Into the Wood is an environment-themed electro-acoustic performance that uses wood as its main source of sound for the creation of sound textures, rhythms and melodies. The resulting sound lays the foundations for building a new relationship between timber and humans: wood is a living material!
Into the Wood is a forest of sound, where the acoustic properties of wood take on the semblance of electronic music and ritual music. Sound is created in real time through the use of objects, wooden instruments (amplified by microphones and digitally adapted), and live nature recordings of mini ‘tree hugging’ performances and of forests themselves.
The performance unfolds within a wooden cube, where the artist manipulates plywood boards, branches and tree bark to make sound, against a video backdrop screening the story of wood from a visual point of view. the cube is the centre of the action. inside, the artist has his console, from where he controls and manipulates sound. the back and side walls are dotted with wooden objects, held up by elastics and shelves.
The research behind the work, begun in 2009, and Fabio Battistetti’s involvement of set designers and visual artists (Catherine Chanoux, Silvia Poeta Paccati, Emanuele Andreoli, Serena Porrati and Federica Pace) combine to produce a natural microcosm for the performance, where the artist acts, and in doing so interacts physically with sound.
Into the Wood is a concept by Fabio Battistetti. Set design by Catherine Chanoux. Video by Silvia Poeta Paccati, Emanuele Andreoli, Serena Porrati, Federica Pace and Fabio Battistetti, edited by Emanuele Andreoli. Produced with the support of Smir – Spazi Multimediali Innovazione e Ricerca and the collaboration of Piemonte Share festival and the cultural association Marcovaldo. Production partner: Falegnameria Fratelli Volume.
Eniac aka Fabio Battistetti is an italian musician who works with electronic
sound and has directed and has taken part in a variety of productions, live shows and multidisciplinary performances. he also deals with music in other ways, as a critic, radio dJ and columnist on new media.