Agnese Banti Bologna, Italy

Speaking Cables. Choreographic device for voice, cables and speakers

Bologna, Italy
13 July 8:30 pm
14 July 8.30 and 11:00 pm
15 July 8:30 pm
13 July 8:30 pm
14 July 8.30 and 11:00 pm
15 July 8:30 pm

To bring one’s own voice to the stage in order to interrogate it as something other than oneself. To play with it and enter into a relationship with it, to unravel and stitch space through the spatialised sound revealed on stage. “Speaking Cables” is a choreographic device for voice, cables and speakers. The compositional research – of Beckettian and Cageian inspiration – is articulated in monologues, choruses, dialogues and silences thanks to a choreography that combines the experiences of acousmatic music – created to be listened to through loudspeakers – and sound art, with the idea that speakers are not only acoustic broadcasting devices but also presences with which to relate. Agnese Banti’s research aims to create an open system that, through the improvisation of its compositional cells, enables the creation of an ever-changing dramaturgy in relation to the stage-acoustic space and the audience.


Agnese Delia Banti is a sound artist, musician and overtone singer. Her activity has always been gravitating around choral music, soundscape studies, traditional folk music repertoires, space composition and the collaborative dimension of making music. She graduated with a sound installation project on frog voices and ancient ruins that she realised between the Bologna Conservatory and the University of Corfu. Over the past few years, Banti has been working with the Florentine Centre for Music Production, Research and Education Tempo Reale, collaborating on harmonic singing projects with composer Roberto Laneri.


via della Rocca 4, Santarcangelo



con Agnese Banti
live electronics Andrea Trona

progetto artistico, composizione musicale e regia Agnese Banti
collaborazione artistica e tecnica, informatica musicale Andrea Trona
collaborazione alla drammaturgia e alla regia Marta Vitalini
regia del suono Agnese Banti, Andrea Trona
consulenza luci Antonio Rinaldi
aiuto tecnica Biagio Cavallo
incontri artistici a cura di FONDO Yan Duyvendak, Camille Louis, Ana Pi

residenze Teatro Il Lavatoio, Santarcangelo Festival; L’arboreto - Teatro Dimora | Centro di Residenza Emilia-Romagna; Sala Lab, PARC - Fabbrica Europa; Sala Verdi - I Teatri di Reggio Emilia; Villa Strozzi - Tempo Reale; Vulkano/Malagola - Ravenna Teatro

progetto sostenuto da FONDO Network per la creatività emergente sviluppato da Santarcangelo Festival con AMAT, Centrale Fies, ERT - Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Fabbrica Europa, I Teatri di Reggio Emilia, L'arboreto - Teatro Dimora | Centro di Residenza Emilia-Romagna, Operaestate Festival Veneto / CSC Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, Ravenna Teatro, Teatro Pubblico Campano, Teatro Pubblico Pugliese, TSU Teatro Stabile dell'Umbria, Triennale Milano Teatro

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