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Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch

Square Milano


From 2 to 7 April from 10.30 to 19.00.
Duration: 30'
For the participation to the performance a smartphone and earphones are required.

Square Milano is a participatory installation that manipulates its surroundings. The result of a research project developed at IRCAM - Centre Pompidou in Paris, the work guides the audience through an ambiguous soundscape which plays with the simultaneous perception of real and fictitious inputs. The project employs a holophonic system of binaural recordings, which reproduce a realistic three-dimensional acoustic space, alongside domestic technologies such as tablets and smart phones, whose functions are distorted and expanded. This installation by Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch takes the spectators on a journey of discovery of urban space: the sounds bring back memories of places, which in turn merge with the present. Reality and imagination become two indistinguishable dimensions, creating a paradoxically cinematographic experience. 

Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch is an Italian composer and performer based in Paris. He writes music for live performances, albums, installations, theatre and dance. He has been commissioned by several international institutions, including Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM), the Venice Biennale, Gothenburg Opera House, Ballet National de Marseille, Santarcangelo Festival, Romaeuropa, Aterballetto. He has performed in Europe, Japan, China, Indonesia and USA. Bianchi Hoesch employs experimental processes and collaborates with artists, choreographers and performers. He teaches electroacoustic composition at the university of Franche-Comté and at the Conservatory Montbeliard, France.


Concept and compositions: Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch

Research and development: David Poirier-Quinot, Benjamin Matuszewski 

Voice-over: Valentina Picello

Assistant: Victor Audouze

Consulting: Arianna Bianchi

In collaboration with: David Poirier-Quinot, Olivier Warusfel (Espaces acoustiques et cognitifs, Ircam-STMS), Norbert Schnell, Frederic Bevilacqua, Benjamin Matuszewski (Interaction son musique mouvement, Ircam-STMS), scientific consultants IRCAM 

In the context of Artistic Research Residency of IRCAM

Production: IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Ornithology Productions. Le tecnologie web interattive utilizzate in questo progetto sono state sviluppate durante il progetto CoSiMa (Collaborative Situated Media) sostenuto dall’Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR) e coordinato dall’IRCAM-Centre Pompidou

Co-production: FOG Triennale Milano Performing Arts

Executive producer: PLATÔ

With the participation of: Maria Vittoria Capitanucci, Giovanni Muzio, Laura Maeran, Erica Petrillo, Tommaso Tofanetti, Benno Steinegger, Deborah Lopatin, Szuwha Wu, Amir Elsaffar

The performance is part of the program of Milano Art Week

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Palazzo dell’Arte, 1932<br/>Ingresso principale sul fronte ovest del Palazzo, foto Argo
Palazzo dell’Arte, 1932
Ingresso principale sul fronte ovest del Palazzo, foto Argo
VI Triennale di Milano, 1936<br/>Scalone d’onore del Palazzo dell’Arte, Giuseppe Pagano, mosaico Mario Sironi, foto Crimella
VI Triennale di Milano, 1936
Scalone d’onore del Palazzo dell’Arte, Giuseppe Pagano, mosaico Mario Sironi, foto Crimella
Costruzione del Palazzo dell’Arte, 1932<br/>Lavori di sistemazione del Parco Sempione, foto Argo
Costruzione del Palazzo dell’Arte, 1932
Lavori di sistemazione del Parco Sempione, foto Argo
IX Triennale di Milano, 1951<br/>Atrio, Luciano Baldessarri e Marcello Grisotti
IX Triennale di Milano, 1951
Atrio, Luciano Baldessarri e Marcello Grisotti