Sounds of XX Winter Games
Sound surrounds us all the time. John Cage pointed out that there is no such thing as silence; from practically the time we are conceived until the time we die, we live bathed in non-stop sound. Echoes From the Mountains / Suoni in Alta Quota, a sound project of the official Cultural Olympiad program, is about tuning into this force of nature and of art creating ‘sound environments’ which will stimulate the public to pay more attention to the world of sounds, may these be natural or the elaboration of an artist or a composer.
All of the artists–with the exception of the ones showcased in the Morrow Sound Cube–were asked to produce specific sound works responding to the unique characteristics of the project such as its geographical location, the Winter Olympic Games framework, and the diverse and heterogeneous audience that is going to interact with their installations.