur Bounazou, Mezzosoprano - Séraphine Cortez
Institut Italian de Culture - Bruxelles - Belgium

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Nox (night in Latin) is a single composition in four movements inspired by the night and the gradual disappearance of matter. This is a work for two voices (soprano and mezzo-soprano) and live computer. The text of Nox is entirely taken from Ecclesiastes from the Bible in its Latin version. The choice of Latin has been done because of the sounds of the language that are particularly suitable for singing.

Live computer means a particular way of using the computer in order to ketch the vocal sound in order to treat them without any temporal delay. The use of electronics (live computer) aims to create vast soundscapes in respect of interactivity between performers and the sounds distributed in space. Nox is a cycle which investigates, according to different axes, vocalization towards the use of electronics. This is a cycle that offers a new virtuosity between the singers and the computer. This virtuosity is based on the interaction between voice and machine through the capture, processing, dsitribution of sound. The latest sound-processing techniques are explored here: as the super-amplification, the expected time, freezing the spectrum, granulation, spectral translations. All these electroacoustic techniques articulate with the purely vocal and compositional techniques define Nox cycle as a music astetcic research and creative new virtuosity.

The four parts of Nox were composed between 2003 and 2014. For this reason each movement has a the same given Roman numeral "II" to indicate that it is the "second" version. These second versions have all been completed and revisited in 2015 for the release of this CD. The four movements are connected without any interruption to propose one and only one composition. This final and definitive version of cycle Nox is dedicated to my sons Clement and Arthur.

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October 12th 2019

Live performance Bodyscore with Alia Mroué (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Festival Artonov - Halles Saint-Géry | Sint-Gorikshallen - Place Saint-Géry 1 Bruxelles - Belgium

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Since 2007, Jacopo Baboni Schilingi has been developing his projects Bodyscore and Identigraphies, where he composes on bodies, men and women, inspired by the energy, the aura, the pulsation, the breathing of the body, the grain of skin, which, therefore, participate intimately in the musical creation. During this performance the audience is invited to come, to stay or just pass, and they can observe the composer working lively.

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October 12th 2019

Live performance Bodyscore with Nicholas Isherwood (5 p.m.)

Festival Artonov - Halles Saint-Géry | Sint-Gorikshallen - Place Saint-Géry 1 Bruxelles - Belgium

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Then the dark is done. Nicholas Isherwood comes on stage and joins the model, Alia Mroué. Using a flashlight, he reads the notes on the body and sings the composed score lively. It is a very emotional moment, where the music, revealed by the song, takes its reality before us, mixing the body of the model, the voice of the singer, the beauty of the calligraphy into an ultimate artistic gesture.

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October 12th & 13th 2019

Identigraphies - photos exhibition 
Festival Artonov - Halles Saint-Géry | Sint-Gorikshallen - Place Saint-Géry 1 Bruxelles (Belgium)

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"If we were in Asia, in China, Japan, Korea, they would say I write on Qi or Ci. In our own continent, Europe, I say that I write on people’s soul, on their spirit, on the living energy that we call the body." (from Identigraphies, edizioni Kappabit - Rome)

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October 17th 2019

TERRA - music and dance performance - conceived by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Ariane# - Collège Lou Blazer - Montnéliard (France)
Dancer - Fanny Gombert

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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November 20th 2019

Monographic concert for string quartet and live computer
Il colore del Blu-II (first string quartet), De la nature du sacre (third string quartet) and N.5 commissioned by Chanel (fifth string quartet)
Musicians from the Pygmalion Nexus Hall - CHANEL NEXUS HALL - Ginza - Tokyo (Japan)

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CHANEL NEXUS Hall will hold a special concert in collaboration with Jacopo Baboni Schilingi, an artist known as a composer specializing in interactive music. In honor of the spirit of CHANEL's founder "Coco Chanel", a lover of the arts who unstintingly supports artists, Baboni Schilingi was inspired to compose a new string quartet entitled "N.5." In this special concert, in addition to the new work N.5, Baboni Schilingi will stage a unique performance using a special system he has devised in parallel with the performance of violins, viola and cello string quartet. Tones played by the string quartet will combine with electronic sounds in real time to create a novel experience in music. Come and enjoy the harmony of classical music and technology in a unique world view created by Baboni Schilingi.


 


2020


from January 14th to february 14th 2020

Morphogenèse - Monographic Bodyscore exhibition

CHANEL NEXUS HALL - Ginza - Tokyo (Japan)

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Morphogenesis (in English) is the set of laws that determine the form and shapes, from the living one (animals, trees) to the more abstract ones (music composition). This photo exhibition shows Jacopo Baboni Schilingi’s practice known as “Body scores”. He has been writing music scores on human bodies since 2007. At first, these were experiments, but they have since transformed into a new compositional practice. He writes works directly on bare human skin. The score is a codified link, written by hand, which indicates how to embody the emotions that the composer expresses through his creation. Then Baboni Schillingi takes pictures of them, because he wants people to be able to read all his emotional intentions. For Baboni Schilingi the photography of his “human” scores is the only way to make people see all the intentions that led him to write a particular piece of music.

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