Domus Mixtape #5: The Sound of Milan

Sounds and histories converged at Domus Urban Futures in a series of DJ and spoken-word sets that charted the trajectories of a globalized Milan.


Series curated by: Daniel Perlin

The globally roaming sound-curatorial project of Domus Mixtapes had a sort of homecoming during Salone 2011. Domus Mixtape: The Sound of Milan took a multimedia approach to its host city, and addressed its globalized status through several perspectives: insider, outsider, and globetrotter alike. The soundscapes by Giuseppe Ielasi, a musician who has lived and worked in Milan for over 20 years, dialogued with passages from the book Twelve low-density stories from the city of Milan , written by Paolo Inverni during a residency in the city. This set was followed by DJ /rupture (Jace Clayton) and DJ N-RON (Daniel Perlin, curator of the Domus Mixtapes). The result is a convergence of sounds and voices whose trajectories intersect in Milan.

This Mixtape is a live recording from Domus Urban Futures on 13 April, 2011 during Milan Design Week.

Tracklist
1 Palms
2 Horses
3 Spires
4 Flowers
5 Skeletons
6 Mists
7 Wagons
8 Camels
9 Stars
10 Rallies
11 Elephants
12 Air

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Giuseppe Ielasi (1974) started playing the guitar in 1988 and worked for many years in the field of improvised music. Since 2007, his main interest has been in site-specific solo performances, sometimes still using guitars as a primary sound source, but integrating microphones and multichannel speaker systems in order to create complex networks for sound diffusion in relation to space.

Paolo Inverni (1977) works in the visual arts. He uses different languages and media—film, sound, verbal language, video and photography—according to the intrinsic nature of the project at hand. He works on the boundary between structure and form, emphasising details that are usually overlooked or neglected.

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