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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
SUP3052897, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
LE0615, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MULTIMEDIA IN THE PERFORMING ARTS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Cultural Heritage: Archaeology and History of Art, Cinema and Music
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge Enrico Pitozzi

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-ART/05 Performing Arts 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 2018 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 PITOZZI ENRICO (Presidente)
GRAZIOLI CRISTINA (Membro Effettivo)
5 2015/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 PITOZZI ENRICO (Presidente)
GRAZIOLI CRISTINA (Membro Effettivo)
4 2015/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 PITOZZI ENRICO (Presidente)
GRAZIOLI CRISTINA (Membro Effettivo)

Examination methods: Oral test and students may also agree with the Lecturer to prepare an essay on the aspects developed within the module.
Assessment criteria: Students may also agree with the Lecturer to prepare an essay on the aspects developed within the module. The written text shall be approx 10 pages and shall be provided to the Lecturer one week before the oral test date. Evaluation will be according to the modes, timing and directive set up for the course and will be based on an oral test.
Course unit contents: Theatre of sound: body, perception and technological devices

Starting from an interdisciplinary perspective of methodological integration of the concepts of body and sound in the contemporary scene, this paper will attempt to define the general aesthetic notion of Theatres of sound. Through a survey of some key practices from the contemporary dance and theatre scene such as Shiro Takatani, Saburo Teshigawara, Wayne McGregor, Ginette Laurin o Cindy Van Acker, Societas Raffaello Sanzio, Teatro delle Albe, Jan Fabre and others –I will analyse the relation with the audiovisual dimension developed in the work by electronic sound artistssuch as Scanner, Ryoji Ikeda, Scott Gibbons, Granular Synthesis, Luigi Ceccarelli or Mika Vainio. This audiovisual and composition of a scene is the focus of the lessons, and it is defined as the sonorous body. This concept can be read through two interpretations. In the first one, the sound is a body: in this perspective the sound for the electronic scene is an acoustic material; from the other point of view the body is a sound: in this case the body produces the soundscape of a scene. In this sense we have a series of modifications that influence both the performer's perception as well as that of the spectator. I will argue that this analytic perspective changes the point of view and the methodology of looking at contemporary dance and ultimately also the concept of listening.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The module will take into account the theoretical, analytical and critical-operative contributions of both lecturer and students and it will be developed in two cross-related ways: the first part includes lessons on the theoretical part; the second will be developed as a workshop - with direct involvement of the students – and will be dedicated to the analysis of audiovisual material from contemporary theatre using digital technologies.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • E. Pitozzi, Magnetica. La composizione coreografica di Cindy Van Acker. Macerata: Quodlibet, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo
  • E. Pitozzi, Acusma. Figura e voce nel teatro sonoro e Ermanna Montanari. Macerata: Quodlibet, 2017. Cerca nel catalogo
  • P. Di Matteo (a cura di), Toccare il reale. L'arte di Romeo Castellucci. Napoli: Cronopio, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo