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    UNLOCKED SOUND | Open call for outdoor sound actions

    UNLOCKED SOUND | Open call for outdoor sound actions

    Update 10/07/2010

    Simone Beneventi, Plain Moving Landfill
    Roberto Cagnoli, ELECTREE
    [tis ixu’s] ensemble (Alessia Damiani, Niki Lada), ɡlɔssolaˈlia
    double goocher shop (Renato Grieco – MP Hopkins), Federica Deo, una grammatica dell’ornamento
    Francesco Toninelli e Gianluca Elia, canti aperti

    DATE: Saturday, 12th September 2020

    Since 2008, Tempo Reale has been organising a festival in Florence dedicated to sound and to exploratory music, presenting multifaceted types of events, communicative expressions, concert formats, and artists, all in the name of innovation.

    After the pandemic period and due to the reflections that have emerged within the cultural debate, Tempo Reale is interested in projects that deal with these two emerging themes:

    1. The role of open space in performances where the main focus is on sound
    2. The poetic idea of suono senza fine (neverending sound), i.e. the possibility of distributing a music proposal continuously over time and within a space, unencumbered by the idea of an “event” and also intended for audiences of few persons at a time, but who are free to enjoy it without constraints.

    The object of the call is therefore the creation of a performance with variable duration, to be carried out in the first ten days of September in the Park of Villa Strozzi in Florence, an important city garden which also hosts the headquarters of Tempo Reale and the Limonaia, the centre’s concert venue.

    Images of the Park of Villa Strozzi: https://urly.it/36pg8

    Info on Villa Strozzi: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Strozzi_al_Boschetto

    Open to any linguistic and expressive orientation as long as it is strongly defined by elements of newness, the selected project will be included in the programme of Tempo Reale Festival 2020 (section Y) and will be carried out by the proposal’s artists in close collaboration with the centre’s production unit.

    A compensation fee will be agreed with the proposal’s artists, subject to applicable tax and social security laws, accordingly and compatible with the costs specified in the project’s budget section.

    In evaluating the projects, the following qualities will be considered: consistency with the requirements and innovative character of the performance idea; site specific character in relation to the Park of Villa Strozzi; potential strategies for audience involvement; a clear and appropriate indication of the economic and technical resources planned; containment of costs.

    The call is open to Italian artists or resident in Italy. Each participant can only propose one project; projects already presented and/or carried out elsewhere, partially or in full, will be admitted to the selection provided that there is no violation of copyrights or of any other type of rights.

    The project must be presented via e-mail, by July 4th 2020, to the address call@temporeale.it

    Said email must contain:
    – Brief description of the project
    – Project budget and possibly a technical data sheet
    – Proposing artist CV
    – Authorisation to process personal data, pursuant to GDPR 2016/679

    In addition to the cultural, technical, and budgetary description of the project, the first document must specifically include the contact person’s data and addresses, so as to contact them if necessary.

    The project selection will be carried out without appeal by Tempo Reale, based on the documentation presented and/or personal interviews with project artists according to necessity.

    Moreover, we declare that the project ideas that will be received for this selection will remain in the Festival’s records and no publicity of them will be made.


    July 4th, 2020 – deadline for submitting projects
    July 15th, 2020 – deadline for selection procedures
    September 6-12 2020 – possible realisation of project

    Photo © Dario Borruto