Luca Forcucci

Luca Forcucci
De Montfort University | DMU · Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre (MTIRC)

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Luca Forcucci’s research observes the perceptive properties of sound, space and memory. The field of possibilities of the experience is explored as the artwork. In this context, he is interested in perception, subjectivity and consciousness. A great influence is the late American avant- garde composer and musician Pauline Oliveros and her concept of deep listening expanded to all what is humanly possible to listen to.

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The science and technology needed to achieve the finesse of the visual mental image stimulated by a sonic experience are still in their infancy. Visual mental imagery relies on the subjective, internal experience and environment of one individual. Why, then, investigate it? The ‘inner’ first person experience in relation to the ‘outer’ sonic enviro...
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De Rerum Natura is an electroacoustic composition by the author, based on field recordings from the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. The piece is part of wider research from the author that explores the act of listening, associated visual mental imagery and dynamic subjective links between the composer's experience of listening to/recording experience...
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B(l)(e)(e)(n)dings is an electroacoustic composition and performance, the result of three years of musical collaborations and research in several regions of Southern Africa (Mozam- bique, Eswatini and South Africa). In June 2018, I have collaborated with Cara Stacey, pia- nist and ethnomusicologist from Johannesburg, who plays several Southern Afri...
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This article explores the sense of proprioception within visual mental imagery. The research is based on an experiment named In/Pe (Intention/Perception) developed by the author. The analysis of the data investigates the perception by an audience of architectural spaces, as well as natural environments, in visual mental imageries, emerging from a f...
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This dialogue searches for contagion points between Art and Science, understood as symbolic production fields, implicated in visions of the world, and submitted to social, political and economic conditions. While Science as a production mode of hegemonic knowledge has served as legitimation basis for many epistemicides perpetrated by the colonial e...
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The essence and inspiration of Music for Brainwaves came from Alvin Lucier’s iconic piece Music for Solo Performer. Neurofeedback and physiological data (EEG) are explored as components in the relationship among sound, space, and the body of the performer. Although EEG registrations have been well explored for sound installations, music performance...
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Listening requires attention, engagement toward an environment, and relies on subjectivity and (self) consciousness. The paper explores mechanisms of listening in the sonic arts through an ongoing research based on art process informed by cognitive science. The project focuses in particular on the American composer Pauline Oliveros' concept of deep...
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The project is a site-specific electroacoustic composition. The performance space and its architectural resonating and spatial characteristics are included. The main idea focuses on the body of a dancer as the main sonic source. The sound recordings of two performances in San Francisco and Switzerland were then composed at NOTAM in Oslo Norway, lea...
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Carnet de Routes includes the idea of travel first as a metaphor of the experience of the work. The motivation starts with the observation of the current practice of sound in the arts being still somehow a niche per se. The aim resides in pushing the sonic practice further by exploring the multimodal possibilities of sound and its plastic possibili...
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Perception relates to memory, which in turn relates to consciousness. Here, in an exploration of ideas about per- ception, consciousness is related to experience through embodiment as in a resonating body affected by sound. Those ideas were contextualized in the following projects while I was invited to “be” (mitsein) at the Djerassi resi- dency in...
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The research investigates the dynamic relations between sound, space and the audience perception as related to an artist’s intention. What is the relation between sound and space in the sonic arts, and to what kind of merger does it lead? What relationship exists between the intention of the composer and the perception of the audience regarding arc...
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Des expériences d’écoutes menées dans la forêt Amazonienne Brésilienne et à Shanghai en Chine ont contribué à enrichir la perception de l’environnement. Le corps, le toucher et d’une certaine manière la proprioception (la perception de soi) sont envisagés et présentés ici comme des compléments sensoriels importants de l’écoute. Dans ce cadre, deux...
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The paper investigates the idea of dynamic relations of sound and space perceived and experienced by touch. Therefore, embodiment of sound through proprioception is explored. The study introduces the idea of art and electroacoustic music as an experience for dynamic perception behaviours. Spatial representations through mental imageries are discuss...
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I spent the first month immersed in my new environment and I was surprised to discover that there were 3 labs who were intensely interested in my presence: The Laboratory of Neuroenergetics and Cellular Dynamics (LNDC), The Digital Holographic Microscope group (DHM) and the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience (LNCO). I made a tour and as an initia...