2022


Janvier 12th 2022

MONOGRAPHIC CONCERT [cancelled because 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]

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January 18th 2022

CONCERT [cancelled because Covid]
In collaboration with the Institut Francais de Florence
Young soloists from the Conservatorio di Musica Cherubini
Institut Français - Piazza Ognissanti - Florence - [Italy]


Janvier 19th 2022

CONCERT [cancelled because 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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from Janvier 17th to 23rd 2022

Artist 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.


January 28th 2022

CONCERT

Decode-II - Percussionist from the Conservatoire de musique de Châteauroux
Nuit des conservatoires - Châteauroux - [France]

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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]

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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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), Virginia Guidi 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 participation of  Michela Anna Pnto young artist from Accademia delle Belle Arti di Firenze
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 participation of  Elisa Pietracito young artists from Accademia delle Belle Arti di Firenze
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 participation of  Bennedetta Danti, young artists from Accademia delle Belle Arti di Firenze
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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April 20th 2022

CONCERT

Electric Voice

Nicholas Isherwood - voice
Jacopo Baboni Schilingi - live electronics
California State University - Fullerton - [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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June 13th 2022

CONCERT - Scarlet K141 by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi

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

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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 11th 2022

CONCERT - Wolfy's by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi

Simon Ghraichy - Piano
Orchestre de Picardie
Conductor Maestro Arie van Beek
Le Nouveau Siècle - Lille - [France]

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« Wolfy's », my two cadenzas 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

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June 17 and 18th 2022 


INSTALLATION by Miguel Chevalier
Music by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi

Generative virtual reality work projected on the vaults of the Encarnacion church in Bilbao
Gau Zuria Festival - Bilbao [Spain]

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Bóvedas Celestes is a generative virtual reality installation projected onto the vaults of the choir and nave of the Church of the Encarnacion.

30 different colored networks of light, combine with beautiful pictures explosions of massive stars and remnants of supernovas, develop one after the other.

These large meshes take form and then lose their shape, creating ever renewed, diversified universes. This huge virtual light curtain twists, moves and resizes to create diverse and complex shapes. Elements are attracted and repelled by one another, creating a breathing-like rhythm of dilation and contraction.

The artwork Bóvedas Celestes resonates with the architecture of the cathedral and highlights the ribbed vaults that come to life before our eyes. A bridge is being built between the gothic high tech of stone and the high tech of current technologies.

The Bóvedas Celestes installation is accompanied by the music of Jacopo Baboni Schilingi. For this generative musical creation, the composer recorded fragments of liturgical songs from different periods which are then processed with morphogenesis algorithms to create infinite musical variations. This musical creation contributes to creating an atmosphere favourable to daydream and contemplation. It amplify the immersion in the work. Image and music respond to each other in a fusion of emotional nature that participates in a true synesthesia.

Visitors are invited to stroll through the cathedral, sit on the benches and look up to the sky. These digital constellations of pixels immerse visitors in an atmosphere bathed in light. It plunges visitors into the mysteries of the universe and opens onto the infinite.

 


July 17th 2022

CONCERT - Piano recital with electroacoustic interludes by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi

Piano - Simon Ghraichy
Dance - Rana Gorgani
Lap-top - Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Baalbeck Acropolis - Baalbeck - [Libanon]

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Photo by Carlos Hidamous


July 20th 2022

CONCERT - HUGE by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi

Piano - Véronique Ngo Sach-Hien
Église de Chamesol - 20h30
Festival Musiques à Saint-Hipp - France

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July 27th 2022

PERFORMANCE - CREPA by Sara Sguotti and Arianna Ulian

Text by Arianna Ulian
Music by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Orto botanico di Padova - [Italy]

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July 28th 2022

PERFORMANCE - CREPA by Sara Sguotti and Arianna Ulian

Text by Arianna Ulian
Music by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Villa Bolasco, Castelfranco Veneto- [Italy]

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Working on a Sonata for piano and live computer for Simon Ghraichy - November 22nd and 23rd 2022 - 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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