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The Woodpeckers

presented by Marco Barotti



Electromagnetic radiation has been around since the birth of the universe; light is its most familiar form. Electric and magnetic field are part of the spectrum of electromagnetic radiation which extends from static electric and magnetic fields, through radiofrequency and infrared radiation, to X-rays.

Marco Barotti started to research if he could create a robotic object as a form of creative detection of electromagnetic radiation. How could it react to people sending and receiving electromagnetic radiations through their smartphones? 

The Woodpeckers transform in real time the invisible radiations used for mobile communication and wireless technology into audible and visible drumming patterns. The sonic result is a generative acoustic composition which undergoes constant transformation. A live soundscape which resonates as an invading drum ensemble into urban and natural environments.

The Woodpeckers is a project created and produced by Marco Barotti. Co-produced by In Situ, Lieux Public, Bildstörung Festival, La Strada Graz, Oerol Festival, Arts and Theatre Institute. Funded by Ministry of Culture and Science of the Federal State of Northrhein-Westfalia, City of Detmold, SACD / Auteurs d'Espaces

'It is a sonic adventure where routine and unexpected sounds meet, it is an evolving composition where each one of us is responsible for the outcome'   Marco Barotti.

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