In the southwestern part of Florence and running throught the very populated Isolotto district, Batoni is a busy stop. It is surrounded by a small green area, which somehow cushions the traffic noise. Considering the surrounding urban soundscape, we have selected some tracks that dampen the noise pollution caused by cars while a specific soundpiece, Bus Imaginario, calls into question the most ludic and childish dimension of engines ....


Constance Léon & Manon Giri
Length: 60 seconds
Selected among the sound pieces submitted to the 60 rec Radio 2019 Concours de Création Radio

Journalist Constance Léon and musician/journalist Manon Giri tell the trivial story of two young women scrolling through Tinder.
The app ignores conflict and fronteers, it gives a name and a body to people that would simply ignore each other and it opens to otherwise impossible encounters.


Bus Imaginario
Felix Blume & Chloé Despax
Length: 73 seconds

Maykon and Josue are driving their bus on a vacant land in the small village of La Concepcion (Ecuador). They take us on an imaginary journey. Chloé Despax is a sound artist and radio producer, animator, and programmer since 2004 for public and associatives radios, internationally. She is part of active collectives in the fiels of performance, sonic experimentation, audio fiction, and radio cabaret: Radio Moniek, Saout Radio, Fractales Frangynes Radio. She lives and works between Belgium and France.
 Félix Blume is a sound artist and sound engineer. His work is focused on listening. His process is often collaborative, working with communities, using public space as the context within which he explores and presents his works.

Le fermate invisibili
Francesco Ameglio
Length: 120 seconds

Le Fermate invisibili is an homage to Italo Calvino and one of his most famous writings, Le città invisibili. People waiting at the tram stop turn into Marco Polo and for a few minutes they open doors on imaginary places: it is a journey without end. Stops do not exist except in the mind of the listener. Francesco Ameglio is a Madrid based sound designer. 

Portuguese old fashion show
Jeanne Debarsy
Length: 119 seconds

Jeanne Debarsy graduated in sound engineering at the Institut des Arts de Diffusion in 2007. She collaborates with numerous artists both for cinema, radio and music productions. In 2011 she directed her first radio documentary, Ino Vaovao Mada to continue with Los Santos and Terre Noire. In 2017 she produced her first radio drama La première fois que je suis devenu foule, a binaural work which was selected for the Prix Europa, the Prix Phonurgia Nova and La semaine du son in Brussels. In 2018 she was awarded the SCAM-SACD Award for the BELGIAN RADIO. Portuguese old fashion show is a soundscape.

Herrmann Mitchell
Length: 60 seconds
Selected among the sound pieces submitted to the 60 rec Radio 2019 Concours de Création Radio

Bells is a sound-essay about globalization, technology, and spatial experience. The radically interconnected, digital spaces of the present day are explored through the sound of bells. This work was loosely inspired by philosopher Peter Sloterdijk’s writing on spherology.

Outcome 3
Katatonic Silentio
Length: 120 seconds

Katatonic Silentio is a sonic sculptor, sound designer, independent researcher in sonic and performing arts, new technologies, gender and body studies. The musical and cultural expressions she taps into, are sound art, art-ivism, cyberfeminism and queer culture.

Abo Carcassi
Length: 103 seconds

Daniele Carcassi, a.k.a Abo Carcassi is a composer, improviser and dj based in Florence and Bologna. His work is influenced by the electroacoustic approach and is mainly based on the dialogue and contrast between electronic textures, sound landscapes and music. AN is part of a three-part composition where both the sound landscapes and the electronic sections slowly disappear, leaving the perception, time to expand.

Viridiano 3 - Viridiano 7 
Andrea Piccinni 
Length: 120 seconds

Viridiano features real and imaginary soundscapes, it is a journey from Tuscany to Poland, an imaginary one that takes place in reality, in the mind of those who know how to listen, and without haste, knows how to wait.


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