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«LASER NOMAD in Brazil» Luca Forcucci

Brazil, Switzerland — Events Luca Forcucci and Cara Stacey performing @CMC Festival  ©Alex Prong

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Luca Forcucci

«LASER NOMAD» is a series of meetings, interviews, musical presentations, workshops and seminars developed by the Swiss musician and artist Luca Forcucci in partnership with interdisciplinary art and science study institution Leonardo LASER/ISATS and with local interlocutors such as Valério Fiel da Costa (composer and lecturer at UFPB), Jorge Antunes (composer), Paulo Bruscky (artist), Yuri Bruscky (sound artist), Sofia Galvão (computer scientist), Alexandre de Jesus (anthropologist and museologist), Barbara Carine (chemist and lecturer at UFBA), Paola Barreto (artist and lecturer at UFBA), Ines Linke and Ciane Fernandes (artists and lecturers at UFBA).

Forcucci developed the project following a long journey through the Northeast of Brazil in 2017. It is the result of research carried out by the artist in the country for over a decade and explores ancestral technologies and relationships between the construction of handmade instruments and the contemporary electroacoustics of sound art.

Luca Forcucci’s research examines the properties of sound, space and memory. He explores their experimental possibilities through his work as a composer and audio-visual artist. In this context, he is interested in perception, subjectivity and consciousness. Since 2008, he has been collaborating with scientists in the field of neuroscience, as well as biologists.

Locais e Datas

João Pessoa, Paraíba, 12 – 14 November, 2019
Lecture, Research and Concert at Paraíba Federal University

Recife, Pernambuco, 15 – 25 November, 2019
LASER Nomad Lecture and Concert at UFPE’s Arts and Communication Centre
Rehearsals and composition at Portomedia studio

Salvador, Bahia, 26 November – 17 December, 2019
Artistic and Scientific Residence
LASER Nomad lecture at UFBA’s Ilab
City Deep Listening workshop at the Corpo Cidade Biennale
Lecture at UFBA’s Ilab
Concert at Encontro Arte Cidade e Urbanidade, UFBA School of Fine Art
Concert at CMC Festival

Laser Nomad Talks in Recife, Brazil
Laser Nomad Talks in Recife, Brazil

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