19.09.2019 > 8.30 PM, Transart19, Museion, Bolzano, IT
Enrico Pompili, Piano
Mark Markin, Maximilian Pellizzari, Machine operators
The work is projected by the machine of colorful light play by the artist Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack (reconstruction 1923-1999, Museion Collection).
The Wind Pressure Concert is about the subject of air through the use of the piano and projection. In a sort of space-time circuit a composition is born using two contexts that have never communicated before. The work “Wind Pressure Concert_score_for Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack Lichtspielapparat_Aria Milano 1972 - 2017 / Aria Bolzano 2008 - 2017” by Silvia Hell is a chronology of 7 polluting substances that were monitored in the air in the two cities. The same language the artist used to display it, will be re-encoded and interpreted by the pianist Enrico Pompili.
Transboundary air pollution!
The notation is composed by the values of the main potentially harmful substances present in the air, recorded by the municipality of Milan from 1972 (first data in the Arpa historical archive) to 2017 and in Bolzano from 2008 to 2017.
A substance is associated with each color (PM 10, red; PM 2.5, light blue; Nitrogen dioxide,violet; Sulphur dioxide, white; Benzene, green; Carbon monoxide, yellow; Ozone, blue). Each substance is placed in one of the five quality ranges according to its average value on a given day. The highest band marks a good value, the lower one marks a bad value. The choice of the substances and their division into five bands follows the indications on air evaluation standardized by the Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council held on 21 May 2008.
The score is divided into eight parts, the first six for the air in Milan and the last two for Bolzano, each read chronologically from left to right and from top to bottom.
annotations Enrico Pompili
Courtesy the artist, ©Festival Transart/Max Valenti