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EVENTS DIARY 2012
January: soundtrack for HK:ID, documentary about HongKong handover, directed by F. Fei, prod. Apneafilm/Ray Yip.
January: soundtrack for new Ter et Bantine fashion video (no. 4)
Feb 24-25 project/workshop Sondaggio at CRAC Cremona
Feb 25 music Ter et Bantine fashion show, Milan
March 8-11: Armory Show Barnacle in NY
Mar 21: sound installation in Montreal at 24 Gauche, using voices recorded at Bordeaux.
Mar 24-Apr 21: Carta Bianca Milano, group show at Villa Croce Museum, Genoa, new installation of the piece The Bell.
Mar 27: performance with Gak Sato for E Il Topo at Careof, Milan.
April 3-May 3: video-audio project by Francesco Fei and Steve Piccolo, part of Milano Update, Fondazione Corrente Milan.
April 21: conference at Teatro Pierlombardo Milan "Sound 4 - Conferenza sul suono applicato"
April 27: Canon night out in Milan, urban nocturnal module photography tour.
May 2: Forte Piano, Auditorium-Parco della Musica, Rome, sound show cur. Achille Bonito Oliva. Includes piece entitled As I Was Saying (or, er, um, ah, the death of discourse and its possible rebirth)
May 12: group talk on Isola Art Center at occupied skyscraper MACAO, Milano.
May 19 night of museums, Genoa, Panic Box chorus at Villa Croce. Rehearsals and recording went perfectly, then the Italian authorities decided to call off the open-museums night on a national scale due to terrorist bombing in Brindisi that same day. To make matters even stranger, stores and other facilities stayed open for the night anyway, and the last remaining revelers were surprised at 4.00 in the morning by an earthquake which could be felt very vividly in Milan as well. Long day.
May 19: On the same European night of museums, the magazine E Il Topo was in Paris to take part in Rob Pruitt's Flea Market at the Monnaie de Paris. Apart from the popcorn, I have no idea if my stuttering sound piece was heard.
May 26: back to CRAC Cremona for chorus/performance of Sondaggio-Panic Box project. Performed and recorded good chorus in town center. At the same time, the chorus was finally being performed at Villa Croce in Genoa.
June 1-2-3: Black Room, Human Bike exhibition, Bergamo, set of seven short stories (Pirate Cycles) as a prelude to the Pirate's Cave story.
June 11: Casabella Laboratorio, Milan, performance Rising Rubble with Gak Sato, video by Francesco Fei.
June 27: seance-performance by Steve Piccolo and Gak Sato with Gabriele Di Matteo and Martin Gimenez for E Il Topo at Supportico Lopez Gallery, Berlin.
July 29 - Sept 9: Contemporary Locus II, Bergamo, installation "Michael's Fire" with materic sound path, eight-channel installation of vocal sounds, lightbox with sound, all in the Cannoniera di San Giacomo, a hidden cavernous space under the fortified walls of Bergamo. Including last night performance on Sept. 9. Curated by Paola Tognon and Paola Vischetti.
September 14: lecture on Sound Objects at Festival della Filosofia, Modena, Galleria Civica, with voice processing by Gak Sato.
Sept 20 - Jan 13 2013: piece in group show Funding for Isola at Galleria Bianconi, Milan, curated by Julia Draganovic.
Sept 22 - music for Ter et Bantine fashion show, Milan, with Gak Sato.
Sept 25 - Make it easy, make it porn. One-day show at Isola Libri, in collaboration with Isola Art Center, curated by Fani Zguro, Gallery on the Move. Works by Anri Sala, Santiago Sierra, Pipilotti Rist, Thomas Hirschhorn, Steve Piccolo et al.
Oct 2 - performance with Gak Sato at Isola Art Center show Milan, Frigoriferi Milanesi, Settimana della Comunicazione.
Nov 17: presentation of the new E Il Topo Red Letter Issue at Printed Matter NYC, with stories by Steve Piccolo and a special contribution by John Lurie.
Nov 25: presentation of Red Letter issue of E IL TOPO and upcoming book on Isola Art Center, Frigoriferi Milanesi, 11.30, part of the weekend event "Writers".
Nov 27: presentation of Fight Specific book on Isola Art Center at MAMCO Geneva.
Pirate Cycles for Temporary Black Space, Bergamo, brochures and online.
Michael's Fire, short story, brochures, Temporary Locus, Bergamo.
E IL TOPO Red Letter Edition, magazine of short stories, printed in Naples, available at Printed Matter NY and Palais de Tokyo Paris.
Achtung Blumen, short story with illustrations by Nathalie Du Pasquier, limited edition of 50 copies published by NDP.
Essay (with Elio Grazioli) on instructions in art and John Cage, in the book John Cage. Una rivoluzione lunga cent’anni, Mimesis.