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Artist e Professor / Niccolò Piccini Conservatory of Bari
Roberto Pugliese was born in Naples, Italy in 1982. In 2008 he graduated from the Conservatory of San Pietro a Majella (Naples, Italy), where he studied electronic music and developed his first strategies for visualizing the dynamics of sound. Immediately after his graduation, he participated in various group exhibitions in Italy and abroad including the Second Biennale of Young Art, Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna, curated by Renato Barilli (2008), the Condotti cronoarmonici, Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin (2010) and the Los Maquinistas, c arte c Museum, Madrid (2013) among others. Since 2009, Pugliese’s work has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions in Italy, Spain, Germany and the U.S.A. (2014, Concerto per natura morta, Muse, Trento| 2013, Emergenze acustiche, Tenuta dello Scompiglio, Vorno, Capannori ( Lucca )| 2012, Gervasuti Mix, omaggio a Cage, Gervasuti Foundation, Venice | 2012, Volta NY, New York | 2011 Unexpected Machines, Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Berlin). He has received awards, including an honourable mention at the 2013 Ars electronica, Linz and a special mention at the 2012 Vida 14, Telefonica Fundaciòn, Madrid.
The sound is more and more present in contemporary art following its unmistakable musical fruition towards the middle of the last century, first through electronic music studios and later thanks to experiments and artistic performances. Music is not the only organized subset of the sound universe! "The sound set" is rich and varied, it can be associated with the visual world or not, in different multimedia contexts and in different ways.
The aim of the course is to give the participants basic knowledge about the design and construction of installations, sculptures and sound environments.
Program of the course
The "Sound Art Systems and Technologies" course intends to investigate both from the historical and the technical-scientific point of view on the various opportunities that can be heard in the artistic field. The course is divided into two parts (theory and practice).
The theoretical part will deal with the following topics:
☛ Notes: Sound Art and Electronic Music "picked"
☛ Foundations of acoustics and psychoacoustics
☛ Music computing bases
☛ The different audio formats
☛ Using audio editors
☛ Visual object programming
☛ Micro-controllers and audio playback systems
The Practical Part will address the following topics:
☛ Designing a Sound Installation
☛ Analyzing the technical means involved in the project
☛ Making the audio part of the work
☛ Audio optimization for fruition