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Steve and Luca Gemma began to rework the entire concept. The anthropologists of the story began to record the sounds of the places they went, rather than always inviting local musicians to be "the natives". This focus on soundscape documentation, arriving in a city, recording its sounds and often surprising the natives in the audience with familiar, perhaps subconscious associations, changed our entire approach.
The concerts in 2000 were often just duets with tapes, entitled "The Secret Diaries of Bruce Chatwin" (see description elsewhere on this site). This concert was performed in festivals in Livorno and Pisa and at Cox 18 in Milan.
In Autumn 2000 Gak Sato began working with Hilarity Workshop, and the urban field recordings and sound manipulations became more intense.
The concert theme changed to “Songs about Danger”, as performed at Frontiere Festival in Milan.
In November 2000 the trio tried to work with the photographer Armin Linke. These were the first Expedition concerts with video. Steve combined material from the first Expedition, the Chatwin concert and the Danger concert to create a new framework. The concerts began to be tightly scripted with spoken word, video, actions, even gags.
3 November 2000, CS Rivolta, Marghera “Getting Ready for the Expedition”
28 December 2000, Mercati Generali, Catania, “Getting Ready for the Expedition”