An experimental documentary following the noise band on a road trip through Italy and Switzerland
Nothing New is a nomadic art collective negotiating experimental sound and social performance. Using light, presence, action, technology and sound we create site-specific situations to push the limits of contemporary listening culture. The instruments (the piano, the gramophone, the harmonium, the voice, the electric guitar, and mobile devices) become signifiers referencing the histories of listening culture. Noise becomes the all encompassing symbol of now, and the bodies in space - performers and audience - grow into a network of transmitters and receivers. ambient / ambivalent (world) noise meets Grainfield, a web-based application used to network the audience’s smartphones via wifi, turning them into speakers as well as instruments, and turning the audience into active participants and co-creators of the live experience.
* 'GrainField' was designed by Benjamin Matuszewski and Norbert Schnell as part of the CoSiMa research project developed at the IRCAM, Center Pompidou Paris.
Nothing New is: Abi TariqSascha BrosamerLisa SchlenkerGiulia CurràRonen Eldar