Teatri del suono / Chaos
Science in the City Festival – ESOF Trieste 2020
4-5 September 2020, Museo Sartorio – Trieste (Italy)

At last… We’re back!
Our new amazing project ” Teatri del suono /  Chaos” moves from July to September2020.

Sounds, gestures, objects, words, visions. Collisions and convergences between music, science, technology and philosophy for a two-day immersion between concerts, performances, installations and talks with the public. From 4 to 5 September 2020, from 18 to 23, the spaces and garden of the Museo Sartorio in Trieste will be transformed into a stage of contemporary culture, where musicians, scientists, artists and philosophers from different European countries will stage the freedom, richness and complexity of knowledge, sharing it in its many fascinating differences of approach.
Entrance to all events is free. Food and drink will be available during the evening.
The detailed programme of the event will soon be available.
Click here for more info.

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New CD release / concrezioni sonore by Agostino Di Scipio

The studio recording of chpn.3.2 variazioni di sensibilità al sè, for 3 performers, feedback network with piano, self-sensing actuators and other devices by Agostino Di Scipio is now available on cd.

The Stradivarius label has just released a new recording under the title concrezioni sonore with piano and live electronics works by Di Scipio performed by Ciro Longobardi and cantierezero (Stefania Amisano, Claudio Cristani – piano with electrodynamic actuators –  and Giorgio Klauer – electroacoustics and digital signal processing). Here some words about this fascinating  work that Agostino Di Scipio wrote for us in 2012 within the project “bodysnatchers/ultracorpi“. It was a amazing experience!

«This is a workshop for the exploration of electroacoustic devices designed and built by Giorgio Klauer, called self-sensing actuators. In the performance, these actuators are used by the two piani- sts to “inject” in the strings a number of selected recordings of Chopin piano music (chosen by the performers). The piano strings into which the injec- tion is made, are themselves selected according to any Chopin piano music fragment. The tiny resonances of the injection, are taken up in a larger electroacoustic chain, with microphones and speakers positioned just next to the piano or insi- de, whose sound loops back into the strings via the actuators. A complex system is accordingly established, which develops in a process of growth and failure. Some extra noise is inevitably added into the process due to the bodily contacts of performers against the piano wooden structure, as the latter handle the actuators to inject Chopin in the strings. The whole performance is framed into three sections, with two interleaving bridges. Written for (and with) the friends of cantierezero, in the days of Chopin’s 200th birthday celebrations».


IT | Cantierezero is an international music collective founded in 2010 by the pianists Stefania Amisano and Claudio Cristani (Duo Novalis) and the composers Giorgio Klauer and Stefano Trevisi. The collective have a keen interest in encouraging new paths in the field of contemporary chamber music through ideation, realization and documentation of original projects. The artistic engagement of cantierezero is focused on interdisciplinarity by blendig music with humanities, art, science, technology and commissioning both young and established living composer new chamber music works notably for unusual set-up, also in connection with electronics, visuals and performing arts. The collective regularly calls upon guest musicians, artists and researchers to collaborate with its founding members in order to realize its projects.  Since its debut, cantierezero is involved in an international performing activity and aims towards establishing itself as a reference among contemporary experimental chamber music ensembles. Among its most important projects, “bodysnatchers/ultracorpi” – for piano, violin, self-sensing actuators and electronics, premiered at the XIX CIM – Colloquium on Music Informatics in 2012 – furthers an acousmatic listening behaviour inside a mixed framework trought a unique dynamic instrumental preparation, especially developed and realized by Giorgio Klauer for the performance.
Its projects were supported by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Vienna, Österreichisches Kulturforum Mailand, AIMI (Italian Association of Music Informatics), ÖGZM (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Zeitgenössische Musik), SKE – AKM Austromechana.

The documentation about the commissioned works and about their performances are collected into a repository which is accessible on the collective’s website and on request. Papers, reports and presentations will also be made accessible, while complete scores and recordings or copyrighted materials are available at request for private and research use only.

cantierezero / projects >
bodysnatchers/ultracorpi at “Sinestesie sonore / Sonic synesthesia” (broadcasting by RTV Koper-Capodistria) >


>>cantierezero on Youtube

>> cantierezero on Vimeo


Gerhard E. Winkler
Black Mirror II / HerzStück

Stefano Trevisi di polvere e tempo

Gregorz Pieniek Illusion

Giorgio Klauer Doppelgänger – Heimlich/Unheimlich

Agostino Di Scipio
chpn 3.2

Giorgio Klauer sonic garment

Fabio Nieder/Zwei Spiegel


Current projects /

Teatri del suono / Chaos
A project by: cantierezero / collective for new music – Trieste (I)
Concept and artistic direction: Stefania Amisano, Giorgio Klauer
Scientific advice and coordination: Syd Reynal – theoretical physicist, philosopher; Claudio Weidmann – electronic engineer – ETIS (Equipes Traitement de l’Information et Systèmes), France.
Talks moderation: Giovanni Leghissa, philosopher (Università di Torino)
Performance by Katharina Klement and Syd Reynal
Acoustic and interactive installations: Giorgio Klauer, Syd Reynal, Claudio Weidmann, Agostino Di Scipio.
Video: Conny Zenk

Artworks: Mario Alberti, Romeo Toffanetti
Tecnology: Giorgio Klauer, Syd Reynal, Claudio Weidmann, Riccardo Sellan.
Production: cantierezero / collective for new music – Trieste (I)

With: ensemble cantierezero (Stefania Amisano, Claudio Cristani – piano, composition; Giorgio Klauer – sound director, composition; Riccardo Sellan – assistant to sound direction); NIMIKRY (Alessandro Baticci, Rafał Zalech – flute, viola, electronics, composition, augmented instruments); Conny Zenk, video; students of CUT centro universitario teatrale, Trieste.
Music by: John Adams, Agostino Di Scipio, Luc Ferrari, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Georg Friedrich Haas, Katharina Klement, György Kurtag, NIMIKRY, cantierezero and others.

Venues: Science in the City Festival – ESOF 2020 / Museo Sartorio, Trieste (I) , 4–5 September 2020;
In\visbile cities Festival / Gradisca d’Isonzo (I),  6 September 2020
Selected project for Science in the City Festival / ESOF EuroScience Open Forum Trieste 2020

With the contribution of:  Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia
With the support of: Fondazione Kathleen Foreman Casali – Trieste; Austrian Culture Forum – Milan; Wien Kultur.
Partner: Equipe ICI – ETIS (Equipes Traitement de l’Information et Systèmes), France;  Associazione Quarantasettezeroquattro; CUT Trieste.
The images from the comic book Nathan Never were kindly licensed by Sergio Bonelli Editore.

Teatri del suono / Chaos (concept, program, info)

Past projects/

bodysnatchers / ultracorpi
a project by cantierezero (composition, electronics, technology) / with Stefania Amisano, Claudio Cristani (piano) / Giogio Klauer, Stefano Trevisi (composition, sound direction), Ivan Rabaglia (violin); music by John Cage, Fabio Nieder & new works for piano, violin, self-sensig actuators and electronics by Agostino Di Scipio, Gerhard E. Winkler, Giorgio Klauer, Stefano Trevisi

bodysnatchers/ultracorpi PDF (english) >
bodysnatchers/ultracorpi PDF (italiano) >

music for piano, 2 players, electronics and visuals / a project by cantierezero.
Works by giorgio klauer, johannes kretz, fabio nieder, grzegorz pieniek, stefano trevisi / with duo novalis (stefania amisano, claudio cristani piano duo), giorgio klauer, stefano trevisi  (composition, sound projection), bartolo musil (bariton), lara usic (visuals), in collaboration with ÖGZM, AIMI, Österreichisches Kulturforum Mailand, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung

visible(in)visible PDF >

Inseln / isole
Matteo Cesari, flute – Stefania Amisano, piano
Stefano Trevisi, sound projection
In collaboration with cantierezero
Music by Cacciatore (UA), Castiglioni, Maderna, Furrer, Ferneyough (EA), Nieder (UA), Trevisi (UA)
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