2019


From 8th to 18th Augut 2019

INSTALLATION

Digital Supernova 2019 by Miguel Chevalier
http://www.miguel-chevalier.com/en/digital-supernova
Generative virtual-reality installation
9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 August, accompanied by music by  Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Software: Cyrille Henry / Antoine Villeret
Technical production: Voxels Productions
Cathedral Notre-Dame, Rodez, France

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From 23rd to 28th Augut 2019

ARTISTIC RESIDENCE

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

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September 5th 2019

INSTALLATION

ARGO - music and video installation
Galerie Charlot
47 rue Charlot
Paris - France
https://www.galeriecharlot.com/fr/expo
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Argois 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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From 9th to 13th September 2019

ARTISTIC RESIDENCE

CINERE - a part of ALIAS - Mon hommage au statut de la femme
First part of work residence
with Elsa Revcolevschi
Paris - France

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Cinere, performed by Elsa Revcolevschi alone on a stage. Through an intimate inner monologue by the two women, Cinere reveals the humanity of its actresses. The lack of understanding from her contemporaries that plagued her life, through the inability to understand oneself, the call to transcend from desire into mysticism, in many different ways. Elsa Revcolevschi uses this project to seal an intimate deal with the audience and with herself, turning her identity into a story spread all around the world of eternity and alterity. Elsa shares this stage with the spectres of her personality, facing her own doubles shown in the video of the performance of the same show 7 years ago, every performance of the show being shot on video every 7 year for an undetermined amount of time. Divided into four parts, themes and sequences where time is freed from its objective measures, the show lets us understand the psychic and social, intimate relationship-related mechanisms that rule the organization of our minds and foreshadows the world as we can live it. Love, childhood, medicine, religion, are the four levels of subjective projections through which the protagonist’s fate is articulated.


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
https://iicbruxelles.esteri.it/iic_bruxelles/fr/gli_eventi/calendario/2019/10/concerto-nox-in-memoria-di-luciano.html

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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 5th 2019

CONCERT

HUGE - for piano and live computer - Commissioned by Deutsche Grammophon
Nuit Blanche

Pianist - Simon Ghraichy - Institut de France - 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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From 7th to 10th October 2019

ARTISTIC RESIDENCE

Artistic residence with Pauline P. Raybaud for video, dance and calligraphy on the concept of heristic rules in performances

Istituto Italiano di Cultura
Bruxelles - Belgium

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This first artistic residence the beginning of a new project. How to create a performance based on heuristic rules applied in real time? This is the goal of the residence. Both artists (Pauline Raybaud and Jacopo Baboni Schilingi) work for a while on predefined structures whose occurrences are rules-based. Baboni Schilingi’s software developments on heuristic rules are ready to be tested in real time. During this residence the two artists share their experiences, knowledge and tools in order to create a performance including video, dance and music.

 

October 12th 2019

PERFORMANCE

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
https://festival-artonov.eu/programme/#bodyscore

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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

CONCERT

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

Festival Artonov - Halles Saint-Géry | Sint-Gorikshallen

Place Saint-Géry 1 Bruxelles - Belgium

https://festival-artonov.eu/programme/#bodyscore

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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

PHOTO EXHIBITION

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

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"I want to show all of my intentions with what I have named an “identigraphy” and the end goal is not just to produce music that you can listen to. If it were, I would produce purely electronic music. I can do that. But I believe in writing. I believe in the importance of reading it. I want people to be able to read all my emotional, ethical, philosophical, human and sentimental intentions, from my artistic mind, in my writing. And music as a concert is not enough for me. Not anymore. I want to create, to see all the intentions that led me to write a particular piece of music. And while a concert is not enough, neither is photography. After learning calligraphy and photography, I chose two printing techniques which I chose to combine: platinum printing and carbon printing. These two techniques have been around for a while, and they are usually separate, seen as incompatible. But from the first one, I took the idea of painting over the paper that the photograph of the score written on a model’s body will be painted on. From the second one, I took the idea of using actual carbon tissue, to crush a negative of the picture. So I prepare the paper that will be printed with carbon, painting over that paper. These brushstrokes, which I leave for all to see, that mark time and the spontaneous gesture of the moment, make the paper used for printing unique. Before crushing the negative with carbon, I make an incision on it, as one last immanent artistic intention of the present time. This present time exists between the moment the picture is taken, and the image is chemically achieved. This incision is another “firma”, both symbolic and musical." From Identigraphies, Edizioni Kappabit - Rome.

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October 17th 2019

PERFORMANCE

TERRA - music and dance performance - conceived by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Festival Artonov - Halles Saint-Géry | Sint-Gorikshallen 
Place Saint-Géry 1 
Bruxelles - Belgium
Dancer - Fanny Gombert

https://festival-artonov.eu/programme/#terra

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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From 7th to 10th November 2019

PHOTO EXHIBITION

Identigraphies - Photo exhibition
Collectif du Hérisson 
http://www.collectifduherisson.fr/
Fotofever -Carrousel du Louvre
http://www.fotofever.com/fr-38-a-propos.html
Paris – France

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Le collectif du Hérisson invites Jacopo Baboni Schilingi at Fotofever. Since 2007, Jacopo Baboni Schilingi desires to make music calligraphy continue, in a very particular and personal way; through the revival of his practice of musical writing. Touched by the cinematic adaptation of the book by Sei Shonagon, Pillow book by Peter Greenaway in 1996, as well as Cinq femmes autour d'Utamaro by Kenji Mizoguchi (1946), he slowly began to write sketches of scores directly onto bodies, onto the living skin of models. He asks them to his studio, where in slots of six to twelve hours to compose, with a thin tip felt pen on their backs, arms, faces, legs, chests, and patiently inks staves and music notes, a way of literally ‘incarnating’ the motion of writing on the living, a way to make sacred this action in this written form. In doing this, he reaffirms his attachment to traditional writing, abandoning the ‘character police’ in favour of calligraphy, which he carries out on the skin of models.

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November 7th 2019

PERFORMANCE

Live performance Bodyscore
Anaïs de Matos - model
Guillaume Antonini - violin
Collectif du Hérisson
Fotofever - Carrousel du Louvre
Paris – France

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To compose is to create a state of tension, of vibration, between his mind and the listener, through the interpreter through the prism of the score. But there is a tension that precedes all this, and which touches on the very act of composing, what Jacopo Baboni Schilingi calls Bodyscore. He writes a new work on the body of a model throughout the performance. Writing changes over time. It grows with age and experience. As in any calligraphy, each gesture is the vehicle of the mood and the mental state of the artist. The handwritten score is the trace of the artist/composer, who is expressing himself; beyond the musical content, the score displays the emotional state of the composer. The handwritten score leaves a muscular memory inside the composer’s body.

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November 8th 2019

PERFORMANCE

For Fotofever with Collectif du Hérisson
Live performance Bodyscore with Alia Mroué
Guillaume Antonini - violin
Nichoas Isherwood - voice
"Secret place"
Paris - France


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In the vision of composer Jacopo Baboni Schilingi, the dimension of writing is central: much more than a medium between the author and his interpreter, it is an asceticism as much as a move of body and mind. The daily life of creation is thus punctuated by attention to the gesture of writing, to fatigue as well as to the muscular memory that it induces. For this state of initial tension, that is to say pre-existing projection of the sound composed, the composer makes a performance during which a work rises over the hours, under the public gaze. Thus Jacopo Baboni Schilingi gives shape, by the corp of the model, to the pre-tensio experienced during the act of creation. It is to this exposure that the public is invited. Throughout this performance, two musicians gravitate around the composer, reading the playing the rising score. The public is free to stay, to leave to return, but especially to see the evolution in vivo of this creation and to listen to it.

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From 12th to 20th November 2019

PHOTO EXHIBITION

Identigraphies - Photo exhibition
Collectif du Hérisson
9, rue Saint-Paul
75004 -Paris - France
http://www.collectifduherisson.fr/

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Jacopo Baboni Schilingi's work therefore consists of the intersection between the model’s skin and artisanal, calligraphic techniques, and is also influenced by the postures and concentration. But the body is not merely a surface; the entire organism participates in the process. On the one hand, the composer is inspired by the body’s landscape; on the other, the body is alive, not inert like a sheet of paper. The skin encloses muscles, organs, and a skeleton. It contains a spirit which responds to emotions, which manifests itself by the breath, which can in turn be a measure of time. Breath is a source of life, always renewing itself. But it can also serve as an external indicator of an internal state. Everyone knows the feeling of intimacy between two breaths which meet, mingle, respond…or spurn one another. Jacopo Baboni Schlingi describes his concentration, which approaches self-hypnosis, and the necessity of a mimetic synchronicity between two breaths, a community of tension and release, without which the magic is broken, the music silent. It is the proximity of a trusting and respectful relationship, in which one can share intimacy without being close; moments during which one needs but few words to speak.

 


November 20th 2019

MONOGRAPHIC CONCERT

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

https://chanelnexushall.jp/en/program/2019/jbs/

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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.


From 21st to 23rd November 2019

ARGO - music and video installation - Le 104 - 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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Conception: Jacopo Baboni Schilingi

Hardware and software for breathing analysis: David Kuller - MyAir company
Music Software: Jacopo Baboni Schilingi with the help of Leo Baqué, Julien Vincenot and Lenny Szpira
Visualization of breathing: David Kuller
Graphical interpretation of the data: Léo Baqué
With the support of:
EMI - Ensemble of Interactive Music & Jean-Luc and Françoise Dechery

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November 22nd 2019

CONCERT/PERFORMANCE

For the « Carte blanche à Marie-Agnés Gillot » Simon Ghraichy plais HUGE - for piano and live computer, composed Jacopo Baboni Schilingi.
During this performance, Marie-Agnés Gillot creates a new choreography.
La Seine Musicale
Boulogne-Billancourt (Paris) - France

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Simon Ghraichy and Marie-Agnés Gillot, during the whole performance, wear the breathing sensor conceived by David Kuller (My-Air), with the image projection of ARGO and the interactive system conceived by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi. The breaths of Simon Ghraichy and Marie-Agnés Gillot controls the sound treatment of Jacopo’s compositions.


November 22nd 2019

CONCERT

Electroacoustic interludes
Simon Ghraichy - performer
La Seine Musicale
Boulogne-Billancourt (Paris) - France

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These Interludes constitute a cycle of short electroacoustic compositions 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 from the end of one composition until the beginning of the following. These interludes for live computer have been commissioned to Jacopo by Simon Ghraichy.

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December 10th, 11th and 12th 2019

Unum - music for the performance by Virginie Mécènes
Ailey City Group Theater - New York (USA)
Dancers - Ari Mayzick, Abdiel Cedric Jacobsen, Ricardo Barrett, and Jesse Obremski
Commissioned by Buglisi Dance Theatre - New York (USA)

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2020


From January 14th to February 14th 2020

MONOGRAPHIC  PHOTO EXHIBITION

Bodyscore - the soul signature
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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January 24th 2020

Insana nocte - for harpe and live computer
Stéphanie Manzo - harpe
Le CRAC 109 - Montbéliard - France

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February 7th 2020

Rebirth

Interdisciplinary performance conceived by artist Kang Mu Xiang
New original music composition by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Dance and choreography by Ji Ling PeiJu Chien-Pott
Taipei 101 - Taiwan

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February 27th 2020

CINERE - a part of Alias - Hommage au statut de la femme
Music - Jacopo Baboni Schilingi
Texte - Elsa Revcolevschi
Saison Numérique-2020 - France

Scène Numérque - Montbéliard

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Cinere, performed by Elsa Revscolevsky alone on a stage, is embodied by two evanescent situations: Sarah Kane’s life and her works, Elsa’s life and her body. Through an intimate inner monologue by the two women, Cinere reveals the humanity of its actresses. The works by Sarah Kane, an English writer from the second half of the 20ieth century, highlight the neurosis and the lack of understanding from her contemporaries that plagued her life, through the inability to understand oneself, the call to transcend from desire into mysticism, in many different ways. Elsa Revscolevsky uses this project to seal an intimate deal with the author and with herself, turning her identity into a story spread all around the world of eternity and alterity. Elsa shares this stage with the specters of her personality, facing her own doubles shown in the video of the performance of the same show 7 years ago, every performance of the show being shot on video every 7 year for an undetermined amount of time.


From 16th to 22nd March 2020

Artistic residence Bodyscore
Alia Mroué - performer
Hamamet - Tunisia
 
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March 6th

New composition for violin, cello, AirGo breathing system and live computer
Diego Tosi (violon), Timothé Tosi (violoncelle)
Festival Flashback – Perpignan - France

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