Deep Listening and Visualization

Workshop by Luca Forcucci

The workshop explores the notions of deep listening, developed by the late American avant-garde composer and musician Pauline Oliveros. What kind of imagery may emerge from such dedicated listening? Why it may help audiovisual compositions? On such base, the workshop introduces important artists, directors and composers who explored relationships between sound and image. The workshop proposes the sense of synesthesia and how it may relate to audiovisual compositions.


Luca Forcucci’s research observes the perceptive properties of sound, space and memory. The field of possibilities of the experience is explored as the artwork. In this context, he is interested in perception, subjectivity and consciousness. A great influence is the late American avant-garde composer and musician Pauline Oliveros and her concept of deep listening expanded to all what is humanly possible to listen to. Since 2008, he collaborates with scientists in the field of neuroscience, perception and biology. Forcucci achieved a PhD in Sonic Arts from De Montfort University and a MA in Sonic Arts from Queens University of Belfast. He studied electroacoustic music with the Swiss composer Rainer Boesch in Geneva, and was produced, by Al Comet, former member of The Young Gods. Forcucci has an extensive background in architecture informed by twenty-five years of professional practice. His research was conducted at Berlin University of the Arts and Electronic Music Studio at TU Berlin, INA/GRM Paris (Institut National d’Audiovisuel / Groupe de Recherches Musicales) while investigating at Bibliothèque Nationale de France François Mittérand. At the Brain Mind Institute in Switzerland he explored cognitive neuroscience of out-of-body experiences. The artworks are presented worldwide on a regular basis The compositions are released by Universal music, Cronica Electronica in Porto and Subrosa in Bruxelles. The works are in the collections of the Swiss National Library, Fine Arts Department of Jura Canton in Switzerland, Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai in China, Djerassi Foundation in San Francisco, Red Bull Station in São Paulo.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 1:10pm to 2:30pm

CHASS Interdisciplinary South, 1109

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sound studies, forcucci


Center for Ideas & Society


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