Armonie sintetiche (Synthetic Harmonies) is the title of Roberto Pugliese’s solo exhibition currently on show at Galleria Nicola Pedana.
The exhibition is conceived as an itinerary through Roberto Pugliese’s most recent works in which the artist’s incessant research into the possible forms of aestheticising sound is made evident. These forms – by bringing together analogue and digital, tradition and technological innovation – are capable of generating new visions and unprecedented experiential processes. In his works, Roberto Pugliese combines experimentation in the field of electronic and contemporary music composition with visual and sculptural practice, leading to the creation of works capable of modelling space thanks to the dual component of sound and installation.
The exhibition presents some works from the cycle entitled Strumenti aumentati (Augmented Instruments) in which some traditional musical devices – such as violins, mandolins and guitars – are modified by the artist using special 3D-printed trumpets that, like resonators, amplify and alter the score composed by the artist from the speaker placed inside the instrument.
The research into the possibility of transforming sound waves into sculpture and vice versa is the common denominator of the cycle of works entitled Partitura possibile in which Pugliese, starting from a collage of musical scores, creates a stratification of planes consisting of drawings and small sculptures with biological shapes suspended between the planes thanks to tensile structures and representing the two- and three-dimensional image of the sound composition created by the artist.
The exhibition also presents various installations rethought and redesigned by the artist specifically for the gallery spaces, such as Fluide propagazioni alchemiche in which Pugliese experiments with the different propagations of sound in different liquids inside ampoules and stills, and as Soniche visioni olografiche where a series of holographic projectors, designed and 3D printed by the artist, interweave suspended visions and sonorities created ad hoc through “audio reactive” processes.
Synthetic Harmonies proposes an experiential journey through Roberto Pugliese’s artistic research that engages and involves the public by activating a dialogue built from harmonic images and synthetic places.