Stazione di Topolo(30 June-15 July 2012) is a sound festival taking place in a small village called Topolo, which is on the border between Italy and Slovenia. The region has a bit politically complicated and sad history for its ‘borderness’. I had chance to join my friend Signe Liden‘s Topolo visit, who had a fantastic presentation on Global Seed Valt there. And gratefully, I had two days of full recording and mixing, so I performed 16 mins of piece on 12th July. Later, I found that Topolo people named it ‘Postaja crossing’.
My piece is based on recordings of a extremely long metal wire, which is found at the entry way from the village to mountain. The wire was originally used to convey a pile of cutting woods from mountain to village, but now it lost its use. Partly due to its massive length, the wire’s natural resonances was simply amazing and as I wished, one night, there was a pouring rain with a series of lightening. So, I could record in a day and night time under the different weather condition. I also used a pulse oscillator to give the wire a different resonating force.