The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting culture significantly, placing countries in lockdown and forcing people to stay home. 'Due Musei' (Two Museums) invites listeners to pay attention to seemingly useless things, in the attempt to let them re-discover small sounds and find peace in their homes. It documents the sound of human activity altered by two different architectural spaces. Listening is recommended at relatively low volume.
Recorded in 2014 at MAXXI’s library and in 2019 at Chichu Art Museum’s long corridors, narrow passageways, triangle courtyard, variable rooms and artists’ galleries (Turrell, De Maria).
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Fabio Perletta is a sound and installation artist living and working in Italy. In his work he investigates notions such as presence, silence and impermanence, encouraging different levels of experience, engagement and contemplation. Being concerned with matter and immaterial, his research is focused on duality, letting paradoxes coexist. Perletta’s practice reveals an inner discipline which goes beyond the scope of rational coordinates, whilst addressing reality and small things.
His work encompasses recorded compositions, performances, site-specific interventions and installations, appearing worldwide at festivals, art spaces and artistic residencies including A×S Festival (Pasadena, US), Human Resources (Los Angeles, US), VOLUME (Los Angeles, US), EMS Elektronmusikstudion (Stockholm, SE), BlueProject Foundation (Barcelona, ES), Arts Santa Mònica (Barcelona, ES), Museum of Modern Art (Medellín, CO), Musee National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet (Paris, FR), Ftarri (Tokyo, JP), Soup (Tokyo, JP), Kid Ailack Art Hall (Tokyo, JP), Ryosokuin Temple (Kyoto, JP), Museum of Modern Art (Wakayama, JP), Café OTO (London, UK), O’ Art Space (Milan, IT), Saturnalia Festival (Milan, IT), TOdays Festival (Turin, IT), Eufònic Festival (Ulldecona/Barcelona, ES), E-fest Cultures Numériques (La Marsa, TN), roBOt Festival (Bologna, IT), Acusmatiq Festival (Ancona, IT), Flussi Festival (Avellino, IT), Krake Festival (Berlin, DE), Auditorium Parco della Musica (Rome, IT), AlbumArte Gallery (Rome, IT).
His solo and collaborative recordings are documented on LINE, Dragon’s Eye Recordings, aufabwegen, Monochrome Vision, Duenn Label, Yugen Art, Dinzu Artefacts and his own imprint 901 Editions, founded in 2008, which has since released more than 30 close-to-silence, immersive and experimental music editions by internationally renowned artists.
In recent years, Perletta has released albums in collaboration with Asmus Tietchens, Yann Novak, France Jobin. He plays as Cygni alongside Pierluigi Scarpantonio and works for the curatorial project Lux, co-curating exhibitions of William Basinski & Jamese Elaine, Thomas Köner, Christina Vantzou, Richard Chartier, and Yann Novak.
He is currently a professor of sound design at ISIA in Pescara, Italy.