Piàn di Resnèi Emanuele Magni

cat: gal 0220
date:  21 jun  2017
time: 27:49

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Piàn di Resnèi  Italian-based sound artist Emanuele Magni focuses his research on contemporary soundscape. After beginning field recording activity, he has been looking for places in his region located in North-Italy “not contaminated with anthropophonic sounds”, finding out that “in a world where planes are the worst nightmare for a naturalist field recordist, to get to most of these places [he needs] to take a plane”. After being conscious of this, he decided to continue to record in his territory, questioning his anti-anthropophonic integrity and becaming aware that even his city and its surroundings can provide infinite sound material sources.

As twenty-third release of the Galaverna catalogue, “Piàn di Resnèi” is an album based on field recordings taken in Pian dei Resinelli – Lecco (Piàn di Resnèi in local dialect), a plateau at an average elevation of about 1200 metres, in february 2017. The place, once a sky slope, now has become a bob slope for children.

It’s a mesmerizing voyage of about 28 minutes into interstices between human and non-human acoustic environment, appearing as an intense and delicate composition, a charming composition suspended between different elegiac and concrete spaces that asks the listener for making experience of a complex and fragile environment and delving into the tenuous coexistence of diverse sounds into an highly evocative and border soundscape.

Note from a the artist  It was one of the last days with snow on the ground, just before the first symptoms of spring: you can hear it from the sound of the snow. Luckily it was not a week-end day, so no crowd in the place and this translated in a balanced soundscape, congruent with the concept of the Acoustic Niche Hypothesis (Bernie Krause), the idea that vocal organisms in a healthy habitat, tend to establish acoustic or temporal bandwidth in which to vocalize unimpeded by the signatures of others.

In addition to that, the place itself has a comfortable acoustic, due probably to his conformation: two hills on the sides, a huge building on the back.
The field recording is pure, meaning there is no audio treatment except a bit of equalization and compression for mastering reasons.
 
Emanuele Magni is an engineer and electronic musician from Lecco. His musical environment ranges from electronics to noise, embracing acoustic ecology and field recording practices. He develops an attitude that enhances the sound as a bearer of meanings in itself. He is also the curator of the net-label Grottarecords.
 
Download the article by the artist Piàn di Resnèi presentation.pdf
 

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Il fluire tranquillo di molteplici vite che si propaga in un ambiente confortevole privo della frenesia che informa i caotici scenari urbani. Non il racconto di un paesaggio incontaminato, bensì l’incastro tra una presenza antropica poco invadente che armoniosamente invade uno scenario naturale. Il luogo in cui tutto si svolge è il Pian dei Resinelli, altopiano prealpino in provincia di Lecco, a dirigere la scena è Emanuele Magni. Lungo i quasi ventotto minuti della registrazione emerge frammentaria una sequenza di storie definite da voci e rumori connessi al moto dei suoi protagonisti, che si compenetra con gli echi di un paesaggio la cui impronta originaria permane evidente e funge da cassa di risonanza che amplifica il portato immaginifico suggerito da questo costante accadere. Nessuna manipolazione, nessuna aggiunta è necessaria. Il senso di delicato e prezioso equilibrio tra gli elementi in gioco è frutto di una virtuosa coesistenza di fattori positivi quali una presenza limitata di persone e un periodo di transizione stagionale particolarmente affascinante. Attraverso un’abile lavoro di ripresa e cesello, Magni riesce a plasmare un tracciato concreto denso di lirismo che nell’intersezione degli elementi trova un’efficace espansione narrativa di ciò che solo apparentemente ed erroneamente può essere definito un mero reperto documentario.