events ☛ 01/04/2017 @ La Scuola Open Source (Bari)
Leandro Pisano — Curator and Researcher @ "L'Orientale" University of Naples
Is it possible, through the practice of listening, to investigate the landscapes and territories transformation, the changes taking place in the political and cultural geographies of the world today? It’s around this question that "New geographies Sound" (Meltemi, pp. 196), literary debut of Leandro Pisano, builds its analysis. Leandro is a curator and researcher internationally known for its projects related to new technologies, sound and rural areas (“Interferenze new arts festival”, “Liminaria”).
The book will be presented at La Scuola Open Source in Bari on April 1st, during a meeting in which the author will talk with the sound artists Roberto Pugliese, professor at Conservatory of Bari and Francesco Giannico, founder of the AIPS Project (Archive Italian Soundscapes). Giovanni Pugliese, Coordinator of the Environmental Education Center (CEA) of Putignano will moderate the discussion.
The presentation will be followed by "sonorApuliae", an audio performance of Francesco Giannico, built on a series of references to projects he carried in Puglia in the last years and in dialogue with some of the book themes (abandoned places, rural areas, etc.).
Curator and Researcher
/ "L'Orientale" University of Naples
Leandro Pisano is a writer and curator for projects and events focused on new media, sound and technological arts. He holds a PhD in Cultural and Postcolonial studies at University of Naples “L’Orientale”, being also the director of Interferenze new arts festival. He gave presentations, conferences and workshops during events related with sound, new media aesthetics, design and sustainability in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Korea, Japan, India, Iceland, Peru, Uruguay, US, Germany, Finland, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey and UK. He is journalist, being contributor for Blow-Up magazine and has contributed to Corriere della Sera, Doppiozero and Neural.
His research focuses on a series of themes involving sound through different aesthetics declinations (sound art, radio art, soundscape) and a culturalist perspective engaging different disciplines (geography, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, literature) and conceptual approaches (postcolonial, postdigital). This approach delves into new geographies of sound, as they are emerging from the reconfiguration of territory related with the postdigital and postglobal milieu in which we are immersed.