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1. "L‘Amicizia con la ciòca (In friendship with the bell)"
by Davide Tidoni
On the 6th of August 2011, during a journey to the Brescian Pre-Alps with my friend Lucia Farinati, we accidentally encountered a shepherd who brought his cows up on the high-Valtrompia mountains for the summer period. Leaving behind my plans for that day, I decided to spend some hours with him.
"Amicizia con la ciòca means "in friendship with the bell". The title stresses the relational listening quality that resides between shepherd, animals and the environment. By listening to the bells (ciòche), the shepherd invigilates and controls the movements of the cows.
He guides the animals towards the best pasture and makes sure they don't get lost. Shaping size and form of the herd, the shepherd directs the sonic impact of the cows and their way of making sound together. On a more general level, the title refers to the anthropological tuning of the shepherd with the place he inhabits and his working setting.
2. „It's all so dark!“
by Anna Raimondo with Younes Baba Ali
Mass media, radio included, are a redundancy of normality: they reflect the stereotype, the expected, the well known.
“It's all so dark!” is a different radiophonical space, a kind of radiophonical labyrint, a guide to the loss, a no-guide. Where the voice doesn’t follow a logic and sounds are indecipherable (often result of recordings that arrive where earing doesn’t arrive). It’s not possible to ear “It's all so dark!” in the traffic, neither while you’re cooking. Because it demands two conditions of listening: absolutely dark and a pair of very attentives ears. For loosing and maybe finding yourself.