On December 9-10, 2017, Hamamatsu (Japan) will host the first edition of the Sound Design Festival and the Bolognese creativity will be represented by the collective duo Antonello Ghezzi.
The event, focused on “Sound and Beyond”, will gather creatives, companies and institutions to investigate the potential of sound in other fields of research like “media arts”, medicine and welfare, through innovative projects and high levels of creativity.
The city of Hamamatsu, awarded the UNESCO Creative City of Music status as well as Bologna, launched for the occasion a Call and among the nine Bologna submissions selected the project “Shooting Stars” of the Bolognese collective duo Antonello Ghezzi.
Shooting Stars is a sound project, created in collaboration with the National Institute of Astrophysics and in particular the Radiotelescope of Medicina (Bo): the Astronomic Research Centre can broadcast live the “sounds of shooting stars.”
This constant live streaming makes real the opportunity to listen to the cosmos and, at a sudden sound, express a wish: meteorites are so many – more than you can imagine, even 50 per hour, thus it’s always time to dream and express a wish.
With this project, the audience is invited to a poetic and ephemeral act: after hearing the shooting star, you can write with a brush and water your dream on a porous surface that, drying in a while, will deliver it to the air.
Antonello Ghezzi is a collective duo of artists formed by Nadia Antonello and Paolo Ghezzi, both graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. Their main goal is to express peace messages and to show that art can make everybody’s life better.
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